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I own a 1964 Chris Craft Caribbean 35. Most of what is said is spot on. I would not go with the older models which were built in Taiwan. I have not seen a ketch rig on the earlier models like what I have. I have put up some videos on youtube which have a walk thru of the boat which may answer some questions you have. If you have more questions just let me know. Just be warned that if you have one of these boats it attracts a lot of attention from "I didn't know they made sailboats" to eventually a tour. I kind of like that. The family gets annoyed at times, especially when waiting in a hot car.

I'm not sure how to post a link on here but if you search "Chris Crafty Sailboat" you should be able to find the video of Northern Light.

And if your really interested you can follow our adventures on the "Northern Light" channel on Youtube or Facebook.
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I own a 1964 Chris Craft Caribbean 35. Most of what is said is spot on. I would not go with the older models which were built in Taiwan. I have not seen a ketch rig on the earlier models like what I have. I have put up some videos on youtube which have a walk thru of the boat which may answer some questions you have. If you have more questions just let me know. Just be warned that if you have one of these boats it attracts a lot of attention from "I didn't know they made sailboats" to eventually a tour. I kind of like that. The family gets annoyed at times, especially when waiting in a hot car.

I'm not sure how to post a link on here but if you search "Chris Crafty Sailboat" you should be able to find the video of Northern Light.

And if your really interested you can follow our adventures on the "Northern Light" channel on Youtube or Facebook.

Sure appreciate that video you made, it does a really nice job of showing the layout.

Question though, you said not to go with the older models - I'm assuming since you own a 64 you're referring to boats built before then - which were made in Taiwan...? What years would you recommend avoiding...? Jeff recommended avoiding the post mid 60s "caribbean" models.

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Re: Chris Craft Caribbean 35

I think he means go with the pre 1964 boats rather than the later boats that were built in Taiwan. As far as I know all the US built boats had a straight trunk cabin and a windshield. All the Taiwan boats had a dog house.

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I think he means go with the pre 1964 boats rather than the later boats that were built in Taiwan. As far as I know all the US built boats had a straight trunk cabin and a windshield. All the Taiwan boats had a dog house.

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Thank you Jeff. That is what I meant to say.

Movingrightalong, if you look these boats up on sailboatdata.com you will see the difference. The CCC built outside of the U.S. were a bit more traditional of todays boats. It also had a hall way between forward and aft which would raise the cockpit up considerably. I have read that boats like these feel a little un-easy while heeling. I have to tell you though that we really like the windshield. Its nice to not have to worry about the odd wave catching you by surprise. The downside is that while under motor when the wife starts shouting from the bow with her arms flailing around I can't understand what she is saying. We since then we have worked on hand signals. I also like the size of the engine bay, I can get to most everything fairly easily and when we repower to a diesel I will be able to down size our fuel storage from 120gal to about 60gal and have room for other stuff like dive compressors, water makers, ect. This is my second sailboat but I think shes perfect. Although I dont have much experience she is very forgiving and easy to handle. There is also something to be said about the experience of an older lady.
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Re: caribbean35

Hello i just get a Chris Craft Caribbean 35, he has a perkins 4108 engine and a borg warner velvet drive 71c....but the gear box lost his tag and i don't know which ratio it is? 1/1, 1,52/1.....can some one can help me, thanks

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