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Old 07-05-2003
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C & C Yachts

C&C boats are generally regarded as decently constructed boats with overall good performance characteristics. Racing results are one of their goals They were among the first builders to extensively use balsa core in decks and hulls to achieve better strengh/weight ratios. Note the inward-turning hull/deck flange and the bolts (NOT SCREWS!) holding things together there. The substantial toe-rail also adds strength and means business. They have seemed to lean towards nice sailing qualities and good-looking boats rather than creature comforts and flash. IMHO most C&C boats look good, even if they''re not polished to a high shine. Some other boats need be be kept shiny to look good, and keeping a boat shiny is not easy. Down below, C&C tends to have sensible layouts that will work at anchor (you don''t need a slip-imagine that! ) as well as underway. Note that there are easy-to-reach handholds where you''ll need them if things get rough. And if things get rough, the boat should be able to handle it pretty well. Be sure to hire a surveyor and ask him lots of questions during the survey. What you learn will be valuable, especially if you get this boat.
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