Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Dolphin Beach, B.C.
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Well that's quite the invite and thank you everyone.
We stole, er, rather bought the boat this summer.
I too have always liked C&C's as they are built like a tank. The deck has a balsa core but the hull is good old solid tupperware. It was a one owner, local boat, that the fellow had spent years setting up for his retirement, but sadly his health failed him and he had no choice but to sell it.
For the last 15 years or so it has sat pretty much unused at Royal Victoria Yacht Club. His son would take it out racing occasionally but that was it.
It has a brand new 3cyl. Yanmar, two mains, 5 head sails, a spinniker and a genniker. It had an old radar which I have already removed, and a Garmin chartplotter that I am having some trouble with.
It was last surveyed in 09'. Not that that means anything as anyone can be a boat surveyor, but that's a whole nother website right there.
I just replumbed and replaced the old head and replaced all the propane stuff up to the appliance. I also seviced all the through hulls. Eventually I am going to do away with the propane system and install an alcohol stove as propane scares the hell out of me.
We have had it out a few times and other than the Garmin not showing any detail, ie; Nav. markers, depth, etc. I have not found any thing wrong with it.
The previous owner kept all the literature on everything and was very maticulous about maintenance.
I have been in contact with the Canoe Bay Sailing Club and will be out for a race this Sunday. If the weather man is correct we are also going out on it today but it is pretty foggy here in town. I can hear fog horns while I type.
As far as the admiral goes I still reserve the right to a mutiny and can turn on the auto-helm. Ha Ha!
Nice boat jrd22 I really like those cruisers and I will keep an eye out for you.
Where abouts are you moored PaulinVictoria. It would be nice to hook up and go for a sail. It's always better when you can pace yourself with someone else.
I am also looking for some crew for the up coming racing season. I have not been able to pop the shoot yet as my wife is still learning the ropes, so to speak. It would be nice to have someone who also knows what they're doing and put the boat through it's paces.
Anyway enough said.