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1972 Chris Craft Catalina

October 19 2012 at 4:52 AM
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More pics...

October 19 2012, 4:55 AM 

28 Commander in background

 
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Re: More pics...

October 19 2012, 4:57 AM 



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Ryan Cavanagh
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Catalina...

October 19 2012, 4:58 AM 

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Ryan Cavanagh
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Mermaid...

October 19 2012, 4:59 AM 

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More pics....

October 19 2012, 5:08 AM 

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Glenn F
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Nice Boat

October 19 2012, 7:44 AM 

What a nice looking boat. What waters are you on?

Glenn

 
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Paul
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Beautiful !!! Stunning !!!

October 19 2012, 9:09 AM 

That is one very nice Chris Craft classic and it is in very impressive CLASSIC condition. You are to be congratulated for the acquisitiion and for the fact that the boat is in such superb condition. What a special treat it would be to get a ride aboard that one. I like the use of wood on this one, very nice accents, love the seating position atop the engine hatches too, almost like a living room or den environment but aboard a really cool classic. Looking at the sign above the fuel pumps and the palm trees, it seems that you are just upstream a bit from Lon and Susan, who are at Sausalito off San Francisco Bay !

Welcome aboard, please share whatever else you have about this beautiful boat, any tips, whatever.

Regards,

Paul

 
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Ryan Cavanagh
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Northern California

October 19 2012, 9:57 AM 

The boat goes between San Francisco Bay & the Sacramento Delta.

 
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Lon and Sue keep their 23 Lancer at Sausilito, you should pay them a visit !

October 19 2012, 10:54 AM 

I guess you've seen the mothballed fleet up close eh?

What a wonderful area to have a boat, so many waterfront restaurants and clubs to visit. I'm envious. I spent quite a few years visiting the SF area due to the fact that we (as architect/real-estate developers) had projects in the area. We developed the Alameda County office building on Amador, in Hayward and also built a large class-A office building in Fresno along with a 900-car parking structure, all designed by SF architects we were in contact with over the many years it took to complete these project. Great location, I love the area.
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On the Hayward project I would tend to business based out of Union Square, SF, often taking BART underneath SF Bay to Hayward to see the job, then would BART back to Oakland where I would stop by Jack London Square and either have a beverage or lunch/dinner, take the ferry back to the Embarcadero, walk up through Chinatown, and meet up with the rest of the team for dinner, whatever. Of course I visited as many yacht clubs during this time as I could happy.gif On the project in Fresno I actually drove a rental car from SF to Fresno, saw a bit of the country, took the southern route back through Gilroy and then back northward to SF. Beautiful country, fabulous boating venue, lucky you !!

Regards,

Paul



Here is the link to Lon and Susan.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1350509223/The+PERFECT+runabout+for+San+Francisco+Bay

 
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Re: Lon and Sue keep their 23 Lancer at Sausilito, you should pay them a visit !

October 19 2012, 10:59 AM 

That's a great looking Catalina.

 
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Kevin
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Size

October 19 2012, 3:43 PM 

How many feet?

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Re: Size

October 25 2012, 12:23 PM 

28 Feet. 10' 6" Beam

 
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CRUISIN'

February 20 2017, 1:45 PM 

I would like to chat with you about the 1972 CC Catalina "CRUSIN'". I owned that boat from about 1985 to about 1990. I did a lot on the boat and have some pics of before and after. Thanks Guy. guynjuneb@gmail.com
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From Catalina to 42 Sport Cruiser COMMANDER !!

January 5 2018, 11:37 AM 

Hot news !!

Long time member of The FORUM, Ryan Cavanagh, just scored a beautiful 42 Sports Cruiser with 427 power. Major Congratulations are in order, this is one of my favorite Commanders, and it should be one heck of a great boat to cruise San Francisco Bay in !!

Regards,
Paul

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And lest we forget.............Ryan has run a LOT of great Chris-Craft boats on SF Bay, and here is a link to his 30-foot Hunt-Designed Commander http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/thread/1369072333/30'+Chris+Craft+Sportsman+-+San+Francisco

and a couple of photos of his "other" boats............... SOME PEOPLE have all the fun !!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Nice 42 SC

January 5 2018, 1:25 PM 

Is this the 42SC at Village West? I heard there was one there but I never got a chance to see it. We have a 42 SC at Sacramento Marina.
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This 30-foot Hunt-designed Sportsman is ~~FOR SALE ~~ ( San Francisco )

March 26 2018, 8:24 PM 

Not cheap, but look at the spec and then TRY to find another one like it, then the price starts to look more in line with what the market will bear for this particular model.

This boat has a VERY well documented history here on The Forum. It was purchased a couple years ago and transported across the continental United States to San Francisco where it's been kept on the bay and run by a VERY experienced and capable captain. Ryan has the habit of maintaining great Chris-Craft boats to a very high standard, keeping them for a few years and then trading up to another one. This time he's letting this pristine diesel-powered 30 go in favor of a larger classic Chris-Craft, a great looking 42 Sports Cruiser Commander.

Here is the link https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/boa/d/chris-craft-sportsman/6523499457.html


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1977 30' Chris Craft Sportsman - $125000


1977 30' Chris Craft Sportsman - Full restoration & upgrades - Email contact info if interested.

Some details about the boat;

The boat was restored on the East Coast in a production boatyard with skilled boat builders. I bought the boat in Maine & had it shipped to California.
During the restoration the deck was removed & all the systems where upgraded & re-engineered.
New Electrical panel & wiring, steering, Hull & Stringers re-enforced, Hull insulated.
Boat is painted w/ Awlgrip
Twin Cummins Turbo 5.9 6bta, Mechnical Fuel Injection. ZF Transmissions w/ trolling gear. 1,750 hours
Giant custom motor mounts, 1.5" shafts w/ PSS, Airsep Air intake, Raycore filters, Onboard Oil change system, Floscan gauges.
Michigan 4 Blade DQX Nibral Props
Custom fuel tank - 280 gallons
Custom Glass windows all around
Simrad NSS9 Evo2 Chartplotter, 4G Radar & Autopilot
Battery Charger, Inverter, All new LED light, Underwater lights. New Batteries - House/Start - 6 total
New Fusion Stereo
All Canvas is new Sunbrella w/isinglass. Had drop canvas cockpit cover & full Delta/winter enclosure for Fishing cockpit.
Vacuflush Toilet
Hot Water heater
New Refrigerator
Anchor windless, Power spotlight, Lewmar deck hatches (3)
Full Tuna tower with outriggers, unbolts & is off the boat now.
Viking 6 man life raft w/ Hydrostatic release, Epirb
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers


    
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