Thanks you so much for the suggestion to e mail Robert Perry about the Young Sun. What a thrill for a newbe- wannabe sailing gal. Below is his reply.
And, there is a web site
that says Perry tried to seperate himself from the Union, obviously not true.
This is a great web site, we are going to get a boat again soon and I am so glad to be a part of the sailing community!
I'm not sure why you are by passing the Unions. They are Hans Christian 36's by another name, same yard, same design.
I have no idea where the Young Sun came from. It is not my design as far as I can tell but forever my name is attatched to it anyway. It's not a boat I would recommend as I don't know it that well.
It's not my habit to give free advice. I prefer to keepthing on a professional basis and to that end I offer consultation for $500 for a lifetime's supply. This way I can afford to spend the time with you that it will require to make sure your next move is the right move. I get a lot of emails asking for advice and with the ongoing press of new design work I cannot afford to give my time away. I hope you can understand this position.