Hello Friends. I am new to the forum - certainly not new to sailing. I have a handshake agreement to purchase
a Cheoy Lee
33 Offshore Ketch
. I am a former boatbuilder
and owned a boat restoration
company and can tell you this vessel is in top condition having undergone a 3 yr professional refit
. It was a seaoned gentleman sailors' dream and he spared no expense in bringing her to A1 condition.
My concern and question is her performance. I have read many discussions about build quality, teak
decks, design, etc....but what I am eager to know is: what are her sailing characteristics? Does anyone have firsthand knowledge to offer? How does she sail to weather
or on a reach? Light, medium, and heavy air performance?
I will be keeping her in my slip in my backyard, a 1/4 mile to the Gulf of Mexico
in St Petersburg. I appreciate your comments and look forward to meeting friends here on CF.