Looking to Purchase Cheoy 38 Offshore & Looking 4 Advice
I have been looking at a -- Cheoy lee 38 Offshore, 1982 Model
It's a project boat but not a loser (my view).
Buy for $ 5,500.00
trucking cost $ 2,500.00 to my property
So, $ 8,000.00 in boat. I understand the final cost -- will be another $ 35 K to be ready for blue water, or more $$..
I'm retired now and have been planning for a Caribbean trip from Panama City, FL and a little further as time goes on. I have a Catalina 25 and it has served me well over the years but not the right boat for long trips & open ocean cruises..
I have read up on the -- Cheoy 38 Offshore and has a good rating. This boat was a one owner boat and it has been around the world a couple times (so I was told).. I'm wondering how this boat would weather a storm ? I realize that it's your job to steer clear of storms but things happen; also the value of seamanship is a big factor as well.
I'm really asking other Cheoy owners or folks that know this boat -- what they think of this boat... be it .... Good or Bad or Middle of the Road.