The Cape George 36 is a boat I've been lusting after forever. The factory built boats are tres cher and the owner builts are mostly just as expensive and as well built. If you can find one under a $100,000 that is well done, I'd highly reccomend having a look or, if you can afford it, looking at one at any price
. The 36 is an Atkins design that was built in wood and sailed well in the light air of the PNW. Cecil Lange adapted it to fiberglass
. It's a transom design with outboard
rudder and a bowsprit
. Typical easy to handle cutter rig with a pretty tall mast
We built, lived aboard and cruised a W32 in the '70s. Biggest 32' boat you'll ever find and surprizingly quick as long as you don't have to go to weather
in light air and a chop. If you are into that look, the Alajuela 38 is the best performing of the Atkins double enders. Its got all lead ballast and a tall stick, even taller on the MkII version for better light air performance. Just look at the Ingrid and the W32 from the bow to see why the longer boats are a better all around performer. The Blue Water
and other PNW Ingrids were mostly owner built and nay have iron ballast.
Just did a solo transpac on my Pearson
Averaged over 140 miles per day, 15 day trip from SF to Hilo. Trades never blew more than 15 mph and usually less. The P35 is a much smaller boat, interior
volume wise, than a W32 despite it's 3' longer length. It doesn't have the length to displacement of the heavier double enders, either.