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I have got the 36 EO Union double-ender.... very similar to the HC design.
It's a classy shape, and well-behaved.
Beware of Tiawanese "efficiencies" though, at lest for my (1977) era. Typical was the welding of the stainless water tank with "normal" weld electrodes (quick-rust and perforation guaranteed and a frightening amount of work even to recover some of the capacity), a stern-tube lay-up that would get the yard foreman jailed if it happened here (I would have strangled him on the spot), and very poor "marine" plywood locker materials.
I have fixed most of it by now, and the relationship has improved.
I know little of the Caliber 40, but it will dwarf that 33 HC. The 36 HC will be a closer call for me but not the 33.
I think I would go for the 40.
Watch the build quality, whatever you do..... but then you know that. There is enough trouble in the world without buying it.