from a CT 41
owner, with 25 knts of wind
, a 120 jib
and a reefed main she does 7 to 8 knts with a max of 8.4 by the Autohelm
meter and 6.8 to 7.6 knts with a max of 8.1 by the Garmin GPS
off the wind. In the wind 6.3 to 6.5 knts but does not piont very high, no round the bouys racing
for the old gal. There is no missen as I took the boom off because I kept bumping my head
.......... seems Pavlov's pup was smarter than this old sailor.
With 10 to 12 knts of wind she was never under 5knts and with a gost of a wind I bring out the big, thick cockpit
cusions, poor a tall gin and tonic with a wedge of lemon and enjoy the sun because she ain't goooin anywere.
On the construction side roverhi is right about the decks and doghouse, if they have not been redone already this drastically afects the price
of the boat. A freind had a Choy-lee 38 done in an Ensenada boat yard, decks, doghouse, painted the topsides and refinished all the exterior wodd for 30k, a beautifull job. (in 2000)
What I was looking for when the boat was purchesed was a sound-solid hull, a good engine
, lots of room and aluminum
masts. Every other thing on the boat is being replaced, from the rudder
I hope this has helped you a bit, in my humble op. if you are looking at early 80's of late 70's boats, a cruiser and your a very handy guy (as you need to be with any boat of this era) take a second look at these solid Taiwanese "turkeys"
Wheels, does a poet in New Zealand