LOA: 36 ft 0 in
Beam: 18 ft 3 in
Draft: 2 ft 10 in
Dry Weight: 8000 lbs
2 X 9.9hp Yamaha outboard
Cruising Speed: 6-8 knots
Maximum Speed: We have seen 12-15 knots reaching downwind.
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Plastic (50 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 Stainless steel (46 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 (35 Gallons)
Electronics and Nav Instruments
Wind speed and direction - Raymarine
Radar - Wired for Raymarine C80 24m
Autopilot - Raymarine S2 with below deck drive
Depthsounder - Garmin Fishfinder 160 and sounder in Gps as well
GPS - Lowrance HDS5 chartplotter with sounder
Compass - Richie
VHF - Std Horizon Matrix AIS+ GX1250
VHF#2 Icom IC-M32 handheld
SSB radio tuner ICOM AT-140 Pactor Modem SCS PTC-IIusb
Stereo - Sony BT4000pw/bluetooth
Inverter - Westmarine 1000W
Xantrex battery monitor
Solar panels - 4 X 75 + 100 + 200 = 600W
Blue Sky MPPT solar regulator for 400W of panels on rear arch
SUNSEI regulator for the 200 W panel
Spinnaker - North/Triradial Symmetric
Genoa - Scott 130% 2001/dacron/fair condition
Fully battened mainsail - Doyle,Cruising, good condition
Tall rig: 44' mast (4 ft taller than std) makes for great light wind sailing
Refrigerator - Adler Barbor
Engel freezer 42 quart
Electric bilge pumps - One in each Port and Starboard Hull
Manual bilge pump
Fresh water maker - Spectra 150T
Force 10 Galley Gourmet Propane 2 burner with oven and broiler
Marine head - 1 Jabsco pump (above waterline)
Tender - AB rib 9'6
Davits - part of arch for solar panels
Shade cloth cover for off season storage
Two queen berths forward over bridgedeck with 2 hatches per stateroom for wonderful ventilation.
A spacious galley is to Port with lots of counter space and storage galore.
Aft of the galley is a utility room / garage with a Spectra 150T watermaker.
In the other hull to Stbd is a office sized nav station with DC and AC electrical panels,
radios and monitors.
Aft of the nav station is a very spacious head and shower.
In the main saloon is a U shaped dinette with a fold-up table and room to convert
seating to small bunks for kids or passage berths.
all furling and reefing lines are brought to the cockpit
standing rigging replaced in 2008
new traveler in 2014
1. Spade A-100, 130' 3/8 galv chain, Approx. 375' 5/8 3 strand
2. 35 lb CQR, 50' 5/16 galv. Chain, Approx. 200 ' 5/8 3 strand
3. Danforth, 20' 5/16 galv chain, Approx. 150' ½ in 3 strand
4. Tohatsu 6hp outboard
Some of my favorite features of the boat are:
Ventilation: there are 8 main hatches; 2 each in each stateroom, 2 in the saloon, and one each in
the garage and head. With the sun shade up, 6 of these hatches can be opened during rainstorms
with wind to 20 kts. This replaces a miserably muggy time with a good night's sleep or a
pleasant afternoon game of cards.
Unsinkability: the PDQ 36's foam core results in a boat that is lighter than water.
That's good for a lot of peace of mind.
Performance: this boat has an optional tall rig with a mast 4 feet taller than the standard. In moderate
winds, I have often sailed it at 6 tenths of the true wind on most points of sail. With 10 kts of wind,
that is 6 kts of boat speed, with 12 kts of wind, 7 kts of boat speed. Under these conditions, the seas
are usually very flat and passages are very comfortable. Sailing downwind is very pleasant without
the monohull's tendency to broach at the bottom of the trough.
Simplicity: the twin outboards are a great system. I was originally skeptical when I bought the boat
but I have come to see the advantages of outboards in a light cat. They perform. I have motored
at 8 kts in flat water and no wind. When sailing, the motors tilt up and there are no props below the
water line to foul with fishing lines or floats. And there are no props in the water to produce drag.
With the motors tilted up, there is no metal touching the water. The boat can be left at the dock
without any danger of electrolysis even if the marina's wiring gets funky or a neighboring boat
starts leaking current into the water. And the props don't grow barnacles. There are no stuffing
boxes to leak, so the hulls stay totally dry. There is no danger of a prop shaft coming loose and
potentially scuttling the boat. There are no heat exchangers, no exhaust elbows. There is no need
to polish fuel to remove bacterial growth. Outboard mechanics are plentiful anywhere there are
pangas, even in extremely remote areas. And if a motor should reach the end of it's life, you can
install a new one in an afternoon.
Lastly, something unusual: this boat currently has no water heater. We just used the stove. The boat
is plumbed for an electric water heater in the aft garage, and it would be easy to add one.