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zzrider

Member Since 19 Sep 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 20 2017 08:56 PM
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In Topic: C&C 34+ keel bolts location

19 April 2017 - 07:28 AM

I have a wing keel 34+. Yes there is one (maybe two) directly under the mast step casting. There are also at least two under the aftmost piece of cabin sole that's between the companionway steps and the removable bilge panels.

 
Crap. Thanks man.

You having problems with the bolts? I've been thinking of taking the mast step off before the rig gets stepped just to take a good look at them (something I haven't yet done).

In Topic: C&C 34+ keel bolts location

19 April 2017 - 01:45 AM

I have a wing keel 34+. Yes there is one (maybe two) directly under the mast step casting. There are also at least two under the aftmost piece of cabin sole that's between the companionway steps and the removable bilge panels.

In Topic: Went to look at a Catalina 22....

24 March 2017 - 04:30 PM

yep, PASS.  Way too much $$$ for a sketchy project boat.  C22s are everywhere.


In Topic: Fast, shoal draft cruising boat

24 March 2017 - 04:23 PM

Dunno if 36' is too small for your needs but the 90's era C&C 34+ (aka 34/36 aka 36XL) can easily be had for your budget with $$ left over for refit or upgrades. Wing keel version draws 5'.  PHRF right around 100, nice aft cabin that my wife loves, overall great interior, easy to singlehand.  I have a wing keel 34+ and absolutely love it.

 

The C&C 37/40+ from the same era was also made with a 6' wing keel if you want 40'.


In Topic: befuddled by bottom paint

09 March 2017 - 04:21 AM

Lots of folks on the lake use VC, but they have to redo the bottom every spring cause we have to pull the boats over winter.
The boat goes into the water on April 1st and is in the lake till about September when they lower the reservoir for winter. Then we trailer to the Puget Sound and it's there till about Thanksgiving when we bring it back and it sits on the trailer till April again.

 
You'e really going to befuddle BC as there is no such paint as VC -  There is VC Offshore and VC 17M and they are quite different.  What they do have in common is their salt water anti-fouling abilities suck.
 
VC Offshore is a vinyl paint and needs to be sprayed or sanded to get a smooth finish   Sets up very hard and is difficult to remove.
 
VC 17M is intended for fresh water use, can be rolled on, is very thin, needs no sanding to end up smooth and comes off easily (rub with alcohol to remove IIRC) https://www.jamestow...uct.do?pid=2325

I found this "VC17 wipes off easily with alcohol" claim to be incredibly untrue.

My C&C came from the Great Lakes with VC17 on it that I had to remove when I brought it out to the east coast. I tried the alcohol thing but all I got was a lightly discolored rag. It would have taken forever to completely remove this way.

I ended up sanding it all off, which actually went pretty quickly.

Have Petit hydrocoat on it now, which I am happy with.