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1986 Express 34

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San Juan Island, WA
Listed: 04-28-2021
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$48,000 US

The owner bought this boat in 2013

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Standard features

A blast to race or fun to cruise! Not too big not too small. Safe and well maintained. Ready to go today!

At home on the race course or as a comfortable coastal cruiser gunkholing the islands. A blast to sail and sexy as all get out! Looks great just sitting at the dock.

I would compare the Express 34 to a BMW car. In fact, the Express tag line used to be, The Ultimate Sailing Machine!
Carl Schumacher was a well-respected designer and the Alsberg Brothers built quality, light, fast boats. This is a boat with good bones and has won a ton of races. A veteran of the Pacific Cup race to Hawai’i; second in class

Extra gear included

Miscellaneous and Safety
Horseshoe buoy with water activated light and drogue
Man overboard pole
USGC approved life jackets
Lifesling MOB recovery device
75’ MOB throw line
Stern mount pole and U.S. flag.
Courtesy flag halyard to first spreader
Emergency rudder
Weather cloths with World Sailing (ISAF) approved sail numbers
Spare tiller
Original head door - refinished
Dockside boarding steps
(2) fire extinguishers
Fiberglass rowing dinghy with oars
Misc. tools and spare parts
Manuals in both hardcopy and digital form

Improvements to the hull, deck, rigging, engine, or interior

Boat Name

San Juan Island, WA USA

Builder: Express / Alsberg
Year built: 1986 – Hull #1
Designer: Carl Schumacher
Flag of Registry: United States – Washington State registered
PHRF rating: 99
Coast Guard Aux. Safety inspected 2018 and 2019 (unable to renew in 2020/2021 due to Covid-19)

LOA: 34 ft 0 in
Beam: 10 ft 5 in
LWL: 28 ft 4 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
Displacement: 8000 lbs
Ballast: 3800 lbs

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2008
Engine Model: 3YM20
Engine Type: Inboard – fresh water cooled
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: ~700
Yanmar KM2P-1 transmission - - gear ratio of 2.62 forward and 3.06 in reverse
Propeller: Martec Folding propeller – new in 2017
Engine(s) Total Power: 22 HP

Fresh Water Tank: (35 Gallons)
Fuel Tank: (21 Gallons)

Interior Accommodations
Starting forward is the forward cabin with V-berth with a large hanging locker, two swivel lights, and large overhead hatch provides excellent light and ventilation. An in-fill cushion bridges the area between the berths, making one large 6’4” continuous double berth when desired. There is storage below the berth. Teak battens along the hull side give the space a warm feeling.
Opposite the hanging locker to starboard is the head. The aft facing head is at the forward end of the compartment. Outboard along the hull side is a counter with stainless steel sink and a fresh water faucet with foot pump. There is a small storage locker below the sink. An opening port above provides light and ventilation.
The main salon is just aft. Two straight settees provide excellent spaces to relax and very comfortable sea berths. Outboard, storage is available on a shelf above the seatback and in sliding door lockers along the hull side. Additional storage is available outboard of the seatbacks. The salon table with two leaves folds up against the bulkhead when not in use. Two teak grab rails run fore and aft through the salon.
The galley is aft and to starboard of the main salon. The L-shaped countertop provides an excellent space for preparing food. At the forward inboard end is the two-burner Origo stove with a removable cutting board. Just aft is access to the top loading refrigerator/freezer compartment. Inboard of the fridge is the dual basin stainless steel sink with manual fresh and salt water faucets. There is storage for dishes and stores aft of the counter and above along the hull side. A small locker below the sink provides additional storage space.
Across the salon to port is the spacious nav station with locking lift-top storage for charts and other tools. There is a light over the table. Four drawers along the forward inboard end below the table provide additional storage. Outboard is the electrical panel and GPS.
The wide quarterberth is just aft of the nav station. There is storage beneath the berth and access to systems on the starboard quarter through two hatches on the centerline.

