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Old 06-11-2014, 08:40 AM
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My wife just bought this boat for 7500 dollars. I think it is a 1973 chris craft express 30 and has 2 engines but not sure. Would appreciate and information, specs, manuals, or anything that would help me out.
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:46 AM
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You are correct, I can't 100% confirm the year but judging by the angled back side windows it's early to mid 70s. As far as brochures, hit the Chris craft commander club website and do some digging there. I believe these boats had hollow glass stringers.
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Old 06-11-2014, 01:26 PM
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Your wife bought a boat and you don't know anything about it?
I got a bridge for sale!
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Old 06-11-2014, 01:32 PM
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Great wife.
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Old 06-11-2014, 01:35 PM
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Doesnt the title include that info?
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Old 06-11-2014, 01:37 PM
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Your wife have a sister?
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Old 06-11-2014, 02:10 PM
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Awesome looking boat, Any inside pictures?
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Old 06-11-2014, 02:21 PM
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Yeah she is a keeper lol how do i get my wife to buy at will lol this is why every boat should be white with some elbow grease that thing will shine like new, slap a american flag on the back and you have a very nice instant classic.
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I will buy the trailer from you...
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Old 06-11-2014, 03:12 PM
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Can't help with the boat but if it came with the trailer your wife didn't buy it, she stole it!
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Old 06-11-2014, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Jay A View Post
Your wife bought a boat and you don't know anything about it?
I got a bridge for sale!
My thoughts exactly!
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That's about right, my dad had a 1973 Catalina 25, very similar.
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Originally Posted by phillipgo View Post
great wife.
x10!!!
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Originally Posted by Afishinado View Post
That's about right, my dad had a 1973 Catalina 25, very similar.
I thought catalinas were blow boats.
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:17 PM
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More pics.
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She paid $7500 for THAT??
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Old 06-12-2014, 04:46 AM
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http://www.boatquest.com/listing/414...l#.U5mSxX0pDMI
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That is a Catalina they are built like a brick sh!t house my fried a father had one rode like a caddy on the water
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281 Catalina if it has 2 engines, probably 305's, if its a single engine they call it a 280. Check the stringer under the dinette, easy fix but they have a tendency of breaking there.
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:21 AM
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I know what it is, I don't know if it's a commander, lancer, not title. (Alabama) Registration just says chris craft and a number....thats for the smart ass and my wife bought it for her not me!
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