i dont know much about the columbia, but i do know a bit about older boats, and i would recommend dropping it in a lake somewhere for its maiden voyage if you havent already. the big c is nowhere you want to be working out the bugs. congrats on the boat, and good luck wherever you go.Oh its nothing fancy my grandpa gave it to me for my first boat. It had been sitting in his shop for a couple years of him not using it. so he said if i got it running and cleaned it up i could have it. ive been doing that my whole spring break. its an 17ft Olympic i got it running good. so probably im gonna take it down to the Columbia and go test out hopefully the fish slayin machine:lol: but yeah i think i got the right equipment and now i just need some places to go.