I think I'm coming to recognize just how similar sailing and aviation are. I can fly around the globe in a Cessna 172 - under the 'right conditions' - but WHY?
It sounds like the C36 is nearly ideal for my first 'big boat' slipped in So Cal and sailed 'near offshore' from Cabo to San Fran - with a passage to Hawaii not out of the question. But, when/if the time comes (ie, retirement) that I need to circumnavigate, rather than, shall we say - 'putting lipstick on a pig' -I'll just need to bite the bullet, write the check and buy a true bluewater cruiser.
In the meantime, I'm looking for all the advice available on how best to refit an older C36 to get the most out of her.
I owe everybody lunch - fish tacos at South Beach!!!!!!