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older C & C''''s
Stu wrote: "The Mega, which was introduced in 1977 sold approx. 150 boats and according to George Cuthbertson -- "The market refused to embrace Mega for 3 reasons: unorthodox appearance, mediocre performance and many warranty problems". The Mega was not an "abortion" - it just wasn''t done right."
Now Stu, I can''t let that go without a few comments from a present owner...
When you run into one of those 150 owners with a 20 year old boat, most have addressed the execution, come to grips with the appearance and the fact that it had poor market performance, back when they were introduced, doesn''t matter so much. Time has tested the engineering and found it good.
Elsewhere in this thread there has been critique of various sailplans. One of the reasons I bought mine was ease of single handing, with the big main and fractional rig. Light weight and good speed don''t hurt either. Making the decision today, it might be different, but still C&C.
As has been said several times in this thread, go to the C&C lists on Sailnet or Stu''s photo album, and you''ll get an honest, well rounded critique (despite the fierce loyalty to the marque) of any C&C that you might be considering.