Electronics and Navigation
B and G H1000 wind interface box, speed/depth box, analog wind direction indicator and digital cockpit multi-display (replaced 2009) with three function mast display (masthead wand computer board replaced 2011)
Sail Comp 103AC digital compass display
Data Marine depth-sounder
Standard Horizon 1850G DSC VHF radio with built in GPS – new 2020
Garmin 276c GPS
Plastimo compass
Simrad TP 20 tiller pilot autopilot
AM/FM stereo player with aux input
(2) New cockpit speakers - 2019
(2) Stereo speakers in salon

Electrical Systems
12v DC and 110v AC electrical systems
AC and DC electrical distribution panels
Smartplug 30 amp 50’ shore power cord and inlet
Battery charger – ProMariner 3 bank- 20 amp – new in 2017
Optima 12v AGM start (55 amp hour - 2019) and MasterVolt AGM house (90 amp hour) batteries with combiner switch
Link 10 Battery Monitor (2006)
All lighting converted to LED
Running, steaming, deck and anchor lights – LED
(5) Dr. LED white/red cabin lights
(3) Swivel reading lights - LED

Engine and Systems
Yanmar 3YM20 22 hp diesel engine (~700 hours, new in 2008, excellent condition, reliable with maintenance records).
Raw water pump rebuilt 2018
Racor-2000SMOR Fuel Filter
Groco raw water strainer
Stainless steel mixing elbow installed 2018
Martec two blade folding propeller new in 2017

Galley and Plumbing
EZ Cold refrigeration system with holding plate
Bosworth Guzzler manual bilge pump in cockpit
Bosworth Guzzler manual bilge pump in main cabin
Manual bilge pump in salon
Par diaphragm type electric bilge pump with sensor switch – new in 2014
Mini-Guppy sump pump for fridge drain – rebuilt 2019
All Marelon through-hulls
New water tank 2006 (35 gallon bladder)
New plumbing hoses and hose clamps 2018
New galley sink drain plumbing fixtures 2020
New faucets for galley and head 2018
Fuel tank replaced Spring 2013
Origo 3000 gimbaled 2 burner non-pressurized alcohol stove with pot holder.
Microwave oven on its own AC circuit installed in 2019
Heat Storm electric heater (AC)
Thetford Curve toilet (Type III MSD)
All weather fresh air vent in head area

6 opening hatches
Fold down salon table seats 4-6
Forward V-berth sleeps 2
Salon berths sleeps 2 – one on each side
Quarter-berth sleeps 1-2

Deck and Hull
WAILANA’S hull was painted in 2015 with Alexseal Stars and Stripes blue with red boot stripe. The deck is white with gray contrasting nonskid. Her decks are clean and uncluttered, and her low profile coachroof allows easy movement around the mast to the foredeck. Teak toerails at the foredeck make for a stable platform under sail. There are teak handrails on the cabin top. Harken tracks run aft of the toe rail to the transom, allowing adjustment of attachment points for blocks and leads. A stainless steel pushpit, split pulpit and double lifelines add to her security. A single Harken genoa car track runs inboard of the shrouds aft to the cockpit. A 4:1 purchase allows the cars to be adjusted while loaded from the cockpit. All halyards are led aft to line stoppers and standard Barient winches. 2 new 2018 Lewmar self-tailing primary winches and Barient self-tailing spinnaker winches on the cabin top. The Harken mainsheet traveler is at the forward end of the cockpit on the bridge deck. On deck storage is available in a large lazarette locker to starboard and a smaller locker aft port and starboard
Fortress 11 lb anchor with 40’ chain and 200’ rode
Dock lines and (5) fenders
(2) 50’ mooring lines for Ballard Locks

Sails and Rigging
Klacko Spars aluminum double spreader rig (built in 2002 to Ballenger specs)
Ballenger Spars aluminum boom
Aluminum spinnaker pole with composite ends on stanchion mounted chocks
Aluminum reaching strut
All standing rod rigging replaced 2015
Retractable lazy jacks
New Harken Carbo-Foil 2015
Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster
Harken windward sheeting traveler
Harken mainsheet system with fine tune
(2) Lewmar 40 ST primary winches 2019
(2) Barient 22 ST secondary winches
(2) Spinlock line stoppers for check-stays new in 2019
Harken genoa cars and track with 4:1 adjuster led aft
(2) Barient 21 halyard winches
Lewmar halyard stoppers (new 2009)
Hall Spars rigid boom vang with split fine tune led aft
Harken spinnaker pole track with jam cleats
Forespar tiller extension
(2) winch handles

North Sails paneled Kevlar main (good)
North Sails Carbon main (fair)
Neil Pryde Dacron cruising/deliver main with slugs (good – recut in 2009)
Shore Sails 1.5oz runner (very good)
North Sails .75 oz runner (good)
North Sails .6oz VMG reacher (very good)
North Sails .4oz runner (very good)
DeMatti staysail/drifter (fair)
North Kevlar paneled AP#1 (good)
North Kevlar paneled Light #1 (good)
North Kevlar paneled #3 (good)
Amen Sails Dacron jib top (very good)
Amen Sails Dacron #5 - storm jib (very good)
Amen Sails Dacron blast reacher (excellent)

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