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Old 01-02-2009, 22:16   #1
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the boat i want is................

hello everyone,
as you can see i am new here and have almost no experience sailing. the vessel im very interested in is built by cheoy lee, does anyone have any advice about his boats? any live aboard experience? any likes and dislikes?
please let me know.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:21   #2
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Hi there,

You might want to try the owners association too: Cheoy Lee Association

I wouldn't get too fixated on one make or model of boat. Go out and get sailing with a club or friend and start looking at boats on yachtworld and similar.

There's a huge amount to know and you're better off doing some detailed investigation into the world of sailing before taking the plunge on anything.
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:17   #3
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Welcome aboard! It is my belief that there are no bad boat manufactures just some abused boats and lemons out there. Like"theonecalledtom" said, get sailing and go from there. Life is better with a boat.

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Old 02-02-2009, 12:08   #4
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Hi Dustin,
Cheoy Lees have a distinctive design and finish. Most are old and have some hardware issues and if they have teak decks might have leaks. Their interiors are finished very nicely and if they boat has been maintained properly can be very nice.
In my point of view anything with a teak deck is going to cause maintenance problems. Have a surveyor check every piece of deck and cabin sides and top for wood rot.
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Old 02-02-2009, 21:26   #5
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thanks you guys who replied,
i really want to get out there and sail, im super excited, i wake up thinking about sailing right after i have dreams about sailing before i get ready for work with sailing on my mind.... i cant wait. so you are right, i should find a boat that takes me cruising. thank you all very much!!!
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Old 02-02-2009, 21:46   #6
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Aloha Dustin...Look into joining a sailing club (not yacht club) and learn all you can and sail with them. It will be worth the money.
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thanks for the advice, celestialsailor. i like your quote! i will look into a sailing club around here.
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