Re: Catalina 36 owners
It's your boat, your choice.
Matters little what other people do. And until you know how big they are, it's an open ended question.
These guys should be able to help with this more boat-specific question:
Our boats are quite similar. We use the V berth, aft is the "garage."
Catalina 34 #224 (1986) C34IA Secretary
Cowichan Bay, BC, (Maple Bay Marina) SR/FK, M25, Rocna 10 (22#) (NZ model)