Hi, just saw your post. I owned a C36 for about 18 years and regret letting go of it. My wife had some bad feelings for the boat that related to a previous relationship with another woman! I would buy another C36, but she has a memory that just won't let go.
I bought the boat in 1979 and she had just been returned from Australia
for the bank of america. Scoundrels had purchased the boat new and sailed for 2.5 years without making a payment. I have also considered this tactic over the years and can't necessarily say they were wrong. Especially in light of the recent attitude in real estate in the US where people just walk away when it isn't worth what you owe for it. I wander!
I sailed in the SF Bay
for 10 years, 5 years in S. Cal
, and then 5 years in Puget Sound
. I always felt the boat was very capable offshore
. Stable, stiff, and strong. I love the cutter
rig. I didn't have a roller furling
system and personally still prefer hanked on sails
. I had a couple of small children
eventually. The weather
in the NW generally meant that the kids
and dog were below, which meant my wife had to be below. and that left me standing out in the wind
, rain, snow or whatever for long stretches. We finally opted for a pilot house and sold the Ericson
Let me know if I can be of any assistance.