The deck layout meets the need for safety and functional space to perform cruising tasks under a variety of wind conditions. The walkways are wide, clear non-skid surfaces. Rugged handrails run the length of the cabin top. Lifelines are mounted to strong stainless stanchions and run from the double stern and bow pulpits. The large anchor locker on the foredeck has a flush mounted hinged port and is convenient to the bowsprit and its anchor roller.
The cockpit is among the largest for a 36-foot sailboat. The coamings are high and comfortable for sitting against. There are two, two-inch bronze scuppers to bail the cockpit in compliance with the tough IOR standards. A 28-inch stainless steel destroyer wheel is standard and there is an emergency tiller that is easily attached directly behind the wheel in a small lazarette. The ammeter, engine temperature gage, glow plug switch, low oil pressure light, and key switch for the starter are conveniently located next to the wheel on the port side. On Sankaty, there is a swim ladder with wood steps mounted to the transom and easily accessible through an opening in the rear pulpit.
Interior Cabin Layout
The interior is tastefully finished in handcrafted Burma teak and appointed with luxurious upholstery fabric. The cushions are 5-inch medium density foam. The teak and holly cabin sole has easy access hatches to the bilge. The teak battened acoustical headliner is zippered for access to the deck gear. The U-shaped galley adjoins to port the main salon and meal preparation a delight. There is a complete three-burner stove and oven, a double sink with hot and cold pressurized water, as well as seawater with foot pump and a spray hose. There is very considerable storage space in the galley along with a good expanse of Formica countertop workspace around the U. The 15 cubic foot deck-loading icebox is insulated with 3 inches of closed cell foam and encased in fiberglass to keep stores cold for a hungry family's extended voyaging. The U shaped settee with a large drop-leaf teak table provides excellent space for sit-down meals or dockside entertaining. When it is not needed it folds up neatly to the bulkhead in a vertical position.
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There are seven berths in three separate areas of the cabin. The forward cabin (Vee berth) has a hanging locker, three drawer highboy and cabinet. This cabin is separated from the main salon by a sliding door.
The Settee double berth and the pilot berth comprise a traditional main salon configuration. In the aft, starboard quarter is a cozy double berth, navigator's station (with space for radios and instruments) as well as a nice hinged table for charts. A hanging locker and large drawer round out the starboard aft quarter.
Thwartships, forward of the keel-steeped mast, there is a large head with telephone shower on the port side and a vanity with generous drawers and storage space is on the starboard side. The Telephone shower and head have hot and cold pressurized water in a single molded fiberglass shell for easy cleaning. Note the large mirror on the inside of the shower door is in a convienent location when the door is open and one is using the vanity. This door also separates the main salon nicely when using the vanity sink.
Vanity on Starboard side
The shower includes a separate bilge partition with an electric pump that pumps the shower water out before it can get to the large bilge proper. This contains the gray water and makes for easy cleaning.
The cabin interior is kept fresh and light by 10 openings. One hatch in the main salon and one in the Vee berth provide abundant air at anchor. Two ports in the Vee berth, four ports for cross ventilation in the main salon, and one port above the vanity and one above the head provide excellent cross ventilation. There is nice lighting provided for the evening with high intensity reading lamps on both sides of the Vee berth and on both sides of the main salon as well as over head lamps in the main salon, galley, head and vanity. The engine room and icebox both have lamp fixtures.
The marine head is connected to a seawater intake and the outlet is connected to a 40-gallon aluminum tank that can be emptied from the deck with a pump out system. For those that plan to go to sea there is also a hand pump available on Sankaty along with a Y-valve and a sealed sea-cock for pumping black water overboard. There are 45-gallon fresh water tanks under the double Settee and under the pilot berth.