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Heavy Heart

Release Date: June 11, 2015

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Matilda 20

Matilda 20

Columbia 26 MkII

Columbia 26 MkII

Columbia 10.7

Columbia 10.7

We send this email with a heavy heart. You all know Capt'n Pauley (Paul Esterle) who has written articles for Good Old Boat (since 2003) and other publications over the years and has produced many how-to books and videos. Paul's health is failing him and those boats that have been featured in his how-to articles are looking for new homes.

Those boats are a Matilda 20, a Columbia 26 Mk I, and a Columbia 10.7.

The Matilda comes with a trailer a 7.5 hp Johnson SeaHorse and a CDI roller-furler. Asking price is $3,000 or best offer (OBO).

The Columbia 26 is a project boat and has no trailer or outboard. There are 5 bags of sails, new standing rigging, powder-coated window frames (windows are out of the boat), all electrical components to equip the boat, new head and holding tank and all refinished drawers. Asking price is $500 OBO.

The Columbia 10.7 is also a project boat, has a diesel engine, sails refurbished by SailCare, new stainless-steel ports, and many other upgrades. Seacoaks need to be re-installed (new bronze ones on hand) and water tanks need cleaning and re-installation. Asking price is $5,000 OBO.

All three boats are located at Bay Boat Works in North East, Maryland, and Paul can be contacted at pesterle@comcast.net

Sincerely,
The Good Old Boat crew

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