Ladies and gentleman, thank you VERY much for such insightful comments. As always sailnet comes through!
A couple more clarifying questions?
1. How does the T 37 CB point compared to other cruisers such as Valiant 40? Tayana 37? Cal 39? Sabre 38[fixed keel]
2. Regarding leeway, is it minimal and of little or no concern? Or is it something that could make clawing off a lee shore more challenging?
Thanks tons guys!!!