{Stus-List} C&C 40 Lost without a trace

Jim Watts jimwatts at shaw.ca
Sat Feb 3 16:11:56 EST 2007

One thing not really mentioned yet is the load-carrying capacity of the
boat. "Real" blue-water boats have lots of room for water and fuel and food,
with provision for good ventilation during the worst of conditions. That
results in a much heavier boat than is the norm for C&C. Certainly the boats
are strong enough, in general, to cross oceans, but you might need to
install a watermaker to make up for the lack of tankage, and eat more
freeze-dried food than would be the case on a bluewater boat designed for
the task. During storms and hot weather, there will be a lot less air
movement than is desirable.
In addition, the motion comfort of a lighter-displacement boat is much less
than that of a heavier boat, so you may get where you are going faster, but
beat your body up worse en route.
In general, the capsize ratio of C&C's is sufficient to provide safe
recovery from a capsize, but far less than a designed world cruiser.
All that being said, I'd sooner take my 35 to Australia than a Hunter
Passage 40.

Jim Watts
Paradigm Shift
C&C 35 Mk III

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Knecht-charter" <david.knecht at uconn.edu>
To: <cnc-list at cnc-list.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2007 8:40 AM
Subject: Re: {Stus-List} C&C 40 Lost without a trace

> This brings to mind a question I have been wondering about.  I read
> about "Blue Water" boats and coastal boats and boats you would never
> take out of the site of land.  I keep hearing people on the Furled
> Sails podcast talking about just taking off and cruising the world.
> In some cases people seem to have no idea what they are doing, and
> they survive (of course there is some Darwinian selection there- we
> don't hear from the failures).  So is a C&C xx a blue water boat?  If
> not, why not?  Thanks- Dave
> Dr. David Knecht
> Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
> Co-head Flow Cytometry and Confocal Microscopy Facility
> U-3125
> 91 N. Eagleville Rd.
> University of Connecticut
> Storrs, CT 06269
> 860-486-2200
> 860-486-4331 (fax)
> On Feb 2, 2007, at 10:34 AM, <ckilgour at sympatico.ca>
> <ckilgour at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> >
> > <http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/02/02/
> >
> > This one is weird.  Let's hope he's holed up in an anchorage
> > somewhere (or
> > pulling a Moitessier)
> >
> > Fingers Crossed,
> > Colin
> >
> >
> >
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