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C&C all the way. Great build quality in 76. I have friends who have the 24. Great little weekender and a good forgiving boat to have for your first vessel.

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Thank you for all the replies. I guess I will do some more research on the C&C this weekend.

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FWIW, I looked at a lot of boats and ended up with a C&C24. So far I think I made the right choice, she sails beautifully, fast, responsive and pretty easy to handle. Plenty of space down below too.
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A C&C 24 for less than $1000 asking price is likely to be one that is in really dire shape. I would highly recommend inspecting the boat, per the Boat Inspection Trip Tips thread I started, very, very closely. Chances are more than likely there is at least one or two deal-breaking problems.

I would highly recommend that you not buy a fixer-upper for your first boat... Refurbishing a boat to decent shape can cost far more than buying the exact same make and model boat in decent shape to begin with, and that doesn't even account for how much time it will take you to do the work and how much sailing you'll miss out on.
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