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This boat is hull #001 of a series of approximately 200 33-2's. As such, it was the prototype, for the series, built in the C&C custom shop, as a proof of concept for a fast racer-cruiser, with emphasis on performance. The high-aspect rig was optimized at the University of Toronto wind tunnel. This boat was featured in the C&C literature when it was initially delivered. She differs from the production version in that it has a "built-up" interior, as opposed to the production molded interior. The advantage of this is that everything inside is easily accessible. As a result of not having a shower, the V-berth is exceptionally spacious. Also, it is the only one I know about that came with a tiller rather than a wheel. It was originally delivered to McPherson Sailing Products, the C&C dealer in Ithaca, NY and raced as "Shrew" by Don McPherson for a couple of years in the Ithaca/Lake Ontario area. As originally configured, she had accommodations for a crew of 8. The intent was that she would primarily be a racing boat. I learned that the boat was dismasted during a race when Don owned it. The original Cinkel(sp) mast was replaced with one from Southern Spars. The measurements are identical to the production boats.
In about 1986, she was sold to the second owner and renamed "Tigger". The boat raced successfully until 2000. Many upgrades were installed to keep the boat competitive in the PHRF fleet on Western Lake Ontario. I purchased the boat in 2001. Modifications to the interior by the 2nd owner included adding a semi-enclosed head and lavatory forward, a folding bulk head mounted teak table in the salon, and a galley sink and two-burner propane stove system, removing the port side quarter berth and one of the two pipe berths.
When I purchased "Tigger" in 2001, she had 10 winches, including 2 Barient 3-speeds as primary genoa winches, 2 Barient 2-speeds for secondaries in the cockpit, 4 winches at the aft end of the cabin top, and two winches forward of the mast to allow the foredeck crew to control management of spinnakers and pole under racing conditions. She has three jib halyards, enabling spinnaker changes. Jib cars are adjustable. It has a rigid Quik-Vang on the main and a Navtec hydraulic back stay adjuster. A (then) state-of-the-art B&G 390 computerized instrument system continues to give reliable service. The boat has a Tuff-Luff twin track headstay, which has been replaced, as well as a Furlex roller furler installed on its own headstay for cruising. Power is a Yanmar 2GM, 13hp. 2 cylinder diesel. When I took delivery, it appeared that every piece of equipment that had ever been on the boat, was included. The new owner will get all of it.
I have owned "Tigger" since 2001. We have campaigned the boat successfully on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence river, both in the US and Canada, in all the major regattas on the Eastern end of the lake, as well as an occasional foray to Oswego and Sodus Bay. She has won CORK overall twice, EYC overall and in division, and all of our local club regattas many times. TIgger continues to be a fast and competitive racer. She has always, as far as I know, been in fresh water. The most recent sails are Sobstad pentex laminates, including main and #1, #2, and #3 genoas, in 2011. Sail inventory includes a #4, a storm jib, 4 spinnakers, including the iconic "Tigger" graphic 3/4 oz. The inventory includes 4 mains, and numerous older headsails. The only dacron sail is the original main. The rest are laminated racing sails.
In addition, she has proved a comfortable cruiser for those times when we weren't racing.
Hull color - White original gel coat
Deck color - White
Boot stripe - Red
Bottom paint - VC17, last 2018
Keel type - fin
Rudder type- spade
rig - sloop
standing rigging - rod
LOA - 32'7"
LWL - 26'2"
Beam - 10'6 1/2"
Draft - 6'4"
Displacement - 9450#
Ballast - 3975#
tiller with telescoping extension, Simrad tiller pilot
Steel 12' x 6', new 1999
2 recent bulkhead mounted Contest compasses, VHF radio, Full
Brooks&Gatehouse Hercules 390 computer with 7 Multi-function displays, including depth. New speed sending unit. Sony AM-FM radio/CD player.
2 recent batteries, 10 interior lights, running lights, anchor light, newer on board charger, automatic bilge pump. Simrad tiller pilot, instrument and compass lighting. Solar cabin vent. interior fans.
receptacle for battery charger. No other 110V power aboard.
over-boom cockpit sun awning. Portable forward hatch shade/wind scoop. Shroud turnbuckle covers, tiller cover, cockpit and cabin line bags (5), hatch and companionway screens, canvas weatherboard cover, tarp winter cover. Several canvas stowage bags.
