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My name is Blair Arden and I live in Detroit, Michigan.
I own a Columbia 26 Mk2, sail #570, named “Otis B. Driftwood”.

Summer time is sailing time, and Winter time is Community Theatre time.
Spring and Fall are both.
This site includes both interests.

Columbia 26 MkII Menu and Links
Columbia 26 Forum & Message Board
Otis B. Driftwood My Columbia 26 MkII
Anchor Bay Yacht Racing Assoc. Boat of the Year, 2000, 2002, 2003 (click the award for bigger picture)

If you own a Columbia 26 please let me know.
I hope to make this a site to exchange information specific to our boat.
Manual Update: The Columbia 26 MkII owners manual is now fully online,


A picture of my pride and joy! Click here

Grosse Pointe Theatre
Molly’s Fun Page
Help in dealing with Personal Water Craft (PWC’s)
A Card Trick & a Mysterious Rabbit
The Center for Abused and Oppressed Buttons!
Mysterious Number Trick
Trial Page
Blair's Links

To young men contemplating a voyage I would say go. The tales of rough usage are for the most part exaggerations, as also are the tales of sea danger. To face the elements is, to be sure, no light matter when the sea is in it grandest mood. You must then know the sea, and know that you know it, and not forget that it was made to be sailed over.

Joshua Slocum

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the things you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

Mark Twain

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Created on February 12, 1998


This page last modified May 18, 2014