Saturday, May 31, 2008

Lone Star (Hull #10, Sail #77273)

LONE STAR, Doug Peterson's SORC Serendipity 43', 1980. Re-fit, 1995-97, into an elegant, comfortable, high- performance cruiser. Daylight crossings between San Carlos and Punta Chivato will delight both the skipper and crew. Touches of home include: parque floors, entertainment center, custom galley, china closet, wine and goblet display, cedar-lined compartments for clothes and toiletries, linen locker, two person shower and large, comfortable berths. Lying in San Carlos, Mexico.

"Our observations during our 2 year building project confirmed in our minds that LONE STAR'S hull was epoxy reinforced with either kevlar, or carbon fiber, or both, along its principle support frames. This has been confirmed by the owners of the sister ships, WINGS and SCARLET O'HARA, although we have no Master Carpenter Certificate to this effect.

We have sailed LONE STAR in extreme conditions and never had any doubt that the boat was a lot tougher than the crew! "

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The History of Lone Star
A Serendipity 43

Hull #: 10
ID #: NEX 431012790
Current Registration: NV 7710 KG

The Serendipity 43 was designed by Doug Peterson to compete in the 1980 Southern Ocean Racing Conference (SORC). These yachts were built by New Orleans Marine of a new epoxy composite. The design was strengthened by airex filled horizontal and vertical ribs in addition to seven 360 degree bulkheads. Lone Star's raised wedge-shaped balsa core deck was unique to only nine of these yachts. This Doug Peterson design is noted for its light weight, strength, flexibility and double digit speed.

Lone Star was built for Mr. Burt Benjamin and was successfully raced out of San Diego for eight years. In 1989, a consortium purchased Lone Star and raced her out of Los Angeles. In 1992, Mr. Dave Reed bought her and successfully raced her on San Francisco Bay in the Mid-Winter Series until 1995. The present owners Gary and Stephanie Powell have given Lone Star a new direction: a high performance, cruising yacht. With a knowledgeable women's insights, many modern cruising comforts were added between 1995 and 1997.

Sailed by her new owners, Lone Star passed under the Golden Gate Bridge on March 14, 1998 and headed South to Mexico where she has sailed the Sea of Cortez for nine years. At present she is berthed in San Carlos Marina, Sonora, Mexico.

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