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Hi, I'm a newb here and this is my first post on the forums. I plan to do an intro at the appropriate place, but for now thought I'd check out the C&C forum here.

I have been crewing on a couple of my friend's boats for the past two summers, learning what I can. One of them has a Pearson 30 and the other a 27 Hunter. I recently picked up a great deal on a well cared for C&C 25 MK1 1973. It has had a few owners but was taken care of. I just pulled it a few weeks ago and had it gone over to make sure there were no problems. It was painted a year 1/2 ago, and the bottom looks real good. I'm not sure if I have to re-paint for next season or not. Some have told me do it, since its out of the water, but I hate to throw good money away if its not needed until the next haul out.

I'm also a Chesapeake Bay sailor and grew up outside of Annapolis. The boat is kept at Flag Harbor Marina, just north of Solomon's in St. Leonard, MD

I hope to chat with some of you in the future.
 

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Hi, i have a 24 foot [email protected] snd $50.00 t0 $100.00 for paint if you paint it yourself is cheap protection. I skipped my first year I bought it and just cleaned the bottom when I had a chance. No big deal but I'll paint it this year as powerwashing takes it's toll on bottom paint. VC 17 works fine for me but might not be suitable for salt water so stick to what you have.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I've decided to go ahead and repaint before it goes back in. The boat is in real good shape and only needs a few minor things at this time. I need to get a set of new cushions and fix the head. Its leaking when you try to pump it. I figure I'll pull the head and rebuild the hand pump.
 

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Steve,

Thanks for the PM - I have to make ten posts on Sailnet before I can return your PM.

If you PM me your email address I can reply otherwise I'll just keep posting tonight until I get to ten. :laugher
 

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35 MKI, C&C owner

Hello Sailormon6, I posted a blog back in August for info for my 35 MKI.
It's always a pleasure to speak to other C&C owners, and just other sailors in general.
I have hull #172 series of numbers to #200 for the 35 MKI she was built in 1973.
She was left for dead, abandoned, without a engine. Since I purchased her in July of 2008, I have completely began rewiring, I have purchased a new diesel, the interior needed to be gone over, remarkably the wood inside is in good shape but all the cushions needed to be replaced and all the foam torn out. I'm going to give her a up to date decor.
I had to buy all new electronics and am still in that process.
I have researched the MKI's very extensively and would be happy to share experiences with anyone who may need it.
I am active duty Coast Guard and have my boat in Connecticut where I found her, but after she is finished I will be sailing her back to Cape May, NJ. my home port.
There are some great resources up here for sailors, and all the people I have spoken to for help have been very helpful.
Well good luck on finding more C&C owners, and if anyone would like to talk about the 35 MKI,s, send them my way, I'm more than willing to listen, I may even be able to help someone.
Regards, Dave
 

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Hi,

One week ago I became the owner of a 1981 C&C Landfall 35, "Dark-N-Stormy." I first saw the boat back in March and was impressed with how solid it was, inside and out. At the time the engine was out for a rebuild and so it took a long time between my initial offer and the sea trial. Since March I have been reading every article and commentary about the Landfall 35 I could find.

The one big knock on the boat is that it has a balsa cored hull, in addition to the more common balsa cored deck. However, C&C did a good job as the hull remains in excellent shape, with no delamination or moisture problems 28 years after being manufactured--I hired a certified surveyor to test for moisture. The cored hull is a full 1" thick, a sandwich consisting of 1/2" balsa coring in the center with inner and outer layers of 1/4" fiberglass. So, if properly maintained is provides exceptional hull strength for a 35' boat. Aside from that moisture risk, the boat has a lot going for it, strong hull, a keel stub that provides superior strength for attaching the lead keel and a deep bilge, good interior space with excellent storage, good tankage, steel rod rigging and a keel stepped mast. On the day of the sea trial the wind was blowing upwards of 18 knots on the Eastern Bay near Kent Island, and what a pleasant surprise it was to feel the boat take off in the chop smoothly, and without weather helm. The biggest problem during the sea trial was to stay focused on the trial and not get lost in the pure joy of sailing that boat.

I would enjoy hearing from other Landfall 35 owners. I am looking forward to many years of sailing and cruising in Dark N-Stormy.

Bill
 

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Liam.

Congrats on your purchase. Where is your home port. We are in Rock Creek on the Patapsco with a C$C 35 MKIII

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I live on Kent Island and keep my boat at Island View Marina in Chester on the Eastern Bay. The more I sail my C&C Landfall the more I enjoy it and the happier I am that I passed on a Pearson 34 and a Catalina 36. I liked all three but was really impressed with the solid feel, hull shape, and fit and finish of the Landfall. Now that I have enjoyed sailing it multiple times in varying wind conditions I feel even better about my decision.

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Bill,

Glad you are enjoying your 35 Landfall. We have the traditional setup 1983 MKIII with a k/c. We dont get down to eastern Bay that much, but do the Chester River and other rivers a lot during the summer.

We just got back from an 18 day trip to Block Island, Mystic, Northport, Essex, Westport, Sandy Hook, Barnegat, Atlantic City and Cape May. The boat was very comfortable to live on and cruised very well. As you know they have a turn of speed most modern boats do not in similar sizes. she was very kind in the ocean and handled a few days with 6-8 foot sweels with 20+ winds easily once reefed down some.

We jave slowly been refitting her and inmproving her original systems year by year to make her more corfortable. Lets get together and compare notes sometime.

Dave
 

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I have purchased a cc29MII and love it, see my pics in photo albums LENDOW. I am hoping to do a lot of cruising. My wife is an excellent sailor but I will be solo sailing a lot. Congrats to all the cc new owners.

Cheers
Len
 

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Hi Guys, Just thought I'd chime in here. I also have a C&C 35 MKI from 1971. I'm looking for any information I can get on build placement etc. I got most of the pieces when I bought the boat but not sure where they all go, i.e. fuel, water tanks, holding tank etc. I also know that a bunch of build information was donated to a museum and is available for purchase. Do you know which museum? Thanks,
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Hi Guys, Just thought I'd chime in here. I also have a C&C 35 MKI from 1971. I'm looking for any information I can get on build placement etc. I got most of the pieces when I bought the boat but not sure where they all go, i.e. fuel, water tanks, holding tank etc. I also know that a bunch of build information was donated to a museum and is available for purchase. Do you know which museum? Thanks,
Phil at viater dot com
Not sure of the name of the museum but I do know that its in Kingston Ontario. Suggest you go to cncphotoalbum.com many knowledgeable 35 Mk I owners on there that will steer you in the right direction with your research.
 

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Airborne....where do you keep her?
 

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Solomans is a favorite destination of mine . We usually go to Spring Cove when we tie up, but the anchorages in the many vreeks close by are outstanding.

Hopefully you get up to the further north on Chesapeake sometimes. Look us up if you do.

Dave
 

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Recently purchased a C&C 36 and am really enjoying the boat. Sailing the southern Chesapeake, hope to see others out there!
 

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I am the new owner of a C&C 44 and would like to chat with other 44 owners. I just recently found out that my port waste pump out was disconnected as it was the first time we pumped her out. I assumed the aft head was using the the same holding tank as the forward head. Come to my amazement it is discharging directly overboard. Does anyone else have this set up and how difficult will it be to add a holding tank? Coast Guard will not like me pumping directly into the bay.
 
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