1989 Catalina 36 Tall Rig


Chicago, IL

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Class Sails
Category Cruisers
Year 1989
Make Catalina
Length 36'
Propulsion Type Single Inboard
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Chicago, IL

The interior has the warmth and richness of oiled teak. The headliner is textured, white fiberglass for add brightness to the interior.  Nine opening port lights, 4 fixed ports, 2 skylight hatches and the companionway provide excellent natural light.  There is a good mix of DC & AC lighting to illuminate the teak and holly cabin sole.

The master forward cabin has a comfortable Vee berth w/filler cushion, reading lights, cabin fan, hanging locker, shelves, drawers, deck hatch, port and starboard opening ports.

The head compartment is to port with a manual head & holding tank, countertop w/ sink, handheld shower, shower sump pump, solar deck vent, and opening port.

The salons port dinette converts to a double berth. The two seats and game table to starboard can be made into a settee or single berth.  There is ample storage under, behind, and outboard of the seating.  Cabin fans and a large companionway protected by a dodger give superior ventilation below decks.  The teak interior grab rails make movement below decks safe and secure in a seaway.

The U-shaped galley to port has storage galore, near center line deep stainless steel double sinks with hot and cold pressure water with a 6 gallon, 110v AC/engine heated hot water heater, a large, top loading, insulated ice box w/Adler Barbour refrigeration w/freezer, and a two burner propane stove w/over and microwave.

The forward facing navigation station is to starboard across from the galley. The chart table is large with ample related lockers and room for an array of electronics.

The aft stateroom has a comfortable double berth with stand-up headroom. Two opening ports, a solar fan, and cabin fan keep the air moving.

Electronics & Navigation
  • Autohelm 3000 autopilot
  • Ritchie SP5 binnacle compass
  • Tack Tick wireless wind, speed, depth distance (2010)
  • Icom M502 VHF radio w/remote cockpit mike
  • Garmin G-map GPS 176 w/external antenna (synced w/Tack Tick instruments)
  • Jensen AM/FM Stereo with 12 CD changer 2 cockpit & 2 cabin speakers
  • Carbon Monoxide detector
  • 2 Batteries
  • Battery parallel switch
  • Automatic battery Charger
  • 50 30 amp shore power cord
  • 12 volt DC panel w/battery condition meter
  • 110 volt AC w/GFCI
Deck Equipment
  • 35# CQR anchor w/chain to nylon rode
  • Delta anchor w/chain to nylon rode
  • Foredeck anchor locker
  • Twin anchor roller
  • Bow pulpit and stern rail
  • Double lifelines with port and starboard boarding gates
  • Blue Sunbrella Dodger (2009)
  • Blue Sunbrella Bimini (2017)
  • Six deck cleats
  • Flares, horn, 2 fire extinguishers
  • Fenders and dock lines
  • Adult Type PFDs
  • Type IV horseshoe life ring mounted on stern rail
  • Nav lights Port and starboard running lights are up on the bow pulpit for good visibility. Stern light is mounted up on the stern. The combination steaming/deck light is on the mast. Anchor light is on top of mast.
  • Boat hook
  • Fold down boarding/swim ladder on transom
  • Teak handrails
  • Cockpit table w/drink holder
  • Cockpit cushions
Sails & Rigging
  • Cruise equipped and very easy to single hand
  • The standing rigging is 1X19 stainless steel wire
  • Hood genoa roller furler (2007)



Dacron loose footed Mainsail w/2 reef points & long battens (2007)

Dacron roller furling 150% genoa (1999)


  • Sails professionally cleaned and serviced
  • Sail area: 601 sq. ft. using 100% fore triangle
  • Keel stepped single spreader aluminum mast painted white
  • Manual boom vang
  • Traveler with mid-boom sheeting
  • Adjustable Genoa sheet cars
  • Mast and traveler blocks replaced (2006)
  • Whisker pole w/stantion brackets
  • 2 Lewmar 46 self-tailing primary winches
  • 1 Lewmar 30 self-tailing cabin top winches
  • 1 Lewmar standard winch
  • Lazy jacks
  • All lines led aft to the cockpit
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Automatic bilge pump
  • Engine throttle and shift levers and wheel brake are on the steering pedestal
  • Fresh water cooling
  • Primary and secondary fuel filters
  • Diesel fuel & stove shut off valves
  • Dedicated propane locker
  • Manual head discharges to a 15 gallon holding tank. The overboard discharge has been rendered inoperable
  • Leather wrapped Edson 32 stainless steel wheel with manually connected steering
  • Emergency tiller
  • Three blade Max Prop
  • Hurth transmission
  • Raw water strainer
  • VC Tar moisture barrier coat (2009)
  • VC-17 bottom paint
  • Steel cradle
  • Custom canvas winter cover




150% Genoa



Mast and traveler blocks



Hood Genoa roller furler

Main sail

Replaced running rigging 2007-2009



Main sail cover




Stripped and faired bottom, applied VC Tar moisture barrier coat



Tack Tick wireless wind, speed, depth & distance



Helm cover



Additional Information

Spindrift offers a good blend of above and below deck comfort in your slip or underway. This is your chance to enhance relationships with a good family orientated boat.

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The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Nominal Length
Length Overall
Max Draft
Cabin Headroom
Length at Waterline
Engine Make Universal
Engine Model MX25XP
Engine Year 1989
Total Power 23hp
Engine Hours 1300
Engine Type Single Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
1989 Catalina 36 Tall Rig

The Catalina 36 is easily handled by a couple, has a big comfortable cockpit, and a spacious interior. With her tall rig, she will handle the full range of Midwest sailing conditions.  This is a proven design from a company known for a high level commitment to its customers.  She offers lots of opportunity for good family fun at a very affordable price.

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