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Old 20-09-2015, 17:44   #1
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Mason 44

Mason 44. Just bought her, what do you think?

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Old 20-09-2015, 18:07   #2
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Re: Mason 44

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Old 21-09-2015, 05:06   #3
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Re: Mason 44

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Cowboy.

I think that you're a lucky guy!
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Old 21-09-2015, 08:46   #4
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Very nice boats, in general. A specific boat, just depends.
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Old 21-09-2015, 09:10   #5
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Jealous. A friend had one and it was a beauty. Seriously, they sail fast and are not too tender which covers about everything I like while under sail. Good luck!
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Old 21-09-2015, 09:11   #6
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Congratulations. A good, solid passage maker, and likely the prettiest boat at any anchorage!

Safe voyages to all who are aboard.
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Old 21-09-2015, 09:32   #7
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Re: Mason 44

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Mason 44. Just bought her, what do you think?
Howdy and Welcome Aboard CF!

Al Mason designed some nice looking boats over a long and distinguished career.

I hope you enjoy your time on the forum.

As others mentioned above, it is a good idea to post photos in a thread to get comments. I realize you did upload a photo to your CF Profile page, but it is not shown here and so most members will not see it if they click on this thread.

To add the photo to this thread here are some instructions:

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Here is a very good video on Youtube that shows how to post photos on CF. Step by step instructions demonstrated.

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Since you are new to this forum, let me mention a few things you might miss but that could help you more enjoy your time here:

There is an amazing amount of shared knowledge found in the thousands of threads on this forum. If one has a common question, the answers are usually there, often with different possible solutions. The trick is finding those threads and answers as they can be "lost" in the many threads, which are often not titled well.

Here are my favorite Tips for newcomers to this forum:
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This is the best and fastest method I have found to the answers I seek here.

Since you are relatively new to the forum, here is my favorite friendly forum search tip: Look at the menu bar on the forum pages for the drop down "Search" menu. Click on that to drop down a list of search functions. From that drop down menu select the GOOGLE CUSTOM search feature (the second box down) and then enter several different descriptive or key terms for your topic of interest. That will do a Custom google search of ONLY this site and it is likely to find answers to your questions or results for you. Note: this is VERY different from using the regular forum search box or field (which I never use because of poor search results). Also note, this is NOT found if you use the CF mobile app. It IS found if you use a web browser such as Safari, IE, Firefox, etc.

Note: The ordinary "search" field on this forum has yielded less helpful results for me when I perform searches. That is why I prefer and suggest the use of the alternative "Google Custom Search" instead. I see a very clear and big difference and find the Google Custom Search much easier for scanning (with my eyes) threads for relevant comments and information.

To give you an idea of how a topic can be found, I did the above search method on CF (only) using only the terms "mason 44" and found the following you might enjoy reading:

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Ahoy All Sailors! Do you need experienced crew for a long voyage either coastal, Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, ICW, or across an ocean in 2016-2017? I am available. See my CF Profile "About Me" page for details. Happy to lend a hand!
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Old 29-09-2015, 10:37   #8
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Re: Mason 44

its a great cruising boat.. good storage, good tankage, really well built.. no matter what you do you wont need another boat.
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Old 30-09-2015, 16:04   #9
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the Mason 44 is beautiful. show us some photos!
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Old 30-09-2015, 16:38   #10
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Re: Mason 44

I have seen a bigger one and that one looked very well put together. I was impressed.

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Old 30-09-2015, 16:58   #11
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Re: Mason 44

Welcome. Nice boat. Our dockmates have a 33, lovely.
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Old 10-10-2015, 11:00   #12
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I grew up cruising on a 43. We still own sea castle hull #1, she is berthed in Berkeley ca. They are great boats, I have a few issues with them compared to our hans but none are real deal breakers. You have to like sailing heeled over, lots of sail area so reef early with that huge boom! They really excel in light winds. Don't expect to back into a slip, the bow gets blown down very fast. Don't drop any tools into the bottomless pit of the bilge. The 4-108 that is in ours is a bit of a pain due to its location. To get to the starter and front left engine mount you need to disassemble half the engine. I would expect a modern Kabota will have a smaller footprint with compatible hp, so it might not be an issue. Black iron fuel tanks are getting a bit aged, keep them topped up to keep condensation down to prevent rust. Just tore the teak decks off ours and I'm in the process of reprinting and rolling nonskid.

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