I think people are using different definitions of "solid" in this discussion. The points Jeff raised about Grampians being inexpensive boats was certainly true -- they defined their market as entry level cruising boats. The former production manager at Grampian once told me that "We built Fords. If you came in and asked for a Lincoln, we'd send you next door to C&C." (A C&C production plant was literally next door to the Grampian plant in Oakville.)
Great info. Not sure about the location of C&C in Oakville. Was that not Ontario Yaughts on Speers Road next door to Grampian Marine, with C&C down the road a few clicks west on Wallace Road and Speers?