We love our boat!! But we are moving over to a trawler( gasp). We still plan to cruise the US and Caribbean, just in a boat with two cabins for family and friends. I know for many, this is a baffling move to go from such a great vessel to a trawler, but ever since my brain surgery the wind has been knocked out of my sails and i just don’t enjoy the sailing aspect, love everything else about cruising. So, I cannot live on land( I’ll go mad), and we looked at cats(meh), so trawlers won out. We are headed to Pensacola for a while to rebuild the cruising kitty and to make the change from sail to power. Here is a run down about Rain Dog, will update as soon as I have more time.
1989 Pacific Seacraft Crealock 34 hull #142.
Wheel steering, Monitor Windvane
reliable inboard yanmar 30hp diesel with two blade prop.
Air Draft with antenna is 46.
Coast Guard Documented
High quality build.
Specs from saildata.com
|Hull Type:||Fin with rudder on skeg||Rig Type:||Cutter|
|LOA:||34.08′ / 10.39m||LWL:||26.25′ / 8.00m|
|Beam:||10.00′ / 3.05m||Listed SA:||533 ft2 / 49.52 m2|
|Draft (max.)||5’1″||Draft (min.)|
|Displacement:||13500 lbs./ 6124 kgs.||Ballast:||4800 lbs. / 2177 kgs.|
|Builder:||Pacific Seacraft (USA)|
|First Built:||1985||Last Built:||# Built:|
|AUXILIARY POWER (orig. equip.)|
|Water:||80 gals.||Fuel:||40 gals.|
|RIG AND SAIL PARTICULARS KEY|
|I(IG):||40.33′ / 12.29m||J:||14.50′ / 4.42m|
|P:||34.40′ / 10.49m||E:||14.00′ / 4.27m|
|SA(Fore.):||292.39 ft2 / 27.16 m2||SA(Main):||240.80 ft2 / 22.37 m2|
|Sail Area (100% fore+main triangles):||533.19 ft2 / 49.53 m2|
|Sail Area/Disp.2:||15.10||Est. Forestay Length.:||42.86′ / 13.06m|
|BUILDERS (past & present)|
|More about & boats built by:||Pacific Seacraft|
|More about & boats designed by:||William Crealock|
Some things to note about Rain Dog
She has a brand new 40gallon fuel tank( not installed), this was given to us by another PSC34. Our fuel tank is fine, no leaks, looks great. But nice to have a brand new custom tank ready to install if needed.
We bought all new chain plates ( bought from Pacific seacraft) and mast tangs/fittings( LaFiell). We bought them due to the age of the Rain Dog’s chain plates and fittings. Our rigger did a full inspection before we left to go cruising ( November 2014) and said everything looked great, so this new hardware is not installed.
Standard Horizon matrix GX2100
Radio, Fusion MS-RA206 with two Polk speakers
Tons more cruising gear, loads of line, 3 big fenders(2015), preventers,oil change pump, three stage water purification at galley,pressure water at galley, propane stove with oven, propane solenoid, CO2 detectors (2), fire extinguisher(2)
We just had her hull scrubbed by a diver,(2/2016) he said the hull is in fantastic condition. There have three coats of Trinidad SR from the bottom job in late 2014. The diver thought was e had just had the bottom painted 🙂 . Kinda cool when a diver tells you what a lovely bottom you have :-).