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Re: c&c 33mk ii vs c&c 34(1980/81) vs c&c 35 mk iii
Our previous boat (not C&C) looked the same from aft... ie the rudder and keel were not perfectly 'in line'.. it seemed not to affect performance in any serious way.. after all it's not as if the fins are often perfectly plumb anyway...
Not sure if that was intentional on C&C's part (in BPs image), but when the time came to install a dripless seal (necessitating pulling the [long] propshaft), once the coupling was off the shaft slid nicely alongside the off-plumb rudder blade without needing to drop the rudder (a big job on a 40 footer. esp since the stock went clear to the aft deck) At that point I decided the offset must have been intentional... worked out for us, anyhow...
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