I have a 367. What would you like to know?
Never been on a cape dory so I can't compare.
stall is handy (for showers and storing wet clothes).
But its presence makes the table in salon
a PITA because when table is deployed, it's very difficult to 1) walk past it and 2) slide along it on the stbd settee.
the interior fiberglass
edges (up behind the cabinets, all unseen edges) are rough with many unfinished edges; makes for many cut fingers when blindly feeling for stuff.
well. Balances very well with both headsails. "Well" means I can trim sails
, lock the helm
and it will stay on course (until wave knocks it off). Can't do that as well with only genoa
Lots of storage
and many areas can be made accessible by cutting liner and adding hatch
I think CD36 has no liner to get in the way.
access is awful. belt, alt, water
pumps, dipstick, thermostat are all on after end of engine
(it's mounted backwards) and difficult to get to unless you're skinny as a stick. So bad that when I removed my fuel tank
, I shortened the tank to give me more room back there (widened to the tank to maintain 50 gals).
are nice and large (3 @ 50 gals each), but only one inspection
port each and leaks
Stands up well to strong winds. With properly reefed, it'll heel to where gunwale is near water and is steady. Does not round up in heavy gusts, just heals a bit more.
Normal water intrusion around deck
penetrations, balsa cored desk with about 18" wide 3/4" teak plywood
running down centerline from bow to beginning of coach roof.
room, sleepable, cockpit
lockers are deep with a lot of unused space up inside coamings (from inside cockpit lockers).
Most 367s have clubfoot staysail on pedestal
. PO removed that hardware
, except for pedestal
. I finished that removal
job and installed sheet tracks on coach roof.
Grab rail on overhead are too far apart (athwartship). Need to add one near centerline in salon
I'm going to speculate that it is strongly built because I've removed parts
of the interior and it was very difficult (i.e. removed a bulkhead/liner section ).
I also removed and move some thru hulls. Hull
thickness ranges from ~1/2" near waterline to neary ~1 1/2" near turn of the bilge Layup
in those cross sections of holes was homogenous.
(and probably non-opening ports) are screwed to liner. Metal ports
are fastened with thru-machine screws.
easy to get around, but I'd suspect not as easy to get around on with a CD36.
INterior is easy to get around, as long as the table is stowed.
Does not sail at anchor
does not wrap aroudn keel or rudder
when drifting around anchor
(40' chain, rest nylon).
Maneuverable? Because of the strong prop walk (stern to port), it's tough backing in tight spaces, but I can spin that boat around in about a 40' diameter using the propwalk, so it's also a benefit. Never got stuck in irons, even in light winds. I think the fwd end might be a bit more blunt than a CD36, but probalby not by much.
As far as the "quality", Pearson has more plastic (i.e. interior liner) than what i"ve seen in CD 36. my 367 has teak
bulkheads, teak veneer plywood
sole, teak cabinetry, probably the same as CD36.
What I can't tell you is how well (or poorly) it does when it's blowin hard and seas are choppy, just haven't been there in the 3 or 4 years I've owned it, but blowing hard in bay it does very well and, even with a bit too much sail up. Others have stated that it does well.
I have not come across any areas of the hull or desk that flex. All of it seems to be well supported or built.
In case you haven't come across this. . .
If there is anything else you want to know, ask.