I spent about one year sorting out the best suited racer/cruiser specially suited for San Francisco Bay.
    This particular model is fin keel, this means that you can head up into the wind as much as 30 degrees off wind.
Its keel-stepped mast and a full range of instruments makes it suitable for ocean coastal cruising.

After finding unspeakable liquid in the bilge due to broken mounting impeller bolt, I decided to reconfigure the installation with a flexible connecting hose to prevent future breaks.

The trusty Oberdorfer Raw water pump seals can be replaced easily of they start to leak. Part number is 11691, available from http://www.pumpsandpartsonline.com for $ 50.00 ( 2016)
The seals include upper and the lower seals plus the middle cylindrical seal.

LPG regulator installation.
After much search I located the regulator that I was looking for at go2marine.com, 800 998-9508

My tardiness in replacing the fresh water pump of the cooling system - weeping hole dripping with antifreeze - resulted in a 1/4 of a cup of antifreeze in the bilge.

For many months I found myself adding antifreeze to the reservoir, so I decided to log the loss.

The Deck Light Fixture original bulb is incandescent 20W Bulb with GX 5.3 Base. This means that it has 2 strait pins that are about 1/16" in diameter.

Removing and repairing the ST4000 Auto Helm Wheel Control is not very complicated.

Sail La Vie came with one retrieve foot switch. I added another foot switch to lower the anchor and the chain.

After disappointing service from the original raw water pump, I decided to switch to Oberdorfer pump.
This requires modification of the base to fit on M35B engines

Accessories Included:

  • Stainless steel complete metric and English socket set with Allan wrenches
  • More hand tools
  • Spare Oberdorfer raw water pump with gasket and installation tools and hardware

Included is one 8' inflatable dinghy with 2 ores. It has a protective canvas and bracket for outboard engine.

It carries  300 lb

 

The cockpit includes the cockpit table and drink holder bar.
Below the captains seat there is a shower head with hot and cold water.
Behind the captain seat is the swim ladder

The original standard head the hose has been replaced with white rubber hose to eliminate odor.

Specs for 1999 Catalina 36 MKII

The stuffing box and the 6 ply hose was replaced recently with 4 new aluminum straps.
The 3 strips of  1/4" flax is Gore-Tex that provides long life with less friction. It drips less.

She is equipped with 2 anchors and an Maxwell 800 electric windlass with canvas cover
One anchor stored on the anchor roller is 44 lb Bruce with 50 feet of chain and 200 feet of rode

110% head sail with furler

Main sail , 2 reef points 25% and 50%

Dutchman reefing - makes it easy to dowse the sail specially when single handing

This 4 cylinder 35 horse power engine is well suited for this 36 foot Catalina 36.

Engine access is easy both from the front and back, making it easy to work on and service.