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Old 28-01-2015, 13:10   #1
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Cast a vote on three boats

I wanted to gather a few votes from everyones experience.

There are three boats and I don't want you to worry about how many people, what type of cruising or any of that. Just simply an emotional vote on basically what you would choose should you absolutely need to choose between these three vessels.

In short I have been a power boater the past 9 years, finally got it sold and have spent the last 3 years researching, I know what type of cruising I will do and with who - so please vote.

C&C 44
C&C 41
C&C 37/40+ XL

Assume exact same condition and year is close enough as well. Some votes might be things like:

I would take the C&C 44 as it's the largest and in my opinion the most offshore capable.

I would take the C&C 41 because I think it's the best sailing boat C&C ever made.

I would take the C&C 37/40 for the walk through transom and Kevlar reinforced hull and seperate shower.

Anything is valid and again consider all in the same condition and with perfect Hulls - no cored hull concerns.

I think there is alot of value in hearing opinions expressed like the exampled above - I hope you will play along if you have any knowledge of these three boats.
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Re: Cast a vote on three boats

The C&C 37, you should always aim to get the smallest boat you would be comfortable on. Cheaper and easier to maintain. Easier to dock, anchor and sail.

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Old 28-01-2015, 13:14   #3
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The C&C 37, you should always aim to get the smallest boat you would be comfortable on. Cheaper and easier to maintain. Easier to dock, anchor and sail.

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Perfect - want a couple dozen more responses just like this
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Old 28-01-2015, 13:16   #4
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Re: Cast a vote on three boats

This is a personal bias, but walk through transoms do not belong on ocean going monohulls, so that would eliminate, sight unseen, any boat without a bridge deck to stop the ingress when you get pooped. IMO, duck boards alone are not enough. It won't happen often, but we knew a boat that was lost with all hands from that, and that's one mistake i'm happy to learn from.

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Old 28-01-2015, 13:19   #5
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Re: Cast a vote on three boats

I don't know anything about these boats but I would combine the logic in the previous 2 posts and go with the 41.
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Re: Cast a vote on three boats

Not C&C.

Just kidding.
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This is a personal bias, but walk through transoms do not belong on ocean going monohulls, so that would eliminate, sight unseen, any boat without a bridge deck to stop the ingress when you get pooped. IMO, duck boards alone are not enough. It won't happen often, but we knew a boat that was lost with all hands from that, and that's one mistake i'm happy to learn from.

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Love the opinion - but in the case of the C&C 37/40 it is a narrow walk through that folds up and basically closes up entirely and looks like a normal raked transom.

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That's pretty narrowly focused. There are other boats out there, and condition is pretty important.
Again consider condition equal and amazing on each so we can move into opinions.

Yes there are others - do you have a vote on which of these three?
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Re: Cast a vote on three boats

One thing about an open transom... the water wont stay in long!
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Re: Cast a vote on three boats

See now you have the hole group in a tizzy. You see they're boats not on the list. How can that be.
41 from that list.

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See now you have the hole group in a tizzy. You see they're boats not on the list. How can that be.
41 from that list.

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Thanks!

Can you drop even a one liner on why you made that choice?
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This is a personal bias, but walk through transoms do not belong on ocean going monohulls, so that would eliminate, sight unseen, any boat without a bridge deck to stop the ingress when you get pooped. IMO, duck boards alone are not enough. It won't happen often, but we knew a boat that was lost with all hands from that, and that's one mistake i'm happy to learn from.

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Yikes! That would give me a bias too.

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There's lots of 41 models out there So with out a specific year it's based on size.

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Re: Cast a vote on three boats

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too much draft would limit places to explore, I'd probably tear off the keel within a year.
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no&no&no
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too much draft would limit places to explore, I'd probably tear off the keel within a year.
small diesel tankage
Okay, this seems a little over the top to me. I have a full keel and skeg hung rudder, but C&Cs are a very proven design. If somebody said to me they'd do a straight trade for a 40 + C&C for my fantasia 35, I would seriously consider the offer.

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