Well since we sold our Columbia
29 about 6-7 weeks ago I've been loosing sleep and weight (which I could stand to). I've been trying to figure out what we wanted for the next boat and we finally settled on one that is close to home. Of course like everything I buy it needs a little work...
The Easterly 36 we found in our home yard. It seems like it should be a fairly quick sailor with a PHRF at 153. It has a partial skeg semi balanced rudder
. It also has an integral lead keel
, and kind of weird hard chines in the middle sections of the hull
. The hard chines give it more space below than many 38ft boats we've looked at. It has a fairly conventional single
. The cockpit
is about 11ft long and HUGE compared to our 29.
Down below it reminds me of the the 1970's Winnebago my grandparents had when I was a kid. That being said not too many boats have over 6'6" standing head
room!!! A huge plus for me at 6'2, I was getting tired of hitting my head
in our old boat.
So it has that and a rotten bulkhead to work on. So a little paint
work, and I'm planning on installing some left over strand bamboo hard flooring
from our house project
. I'm thinking some strips of maple or similar light wood in between the darker bamboo boards for that teak
and holly affect.
So I'm excited, and nervous. Excited to get it in the water
and see how it sails
, see how it rides and handles waves ect, to hear the engine
pur to life that first time. I'm nervous because it's BIG! I'm going to have to work on my docking
skills. With the 29 you could just push it around if you got off course while docking
. I'm thinking it will be a little harder to do with this boat!