Wally Bryant - s/v Stella Blue
Once into Wally's huge C&C site, click on C&C Landfall 38 - Stella Blue
He spent years rebuilding a similar size C&C and is now out there cruising. It's generous of him to keep his site going. The projects are well detailed and explained.
Your proposed C&C purchase may not need as much work as his boat, but ALL
boats over a decade (to pick a round number) in age will need many of these upgrades to go cruising.