Furlex and Tuff Luff
bow roller, baby stay, spinnaker pole chocks, Spinlock D2 rope clutches (12), Quik-Vang, adjustable genoa leads, snatch blocks, hydraulic backstay adjuster, Lewmar OR2 main traveler, 6-to-1 and 24-to-1 mainsheet system, double-sided spin down-haul, new (2018) life lines w/rollers and forward webbing. snatch blocks, (4) winch handles, barber hauler, emergency tiller (2),
Teak and holly sole, folding table with extension, berths for 5, including extra large V-berth, lee cloths, (8) wire storage baskets, recent upholstery (navy blue cloth),
folding nav table, forward head (recent Jabsco manual), SS sink in head area w/ hand pump.
counter, drawers (2), locker, storage cubbies, sink with Whale foot pump, 2 burner propane stove, vented propane locker with 10 lb. aluminum OBD tank in cockpit. Tank rigged for rail mount grill. Portable ice chest.
20 gal cold hand or foot pump deck fill, 20 gal waste holding tank with pump-out port on deck.
Bruce, Fortress type anchors, 150' 9/16" nylon 3 strand rode. 8 recent life vests in storage bags, 2 fire extinguishers, Rule 500 automatic and Henderson manual bilge pumps. air horn, SS transom ladder, recent life line stanchions, new life lines, 4 large fenders, dock lines (5), Horseshoe life ring and Life sling, both with rail mounts. Current day and night signalling gear. Boat hook.
(2)- 1/2oz. spinnakers, (1)- 3/4 oz. spinnaker inlay "Tigger", (1)- 1.5oz spinnaker. (4) mains, (2)- #1 genoas, (2)- #2 genoas, (2)- #3 genoas, (1)-#4 jib, 1-storm jib, 1-staysail. (Most recent main, #1,#2,#3, 2010-2011).
Extras- Spinnaker sheets and guys, light air sheets, Martec folding prop, recently factory reconditioned.
132 PHRF LO certificate #4123
There are more items that go with the boat. The new owner will need a truck!
Since I have owned the boat, I have replaced all the line clutches, much of the deck hardware except winches, all of the running rigging at least once, lifelines and stanchions, upgraded the main traveler, upgraded the propane system, replaced the cabin windows, Replaced the interior headliner, replaced some teak interior paneling, reupholstered all interior cushions, refinished the cabin sole, had the mast step rebuilt, painted the mast and boom with Awlgrip, replaced the head, replaced all hoses (exhaust hose, fuel filler hose, head/holding tank hoses, fuel, galley, and water pump hoses), repaired some deck and hull core areas, replaced the push pit to allow easier access to the swim ladder, replace the cabin top handrails and the taffrail trim, replaced most of the electronics, and displays, replaced the compasses, as well as other items. I also have the original brochures, build file and import documents for the boat from C&C Yachts.
Condition- The only items that I am aware of that may need attention are cosmetic: the hull has a couple of small areas that were repaired and have discolored over time, the areas surrounding the cabin windows have some cracks and chips. Some imperfections that came with the boat when I purchased it are still evident, but have not required corrective measures. The boat is 34 years old and has been a race boat all its days. Considering its age and use, it is in very good condition. I expect a prospective buyer would have a current survey done by a competent professional.
I was a semi-regular crew on Shrew/Tigger, including the inaugural sail when the boat was first launched! The crew from C&C Yachts got the boat in the water and rigged at Niagara-On-The-Lake. The day of big unveiling, Rob Ball and other members of the C&C Design Team brought the boat across the Niagara River to pick up Don McPherson, myself and a guy from North Sails who had a couple of demo sails C&C had arranged for. The wind was a perfect 10-12 and expectations were high… But, as sh.t can happen, the bolt rope on the mainsail the North guy brought was way to large to fix in the groove in the mast… Being a sailmaker myself at the time, I did have a little empathy for the North guy, but I was also very happy it was him, and not me trying to wiggle a ½” boltrope up a 5/16” groove! After the disappointment settle we cracked open a few Canadian beers the C&C guys thoughtfully brought along and went out for a sail anyway, sans mainsail…
Shrew/Tigger was a very fast boat from the very beginning… and still winning races in convincing style today. Unique to Tigger is the layout of gear and equipment. The original owner was a skilled boat builder, and very capable rigger. Being the forth “Shrew” there was plenty of thought and experience that went into the layout. As an example, the primary winches are aft in the cockpit to separate the helmsman from some of the ciaos at mark roundings, there is a three-halyard system forward with two winches at the base of the mast that allow two crew to manage all hoists, douses and sail changes, again minimizing congestion in the cockpit and there is ample purchase on all rigging to get things done without super human effort. The current owner told me it took some getting use to, but once they had a few races under there belts it was a joy to see how well everything worked so well!
In my opinion you will have to long and very hard to find a better Racer/Cruiser anywhere near this price.