I'm not really worried about how the boat feels behind my truck. I have a big and heavy 1 ton Dodge pickup that I've pulled over 20,000 lbs. with, so I'm sure that pulling an under 10,000 lb. boat would feel OK.
I'm mostly wondering if lowering the mast and folding a C36 for trailering is doable by one man? A Corsair 31 is 5' shorter and the Mast is also 5' shorter and MANY people trailer these boats all over the place. If the 42'6" mast of the C31 can be easily lowered, can't the 47'6" mast be also easily lowered? I realize also that the C36 has a folded beam of 9'10" while the C31 is 8'2". Thats only 10" wider on either side of the boat (doesn't seem like THAT big of a difference). That extra size makes this boat much more appealing to me, my wife and our two kids
As for the differences between a C36 and an F36, I realize there are major differences.
And I also realize that there have been some problems reported about the C36.
This is the info I'm trying to dig up! I'm looking for first hand info (hopefully from a C36 owner) about these reported deficiencies. Are they real? What are the problems? Is there an easy enough fix? Every boat has its quirks and problems, I'm just trying to figure out if this boat is easily (and cost effectively) remedied, so as to make it a safe and solid cruiser.
There are a few used C36 listed for sale
for $225,000 (US dollars) and up to over $300,000. Can they really be that deficient in there construction?
Thanks for the responses, and please, keep them coming!