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Cheoy Lee Luders 36
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Description: Cheoy Lee Luders 36
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1887
Review Date: Thu January 30, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 


In the process of refurbishing. Although well found, she
has been neglected and requires much TLC to restore her to
her full potential.
So far I have stripped the bottom with Peel Away. I de-
veloped some techniques that may be useful to others. Now
I am in the process of preparing the bilge and interior hull
for painting. While I do this the hull is being allowed to
dry to maximum before I do the West System to the bottom.
This refurbishment will take years, but when complete I
will have a world-class cruiser.
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Review Date: Thu November 8, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 7 

Pros: Well designed and solidly built
Cons: Less interior room than many modern vessels of similar length. Teak Deck may have moisture issues.

These boats are Drop Dead Gorgeous. With her teak trim and graceful overhangs we frequently have to circle ours in the dink when going ashore or returning to the boat just to look at her.

They are a joy to sail. Feel solid and safe even in heavy weather, but with the 160 lapper they move along well in any breeze. When the wind just stops they motor well. Bill Luders was a genius!

Space is good for a family of 3 (2 adults and a full grown teenager) on the hook for 1 or 2 weeks. 2 adults and 2 small kids would also work. For long term live aboard cruising she would be tight for more than two.

The former owner of ours removed the teak deck and covered with epoxy and glass for a leak free and low maintenance deck. This has been a big plus.

We needed to replace all standing rigging and the chain plates. I believe what we replaced were original equipment! Also check the stanchion bases. The welds on ours are cracking and we will have to replace them this season.

The hatches open either forward or astern. Great touch for underway (hinge forward configuration prevents seas from forcing open) or to adjust for breeze direction while at the dock.

The ice box is too deep for my wife to reach all the way to the bottom. I am thinking about correcting this and adding refrigeration.

All the beautiful teak is a lot of work to maintain.

Access to the transmission and stuffing box reqiures yoga or a boat gnome.

All in all this is a boat with class and character. We love ours.
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