|Model||SailCraft 35 - Coronado 35|
|Engine Make||Volvo Penta|
|Engine usage (hours)||32|
|Fuel Tanks||1 x 50 gal|
|Fresh Water Tanks||1 x 55 gal|
|Holding Tanks||1 x 15 gal|
All of the equipment on board is the best quality that could be purchased at the time of construction. This boat has equipment you can rely on.
The boat was purchased when our family was young with safety in mind. Every through hull was reinforced with many layers of fiber glass and resin and have never leaked. The bilge is dry and has never had any water in it.
The boat is currentlly powered by an inboard Volvo Penta D3, 3 cylinder 28HP diesel engine.
I replaced the old salt water cooled Volvo MD2B engine about 8 years ago with the new D3 engine. It is a perfect match for this size boat and is in excellent condition with only 32 hrs. (yes just 32 hrs.) of run time. Since I have gotten a bit older all I do these days is bay sail and hardly ever use the engine other to get in or out of the marina. I have had no issues with this engine..
Exterior of boat
The center cockpit is a big advantage in a 35 foot boat because it provides lots more cabin room below as well as keeping passengers and crew up higher and hence dry. The steering wheel placement is really nice because it makes it comfortable to steer the boat while leaving plenty of “move around” room for lounging and handling lines for the sails. The center cockpit stainless steel steering wheel is surrounded by a stainless steel pulpit with a grab rail. This prevents people from grabbing onto the wheel to steady themselves and makes entrance to below decks easier. There is a teak cup holder that fits on this grab rail.
There are two teak open face compartments in the cockpit for line storage, teak trim around each of the two hatches, and teak doors leading below deck. This allows for minimal upkeep on the outside of the boat and more time for sailing. The dodger cockpit cover and the extension Bimini keeps sun (and rain if we every have any) off of sailors. The dodger side windows and window coverings make upkeep easier. The cockpit doors can be removed while sailing if desired.
In addition to the reefable main sail there is a furrowing jib, a heavy duty storm sail (never used) and a colorful cruising spinnaker sail. A reaching pole is stored along the forward lifelines on the starboard side of the boat.
There is a Man-Overboard pole and life preserver combination that mounts to the backstay of the boat. These are in good condition and were only mounted when the boat left the bay area. They were never needed. For the last 10 years the boat has only been used for bay sails.
The lifelines around the boat are sturdy and safety hook lines allow for safe movement when on deck. When our children were small netting was installed along the lifelines so no small child or pet could slip overboard.
Although I don’t anchor anymore this boat is equipped with two Danforth anchors.
One is a Danforth 22-S, 20-H used as a bow anchor and the other is a Danforth 22-S, 12-H anchors that can be used as a stern anchor. In addition to the anchors there is also a bow winch and bow roller (currently not mounted) but stored in the forward cabin. These are both in excellent condition. There are mounting dimples in the bow that can be easily redrilled for remounting the winch. Since I was not planning on using the anchors anymore, I did not remount the winch and bow roller after painting the boat the last time. There is plenty of chain and line to connect to the anchor. It feeds up through the chrome fitting at the bow.
There is an autopilot on board the Relativity. It is chain driven to the rudder shaft. When it turns the boat you see the wheel turn. Never lock the wheel down when using the autopilot. I believe I installed the new autopilot about 15 years ago. I must confess that since I have not been sailing out of the bay for at least that long the autopilot has not been used. It should work but should be tried out at the dock before heading out with the idea of using it for a long trip. There is a wired remote that plugs in beside the instrument console in the cockpit. The remote is found in the drawer unit in the main salon.
All of the cleats around the cockpit are Marinium metal. This is a magnesium-aluminum alloy that will pit a bit but can be easily buffed out. They will truly last a life-time.
The davits on the back of the boat can be used to carry a small fiberglass boat or a rubber dingy. The ladder on the back can be lowered for swimming or boarding from a dingy.
Interior of boat
There is a large amount of storage built into the teak interior of the boat. Three drawer units, two hanging closets and numerous compartments in each cabin. The aft cabin has a small built in flat screen TV (monitor) that can be used with a satellite receiver or DVD player. The head has large storage areas under the sink and behind the head itself. There is a shower connection for indoor showers with a drain hidden below the easily removed carpeting. Sink drains have lever handles for ease of use. The galley has an extra large icebox with cooling coils installed that can be connected to a compressor if you desire.
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Mechanical Bilge Pump
Electric Bilge Pump
Pressure Water Pump
Electric/Engine Water Heater
Built in Battery Charger
Vacuum Head System
Two bunks forward
Queen/double bed stern
Two bunks in main salon
Table can be lowered to sleep two more (way too much work!)
2 Garman GPS
1 Binnacle compass
1 Hand compass
Pressure hot and cold water
Water Heater Electric/Engine
Built in Microwave oven
Ice Box with built in cooling coils(can be changed to refrigerator by adding compressor)