Bob- I have always like the looks of the J-33. On the Chesapeake the J-33''s were owed a little time (9 or 12 secs I can''t remember which) by the 35''s but were not able to save their time. There was a very well funded and crewed effort in one of the 33''s that really never did very well on the race course. Have you been able to beat the J-35''s on corrected time? On the east coast, J-33''s are more expensive than most 35''s.
The 33 is an interesting boat, closer in design theory to the J-27 and to the J-125 than to most of the rest of the J''s. The one thing about the 35 is that it really had better accomodations down below. While neither have great headroom, on the 35 the headroom extended past the head and into the forward cabin. On the 33 the head does not have headroom if I remember right.
Interesting boats though.