Well-Designed Engine Rooms, by Capt. Richard Thiel (continued)
Cheoy Lee 87 Alpha
The Boat: A broad-shouldered bluewater cruiser that feels every bit as big as she is. CAT C32’s provide more than adequate power.
The ER Design : Enter from crew’s quarters or a deck hatch, though access to the V-drives is slightly compromised by the tender garage. A sea chest, oversized strainers and grounded and welded piping instead of soft hoses are all indicative of Cheoy Lee’s experience with commercial builds. An integrated fire-suppression system automatically closes fresh-air intakes while deploying the extinguishers.