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01-30-2017 10:12 AM
Re: Any C&C 30 MkII owners out there ???

I have owned a C&C 30-2 since new in 1990. I still love the boat and have done most fixes mentioned in the above posts.
Boat is in the lower Chesapeake Bay. This past summer, the drive chain broke(no ****) and was difficult to fix due to the tight spaces involved. It can happen to any boat of this era, and I can tell you what went wrong. The boat sails better than ever due to bottom job and fairly new sails. I usually pick up some tin anytime that I race her.
Always glad to compare notes to other C&C owners.

Kent Utley
s/vMortar Offer
C&C 30-2 1988
07-30-2016 07:07 PM
Re: Any C&C 30 MkII owners out there ???

Originally Posted by serpa4 View Post
Any 30MKii guys/gals in Chesapeake? I have a new to me one that I'll take possession of in July. I was not around for the survey and being very new to sailing, would love a tour of my own boat and how everything operates. Even would appreciate someone going along for a sail on it for some pointers.

Welcome to the C&C fraternity
You will enjoy your new boat
Good luck with her
06-08-2016 07:25 AM
Re: Any C&C 30 MkII owners out there ???

Good luck with the new-to-you boat! I'm sure RobG will be glad to answer any questions that come up about the boat.
06-08-2016 05:26 AM
Re: Any C&C 30 MkII owners out there ???

Any 30MKii guys/gals in Chesapeake? I have a new to me one that I'll take possession of in July. I was not around for the survey and being very new to sailing, would love a tour of my own boat and how everything operates. Even would appreciate someone going along for a sail on it for some pointers.

06-16-2015 07:08 AM
Re: Any C&C 30 MkII owners out there ???

Thanks RobGallagher, the boat I'm looking at was sailed from the US to Cape Town so I believe they should be pretty seaworthy!
06-15-2015 11:19 AM
Re: Any C&C 30 MkII owners out there ???

I purchased an '89 three years ago. Wing keel, Yanmar 2gm20f. No spinnaker gear. I don't race it. Spend 2-3 nights aboard each week (in season) and do short local cruises.
The design is simply amazing. It's a fast comfortable boat for it's intended use and the room down below is as big as any 30 footer, bigger than the vast majority.

I looked at several and surveyed two boats. I put in an offer on one that was in nice shape but we could not agree on a price. I put in an offer on a second, the survey did not meet my expectations and the owners would not negotiate. I went back to that first boat and the owners took my original offer, the survey was OK, a few issues but the price was right to begin with so I purchased the boat.

The boat was located in Annapolis and I brought it home to Mystic, CT over a few days cruise.

One thing that surveyors found on both boats was stiff rudder issues and high moisture readings over the cabin top. I don't believe the moisture readings are in issue in either boat, your mileage may vary. The rudder issues came from the top bearing needing attention. Simply removing the bearing through the cockpit access plate and lubricating is all that was needed. (The owner had the yard fix the first boat after they realized that they could not sell the boat in that condition. They would not tell me what was wrong or how they fixed it, but, the steering felt the same on both boats. I think they wanted me under the impression it was an expensive investment to keep the price higher.)

Reef early, it becomes tender and the helm will stall/round the boat up. This can be an issue if sailing in challenging spaces with variable winds. I've only been sailing about 15 years and owned a C&C 30 MKI before this. I don't have tons of experience on the variety of boats some people have. That being said my old boat would simply bury the rail and plow along if the wind piped up, not ideal but, easy if you knew that once you get to the other end of and Island or past the mouth of a river you would be becalmed and taking the reef out...

The glued on windows might need some attention, if you do it yourself it will not be expensive, just a pain in the arse.

I love the boat. ANY excuse to talk about it would be greatly appreciated PM me or post here, I'll help all I can.

06-15-2015 08:34 AM
Re: Any C&C 30 MkII owners out there ???

Hi, I know this thread is pretty old, but I am looking at buying a C&C 30 MKII in Cape Town and would appreciate any advice on issues to look out for?
04-06-2011 04:38 AM
Drumroll30 Ok Rob I'll try to find some bad news items to mention but after 11 years I can say that I really love my boat and I have no need to "move up". My boat is a wing keel, advertised draft id 4'6", loaded down mine might be 4'8". The wing keeled version is 500 lbs heavier.

I changed the fuel pump on my Yanmar last summer, a bit of a pain with the space constraints but I managed it in about 90 minutes.

I haven't yet tackled changing my exhaust hose but I know its going to be a tough job and not one that I'll do on a hot day.

I changed the hinge mechanisms on all of the Lewmar hatches about 8 years ago. They're the kind that are supposed to stay open by a 3 position hinge but none of them did. Lewmar did a part redesign and I haven't had any more problems since I replaced the parts which if I remember right were under $40 per hatch.

My rudder had water intrusion from the top of the rudder post and I got a few hairline vertical cracks also about 8 years ago. I drilled holes in the side and injected epoxy into the voids, I used about 1 1/2 litres of epoxy. I drilled a 1/4" hole at the bottom of the rudder and I leave it open, after haulout it drips for a couple of hours. Eventually I'll get my rudder rebuilt, I got a quote from Phil's Foils in Ottawa and he quoted $1200. if I bring him the old rudder and he re-uses the shaft.

At the end of the day not bad for a 23 season old boat. I club race in the white sail division and we're consistently in the top 3 boats. The type of boats I race against: Corvette 31, CS 33, C&C 36+, C&C 37XL, C&C 34, Elite 364, C&C 29 Mk II, C&C 27 Mk III, Mirage 33.
04-06-2011 12:27 AM
RobGallagher Wow, the draft listed on this boat is 5'10" However, brokers have been wrong before so I'll have to double check that info. Thanks.
04-05-2011 09:09 PM
ToppDogg About the only thing I would question with it is the DRAFT. We have a C&C MKII over here and I did get to talk to the owner last summer, he told me they measured the draft for him at 6'6.
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