I am considering looking at a Pearson 36. The boat is a 1975, but at least in the photos looks very clean, looks very original but well maintained. I know it is IOR influenced, but how do you think it would be in light air? I am planning on living aboard and sailing cruising coastal and Hudson River for now. I want something that will be comfortable and good in light air as the Hudson tends to have fluky winds. I want also to have a lot of confidence if I run into a storm.
Anything to look for on these? I understand the 365 would likely be more to my needs, but this particular boat keeps coming up on my searches. I understand Pearson has a good rep for build quality and making fairly quick boats, though I don't imagine I will be racing. Will be short handing a lot though.