Saying Hello! New C36 Owner

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Saying Hello! New C36 Owner

Howdy All!

My wife and I recently picked up a 1987 Catalina 36 named "Shadow". 

We are berthed in Foss Harbor, Tacoma, WA. The boat came up from Longbeach, CA, where she was lovingly cared for by a single owner since new. Her maintenance has been impeccable. When stepping aboard her you may feel as if you were transported back in time to when she came out of the factory. She is nearly bone stock!

We have owned several sailboats over the years, and a powerboat that we lived on for about 4 years. Our last boat was a race boat, but with a small child and more planned, we wanted to get a family-friendly boat. From the start of our search, the Catalina 36 was top on our list. Shadow is an ideal boat for us and we are looking forward to many years of great cruising aboard her. 

I would love to meet up with other members as we cruise about Puget Sound!

You can see several photos of Shadow on my personal blog at https://ben.lobaugh.net/blog/205339/introducing-shadow-our-new-catalina-36-sailboat  . I will be setting up a site for the boat at some point as well!

Here is a snapshot of her in the Tacoma Yacht Club marina where we picked her up at.

Shadow

And since people have been oogling her original cushions....

Shadow Cabin

Ben Lobaugh
s/v Shadow
1987 MKI #724
Tacoma, WA
Cruising and Racing

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Welcome aboard.   You'll find a wealth of ideas and help here -- a strong users' group was one of the selling points for us when we bought our Mk1 11 years ago now.
 

Matthew Chachère
s/v ¡Que Chévere! #466
1985 C36 MKI tall rig fin keel M25
Homeported in eastern Long Island, NY

blobaugh
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Thanks Matthew! I am excited to be part of this community.

Ben Lobaugh
s/v Shadow
1987 MKI #724
Tacoma, WA
Cruising and Racing

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Congratulations on your purchase. She looks brand new!

Paul & Wendy Keyser
"First Light"
Newburyport MA/Rye NH
2005 C36 MKII #2257
Wing, M35B

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welcome to the Catalina world. I'm another Puget Sound sailor, Everett in the winter Anacortes in the summer and we have interesting name boats, mine is Shadowfax. And mine is a 1987 and I am the original owner and brought it up from Long Beach when I moved to Washington (trucked). 

SHADOWFAX
C36 Mk I
Hull #716
Everett, WA in winter,
Anacortes, WA in summer

blobaugh
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Oh wow! When did you move Shadowfax up? Lots of boats down there, did you happen to run across my Shadow ever? We should get the boats together for a reunion. hehe

Ben Lobaugh
s/v Shadow
1987 MKI #724
Tacoma, WA
Cruising and Racing

EricH
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Hi Ben. I have an 89 at Elliott Bay Marina in Seattle. It would fun to meet up with some fellow C36s in the area.

Eric Howell
Take Five
Seattle, WA
1989 MKI Tall Rig #1013
C36/375 IA Webmaster

blobaugh
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Definitely!

Shadow was almost berthed in Elliott Bay Marina. Went to Tacoma instead due to price. About the same timewise from our house. I had a sailboat in EBM for about 5 years previously though. Love that marina!

Ben Lobaugh
s/v Shadow
1987 MKI #724
Tacoma, WA
Cruising and Racing

Barber
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Welcome Ben!

Another Puget Sound Catalina here. I bought my '89 in Tacoma just last year and it's moored at Elliott Bay Marina.  

1989 Tall rig #964, Seattle

Cosmos
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Nice looking boat! Now I'm the newbie- will share some pics as well. 

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Welcome ! You will love your boat as well as this site!

Rich

Richard & Joan Bain
PAZZO Hull#1670
1997 Catalina 36 MK11
Bayfield, Ontario

My Day Job Below
www.richardbain.com
www.bineapress.com

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We love her already! This coming weekend we are doing our first multi-day cruise! 

Ben Lobaugh
s/v Shadow
1987 MKI #724
Tacoma, WA
Cruising and Racing

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