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Cheoy Lee 33
I've been posting a number of threads and the information has been helpful and encouraging in my boat search. Funnily enough, a project boat Cheoy Lee Offshore 31 that was free but too far away (in Florida) started all this. My question to anyone out there: Is a Cheoy Lee Offshore 33 ketch a good, trustworthy and seaworthy offshore vessel? In reading the threads out there I've seen everything from they are known to sink to they are great boats. I think I'm ok with the somewhat pokey speed of these boats with the trade off on sticker price and shoal draft. However, I want a boat I can trust to sail well and comfortably in offshore conditions. Does the Cheoy Lee 33 have good offshore credentials?
Also (should be a different thread, but I'm being lazy), are there concerns about buying a boat that was in fresh water and putting it in the big blue?