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Old 20-12-2014, 08:23   #31
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Re: Cheoy Lee Offshore 33' Ketch

Well I wasn't very impressed with the Cheoy Lee. I'm sure she was a gorgeous boat in her prime, but she was in a pretty sad state. Soft decks, wood rot in the cabin, leaks everywhere. With that said, the rig looked pretty good. The wood masts were in decent shape with no signs of rot that I could tell. She was loaded with cruising gear, including a nice Lofrand windlass and a Manson Supreme anchor. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough for me. Too much of a project boat for my liking.

Thanks for everyone's input! I definitely went down there with a good checklist of things to look for.

I am now on a plane on my way to see the Westsail 32. Wish me luck!


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Old 20-12-2014, 10:10   #32
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Re: Cheoy Lee Offshore 33' Ketch

PM sent. If the Westsail is in Marina del Rey I would be happy to look it over with you to see if it is worth pursuing.
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The Westsail 32's were (mostly?) sold as hull/decks for (amateur) owner completion. So there is a huge variation in quality from one boat to another, with many/most having a long list of shortcomings, and a few being remarkably well done.
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Judging by the photos, I believe this one was factory-finished, but some modifications were made since. It's on my long list of questions for the owner.


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