Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
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older C & C''''s
Would concur With Jeff H about big gennies, especially with the C&C 38. Roller-furling could help tame that monster. It is a powerful boat, generally set up solidly so as to be able to handle rough weather and keep racing. Below, the layout of the 38 is also geared towards racing. You have a huge main cabin where the crew can chow down & talk around a nice table, bag the chute, cook, sleep and navigate. The separate head and forward cabin offer the only privacy. If you like the space and setup, the 38 has a refined look and able performance that can make you feel proud every time you sail her. The 36 has smaller spaces below, for perhaps a cozier feel, but the same main cabin/forward cabin setup. IMHO the 36 is more overtly a cruiser. Her sheer seems a bit more pronounced, and her performace isn''t quite as good as some of the other C&C''s. (A higher PHRF rating than the 35 attests to this.) We raced against a C&C35 last Friday night and were surprised to still be able to see them with us on Saturday morning. As Jeff H suggeste, they''re well put together for coastal cruising. An older (70''s MkI) C&C 35 that I''ve seen that had done the Bermuda race several times looked a bit tired. On the other hand, it still had nice lines and was ready to go again. If the boat will do what you want to do, surveys well, and the price is right, go for it!