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Question Anyone familiar with a Tanton 44 cutter?

How well does she sail in light and moderate winds? Any owners out there?
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I am not familiar with the boat, but there is one in our marina, or at least I think its a 44. I have seen it sail from afar, that about it.

They look solid as a rock. You may try contacting SailorMitch, he too is at my marina and may have been out on it.

I could try and get the owners info for you if you like?
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I would love to have contact info if you could get it...thanks!
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Sure it isn't "Taunton 44"?
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https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1448392/0

I think this is the boat she is talking about.

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Tanton 44 cutter

[QUOTE=T37Chef;197184]https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1448392/0



If the boat in the link above is the one you're inquiring about, PM me as I almost bought it 6 months ago and still have a copy of the survey.

If you're expecting it to look like the photos on yachtworld you're going to be disappointed. It's been on the hard for about 2 years, but could be a heck of a cruising boat for someone who wants to work a lot harder than I do.

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I looked at the boat that Gary refers to and it was quite sad how it is (not) being looked after. It has not been covered and there is a leak somewhere which is resulting in water reaching the cabin sole and side of the built in furniture causing some delamination.

I agree that the boat could be really nice but it will need some work.
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I didnt mean to imply that exact boat. Just clarifying the name
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The Tanton 44's were built for a company called something like Offshore Marine. Offshore Marine was one of the many 1970's and early 1980's small firms that contracted with Asian yards to produce boats of various designs. The Tanton's were designed by Yves Tanton who is a respected and who used to participate on this forum. Yves has a website http://www.tantonyachts.com/images5.htm He and I have exchanged emails and I found him to be a very thoughtful, and very innovative designer.

The Offshore 44's as they were called came as free standing cat- ketches and the one that I knew best was a ketch rather than a cutter. They seemed to suffer from a host of build quality issues typical of Asian yards and CT in particular. During that period, CT had a really poor reputation of banging out poorly built boats that looked good when new. This is not a completely deserved reputation because CT was involved in a lot of building under contract to boat importers and it was the boat importers themselves who seemed to set and enforce the quality standard. Left to its own devices, my sense is that CT built junk, but some of the designs that they built on contract such as the Warwick designed boats were quality designs executed with a reasonable standard of care. The Offshore 44 that I looked at was somewhere between junk and a reasonable level of care. One thing to bear in mind, the boat that I looked at had teak deck problems within the first 10-15 years of its life and the owner said that when he removed the decks he found really poor workmanship and materials leading to going back with pained glass decks. The other big compromises were knock off hardware and poor systems design and execution.

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would like to PM garymcg and killarney sailor but I don't have 10 posts yet. Could you PM me? I'm a newby at this !
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