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Racers and Cruisers 1981 J Boats J/36

Off Market since Nov 24th 2022

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ECLIPSE is a classic 1981 J/36 racer-cruiser with a proven record for both. She's enjoyed the same owners for the last 24 years and been well-loved and maintained. With a deep sail inventory, freshly-painted bottom and requisite safety gear, ECLIPSE is ready for racing-just add water!

The Owners of ECLIPSE are looking for an immediate sale. They have moved up to a larger boat and that makes this value-laden vessel an even better deal!


Hull Deck

  – White AWLGRIP topsides (2003)
  – Navy blue boot-top
  – Navy blue cove stripe
  – Lead keel
  – Spade rudder
  – Pettit Hydrocoat Bottom Paint


  – White AWLGRIP (2020)
  – Bow pulpit, double rail, stainless steel
  – Stern rail w/gate, double rail, stainless steel
  – Double lifelines w/gates, port starboard (2004)
  – Teak toe rail
  – Teak grab rails on coach roof
  – Stainless bow chocks
  – (4) Portlights in Salon
  – (3) LEWMAR Deck hatches (Main (2015), Forward (2019), Head)
  – (2) Hatches (Quarter berths) (New 2015)
  – Solar Vent
  – EDSON Wheel Steering w/ stainless steel 40" wheel, binnacle guard brake (Note: engine controls mounted on pedestal)
  – Stainless Steel Wheel Guard prevents main sheet catching on binnacle
  – RITCHIE Binnacle compass
  – Vented propane locker in transom

Rig, Rigging, Sails Winches

ECLIPSE has an AWLGRIP White painted aluminum mast boom, double spreader fractional aluminum rig with a high aspect mainsail, jumper struts, and is keel-stepped.

PHRF LIS: (after adjustment for roller/furler) 87. Certificate is current for 2021.

Sail Area: (100% foretriangle) 662 square feet. SA/disp 22.07

Main: 352 #1: 464 #3: 325 Spin: 1000

Mast Height above DWL:56'

  – PROFURL Roller-Furling (2009)
  – OCEAN RIGGING Stainless steel standing rigging (NEW 2015)
  – Running Backstays
  – Backstay adjuster (No hydraulics)
  – Internal Halyards (4)-- Main, jib, (2) spins
  – Central Jib Halyard (2) "Wing" Halyards for spinnakers or jibs
  – Internal Spinnaker Pole Topping Lift
  – Internal Spinnaker Pole Mast Car Adjuster
  – Genoa tracks, outboard of toe rail
  – Genoa tracks, inboard w/(4) cars
  – Lines lead aft to cockpit w/line organizers clutches
  – Rigid boom vang, block tackle
  – HARKEN Mainsheet System, cockpit traveler w/cross-hauls 8-part Main
  – Running Rigging including jib sheets, spin sheets jib car adjusters (New 2016)

Winches (BARIENT)

  – (2) 26
  – (2) 25
  – (2) 21
  – (2) 27 self-tailing


  – (4) Mains (Z Sails/DD/Schurr)
  – (6) #1 Jibs (Z Sails/UK/Schurr/DD)
  – (2) #3 Jibs (Schurr/DD)
  – (2) 1.5oz Spin (Schurr)
  – (2) 0.75 oz. Spin (Doyle/Schurr)
  – (1) 0.5 oz Spin (Schurr)
  – (1) Spin Staysail
  – (1) Staysail (North)
  – (10 Daisy Staysail (UK)
  – Mainsail Cover (Z Sails-2018)
  – Roller jib cover (ATN)


  – The interior layout of ECLIPSE is functional with a V-berth and head forward, settee berths in the main salon with galley aft to port and ice box/nav station to starboard. Quarter berths with pipe berths, are located to port and starboard. The engine is located in the center of the boat, also functioning as the main cabin table.Custom V-Berth Set-up (2008)(Converts std storage area into usable berth)
  – Interior cushions (New 2009)
  – Salon berths port starboard
  – Port salon berth extends to double
  – Quarter berths pilot berths, port and starboard
  – Main cabin table doubles as engine cover
  – Storage space under companionway stairs for lines wet gear


  – Icebox
  – Pressure cold water
  – Stainless steel sink
  – Propane 2-burner Force 10 Oven


  – Marine head
  – Sink with fresh water
  – Portlight Deck Hatch
  – Holding Tank (6 gal)
  – Y-Valve hoses for overboard discharge (New 2019)


  – GARMIN Chartplotter GPSMap 547 (New 2017)
  – TACKTICK Wireless Instruments (Wind, Boat Speed, Depth, Compass) (Displays re-conditioned 2021)
  – RAYMARINE Autopilot Wheelpilot


  – ElectricalBatteries (2) Group 27 AGM, 92 AH each (New 2016)
  – GANZ GSP-30 30W portable Solar panel w/flex charge controller
  – XANTREX LINK 20 battery monitor
  – XANTREX PRO 1800 Inverter

Lighting, Exterior

  – Navigation lights, LED

Lighting, Interior

  – Reading dome lights throughout, Halogen
  – Red/White Nav Station light, LED
  – Head lights, LED


  – Fresh-water capacity: 35 gals.
  – Cold pressure-water system for galley head
  – Hot pressure-water plumbed (No heat exchanger/Hot water tank)
  – Bilge pump-West Marine 600, electric with electronic water sensor
  – Whale manual bilge pump, cockpit


ECLIPSE is powered by a 1982 YANMAR 3GMD (3) Cylinder RWC diesel engine. The engine is rated at 20 HP at 3400 RPM.

Additional Inventory

Ground Tackle

  – (2) Anchors, 25# Danforths w/10' chain 100' nylon rode (2016)


  – Hathaway, Reiser Raymond Dodger w/stainless steel frame (2004)
  – Forespar canvas awning (Mast to end of boom)
  – Winter cover (Canvas Shop, Huntington, LI)


  – Manual horn
  – (2) Fire extinguishers
  – PFDs


  – Emergency Tiller
  – Swim ladder, stainless steel
  – Bosun's chair

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