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post #32 of Old 01-28-2009
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I agree with JimsCal, I'm on a 1979 Lancer 30, practically everything onboard, except me and the electronics, is 30 years old and I've had her for 6 years and paid <15k. The diesel is still chuggin' along and sails still sailin'. The hull is in great shape, no blisters. I previously had a Westsail 32 whose cost was 4x. I'll take my cheap Lancer any day. Comfort-wise, a 30' 8,000 lb. displacement sailboat is gonna respond like a cork in 3' seas or in the wake of a splendid fast moving power boat.
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