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03-11-2014 10:58 AM
Re: C&C 99 owners opinions - help pls

Anyone have experience with addition of the sprit? I am considering it, but wondeirng if I do it myself or send it to Ohio.

Wondering how/where it drains since it is enclosed?

03-06-2014 09:22 PM
Re: C&C 99 owners opinions - help pls

Thank you for your reply, glad to hear that you are happy with your boat.
03-06-2014 05:26 PM
Re: C&C 99 owners opinions - help pls

I own a 2003, 99. I've never heard of a chain plate issue. Further, I have no Gelcoat blistering. She's holding up very well now that she's 10 years old.
03-06-2014 09:46 AM
Re: C&C 99 owners opinions - help pls

Hello again,

I am looking at two CC 99s, planing to purchase one shortly.

I am still hoping that someone might know what hull numbers/ or year of production were associated with gelcoat blistering?

Also any knowledge of the chainplate issue would be very helpful.

Thank you,
03-01-2014 02:31 PM
Re: C&C 99 owners opinions - help pls

I am looking at 2-3 C&C 99s..

Can anyone with the C&C 99 tell me how I can make sure that the chainplates are welded properly? Was there a hull number after which this was "fixed"?

Thanks in advance!

04-15-2012 04:24 PM
Re: C&C 99 owners opinions - help pls

Hi Quanta, I did not get a C&C 99. Sounds like you are enjoying her very much! We ended up saving for a few more years and found a great used J/109. We have been having a great time and love the performance and cruising capabilities. Very easy to sail her, very hard to sail her fast! We still have a lot to learn, but enjoying every bit!
04-14-2012 12:52 PM
Re: C&C 99 owners opinions - help pls

Just bought a 2003 C&C 99 and love her. Did you ever buy one?
10-23-2009 06:40 PM
spec2 Hello Mike - I assume your mention of the table option is about the table in the settee? We have the fold down table in storage. The prior owner did not have it installed, and I didn't bother either. Its just in the way. My research on C & C quality issues seemed to point more towards four-digit Tartans. There appears to be a few angry owners out there. We've had no real issues during our first year and the folks at C & C have been very helpful. We need a bit more experience before we sign up for a race, but we'll likely take shot at some point next year. She's coming out of the water next week. sigh...
10-23-2009 03:08 PM
mikehoyt The 99 is a nice boat. I have sailed on our friends a few times, raced on it some and raced against it a lot. Spent a lot of time sitting aboard at the dock as well.

Theirs is 2008 and they have had it 2.5 seasons. no problems, great support and they love the boat. The only negative they have with the boat is the table arrangement. It is optional and they were advised against it when they purchased the boat - butthey bought it anyway and find it just a little better than useless.

As to the overpowered comment at 15 knots - I have been at the wheel and noticed the weather helm - is usually a trim issue with the sails. What I really liked was how responsive the wheel is - you actually feel the boat which is probably why there is so much pressure when the main is over sheeted.

If the wind is much over 15 knots true use the #3. The boat loves it.

Glad you bought the boat Spec. I just came across this thread (I never even knew this forum subsection existed). As I was reading I was hoping you would go ahead and get the boat.

The boat I sail on is the 5.5 foot draft.

Also I think someone posted elswhere that the cracking problems reported were not with the C&C99 but were with larger hulls.

Oh - and it is not a condo - it is a palace to those like me that have J27.

J27 #150
Nut Case
10-08-2009 08:24 AM
spec2 We looked only at used boats. New would have been well out of our range in any of these models. We looked at Dufour, Dehler although we never found a Dufour to actually look at. There was very limited inventory but we did manage to look at a Dehler. It had been sailed pretty hard so we decided against it. We looked at JBoats. Specifically the 100 and 35 models. We also looked at Hanse and found a HalRas for sale in our area. Also, we looked at Alerion but it was out of our price range. All of these boats were late model and in the 32ft-35ft range. We wanted something that was reasonably fast but stable and some level of comfort below. We didn't want a condo however. We wanted something where at least 6 adults could stay in the cockpit or aft of the helm fairly comfortably and still handle all the sheets. Also, we tried to avoid boats that had been raced. The late model issue was important to me. I didn't want to spend our first year fixing a bunch of stuff. We looked at several 99's. Some were pricey and some had been sailed very hard. This particular boat was lightly sailed and well cared for. As for the pics and review with C&C, its just my nature to try to investigate as much as possible and being a novice at this, it seemed like a good idea. There are really no issues with the boat that I can say after our first year. The deep draft certainly makes us nervous at times but we're getting over it and our navigation and knowledge is getting better because of it. The Saildrive / Volvo runs very well. No issues with the hardware or rigging either. I'd say the only issue is handling in a 16kt + wind. She heels over quite a bit and needs to be reefed in those conditions. There is a loss of some helm if she heels too far. First time that happened, it was a bit of a surprise. We've grown accustomed to it at this point.
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