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Lancer 28mkv
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2 2081 Mon March 13, 2000
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Description: Lancer 28mkv
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Review Date: Mon March 13, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 


The Lancer 28 was an average quality production boat of its day. The MkV was a fractional rig with a shoal draft, (3 ft.), and an 8 ft. beam. This makes for an initially tender boat that stiffens just before the rail hits the water. The boat is light at 5200lbs.
She is no dog in the water and cruises well in light air. My boat has an LD of 169 and an SD of 19.8
The interior is roomy considering the 8 ft. beam. The V-berth is suitable for 2 children or one adult. The head is enclosed with a portapotti and seperate sink. The salon is a dinette that drops down and sleeps two children or one adult.Across from that is a settee that pulls out two sleep two cozy adults. The galley has a gimballed two burner pressurized alcohol stove and hand pump sink. Water tankage is 15 gallons. There are two quarterberths that allow for pleasant star gazing with the hatch slider open.
This boat has its share of compromises
but what boat doesn't? I am enjoying my Lancer immensely and spend money liberally to keep it in bristol condition. Lancers tend to get overlooked on the brokerage lots so are a good value. Just remember that it might take a little longer to sell than better known boat names.
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Review Date: Wed May 31, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 


I purchased this boat in 1995. It has some very nice lines with the coach roof gradually tapering forward to meet the deck. This is a sloop rigged sail boat. It has a long shallow keel with a balanced blade inboard rudder. Draft is about 3 feet. Displacement is about 5300 lbs. It has Edson Pedestal Wheel steering. The mast is deck stepped with a metal compression post below. It has a Renault Marine R8D single cylinder diesel engine installed rated at 6.5 HP. This engine gives it a top speed of about 6 knots under power. The engine can be started by hand using a pull rope. It is a bit noisy but very fuel efficient. Parts are available for the engine at Renault Marine USA in Texas. The lancer sails well on all points of sail but performs best on a beam or broad reach. I have not had any major structural problems with the boat. I had some minor blistering - very small blisters around the waterline which I remedied with a VC Tar barrier coat. My rudder was delaminated but easily repaired with some fiberglass tape and resin. I had some rot of the wood around the ports which I repaired when I stripped out the interior vinyl headliner and replaced with paneling (Write me for details of that three year project) My cockpit floor core is delaminated and I need to repair that soon. I installed a marine toilet and holding tank and rerouted the water fill cap from down in the vee berth to on deck. I am very pleased with the Lancer. I have a trailor for it and it tows quite nicely behind my Ford F-250 3/4 ton vehicle.
I do not have any information on the history of Lancer Yachts or the design team that worked on them but would like to obtain that information someday. I have a specification sheet available that I would be happy to e:mail upon request.
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