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post #5 of Old 02-24-2011
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More about the Cheoy Lee

Sorry for the delay in responding to your requestfor information about our Cheoy Lee sailboat. The person with the best data is out of the country, but what follows is about right. We bought this vessel in 2005-6 from a prior owner. It was then moored on the Columbia River near Portland. We sailed it in the Columbia until 2009 - day sailing between the Glen Jackson Bridge and Sauvie Island. In 2009, we hauled her our in order to restore the hull. She has been on dry land, resting on steel stands, since that time. We don't know the history of this vessel. As you know, these boats are made of wonderful teak planks, and the teak work on this baby is in need of a lot of TLC, starting with the hull. We have the original spruce mast, which was removed to transport the boat. You would want to consider whether to replace the mast, depending on the kind of sailing you want to do. This boat appears to have good bones, but it is definitely a fixer upper. You could restore the hull and then refloat her, finishing the decks and interior on the water. Or, you could do all the work on land, perhaps closer to a shop and appropriate tools. Her location today is about 3 miles from the Columbia River, north of Portland. If you - or any reader - has an interest in more information, we can establish a private communications path.

Thanks for your interest.

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