Boat #9: 1985 Niagara 35

That’s right.  It’s our very own s/v Plaintiff’s Rest, post re-rig, re-fit and repairs.  I will also show you each of the features on our boat that Phillip and I believe make it a great cruising vessel from engine access to batteries to the sump box and more.  If any of you out there are boat-shopping right now, I hope this video will help you understand why we chose the boat we did and what features and systems you may want to look for in a good cruising boat.  If there are any modifications or upgrades that you see in this video and want to know more about it, be sure to “search” (right hand tool bar on this page) for a post on it on the blog.  I’ve done a write-up or video on just about everything.  If you don’t find the info you are looking for, shoot me an email and I will be happy to answer as best I can.  Happy Boat Shopping!

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5 Responses to Boat #9: 1985 Niagara 35

  1. Rex Rarick says:

    Great job Annie!

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  3. Robert says:

    Awesome review of your boat Annie. I’ve had my eye out for a NIagara 35 for some time, but I have not been on one with your floor plan. Question for you. I’m concerned about sleeping accommodations as I’m 6’1′ and my wife is 5’7′. Would love to know how tall Phillip is and if you two sleep comfortably in the v-berth.

    • anniedike says:

      Hey Robert. Thanks for reaching out. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you as we are finally out on the hook after several months of our poor girl sitting at the dock! (Granted we were off crossing the Atlantic, so WE were having a blast but she’s been quite cross with us as she does NOT like to be left behind!) I think you would be fine. Phillip is 5’11” so you’ve only got a couple of inches on him and he stretches out just fine on the vberth. No issue head to toe. Here he is now, stretched out on the starboard settee! —

      I’m 5’6″ (5’10” in heels – ha! but now I wear flip-flops) and I have no problems at all. We sleep toes to the bow in our bed and have plenty of room. Let me know if you get a Niagara 35. Obviously, we think they’re fantastic boats!

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