I live in the California Delta, (Oakley). The local Sherriff's Department handles a program from California Boating and Waterways. The program entails recovering derelict boats from the local waterways or those that are given up by owners for various reasons. Once they take possession, they are destined for the scrap yard or dump. I noticed they had brought in a 31' Chris*Craft to our Yacht Harbor like I have never seen before. It's front hull design is like a tri-hull flowing into an aft round bottom?  Can anyone tell me the model?

Anyway I have just purchased everything to replace my exhaust in 1969 31' Chris Craft Commander with 327Q's1973%20Chris%20Craft.jpg. The vessel above has a pair of 350Q's with Paragon  P300Trans. I did not look at how many Hours. But understand the owner was longer able to care for the vessel he had owned for a very long time. This would have been a Gold mine for me when restoring mine keeping it as original as possible Ie front inlet exhaust manifolds covers. 916.20-8286 and 8287), along with brackets fitting etc. etc.

Not sure they are obtainable at this point since the Government disposal program owns them now. Possibly?? Could forward info if anyone is interested in getting through red tape???

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71 or 72 Catalina.

Really?, My 69 Commander is ?12,000. LBS + ?. dry from Original Sale Documents. I would call my vessel built 

of fiberglass, This was definitely much lighter fiberglass, I would call it a plastic boat unlike my Commander..  Maybe 1/3 the thickness.  Fuel crisis of the 70'S??

Nat Brady said:

71 or 72 Catalina.

Yep, Catalina. 



Cliff Lane said:

Really?, My 69 Commander is ?12,000. LBS + ?. dry from Original Sale Documents. I would call my vessel built 

of fiberglass, This was definitely much lighter fiberglass, I would call it a plastic boat unlike my Commander..  Maybe 1/3 the thickness.  Fuel crisis of the 70'S??

Nat Brady said:

71 or 72 Catalina.

Spec sheet says 10080 for weight. 

I know my Chris was ordered special for local dealer, as was many Commander during their time/depute Heard many stories of different configurations and options?

Mike,

Thanks I have looked hours for that picture. Must be pretty rare. Probably a good live aboard ,  Stark and all glass.

Cliff

They are very rare, I'm sure because they're not the most ascetically pleasing boat. 

What model 31 do you have? Fly bridge? 

I've actually weighed my '66 31 no flybridge and came up with with 10,540lbs as empty as I could get it. I've added a few hundred pounds of extra gear that the boat wouldn't have had factory, batteries, fridge, waste system, wndlass and gear etc. 


Cliff Lane said:

Mike,

Thanks I have looked hours for that picture. Must be pretty rare. Probably a good live aboard ,  Stark and all glass.

Cliff

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