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Hello All

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
1937 16' Special Racer
1968 40' Rice Trawler
1968 11' Crab Skiff
2018 Hole in my head

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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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