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Old 15-01-2010, 05:46   #16
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Originally Posted by MJWEENZ View Post
Boats that have spent their lives on the Great Lakes in fresh water can be an excellent purchase and there are quite a few for sale. If you find one on Lake Erie we would be happy to give it a once over for you.

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Thanks Mike. Salt water is a 'fast forward' catalyst to old age so I guess a fresh water boat will have more life left in it.

The consensus of owners has to be the best recomendation.

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Old 15-01-2010, 07:50   #17
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I second mike's comments about fresh water boat. My OG was up in lake Texoma for twenty years. Her steel backing plates look band new along with her thru hulls (though I will disassemble the t hull this spring so we will see internally how they faired...).
I have tried and tried to post a pic of the schooner downeaster but can't, the brokerage sign has been taken down in the last week or so but I don't think it has sold. I have called the marina to see if they will pass my phone number onto the owner. If I remember correctly my friend said it was very good condition down below with minor IKE damage up on deck (I have photos of that too).
Here is a link to a Cheoy Lee that has been for sale for at least 3 years cheoy lee luders she is not as pristine as they make her out to be but she is a really beautiful yacht (a diamond in the rough). The owner recently removed her teak decks (the teak decks are what gave the CL the nick name Cheoy leakys). Anyways, they apparently gel coated the decks which I find unusual. If you are interested in the cheoy lee I will go take a look and see if she is worth pursuing. I believe she would sell much lower than asking.

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