Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Cat Tales has a three cabin layout with two equal cabins (queen size berths with premium mattresses and special insulation package) forward of the salon and one in the port stern. There is exceptional headroom because of the sloped decks. She is very well equipped for cruising with excellent electronics & air conditioning and has been kept in immaculate condition. The PDQ is soundly constructed with a good layout and has an above average windward ability for a cruising catamaran without centerboards or daggerboards. The boat has earned a considerable reputation as a comfortable, reliable, bluewater or coastal cruiser.

The beautiful light cherry wood interior of the 36 PDQ is both spacious and functional. From the cockpit you enter the saloon area where there is a large folding dining table which can comfortably seat 6 people. The dining table can also convert to a king size bed for extra guests. There are two staterooms with queen size berths, both with premium mattresses and special insulation packages located in the forward section of each hull, both with ample clothes hanging lockers and full width footlockers for folded clothes or duffel bags. On the starboard side just aft of the cabing is the nav station with a large AC/DC electrical panel, radios, chart table, and storage. Aft of the nav station is the head compartment. This head compartment is complete with marine toilet, sink with two large vanity cabinets and separate full standup shower. On the port side is the fully equipped galley. Aft of the galley is the third cabin which has been designed with a removeable double bunk, a work bench, storage for tools, equipment & supplies.

Force 10 propane oven/stove with broiler & thermostat
Adler Barbour "Super Cold Machine" 9 cu.ft. refrigerator/freezer
Ample drawers and cabinets
Double stainless steel sinks
Abundant counter space (approx. 16 sq. ft.)
Halogen interior lighting

Simrad CE40 Color Chartplotter
Raytheon RL70 Radar display
Raytheon 2kw 18" 24nm Radome
Simrad IS15 Combi (Speed/Depth/Wind)
Simrad IS15 Wind Instrument
Simrad WP30 Wheelpilot Autopilot
Azimut Electronic Compass (with Ritchie compass as backup)
Heart Freedom 20 inverter/battery charger
3 Solar panels mounted on the hard top (150 watts)
Standard Horizon GX3000S Matrix VHF radio with VH310 Ram Mic
Simrad Shipmate 300 VHF (backup)
AM/FM/CD/DVD/MP3/Weather radio with speakers in the cockpit & saloon
TV antenna

AC/DC Electrical System:
Full AC/DC Electrical panel (DC spares available)
12V and 110V electrical systems (AC/DC outlets in all rooms)
Link 10 Battery Monitor
Dockside 30 amp power with 50' chord
Honda EU2000i generator
3 Solar panels (150 watts)
520 Amp Battery Bank
Heart Freedom 20 inverter/charger with Remote Panel
16,500 btu Air conditioning with electric heat
Day/Night Solar vents in head & aft cabin
Fans in all cabins & saloon

The cockpit and forward deck, which includes a 'trampoline' style Dacron net
Hardtop with dodger & Full enclosure (with screening)
Port and Starboard helm seats
Dinghy davits with integrated seating for 6-8 people
Apex 10' 4" Inflatable dinghy
Edsel dinghy engine mount
Transom steps port & starboard with swim ladder
Hot & Cold Fresh water washdown - port swim step
Stainless steel bow protection with bow eyes
Simpson Lawrence Sprint 1000 windlass (helm & bow switches)
35lb CQR anchor (starboard)
High test chain (100' of 5/16”) & rode (150' of 9/16" nylon)
Fortress anchor (port)
High test chain (25’ of 5/16”) & rode (150’ of 9/16” nylon)
Simpson Lawrence bow anchor roller
Lifesling and a life ring

Mechanical. Plumbing and Engine details:
Two Yamaha 9.9 High Thrust outboards
16,500 btu Air Conditioning & electric heat with digital controls
Whale System 15 Hot/Cold pressurized water
On-Demand instant propane hot water heater
Watermaker, Spectra Ventura 150 - (150 gallons per day)
2 - 10# propane tanks
Yamaha 8 hp dinghy engine

Sails and rigging:
Taller Rig for better light air performance - Seldon factory upgraded 4' extension
Fully battened Triton laminate main with single line reefing (2 reef points)
Harken Mainsail sheet system on hardtop - 9' Harken traveller with car - 3:1 controls
Lazy jacks
Mast Mate Step climber
Boom Vang
135% laminate Genoa with UV leach protection
Furlex 2000 genoa furling system
Tri-radial Asymmetrical Cruising Spinnaker in a chute
Portside & Starboard - Harken 44 self-tailing 2-speed winches
Portside - Harken 16 self-tailing winch
Harken traveller on hard top roof
All lines led through line clutches, aft to the cockpit
Deck light
Glomex TV Antenna

Builder/Designer: PDQ / Alan Slater

LOA: 36' 6"
LWL: 34'4"
Beam: 18'3"
Displacement: 10,000 lbs
Draft: 2'10"
Mast Clearance: 54’

Engine(s): 2 x Yamaha (new in 2006) - 400 hours
Engine(s) HP: 9.9
Engine Model: T9.9EXH2 - High Thrust
Boat Speed: Under Power = 7 knot cruise; Under Sail = 8-10 knot cruise

Fuel: 55 gal (range 350-400 nm)
Water: 85 gal
Holding: 35 gal

The bottom was repainted July 2009 with 3 coats of Interlux Micron Extra. The interior received a complete revarnishing in 2009. The main Yamaha engines have about 400 hours on them, while the dinghy engine and Honda generator have less than 25 hours.