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Seller's Description

CS 36, 1986 sailboat for sale 10,000 in fair condition, No engine in boat, Engine was non-repairable and is not available.

CS 36 is a solid fiberglass hull with no outside teak maintenance required. The rig is Isomat with a custom baby stay installed by a professional rigger for added downwind wing on wing sailing without the main or a triple reef mainsail with a stay sail near the center of effort of the vessel. The CS 36 Traditional was over built and there are many that have been used for international cruising , the boat looks good from every angle with strong and distinctive lines. . The CS 36 T deck design with all primary control lines leading back to the cockpit adds to the safety factor for short handed sailing. The shallow draft design of 4 feet 11 inches enables access to more area’s other deeper draft vessels cannot access.


V Berth forward with multiple storage lockers, Cedar hanging locker in V berth Full length settee to starboard converts to a double berth There is a large folding cabin table not currently install ( photos to follow) Good sized navigator’s station at base of entrance to cabin has electronics panel, VHF, stereo Head/shower compartment is forward starboard Galley with stove, oven, microwave refrigeration, sink and storage is to port of companionway Aft quarter berth has large single berth Fans and 12v lighting throughout the cabin Cushions and teak floor in good condition ( Exception is the floorboard within 6 inchs of the mast that can be replaced and screwed to the floor.


Anchor locker and anchor / chain 150 feet Roller Furling Head sail custom inner stay and running back stays for easy wing on wing down wind sailing. Hull Bottom was soda blasted ,2 coats of epoxy and bottom paint was completed in 2018 Wide side decks allow easy movement forward Large destroyer wheel with engine controls and instruments Main self tailing winches Lewmar 46 Hull Bottom was soda blasted ,2 coats of epoxy and bottom paint was completed in 2018 Full set of dock lines and bumpers Refrigerator and freezer 12 VDC 4 additional house battery boxes installed for long range cruising Full set of cockpit cushions in good condition Main fair, genoa good condition Sail instruments Nexus, Garmin chart plotter vintage 2010

Shoal draft version:

Draft: 4.92’/ 1.50m Displacement: 15650 lbs./7099 kgs. Ballast: 6650 lbs./3016 kgs. Sail Area/Disp.: 16.43 Bal./Disp.: 42.48%



Raymond Wall
CS Yachts (Canadian Sailcraft)
# Built
Partial Skeg
FG w/balsa cored deck


Length Overall
36 6 / 11.1 m
Waterline Length
29 3 / 8.9 m
11 6 / 3.5 m
6 3 / 1.9 m
15,500 lb / 7,031 kg
6,500 lb / 2,948 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
640′² / 59.5 m²
Total Sail Area
640′² / 59.5 m²
Sail Area
273′² / 25.3 m²
42 8 / 13 m
12 9 / 3.9 m
Air Draft
52 9 / 16.1 m
Sail Area
367′² / 34.1 m²
49 0 / 14.9 m
14 11 / 4.6 m
Forestay Length
51 2 / 15.6 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
35 gal / 132 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
83 gal / 314 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
7.8 kn
Classic: 7.25 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

7.78 knots
Classic formula: 7.25 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16-20: good performance

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
>40: stiffer, more powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
275-350: heavy

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
20-30: coastal cruiser

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising


One of CS yachts most popular models. Within a month of it’s introduction in 1978 over 60 were sold. The 36 became known as the CS 36 Traditional when the CS Merlin was introduced in 1987. Production of the two 36 footers, overlapped for nearly a year.
Diesel engines varied from the original Westerbeke 30-hp, to a 33-hp Mitsubishi and later, a 28-hp Volvo.
Draft: 4.92’/ 1.50m
Displacement: 15650 lbs./7099 kgs.
Ballast: 6650 lbs./3016 kgs.
Sail Area/Disp.: 16.43
Bal./Disp.: 42.48%

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