I would love to hear this from the owners of a Cat 36 thus is why I am posting on the forum. This is my dilemma, I am 11 months out of the purchase of my retirement boat and I am 95% on the Cat 36 as my boat of choice. I have only really issue left to be sure I am 100% positive on my choice of boats and where best to get advise but from the owners of this boat. The one issue I have with this boat and with many others is the spade rudder and accidental grounding's. I am hoping the the wing keel will ground before the rudder and if so what is the depth distance between the bottom of the keel vs the rudder. Living in Florida the shallows can jump out of no where and would hate to think I will damage the rudder when I ground not if I ground :) other than that I believe that is my last concern with this boat. So your thoughts from the ones with experience owning these boats I will get the best response. I have become interested in posting questions on SailNet do to so many responses from people that do not own or have first hand experience with the boat or the item in question. So I look forward to hearing back from as many as I can.