What year boats are you looking at? Today, C&C and Tartan are owned by the same company (since 2000?) and the Tartans are the cruisers and the C&C the racers (although they are racer - cruisers).
If you are looking at older boats, note that C&C made racers, cruisers and cruiser - racers. Models that have an LF (Land Fall) designation are the cruisers, like the C&C LF, 35 LF, etc.
Not all the boats have the traveler on the bridgedeck. The older 34 and 36 have it on the cabin top.
Originally Posted by Rustyf
I am researching cruisers in the 34-37 ft. range and a knowledgeable person advised against a C&C because, he said, they were cruisers best suited for racing which I doubt that I will ever do. However there are a number of used C&Cs that appear to deserve a close look. Any thoughts on this?