Stus-List 1983 C&C 35 mark 3 new purchase

Joel Aronson joel.aronson at gmail.com
Fri Aug 25 14:12:53 EDT 2017


One worthwhile addition to a 35/3:  I ran a piece of 1 inch SS tubing from
the mast back to the pole that is forward of the steps using bimini
fittings so there was a centerline handrail from the galley to the mast.

Joel

On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 1:55 PM, Bruce Whitmore via CnC-List <
cnc-list at cnc-list.com> wrote:

> I agree with Rick's comments.  We were out on a friend's Catalina 42 last
> weekend, and while it was clearly voluminous down below, the lack of
> handholds was very noticeable.  His is probably a late-80s, early 90's
> boat.
>
> That said, I wasn't going to say anything... :)
>
> Bruce Whitmore
>
> (847) 404-5092 (mobile)
> bwhitmore at sbcglobal.net
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Rick Brass via CnC-List <cnc-list at cnc-list.com>
> *To:* cnc-list at cnc-list.com
> *Cc:* Rick Brass <rickbrass at earthlink.net>
> *Sent:* Friday, August 25, 2017 10:25 AM
> *Subject:* Re: Stus-List 1983 C&C 35 mark 3 new purchase
>
> I have to agree with Joe about the interior volume of the CatBenHun boats.
> Wide beam carried well aft on the newer designs makes for lots of interior
> room. Much more than on any of the boats designed in the 1980s.
>
> That said, none of the newer Catalinas or Hunters I’ve been aboard (which
> includes several models from 33 to about 45 feet) seem to be set up as good
> sea boats. Few hand holds, few fiddles, big spaces between the cabinets. A
> local Catalina 42 Mk2 owner has stopped taking his boat out on Pamlico
> Sound when the wind is forecast to be above 15 knots because he and his
> wife were tired of getting uncomfortable and bouncing around the interior
> when underweigh. (The Sound averages only about 20 feet deep and develops a
> significant, short chop at 20 knots and above. A Donzi 33 came into my
> marina yesterday from across the Sound; they said they had to turn back
> twice because of the chop, and it was blowing 8 to 12.)
>
> I suspect the better description of the boats I’ve been aboard would be
> “Dock Condo” instead of “Cruising Boat”.
>
> Rick Brass
> Washington, NC
>
>
> *From:* CnC-List [mailto:cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com] *On Behalf Of *Joe
> Della Barba via CnC-List
> *Sent:* Friday, August 25, 2017 8:51 AM
> *To:* cnc-list at cnc-list.com
> *Cc:* Joe Della Barba <joe at dellabarba.com>
> *Subject:* Re: Stus-List 1983 C&C 35 mark 3 new purchase
>
> If you look at any recent CatBenHun in the 34-36 foot range, any version
> of the C&C 35 is going to seem quite small and cramped. Any of the 35s will
> of course sail 10x better, but that does not always matter to some people.
> Warning - the "have to have it" aft double bunk under the cockpit is a
> long way from the air coming down the forward hatch and right next to the
> hot engine. It may not be the cruising paradise your wife thinks it is ;)
>
> Joe
> Coquina
> C&C 35 MK I
>
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Joel
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