I owned a 1977 Catalina
27 with the same cabin
The good things about these boats is there are relatively cheap
and easy to repair. With over 6,600 of them made, they have a strongowners group, who are very willing to provide information.
I think 1971 is the first year Catalina
made the 27, the hull
number should be very low.
Originally, the boat did not come with Pressure water
, Refrigerators or Vovlo Engines... It did not comes with a winch
on the cabin
top winches or wires exiting the mast
. The sink is not orginal. So that has all been added.
The tiller is not orginal and doesn't look safe.
The Alcohol Stove is original. They had kind of a cool idea for those. You had two stove tops, one alcohol and th other 120volt, which you would use if you were plugged in.
Catalina Direct has some great upgrade kits. Problems to note are:
Spreader Brackets will crack.... Upgrade is changing to stainless ones.
bolts are too light and break. Upgrade is U-Bolts with Backing Plates
The chain plates are bolted to the bulk heads with fender
washers. Th ebu;k heads sometime rot
or get compressed by the bolts. Replace bulkheads and make backing plates
for the chain plates.
If you low ball the guy, don't worry if you don't get it... There are alot of these on the market, some in much better shape!