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S/V Shadow - 1987 Catalina 36

Introducing “Shadow”, our new Catalina 36 sailboat

Update: Shadow has her own website! See it at https://svshadow.com

I am very excited to announce that Alix and I have completed the purchase of S/V Shadow, a 1987 Catalina 36. She is in tip-top shape and ready to take us cruising!

S/V Shadow - 1987 Catalina 36
S/V Shadow a 1987 Catalina 36

Shadow started her life in Long Beach, CA and had the same owner for 33 years! The original owner used her to visit Catalina Island, which is an easy cruising distance from Long Beach. From the time it left the factory, the boat has been professionally maintained, and it shows. The first time I stepped onto the boat I wondered if I had somehow been transported back in time to when she was new!

The second owner purchased her in August 2020, trucked her up to Washington, re-rigged her and then set about doing lots of updates, such as new stereo, new faucets, fresh bottom paint. Oh, and all new B&G instruments! This owner was not able to take her sailing before moving out of state, making us the third owners, but second users of the boat :).

The Catalina 36 is a stable boat, with a large and comfortable cabin for the family. The cockpit is roomy enough to have many friends aboard for good times sailing. Her amenities, such as: inverter/charger, fridge and freezer, toilet, shower, hot water, and a stove, will make for luxury cruising in Puget Sound.

Most importantly, Clara loves the boat!

First water adventure of 2021!

What a beautiful day to be on the water!

Still boatless, Harold and Jesse took us out on their 36′ Unitflite, for a tour around the Tacoma harbor, across to Dockton, and we even poked into Gig Harbor to pick up some lunch at Tide’s Tavern.

This was Clara’s longest trip on the water, and she loved it! She even kicked Harold out of the captain’s seat and took over for a while 🙂

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