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Old 08-01-2016, 07:42   #1
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Mason 53


I was hoping to get input from people who have sailed the Mason 53/54. Recognizing that she is full keel with a cutaway forefoot, am not expecting her to turn like a more modern design, but any input on how well she tacks, especially in a chop would be a big help to me. I have sailed full keel (and some separated keel/rudder boats as well) boats that hold their way through tacks and are very controllable, while others lose almost all of their speed and rudder control through a tack in even flat water which would be unacceptable to me. I have read that this design is capable of 200+ mile days under the right conditions, can anyone back up that claim? Any other input appreciated! Thanks, James
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Old 08-01-2016, 13:15   #2
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Re: Mason 53

G'day, Mate. I sent you a PM also. The Mason 53 is an excellent cruising live aboard yacht that will take you almost anywhere you want to sail. I have owned mine for 17 years. I can verify that the Mason 53 is fully capable of 200+ mile days.

As I indicated, my Mason 53 is for sale here in New Zealand. With all going on in the world at the moment, New Zealand is an excellent place to live aboard and the islands of Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia are only a weeks sail away.

All the best. Cheers.
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