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Canadian Sailcraft, 36 Merlin, 1989, Kilmarnock, Virginia, $35,000, SOLD 7/26/10

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Canadian Sailcraft, 36 Merlin, 1989

General description:

  • Great coastal cruiser! Sailed to the Caribbean & back. Well balanced helm. Safe, secure, excellent boat. Shows a few signs of her age (cosmetic only--nothing structural!). Would make a great boat for a family sabbatical getaway!


  • Designer - Tony Castro
  • LOA - 36' 3"
  • LWL - 29' 2"
  • Beam - 11' 6"
  • Draft - 5'
  • Displacement - 13,000 lbs.
  • Ballast (lead keel) - 5590 lbs.
  • Auxiliary - Yanmar 3GM30F, 28HP diesel
  • Fuel - 34 gallons
  • Water - 50 gallons (port) + 70 gallons (starboard) = 120 gallons
  • Holding - 15 gallons


  • V-berth, forward - large double with insert in;
  • two singles without insert (insert included);
  • storage forward and along the hull/deck above berth;
  • door for privacy
  • Head, starboard aft of V-berth - Gulper shower sump with switch in head;
  • Jabsco Head;
  • 15 gallon holding tank;
  • Hot/Cold pressure water;
  • pressure water pump;
  • Hose-type sit-down shower;
  • teak grating floor
  • Hanging locker opposite head - air conditioning duck leads through locker, but there is still plenty of storage in the locker
  • Main Salon, settees port and starboard
  • Folding table aft of mast;
  • Navigation station, aft of starboard settee;
  • Galley, port aft of salon
  • Aft cabin with door and hanging locker and engine access, large double berth
  • Mermaid 17,500 BTU air condition with reverse-cycle heat
  • Force 10 Cozy Cabin LPG heater
  • 5 Lewmar opening ports;
  • 4 Lewmar opening hatches


  • Hot/Cold Pressure Water; pressure water pump
  • Manual fresh water pump (great for conservation or back-up access to water tanks)
  • Adler-Barbour Cold Machine 12V refrigeration
  • Force 10, 3-burner stove with oven
  • Propane sensor and solenoid cut-off switch
  • Propane stored in aft locker (drains overboard)
  • Ample storage for provisions


  • All lines led aft to the cockpit
  • Single line reefing on mainsail
  • Bimini;
  • Cockpit cushions;
  • Force 10 propane BBQ mounted to portside stern rail
  • 2 Anchors - Danforth, CQR; 20' chain and 150' rode; 160' rode
  • Anchor roller on bow with CQR ready
  • Double-spreader mast with standing rigging in excellent condition
  • Babystay with block/tackle tension led aft


  • Main with 2 reef points
  • Jib 120%
  • Spinnaker
  • Furlex roller furling jib
  • Sunbrella Mainsail cover and Sunbrella sewn into trailing edge of jib
  • Spinnaker pole - used with both the spinnaker and for poling out jib in light winds
  • Preventer set up for main when running or on a broad reach
  • Mechanical Boomvang in addition to the topping lift on boom
  • Sheets, halyard, topping lift, and downhaul for spinnaker


  • 110V shore power, connection in anchor locker for convenience when nose-in at thes slip
  • 25' shore power cable; Xantrex True Charge 20+ Amp Battery Charger
  • House Batteries, Starting Battery, isolator
  • 100 Amp alternator from The Battery Shack in Key West, FL
  • Raytheon Speed; Datamarine Depth Sounder; Standard Horizon VHF Radio
  • Sony 10 CD changer and AM/FM, cassette player
  • Cabin speakers and cockpit speakers separated by fader


  • Yanmar 3GM30F, 28 HP diesel (rebuilt in 2007)
  • Racor fuel filter/water separator; Starter; Engine is raw-water cooled, raw-water strainer
  • 3-blade propeller; PSS dripless shaft seal


  • Fire Extinguishers (2); First Aid kit
  • Lifesling MOB (man overboard) recovery system; Lifejackets
  • 2 Type IV throwable floatation devices
  • Wooden plugs for thru-hull fittings

    The boat is sold. We settled on 7/19/10, only three and a half weeks after listing the boat with you!

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