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Old 24-03-2016, 20:54   #1
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Calling all C&C 35(ish) owners from the late 70s early - mid 80s!

Recently narrowed down my search to a coastal cruiser a C&C 35. Have my eye on two that are on the market: a 1986 C&C 35 MKIII and a 1979 C&C 36.

In 1985 the President (and owner) of C&C had left the company, I heard 83 is the sweet spot of production. Not sure how well quality/craftsmanship was impacted after that but original people leaving impacts quality in my opinion.

So far my gut tells me the 1986 C&C is perfect, with some drawbacks: lack of sails, equipment, spinnaker pole, no dingy, corroded aluminum blocks/parts here and there. But otherwise looks amazing and well maintained. Monday will bring the verdict of the 79'.

Anything I should watch out for? I won't lie I worry about water leaking in thru those big siliconed windows on the sides.

And, for the record are all of these balsa cored? I've been lead to believe they aren't.
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Re: Calling all C&C 35(ish) owners from the late 70s early - mid 80s!

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... In 1985 the President (and owner) of C&C had left the company, I heard 83 is the sweet spot of production. Not sure how well quality/craftsmanship was impacted after that but original people leaving impacts quality in my opinion ...
IMHO, the 1970s were C&C's best years.
The 1980s and 90s were certainly a turbulent time for C&C Yachts.
Jim Plaxton bought the company in a hostile takeover in mid 1981, and George Cuthbertson was out.
In 1986, Brian Rose of North South Charters, bought the company as a limited partnership.
In 1989, Brian was forced out of C&C by the main share holder of the limited partnership and replaced by Bob Stubing; but by the middle of 1990, bank pressures forced the close of C&C.
After 14 months, C&C was finally sold to Anthony Koo and Frank Chow of Wa Kwang Shipping.
In April of 1994, C&C was devastated by a fire that destroyed 40 molds, three 51 boats that were in production, the factory, the boat building records, plans, etc. They tried to recover, but ultimately failed. Insurance only paid a portion of the total loss, and C&C tried to resume production, only to find the recovery cost was too much and closed the factory in August 1996.

The History of C&C

https://ontariosailing.ca/media_lib/...zza_Speech.pdf
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