Don't worry, another even better boat will come your way. If you are new to cruising I'd really recommend doing what you can to sail many kinds of boats, especially with an eye to singlehanding
if you are sure that is what you will do. The 35 is a little big for singlehanding
. I wouldn't recommend it but it is possible. I know a guy who singlehands a Cal 40 but he has many years of experience. I think there may be some better choices. As you gain experience your opinions of boats will likely change. Have you taken a look at the site Bluewaterboats.org? Be sure to check out the "vote for a boat" section. Most of those boats are also excellent choices for research
. And the advice at atomvoyages.com is very good too. Atomvoyages.com has a list of "good old boats" which shows some of the more time-tested models. And don't be afraid of boats built in the 60s, it is hard to find a boat now built as well as some of those. I have one and love it. In my own case it was a $4000 bargain. I have a friend who just bought a Cheoy Lee
30 (1970), a very well-built boat, in very good condition for $12,000. Now that is a full keel
boat which may not be your preference. I am not advocating finding the cheapest boat you can find, just find one you know, will take care of you and that you love to sail. That may take a little more time on the water
in other people's boats. You might check out chartering a variety of boats too to try out different designs. Good luck!