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42' 1980 C&C Fiberglass 42 Landfall - US$58,000
East Coast Yacht Sales
Call: 401 682-2010
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|Beam||12 ft 6 in||Max Draft||6 ft 2 in|
|Dry Weight||21000 lb||Engine Make||Perkins|
|Engine Model||4-108||Fuel Capacity||80 gal|
|Length at Waterline||30 ft||Length Overall||41 ft 8 in|
|Number of Heads||2||Holding Tank Size||40 gal|
|Water Capacity||240 gal||Engine Hours||160|
|Number of Berths||5||Number of Engines||1|
A great review :
C&C Yachts of Ontario Canada, with a reputation for competitive racers and racer/cruisers, is not exactly the first name that pops into most folk's minds when thinking of a cruising sailboat, so the Landfall 38 may surprise some. The Landfall series was C&C's first attempt to build a large production boat with the emphasis on cruising, as opposed to the racer/cruisers on which C&C had built its reputation. The first of the series, the Landfall 42, was introduced in 1977 and built principally for the charter trade to compete with Morgan and Whitby's center cockpit models. The Landfall 38 was first introduced in 1979 and continued in production until 1985. The principal dimensions are 37&7" LOA, 12' beam, 5' draft, and displacement is 16,700 lbs with 6,500 lbs of external lead ballast. About 180 boats were built over the seven-year production run.
Construction of the Landfall 38 is typical of other C&C models with composite hull of fiberglass resin and balsa wood core. C&C has more experience with composite construction than practically any other boat builder, and it is unusual to find any significant structural problems with the hulls of these boats. The decks are likewise composite construction with balsa wood core. The deck and hull are fastened on an inward flange. The Landfall series are different from other C&C models in that they don't have the familiar slotted aluminum rail at the deck edge. Instead there is a teak toe rail that is bolted together with the hull and deck with stainless steel nuts bolts and washers on 6" centers.
The deck-to-hull joint, deck hardware fasteners, and windows can be an annoying and persistent source of leaks on the Landfall 38. Particularly vulnerable are attachments near the deck edge such as lifeline stanchions. Hardware is through bolted with backing plates or large fender washers. Where these overlap the hull flange, the washers and backing plates do not lie flat on the surface. This results in uneven stresses, loosening, and eventually leaking of the fitting. Fittings that are attached through the cored composite should be checked very carefully, because leaks into the core can destroy the strength of the composite quite rapidly.
The Landfall 38's decks are well laid out and uncluttered. Side decks are wide, and rigging shrouds are well inboard to allow easy passage fore and aft. The cockpit is T-shaped with a large diameter wheel. This is a good arrangement and very comfortable for the skipper.