Need Ideas for Cheoy Lee project - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 11-05-2007 Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 52
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Need Ideas for Cheoy Lee project


I'm getting back into sailing after being out of it for a while ( Annapolis area ). I am considering buying a 1966 Cheoy Lee 27 to restore. There doesn't seem to be anything structurally wrong - just a lot of brightwork and topsides that need restoring. Paint, varnish and a lot of elbow grease out to do the trick. However, I think to do this project right, it needs to be done indoors and in somewhat climate controlled conditions ( mainly because of all the varnishing that needs to be done ).

Anyone have any ideas about a place I could rent for 3 months? The worst case scenario would be to build a tent like structure at a do-it-yourself yard ( if they still exist??). But as winter is approaching, most of the yards will be full with haul-outs. Ideally, I could find warehouse space somewhere with a door big enough to fit the boat on a trailer ( this would be in the Annapolis - Baltimore area ).

I'm kind of stuck on this, because the project will be difficult to do outside in the dead of winter. Anyone have any ideas?

BigAssHam is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 11-05-2007
Telstar 28
sailingdog's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 14
You might want to talk to some commercial realtors about renting warehouse space.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

ŚCpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 4 Old 11-05-2007
Se˝or Member
TrueBlue's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 4,858
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 14
The problem I see with finding commercial space is insurance liability, especially since you will be sanding, creating combustable dust and using volatile liquids and vapors. Most boat yards and marinas forbid boat owners from working on their boats indoors.

The majority of DIY boat restorers construct a temporary frame to support some exterior covering . . . preferably on self-owned land.

True Blue . . .
sold the Nauticat
TrueBlue is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 4 Old 11-05-2007
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 1,858
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 11
A 1966 Cheoy Lee is going to require a lot more than simply refinishing the "topsides" and varnishing, unless it has been impecably maintained...which doesn't seem likely from your brief description. And, if by "topsides" you actually mean the hull above the waterline (correct usage), what then about the decks? Teak? Fiberglass? Leaks? Cheoy Leaky built in lots of "gotchas".

My guess is that once you investigate you'll find LOTS of things which need doing quite apart from the hull and varnishing. I'd put it wherever you can, put a covering over it, and work on non-beautifying projects over the winter. Shrink wrap might be good, 'cuz it's easily available and allows you to work inside the boat in wintertime, with a bit of heat aboard.

Tackle the varnishing and hull beautifying projects in the spring.


btrayfors is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stowing for Heavy Weather Sue & Larry Cruising Articles 0 06-21-2004 09:00 PM
Lee Shores Dan Dickison Learning to Sail Articles 0 11-28-2001 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome