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2 Weeks Ago 07:08 AM
CapeTownTim
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!
2 Weeks Ago 11:19 AM
RobGallagher
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.

Rob
HANUMAN
C&C 30 MKII
3 Weeks Ago 08:34 AM
CapeTownTim
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.
04-05-2011 08:32 PM
RobGallagher
Bump

I posted this in the "Boat review and purchase forum".

Sorry for the double post, but I am hoping to catch the attention of any new 30MKII owners out there!

Mods, feel free to delete this if I broke a rule by double posting:

I currently own a C&C 30 MK I vintage 1972.

I found a 30 MK II I am interested in.

Of course I will get a full survey, etc. However, I was hoping some of the current or past owners here could give me a heads up as to problem areas I could investigate on my own before paying for the survey.

The problem is, so far everything I have read had nothing but good things to say about this model

Come on, give me the bad news, talk me down from the ledge before I jump
10-01-2010 10:58 AM
ToppDogg Yes they both are. The one in Wa. is a good price but I'm questioning the upkeep on it. I still have not spent any money on a Surveyor, I figure with Fall here now I can pick and choose for the next few months. Patience gets the best!
09-29-2010 02:49 PM
Drumroll30 Hi Topp Dogg,
I don't have anything extra running from the mast to the stern, it has a split backstay and the lines I think your asking about would be the backstay tensioner. It works by bringing the 2 side splits together with a line going through snatch blocks. The other aft lines I have are lazy jacks to the boom.
The one trouble spot I've seen on a few of these models are gelcoat cracking at the stern on each side of the opening swim ladder, aside from that only routine maintenance items. One bear of a job that comes to mind that I haven't yet done is replace the exhaust hose. Are the 2 your looking at on Yachtworld?
09-28-2010 08:45 PM
ToppDogg Hello all C&C MKII Owners. I'm looking at two of them now, this has been some good information, any trouble spots I should tell the surveyor? Drumroll what are the lines running off the mast to the stern of your MKII?
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