irishember

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  1. irishember

    C&C 29-2?

    Those are cheap prices for the S2, The three on yachtworld are $23k, $24.5k,$25k. If it looks too good to be true.....
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    C&C 29-2?

    I wouldn’t mind buying that trailer
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    C&C 29-2?

    The S2-9.1 is a quick Boat PHRF-Lake Ontario rates it about 134, the express or Gorman 30 is about the same. S2 has nonskid that will scrape you to the bone, transom hung rudder, double spreader rig. Both of the above are not cheap. You can pick up a mk1 at a very reasonable price and they are around (where you sailing out of Freewheeling?) there is a 29-2 in great shape in Lake Erie. We have a member who is buying the early version and he was looking at 5 around Lakes Ontario and Erie If you're on FB you can go to the Lake Ontario C&C 29 Association Page, join and there are many owners there than can help find one or answer questions Islanders are dated, Oday 30 don’t know much about them, I had a 25, good Boat but thinking that there are some compromises C&C 30 another good Boat, cabin a bit smaller than the first 29’’s (what I call the originals -‘77-‘78) down below. I love my 29 -‘77 6’ headroom, 10.5’ beam, it does have a small cockpit but the cabin is comfortable. It sails to its rating and great in any wind to sail (drifts well too!!)
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    C&C 29-2?

    great, I’ll pass it on and put it in the FB page, send me the details! Thanks. John Meagher
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    C&C 29-2?

    you can check out the race results at www.genesseyc.org besides the fleet scores for the comparison of the 3 models we score them overall too so you can see how they do against all of the boats (albeit staggered starts and different conditions may be had through the race, so it’s a representation but may not be as accurate as one would like )
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    C&C owners, need parts?

    The guys at south shore yachts bought all of the parts, files, drawings etc from the Niagara on the lake factory after the fire. I picked up the original file/build sheets for my C&C 29. They know their stuff too. You’re right, they’re the best resource for the older C&C’s
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    C&C 29-2?

