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The C&C 29 mkI and mk2 are two totally different boats. Their hulls and decks are from completely different toolings. The only thing they share in common is their name. The 29mk2 definitely does not have a cored hull. The deck has end grained balsa which does not extend to the toe rail. C&C had the good sense to eliminate the balsa core in that area to prevent water problems in the core in the event that there was a caulking breach at any of the fasteners. The mk2 is a beautiful little yacht. I was speaking to Rob Ball, the designer of that boat at a boat show a few years ago. His comments about the C&C 29 mk2 were extreamly positive. He was actually pretty critical about a couple of other boat designs that were not quite up to C&C's high standards. I didn't expect that. He commented specifically about the 29mk2 and said, "we really got that boat right". Indeed they did. What a great all around boat. It's off wind speed and windward performance is unexpected in a boat with such nice amenities down below. They point very high into the wind (27 degrees apparent) and their narrow waterline beam make for an easily driven hull form. C&C's attention to detail is evident in all parts of the boat. It is a solidly constructed yacht which will hold it's value better than most modern day production boats and sail circles around them on the race course. I've owned one for 10 years now. From time to time I think about up sizing but haven't found another boat for under $60,000 that's worth the move. Well equipped C&C 29's with good sail inventories and electronics are selling between $28000 and $32,000. In my opinion that's a bargain by todays standards.
Last edited by replusted; 01-30-2009 at 01:13 AM.