We extend to you a cordial "WELCOME ABOARD !" Come on in, make yourself at home, we are a friendly group of enthusiasts, and we also appreciate the classic Chris Craft Roamer, Corsair, and Lancer boats too , as they are all on the same family tree and share much in common !
I have just acquired a 1974 Tournament Fisherman, a boat model I didn't even know existed until I saw it for sale. It is currently in a barn in Sandtown, Delaware--I will pick her up next week. I have learned a ton of stuff about her on this forum, and understand the hull is a Catalina. It appears to be a moderate v hull, and should be pretty fast with the engines in her, two 250 straight-six mercruisers. She is all open; no windshield, just a small windscreen before each of the twin consoles. She seems mechanically sound and the hull is good, but she needs lots of cosmetic work. The guy I bought her from doesn't have time for her--he seems like a very nice fellow, and has been very helpful. I am sure I will impose on this group with questions as I go, and I will post pictures if there is any interest. For now, does anyone know how these boats ride? Looks like fast, a little bouncy, and wet. I'd love to hear from anyone who has run one of these of an early 70s Catalina. Can't wait to get her in the water! Sam