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Going to look at a '69 C&C "Redwing" tomorrow ????

As the header says...
Found an ad for the above at , what seems to be a cheap price.Now to find out what's wrong!
AT 30 feet, it's a tad longer that I wanted; but since it has a lot of the stern taken by a rather long lazerette locker, the rearmost bu=it of the cockpit is prolly around 27' from the bow; so...
Not as beam-y as I wanted either; but it most certainly appeals to my "old school" appearance dictates.
The inboard is AWOL and it has a running 25 hp Evinrude hanging off the back.
Looks like the roller furler halyard has come loose and the jib is piled up on the deck. Hopefull that it can be snagged and no mast adventure will be needed!?!?

Owners bailed, left it with the local live-aboard and beat feet back to central US. Apparently, the new title holder only wants to get what he can and avoid future slip fees; which will start up at the end of the month.

I can get this beauty for a song...perhaps off key a bit; but....

Other than the obvious age-related cosmetics; is there anything specific to look for? The Hinterholler yards have the rep to have built some exemplary yachts. I can probably buy this one for the scrap value of the lead keel and the price of the used sails, not considering the roller set up!

Are the C&Cs of the period as good as I'm led to believe? Is it worth my time to even consider taking it on? A little polish, some teak oil and Voila!

Guess I'll know once I see it?!? Will report after viewing.

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Re: Going to look at a '69 C&C "Redwing" tomorrow ????

It's a pretty boat that is massively and inappropriately over-engined. If she's not worht sailing but worth parting, you should be able to clear $1200-1500 on the keel alone, if you have the necessary trailer to haul it.

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Re: Going to look at a '69 C&C "Redwing" tomorrow ????

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Yes.. have the tech and truck ! Ya gotta figger that even with the price of metals and such, yer still gonna hafta deduct the cost of ridding yerself of the carcass. LOL

Over-engined , fer sure; but if the mount is solid and the prop is/gets far enuff in the water, it' can always be run at lower power...more available' is better if ya need it. Ultimately, I'll try to source an inboard of the 14-16 hp variety. IIRC, the original was somewhere around 12 hp. Good enuff for motoring in/out of the mooring; but perhaps not for fighting ebb/flo and current while a breeze is blowing.

It'll be seen if it's good enuff to get 'er moved to her new home.
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Re: Going to look at a '69 C&C "Redwing" tomorrow ????

Figure about $250-300 to dump the hull, but you can scavenge that much in hardware, and then the sails, spars, rig, wood and belowdeck fittings will triple that. then the keep is simply a thick layer of icing on the cake...
but they are such a sweet sailing boat, if she is even remotely sailable, dump the outboard for a few bills and wrench the atomic four into submission as god and george intended and return a fine boat to the dignity she deserves.
In other words, its win/win. open your wallet and do what needs to be done.
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Re: Going to look at a '69 C&C "Redwing" tomorrow ????

Yes... I've been told today by a lifelong sailing buddy that this one's a sweet ride. I fully expect that for the price, it'll be a train wreck; but worth the ride to see it. Ya never know when that gem will drop into yer lap.
AT the very least, I get to visit one, learn more about self-surveys and hone my dickerin' skillz.
At best, the boat is a weather-worn old princess and only needs some luvvin' ta shape her up. The less I pay up front; the more I have to put back in 'er ta bring her back up to snuff. Then there is the matter of slippage/storage for the winter! I'd sooner have her "home" to work on her. One hour drive and a friendly, known marina populace vs. a two+ drive and an unknown marina. I'll get quotes for the above from the marina where she sits

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Re: Going to look at a '69 C&C "Redwing" tomorrow ????

What did you find?
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He is speachless. Must be really good, or really bad.

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Re: Going to look at a '69 C&C "Redwing" tomorrow ????

I think his answer is in this post:
Sad demise of an old C&C
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Re: Going to look at a '69 C&C "Redwing" tomorrow ????

Hmmm... I think I put the "review" somewhere!?!?!

Yep... here it is;
Sad demise of an old C&C

It was an enlightening trip. THanx for yer interest

I'll find one, by golly! Mid-December is when I go back down to mid-E. shore Delmarva and take a second gander at one.... and mebbe others, too.
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