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11-12-2007 07:04 PM
punjabi Also, the re-power happened somewhere between 1996 (when that engine began production) and 2001 when the seller bought the boat. So the original engine was less than 13 years old when removed. Por que?
11-12-2007 06:18 PM
punjabi I got a copy of the original order form for the boat, and it was ordered with the M25 (non B). The B is what they're currently installing in the C28 MKII and C310 (which is 26hp...nice!)

I wonder why the re-power on a newer than 20 year boat. Thoughts?
11-12-2007 06:05 PM
punjabi Wow! Nice work. I was digging through those schematics as well and had no luck. What do you think the B designates? It really looks significantly different from the the "non B" models of the 25.

Thanks for doing that CapnHand!
11-12-2007 05:48 PM
CapnHand I've changed my mind, it's not the M3-20. I would say the broker is correct. It's an M-25XPB to be precise, based on the valve cover and intake manifold.
11-12-2007 04:41 PM
punjabi I just got a call from the broker saying that it is a Universal 25MXP (25 HP). I'm about 99% certain that is incorrect. What say you all?
11-12-2007 03:34 PM
sailhog Faster,
You're absolutely right. The boat is worth what someone will pay for it.

I don't mean to hijack the thread, but what do you think of this?
11-12-2007 03:27 PM
Faster Re Catalina 36 value

Originally Posted by sailhog View Post
I had no idea. I've been looking at one listed for $60,000 and wondering if an offer of $55,000 might be low-balling.
Sailhog - our experience locally is similar.. these boat are popular and command prices easily in the range you mentioned. I was surprised to hear that "book value" is so low. But in the end it's the market that will dictate the selling prices, isn't it.
11-12-2007 02:42 PM
dohenyboy Our brokers here in Dana Point seem to set prices unreasonably high. There is a lot of foot traffic and I think they get a lot of walk-ins that do not understand the market now. I do not know this particular boat, but I can tell you that from time to time you will see nice Catalina 30s for sale and go for under $20,000 all the time. I had one about two years ago, a 1985, that was pretty nice, though not as nice as the first one you mentioned. I had it on the market for almost a year at $24,000, then I listed it at $17,000 for a while. Finally donated it to the Boy Scouts.
The used boat market right now is a buyers' market. Very few boats are moving unless they are very attractively priced. I think the appropriate price would be under $25,000.
11-12-2007 02:17 PM
Originally Posted by Faster View Post
I was chastised recently for stating that a Cat 36 was underpriced at $35K..... apparently that's book value for those...
I had no idea. I've been looking at one listed for $60,000 and wondering if an offer of $55,000 might be low-balling.
11-12-2007 02:13 PM
bestfriend On second look, the engine looks just like mine, an M3-20. The cabin could have sagged and then been repaired, but still sitting at the lower height. Good thing you caught that, stay away from that one.
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