1981 Chris Craft Catalina 281 [Archive] — The Hull Truth — Boating and Fishing Forum

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09-04-2012, 06:39 PM

· Solar powered vent for fresh cabin air — this really keeps the boat fresh when closed all week

· 125 gal fuel, 25 gal water

Fresh water flush for raw water cooled engines (add Salt-Away when flushing).

· Raritan head w/holding tank

· Dual voltage refrigerator

Pressure hot/cold water

Shower in the head

· VHF (Standard Horizon submersible)

AM/FM Cassette stereo (hey it works and sounds OK!) with speakers down below and in back

Waterproof speakers in the cockpit driven by a Sony amplifier.

The stereo amplifier is controlled by a switch on the dash. If the captain needs quiet, just flip the switch!

New compass purchased about two years ago, Excellent performance.

Three bilge pumps, two replacements for original pumps and a third added to get the water down at the keel

GoreTex shaft packing (set it and forget it).

· swim platform and ladder with aft shower at swim platform (inside cockpit but reaches to the swim platform)


· one Penn down-rigger, rod holders, large cooler included.

· shore power cord.

Dock lines are also included.

Jack stands and blocks included.

Chris-Craft 251

Survey in April 2011 was $13,200

Rudder position indicator on the helm wheel (helps with docking)

Replaced original bow rail fittings with stainless steel fittings.

Replaced back rails with stainless steel custom made railing (see picture)

Custom helm cover made from Sunbrella fabric

Replaced fuel lines with Coast Guard approved ethanol fuel lines

Water separating fuel filters are installed

Mechanical oil pressure gauges are installed in the bilge (because I wanted a second opinion!)

Automatic two bank battery charger installed to take care of the two marine batteries.

Added vinyl covers that snap over the openings when the bunk bed is raised. This reduces bilge odor for sleeping.

Couch transforms to a bunk bed for two beds. Additional sleeping in V-berth, dinette converts also.

This boat is in Westford, MA. It was in Lake Michigan from new to 1994, then to Lake Winnipesaukee for a few years. I then stripped most of the bottom, covered with barrier coat, two coats of hard bottom paint and then the ablative bottom paint. I have cared for this boat for many years and know it stem to stern. It handles exceptionally well, gets up on plane quickly. I then back it down slightly so it stays on plane and adjust the trim tabs for the highest speed. This results in about 20 miles per hour cruising, conditions dependent.

Chris-Craft 281 Catalina
Chris-Craft 281 Catalina
Chris-Craft 281 Catalina
Chris-Craft 281 Catalina
Chris-Craft 281 Catalina
Chris-Craft 281 Catalina

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