Small boat from the board of Alan Payne

Columbia T23 Sailboat Pictures

Min./max. draft: Bridge clearance: Power: B/D ratio:

21' 10" 24' 9" 20' 0" 1' 11" 28' 2" 3 to 6 hp 35%

Designer: Builder:

Years produced: Sail area: Fuel tankage: Water tankage:

Alan Payne Columbia Yacht 1973-1978 218 sq. ft. portable 6 gal.

Approx. trailering wgt.: 3,300 lbs.

Here's another boat with a reverse transom in which the marketer has added in the "rump" to come up with boat length—which should be LOD, but is given as hull length. And so once again we cut this boat down to size, in this case 21' 10" instead of the claimed 22' 7". The Columbia T23 is said to be identical to the Coronado 23 Mk II, except for the gelcoat colors and cabin windows. This is understandable since in the 1970s the Whittaker Corporation owned both the Columbia and Coronado brands, and deemed that they could be intermingled. Best features: No notable features perceived by us. Worst features: Compared to her comps, the T23 has about the same shallow draft, but is the only vessel without a centerboard option. Consequently her upwind performance predictably will be the worst of the group—notwithstanding her PHRF rating. At least one owner reports that two drains in the aft end of the cockpit are plumbed through the transom, but are close enough to the waterline so that when the boat heels with any significant weight in the cockpit, water will drain into the cockpit rather than out of it.

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

Comps

LOD Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

Catalina 22 Mk I

21' 6" 7' 8"

2' 0"

2,250

650

19.1

139

270

5.9

11.2

262

5

4' 4"

Catalina 22 Mk II

21' 6" 8' 4"

2' 0"

2,290

550

18.9

141

270

5.9

10.2

370

4

4' 6"

Columbia T23 (22)

21' 10" 7' 11"

1' 11"

2,300

810

20.0

128

264

6.0

10.5

314

4

4' 3"

Catalina 22 Sport

21' 6" 7' 8"

1' 8"

2,380

550

19.7

139

270

5.9

11.9

289

4

4' 2"

Coquina Cat 22

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  • negassi
    Who bought columbia t23 sailboat molds?
    6 years ago

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