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A week or so ago I took a trip to South Shore Yachts in Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario Canada.  I needed parts for my boat that needed to be custom manufactured and this company is the last bastion of all old C&C information.

I picked up a new stern rail, some toe rail, rubbing strip, stanchions and some stanchion bases which were custom cast in metal.  (Way stronger than the original plastic).

While there I got to speak with Cody who showed me all the original drawings for pretty much every part of every C&C ever built.   This a great resource if you need parts.

On the return trip I stopped off at the border to get my receipts stamped by customs for exporting the equipment.  You are required to pay HST tax when you pick up but can claim it back when you prove export.  For me this was a refund of $350.  Make sure you get your receipts stamped and you will be OK. 

Bonus?  It's a wine making district that is now making some excellent wines.  Government funding has encouraged growers to rip out native grapes and grow European varietals of venifera. 

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16 minutes ago, 2savage said:

A week or so ago I took a trip to South Shore Yachts in Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario Canada.  I needed parts for my boat that needed to be custom manufactured and this company is the last bastion of all old C&C information.

I picked up a new stern rail, some toe rail, rubbing strip, stanchions and some stanchion bases which were custom cast in metal.  (Way stronger than the original plastic).

While there I got to speak with Cody who showed me all the original drawings for pretty much every part of every C&C ever built.   This a great resource if you need parts.

On the return trip I stopped off at the border to get my receipts stamped by customs for exporting the equipment.  You are required to pay HST tax when you pick up but can claim it back when you prove export.  For me this was a refund of $350.  Make sure you get your receipts stamped and you will be OK. 

Bonus?  It's a wine making district that is now making some excellent wines.  Government funding has encouraged growers to rip out native grapes and grow European varietals of venifera. 

Odd coincidence. That’s the same source I went to when a friend broke the gooseneck on an old C&C 33. Shockingly reasonable prices for such a low volume part. 

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Thanks for the lead. Never knew this resource existed and I go down to Niagara at least once a month.

Glad you enjoyed your trip. There is so much to see in the region - summer or winter. Winston Churchill called the drive from the Falls to Old Fort Erie down the Niagara Parkway  “the prettiest Sunday drive in the world.” 

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The drive north from the Falls to Niagara-on-the-Lake ain't bad either.  Lots of history on both sides of the northern end of the Niagara River too - Fort Niagara on the US side and Fort George on the CAN side.  Plus there's a great view of the Toronto skyline from along the south shore of Lake Ontario.  Just west of the river is the northern terminus of the Welland Canal.  Well worth a visit to the area.  Be sure to check out Toronto if you do.

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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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