Originally Posted by svgaladriel
There were 24 built, and we own #23 from 1982.
Sorry, mistakenly hit send before finishing typing on my phone
. We absolutely love the design and while we only cruise
Georgian Bay in the summers now, we did spend 2 incredible years in the Caribbean
from 2004-2006. She's definitely a trade wind
boat, thoroughly relishing in 20 knots (and sailing at 8+). The pilot house is fantastic, a place to get out of the sun or out of the rain. As with all old C&C's you need to watch out for water
ingress in the decks around all fittings, and I do think the rudder
on this design should have been skeg hung (as opposed to a very large fin).
Overall, we still compare Galadriel to many much newer designs and can't find any reasons to make a switch (except for that new fibreglass smell). Our kids
would rather sell our house than part with the boat!