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Buying my first boat

Ok, looking for advice here on anyone with Lancer experience.

I'm buying my first boat, and due to circumstances ($$$$, shocker I know) I need to have it trailerable. I've searched around and although I love Catalinas (learned on a Cat22-26) I've only found a 1975 Lancer Sloop 25' at my price range and on a trailer.

Anyone able to compare this to the Catalina?? I've read a bit on what to look for when personally surveying it, but I also know for the price, I'll need to do some work. Specifically, I'm buying it and sailing in a safe harbor (San Diego) so that if she has issues, there is plenty of help.

Any and all a dive would be great!!

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Re: Buying my first boat

Have you found this info yet?: Good Old Boat: L25 Review - SailboatOwners.com

It also gives info on when the Good Old Boat review was done, which you can order.
A related link from the same forum: Lancer 25 a good choice over others of its class? - SailboatOwners.com

Hope that helps a bit.
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Re: Buying my first boat

LANCER 25 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com
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Re: Buying my first boat

Don't have any experience with the Lancer, but here's a great article to look at to prepare you for a pre-survey inspection.

Adrift at Sea » Boat Inspection Trip Tips
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