We bought a Sailboat introducing Sailing Vessel Life of Chill

Our boat
Our boat
Our New Boat S/V Life of Chill

What Happens when you spend Spring Break Taking your daughter to look at Med Schools.

Of Course You buy a sailboat, take a year off and plan on taking on the Caribbean.  Do we know how to sail… Maybe a little.  Do you know much about sailboats…. Not much.  Why this adventure?

It was the right time at the right place.  In no way can I explain how all this transpired unless you spent 2 weeks in a rental car on the other Side of the country with us.  It really just happened and felt right.  We went with our Gut.

The Plan?

We don’t have much of a plan other than being in the Caribbean after Hurricane Season.  The boat Surveyed great and will do much better than we will I’m sure.  There is a bit of work and systems we want so will be spending the next couple of months working on those.

We might just want to learn to sail her though so if your in Georgia and want to help us out send us a shout.

What did we get?  S/V Life of Chill is a Catalina 350  2007.  Specs below.

Life of Chill

LOA: 36 ft 5 in
Beam: 13 ft 0 in
LWL: 31 ft 3 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 6 in
Displacement: 14012 lbs
Ballast: 6212 lbsEngines
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Universal
Engine Model: M-35BC
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 545
Propeller: 3 blade propeller

Fresh Water Tanks: (88 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (30 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (22 Gallons)


  • 12 volt refrigeration
  • Two burner stove with oven
  • Top and front access ice box
  • Microwave
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • Hot and cold pressure water
Hull and Deck

  • Canvas package
  • Companionway cover
  • Dodger and bimini with connector
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Folding leather wrap wheel
  • Cockpit table
  • Ultra leather interior
  • Walk through stern
  • Stern boarding ladder
  • Bruce anchor 33lb with chain and nylon rode
Engine and Mechanical Equipment

  • Universal diesel model 35 4 cylinder
  • 3 blade prop fixed
  • PSS shaft seal
  • 545 hours

  • Marine battery charger\
  • A/C reverse cycle 16,000 BTU
  • D.C electrical system with breaker panel
  • A.C shore power
  • Deck light, steaming, running, anchor lights, cabin lights
  • Electric head
  • Shore power cord
  • Electric anchor windlass
  • Macerating electric marine head
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Manual bilge pump

  • Raymarine ST60 Speed
  • Raymarine ST 60 Depth
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind
  • Raymarine ST6002 Auto Pilot
  • Jensen stereo Sirius ready
  • Standard Horizon VHF with ram mic
  • Mast head lightening master
Sails and Rigging

  • 135% Furling Genoa
  • In mast furling main sail
  • Rigid adjustable boom vang
  • Single line mainsail reefing
  • (2) Two-speed self tailing primary winches

  • Fenders
  • Dock lines
  • Throwables
  • Life sling

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