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Post by 1sgcasper » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:37 am

Just wanted to hello to you all. I just purchased a 1979 33' Chris Craft Catalina and am very excited to have it delivered to my residence in Pensacola FL. I wanted to join this club in hopes that I would beable to lean on y'all for advice on getting this boat as perfect as I know it can be. I look forward to learning from you all. Happy crusin' to you all.


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1986 291

Post by bldbthmcg » Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:34 am

I am the new owner of a nice 19861 291 Catalina. Just completed cruising her down the Chesapeake Bay from Edgewood, MD, to her new home in Seaford, VA. "Desdemona" did well; the 305s gave no problems at all. She's getting hauled today to service the bottom, props, etc. I hope to post all learning experiences here, and read others as well! [/img]

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Post by Matt Smith » Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:55 am

Welcome to your weekday boating paradise.. You are always out on the water here..
1948 25' Chris Craft Sportsman
1958 Chris-Craft 17' Cavalier
1937 16' Special Racer
1968 40' Rice Trawler
1968 11' Crab Skiff
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Re: Hello All

Post by Charlie Cowles » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:55 am

I have owned a 1975 35 Double Cabin Catalina in Salt Water near Clearwater FL for the last 21 years. Due to the salt and age, I have had to replace everything except the battery charger and Shower Sump Pump, most everything 2 or 3 times. I love Chris Craft boats and am happy to offer my experience to all who have questions. Replacing the fuel tanks and engines is a good example of my experience. Both were a big project. I am happy to offer help to all. I am currently looking for a STRAIGHT prop shaft as mine has been in the shaft shop 3 times and has always had a vibration. I am selling my 4 blade 20 x 21 props with 1 3/8 bore. My repower forced a gear reduction change and the props have too much pitch for the new package. I can be reached at [email protected]
Enjoy! Charlie Cowles

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