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« Reply #105 on: August 29, 2011, 08:10:50 AM »

Hey, Mark
Reckon you might be right, as it's 3400mm which is exactly 11.3-ft - near enough!

Already picked it up MERCMAN, but I'm often down that way, have mates in Berry, Nowra and Bawley - where you at?

Climbed into it today and put my weight on the  transverse floor boxes. Ooops. Ply's gone under the glass, so will need new floors.

But still a cheap boat, for what it is.

And I checked all the cables and - bugger me - they ALL work! Steering, throttle, gearshift, the lot. Ok, a bit stiff, so they'll need lube, but I figure the Evinrude Simplex shifter is worth $100 on it's own, and the steering wheel, boss and cables is worth another $150, and the vendor gave me a steel OMC fuel tank worth around $40, which I 'think' is a pressurised tank - it has an odd looking fitting. So all up the bits that came with the boat are worht more than I paid for the lot, so it leaves me some 'slack' for new floors, paint etc.

Pre-'64 makes it almost if not exactly the same age as my '62-model hide! Cool. Smiley
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Mark
Hi Buzz,
I'm in Berry too!

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« Reply #106 on: October 10, 2011, 11:11:42 AM »

Hi everyone
I hope someone can help me identify my Caribbean. It is 14 foot by 5 foot and is in real good condition I hope to restore her in the near future. It is used regularly at the moment it has a 1966 Johnson 80hp electramatic on it and still has stickers on the back for Lawton agencies in Adelaide which i think originaly sold the boat. I can't work out how to shrink the photos to upload them but i have a pic on my profile if any one can help it would be great
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« Reply #107 on: October 10, 2011, 11:53:33 PM »

Hi Chris,

Welcome to the board, your Caribbean looks to be in really good condition. I'm just starting a restoration of an old Crosby. Hope this board is as much help to you as it already has been to me.

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« Reply #108 on: October 11, 2011, 02:08:57 PM »

Hi Chris,

Is there an ID plate anywhere on the boat?
usually on the upper deck near the fuel well.

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« Reply #109 on: October 11, 2011, 05:14:08 PM »

Hi there thanks for the welcome
I havnt been able to find any old id plates anywhere only new looking ones that have been done recently. Any other ideas on how to identify it? I have searched on the net and found nothing like my boat.
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« Reply #110 on: October 12, 2011, 12:06:49 PM »

Hi Chris,

Sorry it does not have an ID Plate. I would think 1966-67 would be fairly accurate as your hardware is all the same as my 1967 Caribbean galaxy. Front handle Bimini brackets etc.

I'm sure you will get more info when you can post some more pics.

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« Reply #111 on: October 12, 2011, 07:07:11 PM »

Oh yes I i see the same handle, must be about right for the year then same as my engine. It looks original to the boat. Hopefully I can post some pics up soon because I would love find out its name and see any other pics the same.
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« Reply #112 on: October 13, 2011, 12:11:57 PM »

Worked out how to post pics


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« Reply #113 on: October 13, 2011, 12:12:42 PM »

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« Reply #114 on: October 14, 2011, 11:50:35 PM »

I've been searching for an outboard for my Caribbean Crosby that I am restoring, and it occurred to me, I have no idea what the max power the Crosby should have. If some one could help me out I would be much appreciative.
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« Reply #115 on: October 21, 2011, 07:29:09 PM »

Hi everyone
Does any one have any clue to the name of my boat yet
Cheers Chris
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« Reply #116 on: October 22, 2011, 07:00:56 AM »

I've been searching for an outboard for my Caribbean Crosby that I am restoring, and it occurred to me, I have no idea what the max power the Crosby should have. If some one could help me out I would be much appreciative.

Hi Cherry Crosby,
I was hoping Mark S would have had the answer for you. Seeing he hasn't responded, I'll have a go.
The largest outboard I've seen on a Crosby was a 100hp Merc. The motor was the same year as the vessel, so you can almost bet it was not an after thought.

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« Reply #117 on: October 23, 2011, 07:37:47 AM »

I agree Guy, but from my memory the Crosby transom was wide enough and capable of supporting twin engines so maybe 2x65 wouldn't be out of the question, so it should handle that bit extra. I wouldn't like to pound it in too choppy seas as the hull has a flat bottom.
Then again 100 hp rating of later engines would give more umph anyway.
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« Reply #118 on: October 25, 2011, 08:51:06 PM »

i have same boat but has 70 hp six cylinder white mercury on it but cant help with id i tried to id mine had no luck
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« Reply #119 on: October 25, 2011, 09:03:43 PM »

Hi sloth
Do u have any pics u can post up. I would be interested to see another the same as mine. Do you have the original seats in it mine hasn't got them but I want to put the same ones back in
Cheers chris
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