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1981 Crosby

Estimated price for orientation: 50 000 $

Category: Other Powerboats

Condition: Used Year: 1981
Use: Fresh Water Make: Crosby
Engine Type: Inboard Type: Tug
Engine Make: Yanmar Length (feet): 26
Engine Model: 4JH3E Beam (feet): 11
Primary Fuel Type: Diesel Hull Material: Fiberglass
For Sale By: Private Seller Trailer: Not Included

Here are some of the upgrades to the Crosby: All rot in the cabin has been cut out and repaired with marine plywood. I made 3/4 teak moldings which were bedded down all around the base of the cabin and forecastle top to prevent future water intrusion. Cabin top and forecastle  top were green and repainted with Brightside Hatteras Off White to make boat cooler in the hot summer and to provide paint contrast. Boat is trimmed out in teak which has been stripped and brought back with 6 coats of Epifanes Spar Varnish.  Side and back door stripped and varnished as well. Engine and Velvet Drive removed.  There was rust on the transmission due to a crack in the exhaust riser.  Riser welded.  Pressure plate between engine and transmission replaced with new.  New real seal installed in Velvet Drive.  Rust removed and repainted.  New oil cooler installed.  New oil lines on the Yanmar replaced new. With engine out, bilge cleaned, sanded, and painted.  Spent lots of money on sound insulation which was installed with engine out. New 50 gallon fuel tank was built out of pickled steel with baffels and sending unit.  New fuel fill hose installed.  Tank was primed and painted with Imron 2 part polyurethane. Tank installed. New water tanks installed.  One used foot pump and the other uses an electric pump. Aft of the new fuel tank a wall of marine plywood was built for Racor primary filter, water strainer, and hydraulic pump for auto pilot.  This panel was sound insulated.  Panels on each side of engine also installed and insulated. All new wiring installed in bilge with engine out. Engine reinstalled with new aft mounts. Drive shaft was put on lathe and face place trued.  New seals installed in dripless unit. While engine was out, a new depth gauge sending unit was installed.  Hydraulic stering ram rebuilt with new seals installed (hate things that leak) When engine was started, it was discovered that the alternator was not working.  New one installed. House batteries were installed along with a new breaker panel. New refrigerator installed.  Combiner installed to balance out battery charging. Tach did not work.  New sending unit installed. New bilge pump installed with alarm. New starting battery. Water flow alarm installed on sea water hose to water pump. Cabin heater installed using engine hot water - especially useful in Maine lol! Teak decks replugged - tedious. New mahogany galley built with new sink installed. Propellor sent out to be rebuilt and tuned. Large shelves built in forecastle for each birth. String LED lights installed in forecastle, bilge, and cockpit. New cabin table built with drawers. New windshield motor installed. New cushions throughout. This project took place in my back yard over a four year period.  Boat was under cover for the entire period. There are many things done which have not been mentioned but this will give you an idea of what the boat is about.  Debb and I have had it out twice and it is a ball to be in.  It is very stable with the big beam and of course everyone who sees her has to make a comment about her lines.  Eldridge-McInnis drew a beautiful boat! Things that will need attention: Snap on cover over cockpit is showing signs of wear.  5/8 water hoses have to be run from engine to cabin heater.  Have a few small woodworking projects left which will be fun. Incidentally, the $600 I spent on the sound insulation was worth every penny - she is very quiet underway. I ran her at 2100 and did a little over 7 knots - put her on the pins at 3500 and gained .5 knots. Her hull speed seems to be reached around 2100 where she runs smooth and quiet.  Expected to burn about 1 gallon an hour. Looked at clock today - 1065 hours on the 4JH3E.  Just broken in! My phone is 609 602 4283.Thanks for looking!