Cheoy Lee built a number of 35 foot long models. The three that I think of quickly are the Robb designed Lion, Luders designed Offshore and a Perry designed 35. There may have also been a Richards design (although that may be called a 36). Of the bunch the Perry and Richards designs would be okay, and the Luders and Robb would be poor choices.
The current thinking on optimizing for a short chop is that a boat with a long waterline, vee'd bow sections, and a finer entry results in a gentler motion and less energy lost in each collision with each wave. Also minimizing weight in the ends of the boat also result in less pitching in a chop.
The Perry design has a long waterline and appears to be the kind of design that would be work quite well offshore, but its full-ish bow sections and weight of the main mast far forward would make it less than ideal in the kind of short steep chop for which San Francisco is notorious.
With regards to eolon's comment, I am a big fan of wooden boats, having owned and built quite a few in my day. Traditional wooden boats were actually quite light for their strength and stiffness. My problem with many of the Cheoy Lee's is that they tended toward the crudest forms of wooden boat construction, mixed with the crudest forms of fiberglass construction. The result is boats with very heavy weight hulls, interiors and rigs for their strength and as a result compromise a mix of carrying capacity and ballast ratios resulting in boats that are a bit tender and so carry smaller than ideal sail plans for their weight and drag.
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