“Quality Time” is a fine example of designer George McCreary’s caliber 35LRC. She has been well outfitted, maintained and kept cruise ready by her admiring owners of over 20 years. With double the capacity for fuel, water and waste this long range cruiser will take you as far as your abilities allow.
Caliber’s 33, 35 and 35LRCs were largely responsible for building the company’s reputation and identity. They are at once a blend of tradition, innovation, security and performance as well as practicality and pizzazz. Though, often praise for the overall quality and performance, what really sets the Caliber 35 apart from the small cruiser crowd, is their stability in all conditions.
Michael McCreary arranged the elements of a taller rig, smoothly modeled waterlines and a fairly long sailing length minimizing wetted surface to make the 35 a rewarding boat to sail, with“big boat” feel motion and stability, while maintaining an ample quiet interior. Caliber laminates the bulkheads and furniture to the solid-glass hull and calls for double taping at all points and quadruple taping of structural bulkheads. Their “Quad-Seal” joint gets its name from the four separate seals against water penetration incorporated in the process.
Caliber uses large, closely-spaced floor timbers; over-sized standing rigging and spar section. Extra fiberglass is used in bonding chainplates and in the engine bed and shaft log. Stainless propeller and rudder shafts; steel rudder backbone, and cast bronze rudder shaft stuffing box are also part of the build quality.
Owners call the 35 “agile,” “nimble” and “lively.” Noting Its generous skeg-hung rudder provides superior control and protection.
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A modified fin keel with skeg-hung rudder makes the Caliber 35LRC exceptionally responsive and quick, with outstanding directional stability even through pounding seas. Because she has an unusually large displacement for a boat of her size, the Caliber moves steadily in heavy seas, and because of her high ballast-to-displacement ratio, the Caliber is very stable (and therefore safe) in rough water. Much of the Caliber's weight is due to her superior construction and not just added ballast, so Caliber owners can be extra certain that their boat can take what the sea dishes out. Other builders may extol their use of exotic new building materials to save weight, but Caliber Yachts sticks with hefty, hand-crafted lamination - a time-tested construction method that provides layer upon layer of strength against tough offshore conditions. It's the reason why the Caliber 35LRC feels so solid - and why Caliber Yachts guarantees its hulls for life against structural defects to the original owner. Caliber Yachts are built for outstanding resistance to collisions, with extra layers of solid fiberglass at potential impact points. In case of damage to the bow or rudder, a watertight collision pocket and a rudder post dam are designed to minimize flooding. Elsewhere on the Caliber 35LRC, thoughtful features add flexibility and control, which makes for extra safety. For instance, the optional Convertible Cutter Rig with a retractable inner forestay instantly lets a Caliber change with the weather, from a swift sloop into an easily controlled cutter. It's a real lifesaver when winds turn heavy. The rudder is the most vulnerable appendage on any boat's hull, but Caliber has taken extra measures so that the rudder assembly is strong and well-protected: the rudder's steel core is welded to a shaft of solid 1.5-inch diameter stainless steel. The Triple-Support Rudder System shares the rudder's load among three bearings - one more than on most boats. For ease of maintenance and protection from corrosion, the upper rudder bearing, which supports most of the rudder's load, is housed inside the boat. The structural skeg not only supports the lower end of the rudder and shaft, but also helps shield the entire assembly from damage in a grounding. Moreover, Caliber Yachts takes four steps to join and seal the hull to the deck. These steps make the Quad-Seal Deck to Hull System extremely strong and dry: first, a tough, waterproof polyurethane adhesive chemically bonds the hull and deck; second, a waterproof co-polymer sealant ensures a watertight flange; third, an aluminum toe-rail is bonded to the hull and deck with polyurethane and thru-bolted with 0.25-inch stainless steel bolts set at six-inch intervals; finally, a stainless steel striker fastened around the rub-rail provides an additional moisture seal, and protects the hull around pilings and docks. The internal keel, tanks, and sub-sole on the Caliber 35LRC are actually integrated as part of the hull. The keel is not just bolted on, the sub-sole doesn't just support furniture, and the tanks are not just dropped in place; rather, each