    I’ve had my 29 for 23 or so years and I am sailing out of Genesee Yacht Club, Rochester NY on Lake Ontario where we have 10 29’s and all but 1 or 2 race weekly in a one design fleet. Most of them are 29’s and 29-1’s with 3 29-2’s. As a past class president and cheerleader to get the GYC fleet from one to the numbers we have now (and still growing possibly by 3 next season) with 4 more at neighboring clubs. As mentioned before the epicenter moved from Youngstown/Niagara on the lake ( where the factory was) to Rochester. I own a 29-0 and love it, people say it’s tender downwind but if you keep the Boat “under the chute” it sails like a bat out of hell. Any boat can be tender if you don’t sail it right. Heel it over running downwind in a blow while heating it up, no doubt the rudder will loose its grip. But I’ve done the same driving a Farr/Mumm 30. Upwind I shorten sail earlier than other boats in certain conditions but can point. In light air if set up right it’ll and it’s not your first time sailing the boat you’ll be able to keep moving and as fast or faster than boats with the same speed potential when C&C introduced the 29 it was meant to replace the 30 as an updated model, but both sold well The only thing that the 29/29-1 and the 29-2 share is the name. The difference between the 3 versions is as follows: the original had forward and aft lower shrouds, oven/stove, removable table and diesel was an option in ‘77, mine was the 4th one made at the Rhode Island plant (Carroll Marine) and finished in Oct ‘76. For the model year ‘77. In ‘79 the 29-1 was introduced. they switched the rigging to a single lower shroud and a baby stay, updated the cabin, 2 burner stove different ports a teak strip Other than that the hull and deck were pretty much the same loa 29’7.25”, beam 10’3 5/8, draft 5’3”. J dimension is 12.75”. The 29-2 is a different boat all together I don’t have the exact measurements but roughly it’s 28’6” loa, 9.5’ beam mast is a foot shorter, J dimension also a foot shorter and the boom is 1 longer. It’s closer to a 27-3 than a 29. They both rate the same on Lake Ontario. I prefer the earlier or “original” 29, I don’t get my glasses knocked off by the backstay (I do on the mk2), bigger cockpit, bigger cabin area. As far as performance it can go either way depending on the Boat, sails, crew and preparation. People say that the 29/29-1 were better in light air, 29-2 in heavy air but I don’t necessarily agree. So there is my comments, I could talk about these boats all day(like you couldn’t tell already by my post!) , I’ve collected much of the history of the class, sailed with the charter members of the fleet, documented how the class started, how they worked with the designers and sailmakers, learned all that I could from getting beat by and sailing with the Chief, Skip Doyle out of the Niagara river (YYC & NOLSC) who is legendary and one with the most wins in our fleets. Any questions let me know John - Celtic Fire
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    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    We look forward to it..
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    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Yea EV's start was somewhere around 8:30-8:45PM and he made it back for last call at the bar's (Rochester - 2am). Usually can hear Ray before you see the boat, then ya see it but just for a few minutes as it screams past you like you are riding a bicycle on a highway and watching the cars blaze by you. Gets ya nervous when his center hull is pointed right at you as he climbs up to your transom at 20kts. Not too bad for a home built boat, oh yea, that holds its own up to the big $$ boys. Wish I would have seen him roll star and stripes cat when it racing the mac.
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    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Thanks Geff, me too. GYC is the home club for Earth Voyager, the tri who has been doing all of the mac's for years. lets have some of your MI boats come by this way. Here is the web site for the Scotch Bonnet Light Race http://myyc.org/site/sblr I'll post more as we get closer to the event.
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    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Scotch Bonnet light race Genesee yacht club's annual 82nm long distance race Evening start, go and spin courses June 17 7:30 pm start. Awards/party/fathers day picnic Sunday Make it a double header, scotch bonnet one weekend, the the long point challenge the next.
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    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    re: Toronto boat show, will they have more than three sailboats on display this year? (excluding the five under 14' boats)? Used to be a great show for sailors, one building dedicated to sail, but the last few that I went to, it took me longer to drive there than I was at the show, and I did a double look at the gear. - 3 hour drive - $60 in entry fee's - $20 for a couple beers - spending hours looking for sailboats among the big outboards, power boats that are clones of each other Would have been a total loss of a day if it was not for the outstanding "canadian ballet" where lap dances made me forget all about the boat show, and a much better value. ahh happy ending
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    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    That lawn IS pretty sacred. LYRA@RCYC that does bring back memories from years past.. Great party, Lots of boats. hot Canadian women, and.. and something about the Commodore's ending up in pool and party cut short. Glad they got over it, looking back, if it was my race boat in the pool, Id kick everyone out too.
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    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    The way work is going, I may have no problem going anywhere this summer.... however there is the crew and only being able to get one weekend away from the families. I'm lucky in that regard however not having a crew of single, dedicated, unemployed who can do the back to back regatta's is another stumbling block.
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    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    What is the Susan Hood? I would probably get the same reaction from many when I would mention the Scotch Bonnet Light Race - one of the oldest running LD races on the lake.? The local club events are more tempting, less logistical problems, easier for crew. But I never miss levels, where I meet for my fleets best one design racing event. sounds like the vision for LYRA doesnt it? Maybe a multiple port start for the LO 300, ok sounds nieve, but that would get the people out who dont want to transport for days to get to the start line. But until a change like that has happened the western end "majors" will not be of interest to the majority of non west-enders. At LYRA what happened to the smaller boats, the beer can racers that want to step up to the majors, gone are the days where someone can bring out their Cal 25 or Pearson 26 and be put into a fleet with similar boats and less than a 150sec/mi handicap difference? Where did they all go? not to the majors where they are treated like a unwanted appendage. With the regattas getting smaller, the fleet rating spreads are much larger. Oh yea, that's right, the handicap system is supposed to take care of that,..not. I guess my whole point in this thread is that there is alot more to Lake Ontario that where that LO Anarchy thread was going. Don't get me wrong, if I was from the west end, I would be happy with all of the choices and the number of boats in the area to participate in these regattas, etc. Too many events scheduled, we are not a unified sailing community, smaller boats not participating in the regatta's, all are major stumbling blocks.