I own a 1982 CD36....not for very long but she's mine and I just sailed her from Pensacola
to Corpus Christi. There is nothing about this boat I don't like. She's beautiful, extremely well constructed and performed admirably in 25kt winds and 8' seas. Perfectly sized for my wife and I and capable of 4 more for a short weekend. The bath is tight but functional. The full keel
design is extremely durable and thoroughly protects the rudder
. The engine
compartment is tight but everything is easy to get to...if you're of average girth. I'm 6'1" and 190lbs and can get to everything.
Nothing on this boat is poorly constructed and everything I've read supports that this is a true seaworthy
boat. There are faster, roomier and more modern designs, but when the clouds close in and the wind
picks up and there's no land to hide behind...this is the boat I'd want to trust my family