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Old 09-03-2014, 18:24   #1
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Wink Cheoy Lee 44

Hello everybody,
I'm looking for information about Perry Cheoy Lee 44 Ketch, thanks for your opinions.
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Old 09-03-2014, 18:30   #2
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Very pretty boat and a good sailor. Internal iron ballast though, so make sure you get a good look at it out of the water. Are you looking at an aft or center cockpit, sloop or ketch?
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Old 10-03-2014, 03:13   #3
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Thanks, I'm looking for an aft cabin/central cockpit/ketch. The boat is in Guatemala.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, TiOliver.

See ➥ http://www.talkofthedock.com/boat-re...c-sail-review/
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Old 10-03-2014, 07:24   #5
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Thanks GordMay for the link.
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Re: Cheoy Lee 44

I've been on a couple of Cheoy Lees. The ones I have seen have had teak decks. Not a deal breaker, certainly, but a red flag to be sure.
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I watch a Cheoy Lee whose teak deck was removed, good think to verify the deck.
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Re: Cheoy Lee 44

Wood masts or aluminum? If they are wood Check the condition all the way up. As previously stated the teak decks can be a real problem.
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:05   #9
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Aluminium and fiberglass deck (teack deck removed), maybe I need to verify openings with teack frames.
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Old 12-03-2014, 00:11   #10
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I have a teak deck driest boat I ever owned.
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Old 12-03-2014, 10:05   #11
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I have a 47 with teak decks, they were well maintained up until about 2 years before I bought it, it's a mixed bag. some leaks but not a lot, more leaks from the ports than anything, something i'm getting after as we speak.
If it's had the teak decks removed it's less maintenance and less of a wild card, I'm most likely removing mine.
They used copper for plumbing so that is also a mixed bag, some in excellent shape some needs replacement due to chafing.
Look it over carefully, also take a good look at through hulls.
Chainplates are also an issue on Cheoy Lees overall, the quality of the original stainless is questionable, see if the originals have been replaced, if not, figure that into the price. A decent metal house can make them for a reasonable cost, just make sure it's the correct grade of stainless. I'll be replacing mine before any serious travel is done.
Also look for any winches made by Cheoy Lee on the boat, you'll likely end up replacing those too.
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I own a Perry 44'. Bought it as an original 1982 boat that had no systems, not even refrigeration. I wanted the boat for the structural integrity of the overall boat. The hull and cabin top are laid up like a tank and it still manages to sail very well especially in big seas that send other newer bleach bottles scurrying for cover. I have done a massive refit on the boat and turned it into exactly what I wanted at about a third the cost of other pedigree boats available. Like any older boat there will be issues and quirks but you cannot beat the layup in these old Hong Kong boats.
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