ASA and PSIA Instructor
Join Date: Apr 2000
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Rep Power: 16
What model - I owned a '77 C&C 30 and raced against all the other models made during that period ( at one point it seemed like C&C was the club builder).
Missed items included leaking fuel tank, moisture in various cored panels, worn radial drive, and a variety of engine issues, although he did not officially survey the engine. We relied on the yard manager and a mechanic to do a in the water shakedown test. They (like the surveyor) missed the slow starting indicative of the low commpression that lead to a subsequent engine rebuild that the seller should have eaten..