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Old 03-01-2011, 12:33   #1
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1960 Cheoy Lee 25 - Opinions ?

this has been my dream boat ever sins I saw one in the movie Thief of harts...shes a classic wooden boat...Iv woorked wood many years and can redo just about anything to perfection on such a boat...id like opinions on this boat sailing abilities..I alredy know shes baeutyfull

I maight optain her this weekend...so any information is good

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Cheoy Lee made this as a knock-off of the Folkboat design, which is very well thought-of as a good-looking, good handling, tough little boat which can take a lot of weather and is fun to sail:

The Folkboat: Little beauty with a big heart-- by John Vigor -- from the Jan-Feb 2000 issue of Good Old Boat

I remember them as the Frisco Flyer in fiberglass in the mid-60's. It's a really sturdy design. You could ask some of the San Fran "folks" who have an active class out there.

Cramped below decks because it's slender and narrow-ended by modern standards, but typical of a good boat from the 1940s and 50s that's remained well-liked today. Not real fast because a short waterline so she'll hobby-horse a little, and wet because fairly low freeboard. But these are the same factors that make her pretty and satisfying to handle.

Sounds like you've picked a good design. Hope you enjoy the restoration, and then the sailing.,
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Thank you for your insight...because of your comment iv investigated and realise this is not the boat for me (a little to small) also from the info I read this cheoy lee 25 was under ballasted compared to the folkboat...not even close to the folkboat sailing qualitys...considering this and the refit she needs I opted to buy a Thompson as my second sialboat.

if someone is curious as to why a second boat? eventualy I will give both my son and doter a sailboat.
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