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Tanton 44
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Description: Tanton 44
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Wed May 6, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This cutter has proven to be one fantastic boat for our family of five. She is a solid cruising vessel, well laid out for one or two couples as well. Features include:
Cutter rig, skeg-hung rudder and cruising underbody, lots of deisel and water tankage, easily serviced systems including access to all sides (and top) of the Perkins deisel, berths for 6, two heads, refer and freezer, propane stove, oven and water heater, second AC/engine water heater, and tons of storage.
Constructed of solid FRP we have had no major hull or structural problems. One smal area of the hull has had six small blisters. Appeared that this area was missed when VC-Tar was applied by a previous owner.
Having a long keel is good for rough water sailing, but makes manuverability more limited. Bottom line: practice! Except for leaving the slip on the day we bought the boat we've had no further problems. (Can't you imagine the salesman?!!)
With the current MAX-Prop we experience some cavitation which we will see if we can remedy next time she's hauled. Fuel economy is as expected for a 26,000lb displacement boat.
The interior layout is very liveable, with a large drop-leaf table on center, a large galley, and storage+++.
On deck, the side decks are spacious. Adding a second roller furler to the staysail has made the foredeck spacious as well. The double spreader rig is tall and the boat is well balanced under sail. Lazy jacks become a must for shorthanded sailing. The boom gallows is nice, but reduces visability somewhat from the helm if you're tall.

Overall satisfaction: 9.5 of 10
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