Re: 30 vs 33
Like the poster above, I own a 30 and compete frequently against a 33, both Mark 1, mid 70s. He and I swap the club season trophy back and forth between us. I think we've monopolized it for the past 10 years. Our only real competition is a same vintage C&C 38. I think the 33 has nicer lines, the 30 looks chopped off in the stern. Interior is about a toss-up but the 33 has a quarter berth which is a plus. He can reliably outpoint me by 5 degrees but his tracks are located farther inboard than mine and I think that makes the difference. I don't think you could go wrong with either boat. Both are quintessential C&Cs. Agree the V drive is a pain- the stuffing box is unreachable.
1977 C&C 30 Mk 1 hailing from Port Clinton, Ohio