Fist off, fair disclosure: I have owned, raced and cruised my C34 for twenty years. The C34 LOA actually measures 34.5, the C36 LOA is “only” 35.5, a foot longer. I only bring this up because the handling characteristics are very similar. My friend owns a 36 and I have sailed it to So Call and also mine up and down the Central coast. The two transoms are very similar to the extent of almost being the same and if anything, the C36 would be a tad larger. The ladder folds down and the center transom seat is removed for easy walk-through access. I am sure if the engine was remanufactured in 2019 that it would have a new exhaust elbow. Your photos show a very clean boat and I recognize many of the owner modifications and “upgrades” that you will find on the C34 and C36 owner’s websites. Every year C36s make the annual 1,000 NM migration to Cabo San Lucas so I’m quite sure this C36 can handle anything the Chessie can dish out.