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Old 17-06-2009, 02:18   #1
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Cheoy Lee 43' Motorsailor

Hi all from Hamburg / Germany, i am actually in contact with the broker for a CL 43 Motorsailor here in europe and because these boats are really unknown here i need some advice form owners. I checked the ownerassociation but the forum is only about renovating very old sailing boats and all links are outdated.

I am not sure about the quality at all and unfortunatly the last owner did not did good maintenace.

Good thing is that there is a new mast and rigg installed 2003 and a deck renovation with epoxy treatment and a flexy cork deck installed which looks nice. All tanks are from RFRP so no problems with leaking fuel tanks

bad: electrical installation, oily ford lehman and very funny a kind of bitumen / asphalt oil residue in the forward and aft keel section. the middle section above the ballast have been galssed over and looks clean.

Thanks for all comments
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Old 18-06-2009, 20:21   #2
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While I don't own one now,i used to own a Frisco Flyer ...entire hull was mad of teak !
My opinion of the Cheoy lee boats of today ,made from glass is that there are many really ,really great boats out there. There also some good boats out there. I have never heard anything about bad ones...
I am looking for a boat and it is one of my 4 choices .
I think they are very good boats and perhaps the main difference is who desinged your particular boat...Perry designs are very good ,,,Garden designs are sometimes to my liking too.
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Old 19-06-2009, 01:55   #3
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Originally Posted by CFR;294056I
am not sure about the quality at all and unfortunatly the last owner did not did good maintenace.
Cheoy Lees were built to a very high standard, but that means nothing if the boat has been neglected.

Rather than hire a surveyor at this stage, find a good diesel mechanic to inspect the engine thoroughly (surveyors don't do this), and a rigger to verify the condition of the standing rigging (this requires a specialist, and the surveyor isn't one).

You'll still need a survey for insurance, etc. The outcome of the inspections above will determine if you even want to go that far into the purchase.

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