I recently purchased a 1983 Catalina 38 (yes, the cool S&S design) with a factory grey gel coat and royal blue trim. I have been doing extensive research on my boat and have come up with some really cool historical facts. My question is, are there any other factory grey Catalina 38's out there? and if so then why? Was it a custom ordered option? Or did it have some other significance? I have not seen any others out there, other than one that was painted on the East coast. But since it was painted and the owner has yet to return an email I have no idea if it was the original factory color. Does anyone know the history of the mysterious grey hull??