We sail out of Dana Point
and have owned a Lancer 27ps for over four years. Prior to owning her, we had Columbias and Coronados. I purchased the Lancer because it was manufactured by Dick Valdez, who had run Coronado...and I loved my Coronados.
The Lancer 27ps is a compromise design. She is designed to carry up to a 100+ hp outboard
, be able to plane, and also sail. Like most compromises, she didn't do either right when we got her. As a sailor, I made the decision to refit
her extensively so that she was a capable sailboat that would also go faster than a traditional sailboat under power (we use a 40 hp two-stroke. Most 27's use 10hp).
I'll be glad to take a call from you to explain all of the changes I made,as well as take you for a spin if you're local.
We're very happy with her. She has weatherhelm when going downwind in a following sea. Other then that, she's a blast on the water
. She has the largest cockpit
of any 27 I've seen. Easily hosts six adult passengers comfortably without any encroachment on the helm
, and her cabin
is a powerboat design rather than a traditional sailboat interior
. I would have trouble going back to a traditional sailboat design after owning her.
One of the changes I made was to replace the boom with a longer one, drill out the rivets that fixed the boom to the mast
and made it a slider to enhance trimming options I also replaced the small mainsail
with one from an Olsen 30 and sail a 120 Genoa
as our foresail. The result is that she is very fast. We have hit 9 knts and easily run consistently over 7 knts.
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directly to exchange phone