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Old 07-30-2017, 09:39 AM   #1
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Hi everyone, I am on the verge of purchasing a 85 Chris Craft Catalina 42 that is equipped with twin Detroit Diesel 471's, which makes this boat a trawler. It has a nice layout with double queen size cabins. Does anyone have any experience with these boats? Thanks
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Old 07-30-2017, 09:46 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard! A lot of good info on here! Good luck with her!
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Hi everyone, I am on the verge of purchasing a 85 Chris Craft Catalina 42 that is equipped with twin Detroit Diesel 471's, which makes this boat a trawler. It has a nice layout with double queen size cabins. Does anyone have any experience with these boats? Thanks
Peter;

Welcome. Cannot give much info, however Chris Craft has a good rep and has been around for a long time. The DD 471 has been around a while as well. I am sure others will chime in that can give you more info.

Best of luck on the purchase.

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The 71 Detroit series have been made since before WWII. I've been running them since I was a kid, a long time ago. 471 is still being made for generator and industrial applications. Parts are everywhere. I think they are the most reliable modern marine engine made. No injector pump-no bleeding, no electric requirements to keep running. With proper care and operation, will outlast typical recreational diesels. I have twin 671s in my current boat. One of the reasons I bought it.
Ebay is a good source for spare pumps, etc.
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Welcome bud and best of luck.
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