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Old 29-09-2008, 10:56   #1
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C & C Catamarans???

Has anyone heard of a C & C Logical catamaran? Any information -- pros, cons appreciated. I didn't know C & C manufactured any catmarans, but apparently they made a few in the early '80s. We just saw the following on yacht world and were curious. It is BIG, but the price is in our ballpark.

1983 C&C Yachts 41.5 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

We are interested in a catamaran for cruising the Caribbean and live aboard. Currently living aboard a 48' motor vessel that we are preparing to sell.

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Old 29-09-2008, 12:06   #2
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I think they were Terry Compton designs (he designed the Solaris) and marketed by Bill Symons. A lot of money was wasted (in my view) on tank testing and development for what is basically a 40ft Catalac. No one was surprised when they only sold a few.

I don't suppose that it sails very well

Alternatives might be an Apache, a Prout Quasar (or the older 45fter) a 12m(40ft) Catalac or of course the 40ft Solaris which was hugely popular in the UK in the 1970's

While of course going to view/buy/refit a boat in Venezuela is a huge drawback

I hope this answers the question

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That C&C cat is the best boat they ever made.
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Richard -- If I could find a Solaris 40 or Prout 45 Ocean ranger, I'd jump on it. We are already investigating a Catalac 12M. I agree, trying to even look at a boat in Venezuela would be a pain.


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Do you have any details about it?

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Hey Sailorgal,
No, I really don't know anything about them I was just trying to tweak a guy that has a big C&C lead dog that posts on the multi threads sometimes.

I heard about a yard in Puerto La Cruz Venezuela that has favorable rates for repairs. Lats and Atts had several articles about it. I do believe they allow for do it yourselfers.
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This boat looks as though it has just had alot of work on the insides at least as well as recent canvas work, might be a great deal. Maybe get the owner to sail it over to a more friendly shore for viewing?

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