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Chris Craft 25' Catalina Express Cruiser (1978)

June 8 2016 at 10:42 AM
Betty Knight  (Login RSeaK)

Response to Good boats !

TO: Paul Pletcher

Jim Staib suggested I contact you concerning the following:

We have owned a 25' Chris Craft Catalina Express Cruiser, (1978) for over 30 years and it is still in the water and running again this year. We would like to give it some TLC and I am wondering if you would happen to have or know where I can obtain any used parts for inside the Cabin. I am particularly interested in obtaining two plastic square light covers, approximately 7 inches tall, and 7 inches wide, that go over the light bulb area--one for the head, and one for the galley. I have one, which is quite stained, and the other got so broken we threw it away. The light mechanism has the following part number from Progressive Dynamics, Inc. Marshall, Michigan engraved inside: PD100514SAE1141. I only need the cover for this but I thought I'd give you the PD number anyway.

Also, we have a type of shag carpet on the ceiling and sides of the cabin and it was originally white, but now it is covered with so much mold and mildew it has turned grayish/black in places. We have tried cleaning it but nothing seems to work. Would you happen to know of anything that would clean this? If not, we are considering removing it entirely and painting the ceiling, etc. white. Is this what other boat owners have done?

I hope you, or someone in your blog, have some suggestions. We love this boat and have enjoyed it for many years. Thank you.


Betty Knight

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