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Old 15-08-2011, 19:02   #1
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Thoughts on a 1971 C&C 27 Mark I

Hey all,

Looking at buying first larger keel boat and I think I found a good one. Just wanted to get the opions of some seasoned sailors.

Here is a link the the specs of the boat

C&C 27 Mark I in Excellent Condition - Sudbury Sailboats For Sale - Kijiji Sudbury Canada.

I will be taking it out for a test sail this Thursday as well as getting a survey if I decide to buy. Any thing paticular this boat that I should look out for.

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Old 15-08-2011, 19:16   #2
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Re: Thoughts on a 1971 c&c 27 mark 1

Looks good to me over the internet. I almost bought one, but not the same as it was set up for racing and had P-51 cockpit top and was not set up well for single handed sailing. Oh, that was`a C&C 30. If that's what you want and fits the bill, and it checks out, go for it!
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Old 15-08-2011, 19:18   #3
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Its the end of summer now where you are and I'll also bet the weather is pretty good but I'll bet its not so nice in a few weeks.

What I'm getting at is that you've most likely missed this sailing season (does get pretty cold, right?) by the time you get everything worked out.

On the boat its old, petrol engine does have a few "goodies".

I had a look on Kijiji and in what looks like your area there were a couple of similar boats on trailers.

With a shortish sailing season being able to bring the boat home for maintenance must be a big advantage.

I'd look for a small outboard in that size boat, rather than an old inboard.
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Old 16-08-2011, 06:30   #4
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Re: Thoughts on a 1971 C&C 27 Mark I

I was looking for an inboard because I am placing the boat in the North Shore of Georgian bay and was advise against getting an outboard in case the weather turned while I was out. Same thing with size don't want to get too small for comfort and weather reasons. Buying this time of the year here is best, you can save a lot of money.

Thanks for the advice
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Re: Thoughts on a 1971 C&C 27 Mark I

I personnally would look at where every thing is placed in the cockpit, especially the tiller and the traveler. It is nice to sit and rest your back after a great day when the wind and the sun are at the rendez-vous. I am sailing a Catalina 22 these days and the traveler is in front of the cockpit. It is not the best of place in my opinion.
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Re: Thoughts on a 1971 C&C 27 Mark I

The C&C 27 was a very popular model, in it’s day.

C&C 27 Assoc – Overview

C&C 27 - Used Sailboat Market in Canada

C&C 27-1 sailboat on sailboatdata.com
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Old 16-08-2011, 18:35   #7
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Re: Thoughts on a 1971 C&C 27 Mark I

As a former owner of a MK2 model I will offer my thoughts for your consideration. The hulls were the same but the MK2 had more sail area. While I loved the 2, the rudder depth was too shallow and would under some circumstances round up in windy conditions. Fortunately I found a Mk 3 rudder to retrofit(deeper). Made a huge diference. If you can find a MK3 you will be happier.
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Re: Thoughts on a 1971 C&C 27 Mark I

Tinman83,

I own a 1971 C&C43 and have owned and sailed 70's and 80's C&Cs since they were new. I believe this era of C&C's are built tough enough for the type of sailing 90% of owners will want to do and good all around designs.

The 27's listed makes it look like a nice boat with many of the typical old C&C issues taken care of. Check out the cncphotalbum web site for more info on old C&Cs and Atomic 4 engines.
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Re: Thoughts on a 1971 C&C 27 Mark I

I have a Mk1 27 and am very happy with it. Mine did have the engine "updated" to a Yanmar 2GM20, but there really is nothing wrong with Atomic 4s. Make sure the deck is dry, does look to be in good shape in the pics.
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Re: Thoughts on a 1971 C&C 27 Mark I

Tinman,
So, when you talk to the owner, age/condition of s&r rig & age/cond/type/# of sails will be important.

Calypso, are the rudders sleeved with Stainless in these? If so, Tinman, if/when re-sleeved & whether replaced with stainless or delrin will be another negotiating factor/consideration.
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