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Catalina 36 engine vibration

Looked at a 1994 Catalina 36 today.
We fired it up.
It seemed to have more vibration than the Catalina 30 or 42.
Is this the norm for the 36 with the 30 hp engine?
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They do vibrate a bit. I have not been on that year, though. I will say that I have owned a 32 and 400 that motor very smoothly, no vibration. My 380 was clanky with a lot of vibration. SO, it may be ok, it may not. Could be something on the prop, shaft alignment, rubber mounting feet, or just the way it runs.

Best to check it against other 36's.

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You may want to ask this question of Catalina 36 owners. The web site is http://www.catalina36.org.
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