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Old 03-07-2018, 10:54 PM   #1
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Talk me down y’all. Think I’m in love.

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Obviously I don’t need another boat, especially one that’s sitting on the wrong coast. But damn, this thing is pretty!

Kind of odd with the twin Lehmans, but I suppose you could just run one and use the other as a spare with a feathering prop, then alternate annually? The active stabilizers are an interesting touch. Can I fit in that engine room?

Sexy stern, clean foredeck with room for nice dinghies. Great pilothouse. Big airy salon and galley. Who wants to go in partnership with me?

Am I strange for loving this boat?

1986 Cheoy Lee Motorsailor Ketch Rigged Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

Maybe I can just leave it in CA and rent it out on VRBO when I’m not on it. That sounds like a terrible idea actually.
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Old 03-07-2018, 11:18 PM   #2
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I LOVE those boats! I always wanted one, and would rather have this over the Nordhavn 56 motorsailer. From what I understand, the Cheoy Lee 53 is a very good sailing vessel, too.

So while I won't talk you down, how about sideways? You could buy the boat... and give it to me!!!!!

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Old 03-07-2018, 11:33 PM   #3
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Hi,

A really nice motor sailer / trawler, a good Pilothouse and a salon with a good view out of the seaside, I can not tolerate an ordinary sail boat that can not be seen out of the salon. In this boat really a lot of good so the twins can withstand and the sails can be reached comfortably because of the twin masts.

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Old 03-07-2018, 11:42 PM   #4
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That’s perfect. I was just reviewing the plans for our retirement home in Port Townsend. If only I could convince the wife we don’t need a dirt home...

Buy it carddude, before I do.
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Old 03-07-2018, 11:48 PM   #5
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Wow! That's enough to trigger dangerous thoughts. Part of what motivated my shift from sail to power was the troglodyte environs of the blow boats. This looks like the best of both worlds.
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Old 03-07-2018, 11:53 PM   #6
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She is a beautiful boat. I wanted to go see it the last time it was listed in December. It was also listed last summer, and I felt like I missed out when the listing closed. Must be for sale again?
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:02 AM   #7
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She is a beautiful boat. I wanted to go see it the last time it was listed in December. It was also listed last summer, and I felt like I missed out when the listing closed. Must be for sale again?

Yes, listed for sale. Have you ever been aboard? Sent a message to the owner tonight to find out some story on the boat. Need to see if I can crawl around in that engine room!
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Yes, listed for sale. Have you ever been aboard? Sent a message to the owner tonight to find out some story on the boat. Need to see if I can crawl around in that engine room!
Oooohhh, Dude, that boat is a love at first sight thing all right. You'd have to live aboard to justify her, but she could go anywhere in the world. In sh*ty weather you could just have a couple of steadying storm gybs up, and you'd find 2 Lehmans great for powering away in relative comfort - or you could be really lazy and just use the stabilisers. Soon as sun comes out - full sail up - engines off - bliss.
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Nothing wrong with being in love. It usually costs, but on reflection is always worth it!
I would have been very tempted if that was available 6 years ago.

Now, coincidentally one of my dock neighbours is in the same category. The marina is pretty full so after coming off the hard I am parked amongst the superyachts for a bit.

The Abel Tasman III is 75', with twin Cat 3208's. It looks gorgeous, but cant find out much about it. Just that it does charters in the Whitsunday region in season. My pic doesn't do it justice. It looks better from the bow quarter than the stern quarter. The pic in the link is better.

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Man that’s a nice one. I’ve dreamed about this boat myself . I guess a lot of us here are at the age of trying to figure out the next chapter. Cardude you have some good taste.
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Old 03-08-2018, 05:57 AM   #12
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"especially one that’s sitting on the wrong coast"

Like most sailboats this boat has sufficient construction scantlings to ocean voyage

, left coast to right coast transit is mostly downwind on the left coast , and the canal is an interesting adventure.
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I really like the exterior and the helm area. The rest seems sailboat cramped. It's very nicely finished, but visualize it with 2 staterooms instead of 3.

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Geez....$389K for a 32 year old Taiwanese Tub with sails? What's wrong with this picture? Teak decks? Leaky windows? Rubic cube electrical wiring?

Do I need to keep talking?
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It will probably make it from west coast to Hawaii and maybe Tahiti.
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Donsan, your response is likely insulting and demeaning to many of the members of this forum. No doubt insulting to the owners of this fabulous vessel as well. Whether of not the prices is reasonable that is for potential buyers to work out.
To characterize boats built in Taiwan as “tubs” insults me because my boat certainly is NOT a tub any more than a KK, Nordhaven or GB is. No doubt all those boats have their share of problems as well, more or less based on owner care. I doubt you know if the decks or windows on this particular boat leak and to simply lump it with other boats who may or may not have those issues is unfair😡
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Geez....$389K for a 32 year old Taiwanese Tub with sails? What's wrong with this picture? Teak decks? Leaky windows? Rubic cube electrical wiring?

Do I need to keep talking?

Ha! There’s the reality check I was looking for!

But, if it was really “restored” and in good shape, then how would you feel? Allegedly the previous owner did a $350k refit on her, and this current owner seems meticulous (has won maintenance awards at his yacht club allegedly). Could all be BS of course.

I still like it, but it seemed like a lot better idea last night when I was drinking wine.
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Ha! There’s the reality check I was looking for!

But, if it was really “restored” and in good shape, then how would you feel? Allegedly the previous owner did a $350k refit on her, and this current owner seems meticulous (has won maintenance awards at his yacht club allegedly). Could all be BS of course.

I still like it, but it seemed like a lot better idea last night when I was drinking wine.
Don’t feel bad, it happens with us about once a week . I get on the rum and my wife on the wine and we’re ready to sellout and sail away.
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Donsan, your response is likely insulting and demeaning to many of the members of this forum. No doubt insulting to the owners of this fabulous vessel as well. Whether of not the prices is reasonable that is for potential buyers to work out.
To characterize boats built in Taiwan as “tubs” insults me because my boat certainly is NOT a tub any more than a KK, Nordhaven or GB is. No doubt all those boats have their share of problems as well, more or less based on owner care. I doubt you know if the decks or windows on this particular boat leak and to simply lump it with other boats who may or may not have those issues is unfair😡
I too was a recent owner of a Taiwanese boat and saw several derogatory comments about them on TF without ever being offended. Our boat also was 30+ years old and had black iron fuel tanks to boot. I still like many of the Taiwanese boats including this Cheoy Lee and the comments were made mainly in jest. He did ask to be talked out of it, right?

My humble apologies for the offense.
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Ha! There’s the reality check I was looking for!

But, if it was really “restored” and in good shape, then how would you feel? Allegedly the previous owner did a $350k refit on her, and this current owner seems meticulous (has won maintenance awards at his yacht club allegedly). Could all be BS of course.

I still like it, but it seemed like a lot better idea last night when I was drinking wine.
Donsan is clearly talking about a different boat. This one is so far from being as he described that the mods should relocate his post.

When you take possession of this fine craft, bring it north and spend some time in my home waters so I can get aboard, or at least get photos of you sailing by. You will remain in love for many years.
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