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Lancer 43
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Registered: August 2003
Review Date: Mon July 24, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 


I bought my Lancer 43 about a year ago and I am very happy with her. She was in a very neglected condition at the time of purchase but I have been able to restore all her systems and much of her appearance in the last year. She has a Perkins 4-236 80 hp diesel turning a large Luke 3 blade full feathering prop. The balsa core contruction allows her to be both large and roomy yet light enough to perform. She can do 8-9 knots under power and I had her doing 9 knots water speed under sail (in 30 knots of wind with a following swell to surf). All lines are led to the cockpit and it is a lot of work but I am a novice sailor and I managed to singlehand her around San Francisco Bay. Deck gear includes an electric windlass, Lewmar 2 speed self tailing winches, roller furling jib, and Edson pedestal wheel steering (I had to rebuild the entire steering system as it was not set up to last from the factory). Belowdeck accomodations include a walk around queen master cabin aft with private head and shower, galley with 3/4 size Norcold refrigerator/freezer, LPG 2 burner stove and oven, icebox, dual deep stainless sink, a huge setee that can seat 8, plus two more double berth staterooms and another head and shower forwards. Hot and cold running water throughout. 110 shore power througout. 6 foot or more headroom throughout. My only complaint/problem has to do with the support below the compression post for the deck stepped mast. The support has given up about 1/2 inch causing some strain on the deck and interior woodwork. I am hoping to be able to solve the problem on the next haulout by slacking the rig and reworking the support below the compression post, but it is inaccessable and may be a nightmare.
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