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Old 08-18-2008
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Try a C&C 32, similar design but more space.
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My husband and I bought a 1974 C&C 30 about 12 years ago that already had a Yanmar 25 hp diesel (approx 3 years old at the time) installed but was in rough shape cosmetically. We first had a hull job done then worked on the rest ourselves and now absolutely love her!! She is a heavy boat (7500 lbs) so we lose races in light wind but in heavy weather we cream the competition!! It is very sturdy and its lines are classical, not much changed to the current C&C's. Husband rewired the whole boat and I worked on the wood and interior. The only current irritations are the portlights that still leak and the roller reefing boom to which you can't connect a vang. We pulled out the alchohol stove and just carry a butane portable and use the space for fenders. By rating, we are the 16th fastest in local yacht club of approx 60 boats. I don't even look at ads for other boats (except the Telstars) as this is the perfect intersection of strength, design, affordability, and opportunities for upgrades. Hope this helps!! Good luck!
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Old 08-20-2008
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Do not buy a C&C with the atomic IV gasoline engine. The engine compartment ventilation system is likely dangerous due to domestic type non-ignition protected AC breakers in the compartment. The AC conductors were solid core copper which at this age is breaking down and unsafe. The fuel tanks were mounted directly on a wooden deck without airspace underneath and the bottoms rotted out. Check ALL hoses as they are probably rotten. Foredeck and side decks are probably soft. Google C&C owners for a link to the owners association.
Thanks for all the encouraging words there Sunshine The possibility exists that the boat has been properly maintained ....
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