1978 Catalina 30 in Erie, Pennsylvania

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  • RUSSELL
    Senior Member
    • Apr 2011
    • 92

    1978 Catalina 30 in Erie, Pennsylvania

    Good morning, all. I am looking for some input on what to do with my C30.

    I purchased this boat a number of years ago, used it some, did work on refitting. That work was intermittent due to health issues and family commitments. I keep plodding along because I assumed I would have ample time when I retired.

    I have now retired and, at least for now, have no health issues pending. However, family circumstances are leading to a move and I cannot see moving the boat across the country, much less to a destination which will require a two hour drive or so to where the boat can be in the water.

    The boat is still middle of project and so has no sales value.

    There is a Moyer new block A4 sitting in the boat.

    It will cost me $4,000 to scrap the boat. It costs me $1,400 per year to keep boat at marina.

    My thoughts:

    (1) Preferred option: give away if anyone wants: they pay cost of transportation to get it to them.

    (2) Second option: remove engine and sell engine. Scrap remainder of boat.

    Am I missing anything?

    Thanks!
    1978 Catalina 30
  • goodoldboat
    Senior Member
    • May 2017
    • 130

    #2
    sorry to hear about the boat sitation , i think that eventlualy this situation will catch to us all .

    How much are you asking for the atomic 4 engine ?
    S/V Gosling
    Westport CT .

    “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing- as simply messing about in boats.”
    ― Kenneth Grahame

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    • RUSSELL
      Senior Member
      • Apr 2011
      • 92

      #3
      As far as pricing on the engine - not quite sure. It is a new block Moyer - hardly run. I have additional stuff - Indigo FWC, oil filter kit, tensioning arm, alternator, belts, water-lift muffler, and other stuff I am sure I do not remember now. Was thinking I would package all together. Probably $5,000 and purchaser pays for their shipping.

      Good question - will have to make a list.
      1978 Catalina 30

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      • Bents
        Senior Member
        • Jul 2023
        • 24

        #4
        any pictures of the boat Russell?

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        • RUSSELL
          Senior Member
          • Apr 2011
          • 92

          #5
          Following further analysis, found a way to keep boat.

          So, following relocation, etc., hope to be back at it.

          Thanks!
          1978 Catalina 30

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          • Bents
            Senior Member
            • Jul 2023
            • 24

            #6
            Great news! Best of luck!

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            • hanleyclifford
              Afourian MVP
              • Mar 2010
              • 7031

              #7
              Keep the Boat

              Originally posted by RUSSELL View Post
              Following further analysis, found a way to keep boat.

              So, following relocation, etc., hope to be back at it.

              Thanks!
              That's what we like to hear.

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