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Old 05-04-2015, 10:19   #46
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Re: Seeking wisdom about the C&C 44

I have an 90 gallon water tank and added a 20 gallon tank that I fill with a watermaker then pump it into the 90 gallon tank which feeds the galley and head, I have a 110 volt powered 40 gal an hour water maker so it takes 1/2 hour of gen time every 2-3 days or 1 hour if a group is aboard.

I wouldn't want to ever rely on large tanks, so I rely on a watermaker which has never let me down........
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Old 14-04-2015, 16:40   #47
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I recently brought a c&c landfall 43 in nz so far she has been great had 6 of us away for the week and it never seemed to busy. Had a great spinnaker run on her to.


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Old 14-04-2015, 16:51   #48
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I'm in the process of looking for my next boat - having severe problems living back on solid ground - and am starting to take a serious look at the C&C 44s. From the research I've done to date, they seem to be well built, sound seaworthy boats with good sailing performance and they do appear to have sufficient living space. The purpose of the boat will be to live aboard (yes, just me most of the time), to take short trips (both with crew and single-handed and, soon enough, to disappear over the horizon and do some serious cruising.

As there are, to my best knowledge, none of these boats available here in Australia, I'm looking to purchase one wherever it happens to be. There are several for sale at the moment in various locations.

So, to my question... Having no experience with this type of boat, I'd like to seek advice from those who do know about them. Let me start this discussion with a specific question:

What are the common problems to be found with the C&C 44s?

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Old 15-04-2015, 07:05   #49
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Re: Seeking wisdom about the C&C 44

This is the wife of Pineridge speaking. Just to add to comments re the C&C 41 and 44, they don't usually come with big engines so when in a strong current, etc. you might have issues when motoring. Also, the scuppers are not large so if you take a wave in the cockpit, it does not drain fast enough to my liking. They are both great sailing boats as we have owned both but we sold our beautiful 1988 C&C 44 two years ago as our plan is to go offshore and live aboard. The aft cabin on the C&C 44, while beautiful, does not have the ventilation one needs back there, especially if the boat is going south to the Caribbean. I prefer the V berth with a big hatch or two. Water tankage would be another issue unless you have a watermaker but then, must have room to put it somewhere. I think we carried 60 gal. of water. Also fuel tankage would be an issue. Although most can make sacrifices if you want something bad enough but if I am going to live offshore, I prefer to be self-sufficient with all the comforts of home. Had a Beneteau Idylle 51 back in the year 2000 and it was, to my mind, the perfect boat for offshore living and sailing. Bought it in the BVI's and sailed it to Toronto. Paid all the duties and taxes only to turn around 5 mths later and sail it back south to Naples, Florida where my husband was transferred to. Sad thing was, the waters were too shallow for this boat so ended up selling it. Wish we still had it today.
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Old 15-04-2015, 10:26   #50
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Re: Seeking wisdom about the C&C 44

Thanks for your positive comments, Mrs Pineridge.

Strangely my investigations into the 44 have brought me to look very seriously at a C&C 45 which was built purely as a blue water racer but has had a makeover so that she now can be used as a cruiser. Still have the tankage problems... about to look at water maker to solve the water shortage and looking into the fuel issue as well.

Satisfied with safety and seaworthiness matters. Spent plenty of time with Rob Ball who knows the boat well and not at all concerned with performance when loaded for cruising. All reports as to her sea-kindliness indicate that that's acceptable. Anything else that concerns me can be altered to suit.

Trying to sort out scheduling so I can head over to check her out. Will keep everyone informed.
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Watermakers? Look up Rich Boren and "tellie" on this very forum.
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Thanks Stu. I'll do that.
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It's been a while... any updates!!!
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Re: Seeking wisdom about the C&C 44

I'm also a C&C fan. But I want pilot berths (for crew/kids) and shallow draft. Then this C&C40 came up locally at a decent price:

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/mus...ard/1309779382

https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...ujHqIahIYUsDn-

I'm very tempted. But in doing my research found out that its a cored hull...thats a big red flag on an older boat.

Comments and opinions are welcome and invited. I'm lovin this boat!
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Actually from what ive been told and seen the cored hulls are usually pretty good and fairly simple to fix if it's a small area...
The deck can be another story... fixing leaky deck fitying is fine but having to replace large areas is something I wouldn't want to tackle...
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It's been a while... any updates!!!
From looking at his Avatar, it looks like his taste in boats evolved a bit and he got an Adams 40, which is a steel hulled sailboat built in Australia. I wasn't familiar with them so looked online and it appears that they are good, solid cruisers but with wide variation in how they were finished. It would be great to see pix of the boat the OP ended up with!
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Ya for sure!
Im currently looking at a C&C but trying hard to be objective as well... but damn they are sexy boats...lol
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