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“TabbyCat” is a well-equipped and cared for Catalina C36T (Tall Rig) sloop. She is mechanically sound, and with a 5 ft 10 in deep-draft fin keel with 6,000 lbs of lead ballast, she sails like a dream. The large salon makes for a great social space, and the table lowers to create another full-sized berth. The cockpit is spacious with custom waterproof foam seat cushions for a comfortable ride while sailing or enjoying the sunset. Below deck is a full head with shower, a large forward V berth with a Froli Sleep System under the mattress and with another full berth aft, an island galley sink, refrigerator, and ample counter and storage space. All maintenance is up-to-date with a complete set of owner’s manuals for the boat, engine, and all instruments and 3 log books.
Significant upgrades since owning the boat
Manufacturer Provided Description
The Catalina 36 successfully combines luxurious accommodations, a workable deck plan. and outstanding performance under sail.
The hull is efficient and stable with graceful lines and has been designed with enough volume for spacious accommodations.
The rig is powerful but still easily handled by a short-handed crew. The rudder is a balanced blade with a long horizontal skeg molded into the hull, for a light helm and good tracking ability.
The decks have molded in bulwarks and non-skid. The side decks are wide and carried well aft for easy access to the cockpit even with the optional dodger in place.
Forward is a large anchor well with an anchor storage rack built in and double anchor rollers
There are two opening hatches on deck and six opening ports plus the main hatch for lots of light and air below. Two dorade-type ventilators insure ventilation even in inclement weather.
The interior has been designed to accommodate an active family or up to three couples in comfort and three-cabin privacy
The main cabin is big and open. Cabinets and shelves surround comfortable seating for group entertaining. A unique feature is the dinette table on the starboard side, perfect for a game of backgammon or chess while supper is being prepared.
Mealtimes and food preparation are an important part of any cruise and this has been reflected in the attention given to the galley design.
There is a very large ice box with removable shelves, and a separate fiberglass-lined dry food storage locker. The stove with oven is gimbled and provided with potholders and a safety rail. A choice of fuels is available.
A double stainless sink, ample counterspace, storage and fluorescent indirect lighting complete the galley and make it a pleasant place to work.
Opposite the galley is a navigator’s desk with chart storage, and drawers.
The 12 volt and 110-volt panels are located above navigator’s desk with space provided for repeater instruments and stereo equipment
The unique aft cabin is furnished with a settee to starboard, a hanging locker, and a double bunk on the centerline. There is an opening screened port aft for light and ventilation. Another double cabin is forward. The V-berths are oversized with full sitting headroom and reading lamps over bunk. There is plenty of room for dressing and large hanging locker. Lots of drawers and bins have been provided for extended living aboard
The head is forward and to port. Mirror finishes and crisp white laminate trimmed in teak create a bright airy feeling. There is a seat for the shower area and teak grate sole with integral shower sump below.
Engine and mechanical installations have been carefully planned to facilitate owner maintenance. The engine is accessible when the fully insulated engine hatch is removed. The fuel filter, pumps and fittings and tanks are readily accessible.
An engineered structural system with stainless steel tie rods and molded structural hull liner insure the Catalina 36 is as rugged as she is beautiful.
The accommodation plan of the 36 is designed to reflect the needs of the sailing family who has learned how to enjoy their leisure time afloat to the fullest.
We are selling the boat because I am 79 years old and not able to move around on deck to raise, lower, and trim sails like I once could, so we are moving up to a boat with more assists like electric winches, bow thruster, and windless. I am OCD about mechanical issues, so I cannot rest until they are fixed. That said, the only problems of which I am aware are a bent pulpit rail (bent when we bought the boat) and a defective bilge pump switch in the shower. Also, at 21 HP, almost all C36 MKI owners agree that the engine is under powered. In neutral at WOT, the engine easily revs to 3,600 rpm, but under power, it only makes about 2,500 rpm before creating black smoke. This is sufficient for getting in and out of slips and cruising at about 5 kts. With the sails up, too, and with good wind, I have seen her make 8 kts for 4 hours straight. It helps to have a clean bottom and it is absolutely essential that the prop and the rest of the running gear be kept gunk-free.
Length Overall: 36 ft 4 in LWL: 30 ft 3in Max Draft: 5 ft 10 in Beam: 11 ft 11 in Cabin Headroom: 6 ft 6 in
Dry Weight: 13,500 lbs
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 for 75 gal
Fuel Tank: 32 gal (New 2017)
Holding Tank: 16 gal
Double Berths: 2 (Fore and aft)
Conversion Berths (Available by lowering tables in main salon in inserting cushions)
Engine Make: Universal (a marinized Kubota D850 tractor engine) Engine Model: M25 Engine Year: 1986 (Rebuilt in 2009) Total Power 21 HP Engine Hours: 424.3 since rebuild Engine Type: In board, 3 cylinders Fuel Type: Diesel Propeller Type: 3 blade 15” x 8” Propeller Material: Bronze (New in 2017)
Shore Power inlets (2 -- one for main power and separate for reverse-cycle heat pump)
Depth sounder: Raymarine Tridata ST60
Log-Knotmeter: Raymarine Tridata ST60
Wind Speed and Direction: Tacktick (now Raymarine) anemometer
Navigation Center: Raymarine A50
Plotter: Raymarine Tridata ST60
Autopilot: Raymarine ST4000 with remote
Compass: Refilled with oil
Cockpit and cabin Speakers: ✓
VHF: iCom with wired remote in cockpit
Electric Bilge Pump: (x3) 1 small and 1 large in bilge plus 1 small in shower
Stove: 2-burner with oven. Gimbled. Uses LNG with tank in Lazarette
Manual Bilge Pump: New one included, but has not been installed yet
Microwave Oven: ✓
Marine Head: ✓
Air Conditioning: CruiseAir 16,000 btu with reverse cycle heating
Water Heater: 6 gal
Battery Charger: ✓
Outboard Engine Brackets: ✓
Davit(s): Forespar folding
Dinghy: Porta Bote folding with cover and oars. Outboard for dinghy: Lehr propane. Uses 2 lb cylinders or larger (10 or 20 lb) tank
Cockpit Cushions: waterproof foam
Cockpit Table: ✓
Swimming Ladder: ✓
Anchor: 35 lb Danforth (Fluke) with 35 feet of galvanized chain spliced to 300 feet of nylon 3 stranded rode. Anchor roller
Steering Wheel: Edson Harken jib furler
Mainsail: Replaced in 2017. Added Lazy Jacks
Furling Genoa: 135%
Asymmetrical Spinnaker: Used twice Sail Area: 641 sq ft