site has a lot of useful information, it's a great resource for older boats, C&C
photoalbum that is.
When your done with your re-rigging you might want to go there to see what to reference when setting up the rig and tuning it.
When I first got my 38 it just didn't seem to tack well and didn't point as well as I thought it should, by getting the proper numbers for rake and initial setup I was able to properly set the mast
, which required changing the wooden spacer blocks in the mast
step and the wedges in the mast collar, once the rake was set correctly and the mast in column correctly it made a day and night difference.
C&C made some sweet sailing vessels, with wonderful tactile feedback and good balance, even though the designs of that era were based on IOR rules C&C didn't go to extremes with their designs. They produced very nice sailing boats with good sailing manners. The 38 I had was fitted with a custom keel
and pointed higher than any boat I've owned, even outpointing the J's I raced against in beer
. When the sail plan was balanced correctly the boat would sail itself for hours without having to touch the wheel
, I lured a number of people into sailing with that boat, all I had to do was get them behind the wheel
Good luck with yours, I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed my old C&C.