36 Lady Pauline
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I have been living aboard
and sailing Lady Pauline full time for 10 years. I have recently purchased a larger boat
to continue my adventures on and Lady Pauline is now for sale
. I have spared no expense in upgrading and maintaining her as a serious oceangoing passage
maker, you will find many things you will not find on any other CD36.
is currently located in Bocas del Toro, Panama
. A great starting point for your own cruising adventure either in the Caribbean
or Pacific, or a fun delivery
back to the US.
Custom made radar arch
top, 316 stainless, integrated into pushpit. About 500w of solar panels
with a BlueSky MMPT controller, this is enough to keep the batteries
fully charged in the tropics with the fridge running and several hours of computer use per day (today for instance was entirely overcast all day and I am posting
with the batteries
at 12.6 at midnight). Pole for a wind generator
is also integrated, no wind generator
is included as I removed the noise
machine a few years ago.
Custom hard top dodger
, had laid fiberglass
top on 1.25” stainless supports, you can stand on it. Space for more solar
if desired. Canvas
side windows have makrolon AR2 windows (rigid polycarbonate). LED white and red lighting
that is switched on inside the companionway
Very nice teak
, came with the boat when I bought it but have not seen another CD with this kind of wheel
so I assume a previous owner added it, much nicer hand feel and less fatiguing then the standard destroyer wheels.
is new in 2013! Was going to have the old one rebuilt and stumbled on the exact same compass
brand new on a west marine
clearance table for less then a professional rebuild
is Sunbrella "Linen" color. There is a 2 piece sunbrella awning, mast
aft and mast
replaced in 2005 by Chesapeake Spars in Annapolis
. New Schafer jib furler
2005, New pro furl staysail furler
2008. Staysail boom is removed and tracks for traditional sheeting on cabin
top. Main boom upgraded to a Selden boom with far superior reefing system and rigid boom vang
, works very well with the NorthSails stack pack. All running rigging is setup to be usable from the cockpit
, but mast operation is still possible as well. Main halyard
upgraded to a Lewmar
self tailer, main sheet winch
in cockpit upgraded to a custom ordered bronze lewmar
self tailer. Rope clutches
for all lines in the cockpit. There is also a Tides Marine
StrongTrack installed on the main. All blocks have been upgraded to new Garhaurer blocks. New garhauer line control traveler.
Bow sprit and bow pulpit both new in about 2010. New bowsprit
is solid burmese teak
, and considerably thicker then the CD original. Two bronze
Spartan bow rollers. Lofrans Project
. Primary anchor
is a 45lb Rocna
(made in Canada
, not one of the problem China
made ones), with about 200’ of 5/16 G4 chain and 100’ of line. Secondary anchor
is a 33lb Bruce with 75’ of 5/16 chain and 150’ of line. Fortress
stern anchor on pushpit.
, Speed (2005) and ST60+ Depth
(2005) with mast mounted radar
Raymarine X10 Autopilot
with ST70 control head
and Type 1 linear drive
ACR Nauticast Class B AIS
transponder with dedicated antenna
on radar arch
Recent major rewiring.
New Bluesea DC panel.
New Bluesea AC ELCI panel.
4 New Trojan T145 batteries with a trojan battery
watering system (very nice!).
Xantrex 40amp Battery charger
Xantrex 1800 Inverter
, hardwired with automatic switching (plugged into shore power
, all 4 110 outlets run off shore power
, away from the dock
all outlets run off of the inverter
Lifeline AGM windlass
battery in v berth.
Xantrex LinkLite battery monitor
Bow nav lights are new (2012) LED, stern light and steaming light are incandescent.
Combo LED tricolor/anchor at masthead, not currently functioning (short tripping the breaker, suspect chafed wires at mast exit up top).
Solid teak (not veneer!) cabin sole
, 3/8” thick teak and maple over top a subfloor of coosa composite and marine plywood
. Currently no finish on it, but will be putting a finish on it after moving onto the new boat
. Sole completely opens on hinges with locking latches
, for complete access to the bilge
, also new access hatches by mast and in v berth, these are all very nice to have and not on factory CDs.
Custom cabinetry in the v berth above the beds, greatly increasing storage
Custom cabinetry in galley
Quarterberth is converted to storage
with a removable seat back for a proper nav station seat. Can quickly be converted back to a quarter berth.
New upholstery in saloon
and nav station in 2014. v berth currently has no foam or upholstery, but instead lee clothes for storage of sails
and other bulky items.
in need of painting, I intend to paint
it before sale
dome light fixtures are LED, not just replacement bulbs but top of the line Sensibulb new fixtures. Dimmers on all lights, and nav station, galley
are both red and white.
Frigoboat 12v refrigerator
with keel cooler
AND air cool (so it can run when hauled out or switch on the air cool fan when in really warm shallow water
for better efficiency). Variable speed controller to maximize efficiency. Entire fridge has been insulated with 2" of polystyrene board in addition to foam added to the "air" insulation
of CDs original design.
D2-40 new 2009. 2500 hours.
110 amp alternator
PSS dripless shaft seal
in need of rebuild
, I have the rebuild parts
and will be pulling the transmission
and rebuilding it prior to sale
of the boat.
new 2005, but pretty worn out.
in good condition, needs new UV cover (sunbrella to do this is on board and I plan to replace the UV cover before sale of the boat).
Staysail excellent condition, also needs new UV cover (same deal as above).
in sock, lightly used.
Drifter, very good condition.
There is currently a monitor wind vane
installed on the boat, but that will be coming with me to the new boat
. However the new boat has an wind
vane">Aries wind vane in working condition that I will be including with Lady Pauline, uninstalled (will gladly help install it).
12000 BTU air conditioner, new 2012, then replaced under warranty entirely new in 2013. Has reverse cycle heat. Spare circulating pump
and spare control box
(from warranty replacement, they sent me everything new and let me keep spares off the old and a spare pump
is a very nice and expensive part to have).
Exterior is painted with 1 part polyurethane
bright side. Its not a fancy awl grip job, typical Cape Dory
gel coat crazing is visible through the paint
. Teak is in “transition”, some of is it redone with recent Cetol natural, some is old peeling varnish
that I was slowly transitioning to cetol as the sun did the stripping for me.
Boat had a full bottom barrier coat done with West System before I bought it, over 10 years of owning it I have found about 4 blisters
which I ground out and filled. Rudder
typically has a couple blisters
each haul out
which I grind out and fill(haul outs every 3 years). Overall I would consider this very good. Current bottom paint
was put on 2 years ago and is still doing well.
Photos (more to come soon!):