The owner bought this boat in 2003
General condition and any additional information
We have an extensive digital and paper library of manuals, articles and stories about Catalina 36’s that we intend to include with the sale. Also, virtually all the many tools we have accumulated over the yeas will remain onboard if we don’t have to return her to the USA, along with spare macerator pump, spare fresh water pump, spare fuel lift pump (new), spare main engine raw water pump plus filters, electrical, mechanical and other ‘stuff’ needed regularly on a real live aboard vessel. With a few minor exceptions, you could go aboard with just your clothes and personal items and sail away (except for getting her ready to launch, rigging the sails and canvas, etc. of course). Please contact me for more details and, if you are going to Green Turtle Cay and would like to take a look, contact me and I will make arrangements with the manager of Abaco Yache Services to escort you onboard.
Sea Echo is presently located at Abaco Yacht Services, Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas.
Sea Echo is a tall rig, full keel (6 ft. draft) Catalina 36 with a 23 HP 3 cyl. Universal diesel with approx. 3400 hrs. The full batten mainsail is original and in good condition and the 130 roller furling jib was new in 2010. A MacPack sail cover with lazy Jacks is installed. Sea Echo is equipped with a full cockpit enclosure (dodger, bimini and side and stern panels).
There are 4 anchors: a 25 lb. bruce and a 23 lb. aluminum fortress are kept permanently on the bow in the specially build stainless steel double bow rollers and each is fitted with 75 ft. of chain and 150 ft. of braided nylon rode. A 35 lb. CQR and a 35 lb. Danforth are kept in the lower lazarette along with 75 ft. or three strand nylon rode. Included in the sale is a 10 ft. Caribe rigid hull inflatable and a 15 HP Yamaha outboard, both new in 2005.
I could go on for pages but will conclude this section with a 1000 watt Yamaha gas generator, three solar panels (2x75 watt and 1x12 watt) as well as a KISS wind generator including a diverter which diverts any extra energy to a 12 volt heating element in the water heater (which was also replaced in 2004).
Extra gear included
This was pretty well covered above. However, there is an extensive spares inventory onboard. Also, if I don’t have to move her to the USA I will leave all my tools onboard.
Improvements to the hull, deck, rigging, engine, or interior
We sailed her to Nova Scotia in the spring of 2003 and over the next 15 months did a major refit. Here is a list of the main items:
• Professional Awlgrip paint job of the hull.
• Added mast steps.
• Replaced backstay with a new stay with electrical insulators (The old back stay was in perfect condition and is presently at the bottom of the lazarette.)
• Installed a SSB/HAM rig. (It has since been removed.)
• Added a full cockpit enclosure.
• Replaced much of the running rigging.
• Added a specially designed sturdy double stainless steel anchor bracket/holder. At present the main anchor is a Fortress FX-23. We find it ideal for the typically sandy conditions in the Bahamas plus the fact that it is light weight and we don’t have a windless. The secondary anchor is a 25 lb. Bruce. Both anchors are permanently secured in the bow anchor holder. Each anchor has 75 ft. 3/8 in. chain and 150 ft. ½ in. braided nylon rode in the anchor locker. A 35 lb. CQR and a 35 lb. galvanized Danforth ‘storm anchors’ are stowed in the lower lazarette along with 75 ft. 3/8 in chain and 150 ft. ½ in. three strand nylon rode.
• Installed a third water tank under the V-berth. The newer Catalina 36s have this as standard so we ordered the tank from Catalina and installed it along with a manifold under the sink for selecting any of the three tanks. We also added a pressure expansion tank so that the water pump doesn’t run just when the tap was opened.
• Installed a complete septic system with a Y valve near the toilet to pump overboard or into the approx. 25 gal. holding tank under the settee just aft of the head. The holding tank can be emptied overboard through a macerator pump or through a deck fitting.
• Re-pitched the propeller to 10.2 in. from 13 based on a computer model into which was fed the boat size and engine HP.
• Added a new Raypilot Autohelm ST4000+ system.
• Added a Zantrex Link 10 Battery Voltage monitor.
• Added an outboard mounting bracket on the stern rail.
• Added a storage compartment under the navigation seat.
• Added a Xantrex Multi-Stage P-Type External Alternator Regulator.
• Installed an ICOM M402 VHF. The old Standard Horizon VHF is still installed as backup. (The ICON is now the backup and a new Standard Horizon is the main VHF radio.)
• Plus numerous other improvements over the past 15 years.