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Join Date: Apr 2000
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My buddy has owned a C&C 33 I for 28 years, and its a wonderful boat - his looks as good as the day it was launched. Everything works and nothing has broken over the years. Very well buiult and sails great.
No more difficult to single hand than any other boat - set it up with ST winches and roller-furling, the traveller is in the cockpit, so you're ready to go. Would be nice to move the main halyard and reef lines to the cockpit.
I definitely see this boat as the racer side of racer-cruiser, as the down below does not have a lot of room for the length, and the storage areas are shallow. The sloping foredeck means there is little headroom foreward of the mast, the layout does not have a seperate head...living on the boat would be similar to livin gin a four-person tent. I personally think my C&C 30 Mark II of that vintage actually had more room down below than the 33, but the best of this generation of boats is the C&C 35 Mark II. Solid, great sailing, and reasonably roomy for the length, and at this point, not a lot more than a 33...check one out and you wont be sorry that you did...