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Hoopers Yachts
599 Manning Ave S, Afton, MN 55001
Phone (651) 436-8795
Toll Free (800) 377-8795
1977    COLUMBIA 8.7 "Summer Place"  $10,000.00 
Hull & Deck : Off White  File Number: 3050 
Stripe Color: Red  Located at : Washburn WI  
LOA: 28' 7" LWL: 23' 2" BEAM: 10' 0" DRAFT: 4'8
SA: 416² RIG: Masthead Sloop HULL: Monohull Ballast: 3530
Displacement: 8500 KEEL: Modified Fin
There have been 2 owners of this boat and the 1st  owners purchased her in Boston new and in ’97 moved it to Minnesota where they sailed it until it was put on the market  The current owners bought the boat in 2008 with the intention of making her a boat to sail in Florida and other places where the sun kisses the sea, but age (80+) and poor health with crippling arthritis is forcing them to sell with reluctance. He and his wife lately have used it mostly as a cabin on Lake Superior sailing it only a few times, of late, but while the boat is launched annually, they haven’t been able to sail it for the last two years, but only motor it.  He states that the interior layout and woodwork give the boat a nice “homey” feel. Previous to that they sailed it more and have a great deal of sailing adventures in many other boats to boast about. They say the boat is an excellent sailing vessel, sea-kindly, comfortable and safe and is quite fast for a cruising 28-foot vessel and has a balanced helm. The engine runs well and handles with a fingertip touch on the helm. The boat sleeps 5 in berths up to 6’2” with headroom up to 6’.  Designed by Alan Payne, she has a forepeak cabin with double berths, shelves and opening overhead  hatch with drawers.  As in most traditional interiors, just aft of the forward cabin is the head to port with hanging locker and sink. In the main salon there is a port double settee and starboard single settee with another locker to starboard. There is storage beneath.  The L-shaped Galley lies aft of the starboard settee.  The cockpit is large and self-bailing with a sail locker. The rig is masthead.  She has a modified fin keel made of lead and an inboard spade rudder for great control.  
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Universal Atomic 4 Gas Inboard w/13 gallon fuel tank
Mainsail w/Red Cover
Storm Jib (1980)
150% Thurston Furling Genoa
Boom Vang
Furlex Roller Furling Unit
2 Lewmar Winches w/3 Handles
Ritchie Compass & Inclinometer
Knot Meter/Log
Depth Finder
Uniden VHF Marine Radio
Garmin GPS
EPIRB (current owners never used it)
Tiller w/Auto Pilot (current owners never used it)
Bow & Stern Rail w/Double Lifelines
Stowable Swim Ladder
Dual Battery 12v Electrical System
30A Shore Power w/cord
Guest 110v Battery Charger
AM/FM/CD Stereo
Dickenson Kerosene Stove & Oven
Top Loading Ice Box
Dishes/Utensils & Racks
H&C Pressure Fresh Water System w/22 Gal  Tank
Jabsco Marine Head w/13 gallon holding tank
Bruce Anchor w/Rode & Galv Chain
Fortress Anchor
Danforth Anchor w/rode & galv chain
Anchor Roller
Deck Anchor Locker
Misc Boat Fenders & Dock Lines
Boat Hook
2 fire Extinguishers
Various PFD’s
Horse Shoe Buoy
Life Sling
Safety Harness
Radar Reflector
Fog Horn
Manual & Auto Electric Bilge Pump
Lots of Additional Misc Gear
Rod Holder
Dinghy Pulpit Motor Mount
Steel Cradle

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