object is heavily bonded into place. This integrated structure offers many significant advantages: a deeper bilge prevents water from sloshing into lockers while the boat is heeled, there are no external keel bolts to maintain or cause leaks, the weight of the keel and primary sea loads are evenly distributed throughout entire grid structure, the integral tanks enhance the hulls strength and serve as a double bottom that can prevent flooding if the hull is holed at the location of the tanks, and ballast is sealed within the keel as a safeguard against flooding if the keel is holed. The interior of the Caliber 35LRC is hand-crafted for strength, not mass produced from a prefabricated liner. All bulkheads are individually taped in place top to bottom throughout the entire hull, from bow to stern. Interior components, from the floor stringers and the subsole to the bulkheads and the shelves, are all solidly hand-laminated to the hull with fiberglass. The roomy cockpit is designed for safety and efficiency, even when sailing shorthanded. All sail control lines are led aft to the cockpit and all winches are self-tailing for one-handed use. Even mainsail reefing, an awkward chore on many boats, is quick and easy on the Caliber 35LRC, thanks to its single-line auto-reefing system with cockpit controls. The T-shaped cockpit accommodates an extra-large-diameter wheel, to allow a skipper to sit off to the side for a clear view of the sails. With the cockpit's generous proportions, there's room for the tallest sailor to relax. At the stern, a boarding platform makes it simple to board a dinghy or take a swim. The platform's folding ladder can be deployed from the water, allowing safe, quick access - even for an unassisted swimmer. A hand held shower provides a rinse-off right on the platform. At the forward end of the Caliber 35LRC is another handy, functional feature: a distinctive anchor roller platform. Sturdily constructed of teak and stainless, the platform simplifies anchor handling and reduces the risk of the anchor chipping the hull's gelcoat. The Caliber 35LRC's clever design and uncompromising craftsmanship continue below decks, in a layout that once more emphasizes comfort and convenience. Entry to the cabin is easy by way of the accessible companionway and large platform steps. The Caliber 35LRC's wide beam allows a luxurious liveaboard interior that is well-illuminated and richly finished in teak. The main salon features ample seating on two settees, one of which converts to a berth. The twin-leaf dining table folds up against the bulkhead for additional room. The forward sleeping cabin can be closed off from the main salon for true privacy. The head has two doors, one connecting the forward cabin and one the main salon, so it can be accessed from either area without disturbing the other's occupants. While it's enclosed and private, the head is also spacious. Pressurized hot and cold water, and a shower, are standard. Any cook will appreciate the Caliber 35LRC's efficient U-shaped galley, which includes a two-burner stove and oven, an icebox, twin sinks, ample storage for food and utensils, and more than enough counter space to prepare multi-course meals. Ventilation on the Caliber 35LRC is outstanding, with eleven opening portholes, five overhead hatches, and two deck cowls each strategically placed for optimal air circulation. Cruising the open sea is one of life's great adventures, but as experienced bluewater sailors know, the fun can easily be dampened by nasty surprises - such as violent weather, uncooperative winds, questionable water supplies, or fuel rip-offs at out-of-the-way places. Fortunately for the owner of a Caliber LRC, such difficulties aren't so disheartening. That's because the fuel and water tankage is capable of long-range capacity and dependability, giving the owner more freedom and control at sea. The fuel tanks on the Caliber 35LRC carry an astounding 120 gallons, which extends her motoring range many hundreds of miles beyond other boats in her class. When becalmed, or when a storm is threatening, the 35LRC can motor vast distances to reach more favorable conditions for sailing. As for water, the Caliber 35LRC hauls 105 gallons - sufficient to supply two people well beyond a month at sea. With capacities like these, the 35LRC won't constantly have to tank up at foreign ports, where the fuel and water prices may be high, and the quality suspect. As further assurance against trouble, the LRC is equipped with dual tanks and filters for both fuel and water. Should a problem arise in one tank, a simple flip of a lever accesses the other.
Caliber 35LRC Specifications
Standard Equipment Hull and Deck
Sails and Rigging
Mechanical - Electrical - Plumbing
Caliber Available 35LRC Optional Equipment
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