I'd consider the removal
of the teak
decks a real plus! I removed mine about 10 years ago (Cheoy Lee built Bob Perry designed Golden Wave 42), and have been happy with the result.
Look especially at standing rigging
and chainplates. Even if some cabinetry needs to be removed, you really need to get to those chainplates.
A friend of mine bought a CL O/S 41 in Tortola some years ago, and beefed up the knees. He was planning and, indeed, completed a successful voyage to the South Pacific
, and back to California
with his young family
I chartered a CL O/S 41 for three weeks in the Caribbean
some years ago. Sails
very well. Not as fast as a Valiant 40 or my boat, but very close. The kids
loved the "playpen" when you drop the table.
Check all s/s fittings and the quadrant. CL used to put IRON quadrants on their boats. May need to replace with an Edson
Good luck to you, and be sure you get three good surveys of:
1. the boat, overall;
2. the rigging
3. the engine
Few surveyors are capable of handling all three. It's worth it to engage those who can.