All the C&C's I've been familiar with, including one I owned were rod rigged. Is this one rod rigged or wire rigged?
If it's rod you may want to go to a rigger who specializes in rod rigging.
Length is important, a similar boat to one I owned was re-rigged by a rigging outfit who worked mainly with wire rigging, after the owner replaced the entire set of standing rigging he noticed that his first set of spreaders did not match mine. On those two spreader rigs the lowers were designed to have a 3 deg upward pitch
, his were perpendicular to the mast, not good. When he approached the rigging outfit who replaced the standing rigging they refused to make good on the mistake they made.
He ended up going to another rigging house who specialized in rod rigging and got exactly the correct set up.
Whomever you decide to buy from, make sure they are familiar with your model and don't be afraid to hold responsible for a good outcome.
photoalbum site might be a good source of information for you.
You will also want to pull the chainplates while the mast is down to inspect them and reseal the through deck
Depending on when the boat was built it may just have had the holes for the chainplates cut through the deck
and not sealed at the edges, if this is the case you will want to dig out some material between the layers of the chainplate through holes and seal them with a thickened Westsystem epoxy
to seal the chainplate through holes from the balsa core in the deck. Prior to doing this it's a good idea to seal the bottom side of the hole and the poor in isapropal alcohol, the alcohol is attracts water
then help it evaporate more easily to dry the core.
Hey, while the mast is off it's worth doing.
OK, while it's down, mount anything you want to mount to the mast, tricolor/anchor light, YHF antenna
, spreader, steaming lights, etc, etc. Then pull all new wire through the mast, it's a lot cheaper and easier while it's down, the last thing you want to do is put it all back up only to discover that half the mast mounted stuff doesn't work. Doh!