1st post here, been lurking for awile.
My wife and I are in the beginning stages of searching for a cruising boat. We may end up working each year for 6-8 months, and cruising for the remainder of the year. Then perhaps after doing that for a few years, taking off for more distant ports
. This would limit us to the US, Bahamas
and the Carribean for the fist few years, and then ??? after that.
We both have sailing experience, but mostly racing
. Not much cruising, and most of it was over 10 years ago, so we are a bit rusty and are scrambling to refresh our knowledge.
Anyways, I was interested in hearing some collective opinions of Cheoy Lees? Are the early 1980 boats something that could be taken safely offshore
? I have seen a few Robert Perry designed boats that seem to have the liveaboard
space, and sailplan, that is apealing.
Thanks in advnace,