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Cruising on a C&C 39
We just became the owners of a 1974 C&C 39. I am located just off Vancouver Island and I purchased the boat in the hope of going off-shore with my family - wife and two children - in about a year's time. The plan is to sail down the coast and spend the winters sailing and then leaving her on the hard for the summer months while we return up here. The first season would be in the Sea of Cortez and the west coast of Mexico, the second along the coast of Central America, through the canal, etc, etc.
Having said that I am wondering about the appropriateness of the boat for this. A review postedon the C&C owner's website on the 39 says that it is quite suitable for extended off shore cruising. However, I have a broker here who is telling me that the boat was not intended for off-shore cruising and that I would be wasting money upgrading her for the task, and encouraging me to sell the boat and look for something more appropriate. Having just bought her, I would take a hit if I were to sell her.