Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 19-12-2013, 17:12   #1
Moderator
 
a64pilot's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Albany Ga.
Boat: Island Packet 38
Posts: 17,062
Catalina 36

First I haven't seen one, closest is a days drive away so I'm stuck with internet photos to do the initial looking. On the Mark II, is the rear stateroom usable for a couple?
To be indelicate, is there enough room for amorous activities? I'm no teenager anymore, used to be the back seat of a VW was enough room, but not anymore
It looks to be real tight from the photos
Any specific weaknesses with this type? As a mechanic I love what looks like excellent engine access, can the gearbox be accessed as easily?
__________________

__________________
a64pilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-12-2013, 06:01   #2
Moderator
 
a64pilot's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Albany Ga.
Boat: Island Packet 38
Posts: 17,062
Re: Catalina 36

Nothing? No comment, but Hunter or Catalina is in it's fourth page?
__________________

__________________
a64pilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-12-2013, 06:15   #3
Registered User
 
JK n Smitty's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Hingham, MA
Boat: Catalina 310
Posts: 637
Re: Catalina 36

If you are looking for room for amorous activities, look at the Catalina 310 or 350. The forward birth in both of these boats is far more suited for those activities than the rear birth on the C36. Not that it can't be done, but the total height of those rear births under the cockpit can limit certain activities.

Typically, the transmission area can be accessed OK to allow you to check coupling alignment, the stuffing box area, etc. Sometimes you have to work blind to check the transmission fluid, which can suck. If you need to do any serious work, like change the transmission or dampener plate (just finished this project), you are better off removing the bulkhead to get better access. Usually this just takes removing a couple of screws because the bulkhead that is in the way is usually not structurally tabbed in. Just for separation of areas.

On big advantage of Catalinas is they generally have a really active owners group. Here is the one for the C36.

Good luck and fair winds,

Jesse
__________________
http://svsmitty.wordpress.com/
JK n Smitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-12-2013, 11:17   #4
Moderator
 
a64pilot's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Albany Ga.
Boat: Island Packet 38
Posts: 17,062
Re: Catalina 36

Thank you, that is exactly what I was asking for. Thank you for the link too.
__________________
a64pilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-12-2013, 15:10   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Charleston, SC
Boat: Tayana 37
Posts: 704
Re: Catalina 36

I've looked at a C36, the aft cabin is NOT usable for a couple engaged in "other" activities. There is only about 2 feet of head room under the cockpit. For the extra space Is great and I love the setee back there, but it is fairly low.

Sent from my HTC6500LVW using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________
Kevin84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
catalina, catalina 36

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:31.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.