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Re: C&C 30 vs 32,33, or 34

I own a 1981 C&C 32 that was well taken care of by it's previous and original owner.
The thing I like the best about my boat is it has a solid fiberglass hull, no balsa core. The deck is cored but the hull is not.
The line up of boats you are interested in have varying methods of construction that need to be appreciated. Most, if not all have a cored deck, some have 100% cored hull while others are only cored above the waterline.
If the hull or deck on these cored boats has been compromised, then that will need to be addressed, or just walk away.
My C&C has an unusual and drastically raked keel. The trailing edge is swept back almost three feet from top to bottom and it draws 6'8". My rudder is over 4' long. I have yet to find another 32' with this keel/rudder set up.
Personally my favorite C&C's are the 37+40 and the Redline 40. But they may be a little out of your price range.
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Re: C&C 30 vs 32,33, or 34

As fiberglass1 stated, draft varies on these models. Others made some excellent points as well.

I've been doing some serious boat shopping over the last 7 months, looked at lots of racer/cruisers under 50K.

First thing that should be decided is if draft is a factor. They may have produced shoal or c/b models, but, how prevalent are they in the market?

At first I was a little scared of boats cored below the waterline. Talks with good surveyors got me down off that ledge as long as you don't gamble by not getting a full survey or buying a boat of unknown quality of production.

I owned a 30 MKI for a decade. It's very roomy for a boat of that size and vintage. For less than 25K you can find one in really good shape.

I'm in a purchase agreement for a 30 MKII, it's also very roomy for it's vintage. Decent head room and an "aft cabin". I feel that I've gone up a size but it will be just as easy to handle and my yard rates will be the same. I looked at almost every one for sale in the USA, I'll post more on that after I close.

The sticker shock I found was boat transport (don't forget the yard fees on either end). Holy crap! For a 30 ft boat it can easily run up to 3K+ for a 6 hour drive. I might end up sailing mine simply because I'm running out of boat bucks
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Re: C&C 30 vs 32,33, or 34

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Are they under 50k these days?
Thanks to the recession, yes.

Although, like any boat that is fully upgraded and maintained, the price could be higher...

Speaking of classic C&C's.... I hope the OP looks at a clean C&C 34. They are a way cool boat and a Modern Classic.

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Re: C&C 30 vs 32,33, or 34

We have a 35 MKIII k/c. As Jaronson said sails circles around most boats. Has plenty of rom and comforts. Good build quality as well as equipment. A good racer cruiser with no shortage on cruising. Once you learn when to shorten her sails she isn't as tender. I would move up a few extra feet and get the 35

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Re: C&C 30 vs 32,33, or 34

Thanks for all the responses, folks- You've given me a lot to consider. Happy Sailing!
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Re: C&C 30 vs 32,33, or 34

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Thanks for all the responses, folks- You've given me a lot to consider. Happy Sailing!
Presuming that you might still be in shopping mode.....
I just found last week out about an O-34 coming onto the market - private seller - in SF.
Link: O-34, in SF, coming onto the market

Sidebar: you need to complete more of your empty bio here so at least we can know approx. where you sail.

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We have a 35 MKIII k/c. As Jaronson said sails circles around most boats. Has plenty of rom and comforts. Good build quality as well as equipment. A good racer cruiser with no shortage on cruising. Once you learn when to shorten her sails she isn't as tender. I would move up a few extra feet and get the 35

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As the former owner of a 36 (which is similar to the 34) I would agree that the 35 may be the best in this size range. And they seem to do very well in PHRF racing.
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Re: C&C 30 vs 32,33, or 34

Gotta C&Ct corvette 31' ,,not many creature comforts but sail like a dream. Built solid, not like many production boats of the new era...Happy shoping
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Re: C&C 30 vs 32,33, or 34

I second the 33-2. Of the four you originaly mentioned it has the best combibnation of performance and room and is under 50000. The 30-1 is probably the best bargain. It is one of the best boats C&C ever made

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Re: C&C 30 vs 32,33, or 34

Ended up with the 33MKII. I think it was a great choice, as I love the boat. Thanks to everyone for their input.
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