Raven is a 41 foot
Cheoy Lee Offshore ketch.
She was made in Hong
Kong and launched in 1978. We bought her in Ft. Lauderdale in 1999 from
owners that had sailed her for 15 years in the Bahamas and points south.
We sailed her in the Keys and then brought her to Chicago to sail in Lake
Michigan until we were able to start our world cruise.
She has sitka spruce
teak cabintop and the
hull is fiberglass. Her draft is 6'6â€_ and displacement 24,000â€_
in cruising load. The groundtackle is a 45# CQR on 275' 5/16â€_
HT chain for a primary. This is augmented by a large Fortress on 40' chain
and 250' rope rode, a couple of Danforth kedges and a 65# Fisherman storm
anchor. For power generation, there is a Fourwinds wind generator and a
Balmar high output alternator. Solar cells will be added in the Tropics
to make us power independent without running the engine.
Raven has an aft starboard
double stateroom, a port pilot berth aft of the chart table, a forward double
cabin which has been converted to storage, and the circular settees around
the drop leaf table convert to a 8í diameter bed for use when not