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Re: Looking at buying a 70's C&C 35 MKII, thoughts?

Ya, the one with the Yanmar is a really clean looking boat. Too bad you didn't post this last week, I was down there with the inlaws for the holidays and would have been more than happy to go spend a couple of hours looking at a boat lol.
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Ya, the one with the Yanmar is a really clean looking boat. Too bad you didn't post this last week, I was down there with the inlaws for the holidays and would have been more than happy to go spend a couple of hours looking at a boat lol.
Lol I will keep that in mind! It does look nice, it's the old rod-rigging I think I smell on it that's making me hesitant. I just seem to be tripping over rod rigged boats so far. I guess I'm just in the "pocket" of old race boats is why I'm seeing it all over suddenly. Great Lakes builders, late 70's early 80's, 33-36ft, etc.

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Re: Looking at buying a 70's C&C 35 MKII, thoughts?

I really wouldn't let the rod scare you away immediately. Hire a rigger to inspect it and tell you if it needs re-heading, and if it CAN be re-headed.

If the answer is Yes and No, run away.
If the answer is Yes and Yes, get it re-headed and enjoy another 15-20 years with the rod.
If the answer is No and Yes, you're even better off.

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Re: Looking at buying a 70's C&C 35 MKII, thoughts?

I assume that you are weighing the cost of possible upgrades to a nearby boat to the cost/time involved in purchasing a better but far off boat.
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I assume that you are weighing the cost of possible upgrades to a nearby boat to the cost/time involved in purchasing a better but far off boat.
Every day of my life lol. The price differences Im seeing are 10-20k higher in these brackets. I can do alot of work bringing a less than perfect boat up to my needs with that kind of money. Other than keel replacement or changing rod rigging (lol beating a horse here) I can do almost all work myself. Tbh I'd rather a simpler boat and put items on that are updated and of my liking (radio, chart plotter, etc) than pay extra for the same but outdated items already existing on a boat.

Ajax I agree and am calling rod riggers in Toronto after new years (all closed now) to see the cost of inspection or reheading. I do like the thought of NEW rod rigging but if I can avoid it altogether I will.
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Re: Looking at buying a 70's C&C 35 MKII, thoughts?

Owned Haleakula over 20 years.
I prefer the rod as it helps stiffen the boat. I re headed mine 8 years ago. You can replace with wire

The 35 are great boats. Fast, pointverywell, very precise steering, comfortable also . Haleakula is an MKIII k/c , Yanmar 3gm, no water intrusion,

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Ya, the one with the Yanmar is a really clean looking boat. Too bad you didn't post this last week, I was down there with the inlaws for the holidays and would have been more than happy to go spend a couple of hours looking at a boat lol.
Hey Arcb,

So I had a look at that boat...classic sailboat ad, the missing pictures (head, V, etc) are missing for a reason. The boat pictured was virtually not the boat I saw. The clean copper bottom in the pics was completely gone, steering busted, interior had random wires hanging from the cabin top all over (I assume fixtures that were removed?). The "new AC" system was laughable, just about every nook and cranny I opened had random 120v wires hanging loose either exposed or loosely capped with corrosion bleeding down the insulator layer.

It was...an old boat lol.

EDIT: The forstay was back-twisted too at the mast head when exiting the furler, the wires were opened up and spiralled enough it would need replacement as well.
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Re: Looking at buying a 70's C&C 35 MKII, thoughts?

Every one of the MkII's that I've surveyed left the factory with house type wiring i.e. solid core copper wiring, single pole AC panels without polarity indicators, no GFI's, no galvanic isolator, no AC/DC bond, AC conductors marked as 300V instead of the required 600V. There are a few other things like running lights are below the sheer (not legal in Canada).

The MkII's with atomic 4's are another world .... Multiple issues of non-ignition protected electrical components in the engine compartment, improperly ventilation gasoline engine compartments, improper battery and battery charger installations

The hysterical laughter you hear as you drive a way in your"new" boat ..... is the seller.

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Every one of the MkII's that I've surveyed left the factory with house type wiring i.e. solid core copper wiring, single pole AC panels without polarity indicators, no GFI's, no galvanic isolator, no AC/DC bond, AC conductors marked as 300V instead of the required 600V. There are a few other things like running lights are below the sheer (not legal in Canada).

The MkII's with atomic 4's are another world .... Multiple issues of non-ignition protected electrical components in the engine compartment, improperly ventilation gasoline engine compartments, improper battery and battery charger installations
Interesting. You say that. When I did the complete rewrite of Haleakula an 83 35 MKIII about 10 years ago I was shocked at the type of wire I found in her. House lamp cord up the mast and throughout the boat on the DC side. C


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Re: Looking at buying a 70's C&C 35 MKII, thoughts?

I like the 35-2, but they can be a handful when going downwind.
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