I have a friend who lives on a C&C 34 in the slip next to mine. His is a 1982 and he seems to like it fine for a liveaboard. We are in the Pacific Northwest, but sometimes he complains about it being hot inside the boat and there are no opening portlights to let in a crossbreeze. There are hatches
that should help, but it may also be that he feels hot because he isn''t used to it. In any case there is a good amount of space and there is good access to most of the systems. Holding tank
is under the V-berth and there are 2 water tanks under the settees. Head is small, but the bathrooms on the dock are close. The settees are a bit narrow, but not uncomfortable. He complained about not having space behind the wheel so he took out the helm seat which was just held in with 6 screws. That leaves a nice space behind the wheel and seats
in the corners if you need to sit. Those seats
have room for a couple of propane bottles if you have or want a propane setup.
There is sometimes some cracking where the front of the keel joins the hull which can be fixed by tightening the keelbolts and resealing it. I bet most surveyors know about that issue. Also sometimes there are stress cracks on the side decks outboard of the front end of the cockpit. I don''t know if they were gelcoat or actual cracks, but the surveyor ought to know to look for it.
I have sailed on it and it does pretty well in light air. I think he reefs it around 15-18 knots, but I haven''t been on it in a good breeze.