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Question C&C 32...can it be an "offshore" boat?

Having watched the start of the Marblehead to Halifax race yesterday, it got me thinking: could a C&C 32 be safely used to do this type of race? My main concern would be the windows. Not only are they old, but they leak a bit. No big deal for being within site of land, but is there a way to make them more secure and more waterproof for a quasi-open ocean race like the Halifax race?
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Many older C&C's have lexan windows mounted a complex curve with silicone (or something similar). Just about everyone of them leaks. I have seen some on which the windows have been bolted into place with large washers on either side. I suspect that drilling through the lexan is a bit on an art.

I would also check the notice of race, sailing instructions and other documents to see what other modifications might be required for racing. As an example, you may have remove the vinyl from your lifelines, secure all flooring, etc..
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