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Reach11 05-16-2011 05:33 AM

Cheoy Lee Luders 30 to cross ?
Do you think the Cheoy Lee Luders 30' can hang through a passage? The Alberg 30 and Tartan 30 are commonly suggested as being capable -

the C.L. Luders 36' is suggested - can the Luders 30' hang? does it lack mention because a low number of builds.. does it lack the goods.. like what's up with the head.. can it handle a shower nozzle, is there even a waste holding tank ???

It looks legit.. full keel, 10k displacement, plus it's big brother seems rated well...

Hard to find info on this model.. any info or insight would be AWESOME

seabreeze_97 05-16-2011 01:52 PM

scheyschey 05-16-2011 07:39 PM

I recently bought one with dreams of sailing long distance. The thing is certainly a hefty beast compared to my old Catalina 27.

Most of the issues commonly found on these boats had been corrected on mine: the teak decks had been replaced and rebuilt with fiberglass, the wooden mast had been exchanged for aluminum, the boat had been rewired, and the tanks had been replaced. All my hardware is pretty new too so I haven't struggled with the original boatyard's equipment.

The head on mine seems to have been configured for a shower which drained into the bilge, though someone removed it at one point. It would be quite cramped to stick one in there, but I'm thinking of doing it.

It's a good boat, and I think I'll be sticking with mine a long time, but most of the hard stuff was done for me. If it hadn't been done, I don't think I would have bought it.

Reach11 05-17-2011 02:02 AM

Seabreeze - thanks for the list!

Schey - thanks for the reply - Glad to hear you dig your Cheoy Lee.

If you happen by this thread again... (or any owner-passersby)
Do you think a $6500 price tag could neutralize the costs of those upgrades for at least 2/3 DIY? Do those upgrades merit twice the price?

Do all original C.L. teak decks leak feverishly and need total re-fab or glassing? I read about the screw-holes.. geesh... but at this point, the wood is surely part of the draw ...

how's that volvo diesel?

cabin headroom?

If all checks out i'm just gonna throw myself in the boat and ship off to Spain, no big deal right? :p

thanks again!

scheyschey 05-19-2011 01:29 AM

I definitely think the upgrades merit twice the price. It will be several man hours to overhaul those systems, and it will still cost a pretty penny.

If the boat is in really bad shape, I wouldn't pay more than a few thousand for it. Mine is in good shape, but I'm finding that I'm still pouring quite a bit of money into it.

As far as I am aware all CL teak decks need to be removed and glassed by this point. I'm sure they look sweet in pictures, but if you get up close, you're probably going to find them irreparable. And you really don't want all that water leaking into your cabin through hundreds of tiny holes.

The Volvo seems to be holding up well in my case. I don't know much about their overall reputation. Mine only has 1,500 hours on it but I've heard most diesels can go well past 5,000-8,000 hours if taken care of. They are still serviceable and it's easy to get parts.

Cabin headroom is great. Through most of the cabin I have 6' 3" of headroom. Pretty good for a 30' boat.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

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