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For sale - Lancer yacht with escape hatch

Ad reads: Needs door for emergency escape hatch. Doesn't float like this, recently tried. Some interior water damage. Previous name of ship was "lucky"

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If the boat has inverted long enough for you to need the escape hatch...you're probably going to sink....
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Maybe it could be converted to a sterndrive stinkpot.
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Looks like the owner finally got an answer to the question "what happens if I cut a hole here?"
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A little silicone caulk and some plexiglass and it will be good to go!
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Too funny. SHould have stuck to his Sea Ray, I guess.

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WOW, he tried mounting an outboard there and messed it up. (Don't anyone say he might have been a newbie know-it-all...).

Anyway, now its a real mess because there's no where to mount an outboard without properly re-building the stern. This project took a big bite out of the value of the boat, I wonder what the insurance company said. Yikes.
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I wonder how much it weakened the rudder post support and the stern chainplates for the backstay.
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That cut out looks too good to be a hack job to me. I don't know much about the various model Lancers...but could that simply be a factory outboard well since everything is above the waterline and there is a drain hole? That would allow for control of the outboard from inside the cockpit. I know a lot of boats have an internal "well" for an outboard...could this simply be a variation of that concept mis-labled by a seller as an escape hatch?

EDIT: Ha! I was right...Found another L25 with similar stern:
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Cool...thanks for the info Cam.
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