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Old 09-04-2008, 23:30   #16
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BoxsterDude - Well let us know how it goes and what you decide!

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Old 10-04-2008, 13:03   #17
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I've sailed aboard a Cheoy Lee Offshore 41 yawl. Fantastic performance! I've never been aboard an Endeavor but I don't care for center cockpits so they probably wouldn't appeal to me.
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Old 10-04-2008, 14:25   #18
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Let me start with saying.....I regret selling my CL38 Richards design.

I was first hooked on CL when I looked at a 41 former hurricane victim. Loved the boat. It had just the right amount of room. Beautiful lines, built sturdy. I chose a 38. Mostly because it was a better deal, but the galley on the 41 didn't give me the comfort level I wanted. It's nice and open where the 38 is hip to hip tight. I wouldn't be concerned with the mast. It's deck stepped so in the future if it comes down damage will be minimal. You could always replace it with AL mine was. Then again If you took a notion you could convert from Ketch or sloop to the other. It's easy on those boats. The fuel tank isn't an issue if the boat hasn't been blocked on the tank.
The only thing I didn't like was doing engine service.
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Old 10-04-2008, 15:10   #19
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Center cockpits are a personal preference just like aft cockpits are for others........

one thing is for sure...... nobody has a better master (aft-cabin) than a center cockpit (monohull)....... or more PRIVACY.
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Old 24-08-2008, 07:36   #20
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Get the Cheoy Lee! Unless you like sailing sideways, in other words when going to weather they are big time sideslipper! The shoal draft and very high freeboard is the reason for this. The 43 was voted as one of the worst sailing boats of all times!

I'm 42 and started in a Sabot at 10 and have had everything from Lasers to 60' Custom. One happend to be a Cheoy Lee 50, one thing Cheoy Lee always has done is build pretty boats! Don't try and buy a floating condo if your plans are to go cruising.

BTW-Also been a Yacht Broker since I was 26 and 99% have been sailboats.
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Old 24-08-2008, 08:42   #21
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If mobetah got all that done for anything in the neighborhood of $3,000, then he got the bargain of the year!

Yes, figure 2-3 times that amount for "normal" shipyard prices.

You can't get a bottom job (hauling, blocking, power washing, prepping, 2 coats of bottom paint, relaunching) for less than a couple of "boat units" these days.


Also, there's no way an E40 can compete in the looks department with a Cheoy Lee anything. Cheoy Lee hulls are legendary; their joiner work is beautiful...on the surface. They have problems with decks (Cheoy Leakey's), and with pot metal fabricated in HK. This from a Cheoy Lee owner for almost 20 years, and a fancier for close to 40 years who's visited their boatyards several times.

I removed my teak decks about 8 years ago. Here's a pic:

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Old 03-03-2012, 17:23   #22
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Re: 40 Endeavour vs 41 Cheoy Lee

I know this is an old thread, but this is for posterity. I just bought a Cheoy Lee Offshore 41 and it's great inside. The layout is unbelievable and you can get one for a very reasonable price, as of early 2012. Go Cheoy Lee Offshore 41! If you're interested, follow my sail blog at Aboard Astraea | Invest in experiences, not things

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