Welcome aboard!! There is a forum member
in Tacoma with a center cockpit
42foot Cascade. His name is SteveK and I think you can find him with a search in this forum.
We just came back from a trip up your way to Port Townsend and the Wooden Boat Festival. Great time.
can develop some dry rot
issues in the areas where glassed over plywood
was used in their construction. Check for soft spots in the transom, cabin
sides (especially under ports) and top and deck
Having owned a bunch of different boats I would not go over a 36 footer again and would choose an aft cockpit
design. Just my opinion.