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C&C 36 1978 - opinions? problems?

Hi all, looking at getting my second sailboat soon - currently have a hughes columbia 1982 - slow but sturdy and safe. We are now looking to get something a touch bigger and faster with a bigger cockpit as well. The Hughes cockpit is tiny.

Anyway what I have looked at is a 1978 C&C 36....really sleek look, appears to be in decent condition inside and out. Haven't gotten to the point of getting a survey done just yet - testing the waters right now and am seeking all of your input at this point.

The one glaring problem is that the keel bolts need to be tightened and sealed and then some faring done around the infamous C&C "smile" where the keel meets the hull.

Sails are in very good condition, hull is beautiful, deck has had some quality work done on it and the requisite electronics are intact. It has the original Atomic 4, which drives me nuts as I love the efficiency and safety of the diesel, but this I can live with.

Anyway what are the plusses and minuses of a boat this old, and this name?

I appreciate it, thanks in advance!
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