Novice Sailors buying boat
Don''t get too bogged down in "what ifs". 36'' is not too big to learn on and will get easy to handle after a few months. Go for it. If it reaches a point that you don''t like the boat, sell it. Then take what you learned and buy a different boat. Keep going until you have "arrived". While you are doing all this take classes or courses that help you learn seamanship and boat handling.