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Old 22-05-2009, 06:02   #1
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'Mason' on Craigslist for Project

Found a 52' Mason on Craigslist this morning. It is about twice the boat as I am looking for and I am sure it probably demands a far larger refit budget than I have. The ad is fairly ambiguous as to its current state so it could quite easily be a 'free boat never is' scenario. I have no ties to this vessel, and it could very well be sitting on the hard with severe structural damage. Just thought I would throw it out there in case it was something worth pursuing for those with far more skills, knowledge, time and money than myself. It is tagged at $5000 but it appears they are willing to just about give it away for even less than that. From the few pictures she looks like a pretty boat. Let me know what yall think. If this should have been posted somewhere else please feel free to move it.

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Old 22-05-2009, 06:25   #2
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It doesn't look like any of the Mason's that I've seen. Anyone recognize the boat?

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Old 22-05-2009, 06:28   #3
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that doesn't look like a mason .. maybe that's why they are asking 5000?
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Old 22-05-2009, 06:53   #4
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Looks like a home built that was built be a mason?
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Old 22-05-2009, 08:51   #5
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The inmast furling is worth more than 5k, hell you could junk it out and sell part at a time if there are quality parts in it.
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Old 22-05-2009, 10:13   #6
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The lines do resemble a Mason but not the deck. My guess also is a home built using Mason hull design?
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Old 22-05-2009, 12:58   #7
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Looks like a home built that was built be a mason?
The boat is in "The Saouth"
It could be that "Tha boat was built bah mah son."

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Old 22-05-2009, 13:04   #8
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May also be a heavily modified Mason. That would make some sense with the claim that she needs deck and interior restoration. Would be way too much project for me.
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Old 02-06-2009, 21:09   #9
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As the owner of an Al Mason designed Mason 33, I have learned that there are a lot of "knock offs" out there with the Mason name, but not true Mason design/building. I think Al Mason's daughter, Anita, has a website about the whole deal,
In any event --- we have learned, over years, that all Mason's aren't.

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