We have a 1991 Evasion 36 in the PNW. I know of only one other in the area and it is for sale
in the Point Roberts area. The name is C'est Si Bon. Are you looking at it or another one? If you are looking at C'est Si Bon the owners have my email
and permission to share it with any prosepective buyers.
We've had ours since 2000 and absolutely love it. We will never have another boat without a pilothouse. We have raced in the past but now only cruise
. The sailing ability of the Evasion is great as far as our needs go. It does have a shoal draft keel
which obviously is not the best for upwind work. We also have a roller furling
main with no battens. The absence of a roach on the main doesn't help us in the upwind speed category either. However the pilothouse in our minds is the only way to go here in the PNW. As you know there is a fair amount of time when we don't have wind
here and the ability to motor
along inside wearing a t-shirt while everyone else is bundled up in the rain is worth any small trade
off in windward ability to us. Also at anchor
the panoramic view from inside beats the interior
of the standard sailboat cabin
any day. Finally when it gets hot, opening all those ports
creates a breeze which is always cooler than on deck
. Without them it would be pretty warm inside.
We've been from Olympia to the north end of Vancouver Island many many times and around Vancouver Island twice with it and are planning on heading south to Mexico