Considering a C&C 30 MK II - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 04-05-2011 Thread Starter
HANUMAN
 
RobGallagher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Noank, Connecticut, USA
Posts: 2,223
Thanks: 23
Thanked 57 Times in 56 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
Considering a C&C 30 MK II

I currently own a C&C 30 MK I vintage 1972.

I found a 30 MK II I am interested in.

Of course I will get a full survey, etc. However, I was hoping some of the current or past owners here could give me a heads up as to problem areas I could investigate on my own before paying for the survey.

The problem is, so far everything I have read had nothing but good things to say about this model

Come on, give me the bad news, talk me down from the ledge before I jump
RobGallagher is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 04-05-2011
Senior Member
 
blt2ski's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,138
Thanks: 1
Thanked 40 Times in 39 Posts
Rep Power: 13
   
I would look at this as a, is the mk II a better sailor than the Mk I. Did the BAD IOR traits hit the Mk II version etc. ALong with is the mkII a nicer better newer boat etc.

Then why go with the same boat but newer? If there is a mkIII as I am recalling, I believe it is a better sailor than the 2, which is worst than the mk I. BUT, I could be wrong.......

If it were me, I would go with the 2-4foot itis vs the no foot and newer boat, unless the one I had was in pretty bad shape, or this one is too good vs the old one.........

Marty

She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!
blt2ski is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 9 Old 04-05-2011
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 18,281
Thanks: 126
Thanked 458 Times in 435 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
I believe the MkII is the Rob Ball design of the mid-to-late 80s.

It's quite a different boat from the earlier model, of course. She may have some IOR bumps of the day but I think it's a nice boat just the same. We did have one in our club that had some issues, IIRC a bulkhead repair was needed, it was a bit of a major job - but that may well have been an exception to the rule.

But in a way Marty's right - in today's market maybe a similar vintage 33 would be a better step up??

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 9 Old 04-05-2011
Senior Member
 
blt2ski's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,138
Thanks: 1
Thanked 40 Times in 39 Posts
Rep Power: 13
   
Faster,

If MK II is a mid to late 80's model, many of the IOR bumps have been taken out after the fastnet fiasco. IF a really early 80, ie 80-82, some of the bumps may be there. But my 85 build ie 83-88 built jeanneau hull from TOny Castro at the time, does not show the IOR issues from the late 70's before Fastnet. Again, I could be wrong on this.

Marty

She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!
blt2ski is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 9 Old 04-06-2011 Thread Starter
HANUMAN
 
RobGallagher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Noank, Connecticut, USA
Posts: 2,223
Thanks: 23
Thanked 57 Times in 56 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
The MK II is the late 80's ('88?)to mid 90's ('95?) version. It sports a very nice layout down below with an aft head and cabin, Island galley, more hatches, a walk through transom, etc.

I single hand or have non sailing crew aboard so I don't feel the need for anything over 30 ft. Other boats on my short list are the Pearson 31-1 or the Tartan 3100, but they don't check all the boxes on my list.

The MK I is a well built boat and a solid performer but it lacks some of the creature comforts I now desire.

I believe there where only two C&C 30 MK (I and II) versions.

There where some design modifications over the years to the MK I and some people may refer to the early 1980's MK I as a MK II. This, I believe, is incorrect. Someone with more knowledge may chime in here and correct me if I am wrong.
RobGallagher is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 9 Old 04-06-2011
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 18,281
Thanks: 126
Thanked 458 Times in 435 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
I think you're on the mark, Rob... eg the C&C 35 definitely went through a Mks I, II and III evolutions with all three visibly different boats, esp the deck mold for the MkII (not sure if the hull was a major mod) and finally the MkIII which was the '80s upgrade that much of the line went through.

The C&C 27 went through various renditions as well, but towards the end of the run when C&C changed the portlight designs on the 30 which updated the look quite a bit, not sure that was a 'Mk" change really.

One would expect that each Mk upgrade would have been a significant design change, either deck or hull or both.

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 9 Old 04-06-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 37
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
There is a C&C30 at my local boat yard, not sure what year/version, but it is such a nice boat, as you already know! There are no downsides! Just be carefull not to catch 2-foot itus. Since it is your second boat you should have no problems!

Adam

1977 Laser 1
1980 Edel 665
Dinghy!!! With a 2 horse
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
AdamHowie is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 9 Old 04-06-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 37
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Pretty sure it is a MkI

1977 Laser 1
1980 Edel 665
Dinghy!!! With a 2 horse
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
AdamHowie is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 9 Old 04-06-2011
Senior Member
 
JimsCAL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Glen Cove, NY
Posts: 3,330
Thanks: 2
Thanked 111 Times in 103 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Good friend had a C&C 30 MKII for a number of years. Nice boat. Nice open spacious interior, but not much privacy for 2 couples. The aft cabin is tight. Nice sailing boat and reasonably quick for its size. No particular issues that I am aware of.
JimsCAL is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome