1998 Catalina 36 ft

36 ft

This Catalina MkII is the high performance model that has a few add ons for
racing. One of the additional options are jib tracks that are adjustable under
load with lines from the cockpit. This tweaking of the jib sheeting angle can be
used to get the proper jib shape when reefing the jib by moving the car forward
without having to luff the sail, test, luff and test until the right shape is
acquired. There is also a downhaul guy for a spinnaker installed with a line led
back to the cockpit. This rig is set up with a rigid vang used to improve sail
shape but also to support the boom from falling should the topping lift
break. The prop has also been changed out with a folding prop for additional
sailing efficiency and to avoid wrapping the prop in crab trap lines.

Features common with the production 36 MKII vessels include:

Windless with under-deck storage locker that opens for cleaning and a drain to
the sea for water coming off the chain or line when stowed.

Wire exposed life lines for easy inspection to ensure no corrosion goes
undetected for confidence it will keep sailors aboard when relied upon.

Dodger with Isinglass windows for good visibility and an opening center section
for fresh air when conditions are kindly

Cockpit Bimini for protection from the sun and comfortable sailing. 

Large wheel to allow seating on the sides for visibility of the jib sail as well
as fine adjustments to course.

Full instrument cluster at the helm with Garmin Depth, speed, wind angle and
speed, Ray Marine auto pilot control and a Garmin GPS Map and a large lighted
compass. The autopilot is under deck which is well protected from the sun and
water while operating much quieter than the wheel integrated versions. The
instrument cluster for the Engine is located below the wheel at the helm to read
temperature, oil pressure, RPM, etc as well as starting and stopping the engine.

The cockpit has a removable helm seat to allow access to the swim platform. The
floor is open to allow water to drain quickly out toward the swim platform in
the event of a wave landing in the cockpit which I have not experienced, but
appreciate should it ever happen.

The swim platform is a great safety aspect when presented with a man overboard
situation where giving support to the swimmer is much easier than raised
cockpits. This is also extremely handy when bringing people and supplies aboard
from a dinghy.

There are a set of davits for a dinghy that house a couple of solar panels that
keep the batteries up without needing shore power. There is also an engine hoist
for lifting an outboard from the dinghy as well as an Edson mount on the rail to
store the outboard.

All hand grips are stainless steel for reduced maintenance under the sun and
elements. There are hand grips on the deck along the top of the saloon as well
as those on the dodger for a good grip when moving forward.

The motor is a Universal that is original to the boat. It has excellent access
although front access requires the steps and a cover be moved. Once opened up
though all points of the motor are easily accessible. The stuffing box aft of
the transmission on the shaft is also easily accessed from the rear cabin. There
is no need to be a contortionist and climb under or behind some bulkhead to
service. There is a water separator and separate engine oil filter for ensuring
the fuel is clean that is accessed in that same area. The engine is started off
a single Relion Lithium Phosphate bank of two batteries (also the house
bank). There is a battery switch that can be used to separate them if
desired. There is also a battery monitor to see the state of charge and the
solar charge controller is a Victron with bluetooth monitoring so you can check
the status and history via a smart phone app. There is also an extra raw water
pump that is an upgrade from the original. The upgrade allows the impeller to be
replaced without disconnecting the water jacket in the original layout. This
adaptation is designed for this motor.

There is a VHF radio with DSC for emergency location broadcast and AIS receiver
built in for alarms. The electronics for speed, wind, depth, and AIS etc are
connected via a NMEA2000 with the help of the Garmin Chart Plotter where
necessary. There is also a radar unit connected to the back stay to avoid
fouling the jib when tacking. 

There are 3 sails that include the main, jib and genoa. The head sails are both
roller furling and the main is adapted for the Dutchman reefing system. There is
a sail cover with cutouts to accommodate the dutchman lines and together they
allow for controlled dropping of the main sail. The main has two reefing points
with lines led to the cockpit for reefing from a safer/dryer location. There is
an adjustable outhaul that is also led back to the cockpit as well. There is an
adjustable pole for downwind work that is mounted to the front of the mast with
control lines to easily drop it into place for use and retract it back out of
the way when finished.

The interior layout includes an open plan with an L shaped galley. The galley
includes a top loading refrigeration compartment, gimballed propane stove and
oven, microwave, with cabinets and a top loading storage locker for bulk dry
food storage. There is a foot pump for emptying water from the bottom of the
refrigeration compartment when needed and there is pressure water at the double
sink that faces forward into the saloon. There are also several drawers for
utensils and a garbage bin. Above the oven and slightly aft is an overhead
opening port for ventilation that is inside the dodger to keep dry in foul
weather. The recently installed (2022) replacement air conditioning keeps the
interior cool and comfortable on those hot days and nights at a dock. 

The water tank has a feed that goes through a water heater that can operate on
110v AC when at the dock and it can be cycled through the engine for hot water
when anchored out. There is a spare, brand new, hot water heater because the
manufacturer received a lot with models that match those of this boat so it can
be replaced when needed without having to search for something of similar

The head has a manual pump and is a wet head with a shower curtain to keep the
counter and cabinet dry during a shower. There is also a fiberglass molded seat
in the shower to rest on either during a shower while under way or for
dressing. The head has a private door to the v-berth state room and a separate
door into the saloon. There is a macerator and a holding tank that meet coast
guard requirements for handling waste. There is also a sump pump for discharging
shower water that is controlled from the head. 

The saloon has seating for 6 with two tables. One table drops down from the wall
as the main dining table which can be dropped into position to support a double
bed in the saloon. On the starboard side there are two seats with a small “card
table” between that also drops down to make a long bench seat/single
bed. Cabinet doors in the saloon are all louvered for ventilation and there is a
chart table and drawers for towels and linens ets across from the head.

The forward v-berth state room has a hanging locker and drawers for personal
belongings as well as a mirrored cabinet. It has a large opening hatch for air
or as an escape hatch if ever needed and additional storage along the top walls
surrounding the bed. 

The rear cabin has its own door for privacy and a double bed that runs athwart
ship. This is a very stable place within the boat with an escape hatch above
that leads into the cockpit. This can also allow ventilation and allow
conversation with anyone at the helm if desired. This state room has a hanging
locker and several drawers for personal effects and a small ventilation hatch
forward that opens under the dodger for air safe from foul weather in most
points of sail.

All rooms have 12v variable speed fans and ample lighting for reading or moving
about the boat. All portlights have snap on covers to keep the boat cooler when
on or make the boat feel open and airy when removed.

The vessel comes complete with life preservers and a fire extinguisher. 

Call Bud Mueller to set up an appointment to see this ready to cruise
performance sailor. 248 343 0599

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee
or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the
vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate
such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to
prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

35 Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is
centrally listed by Pier One Yacht Sales. It is offered as a convenience by this
broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation
of a particular vessel

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