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  • Music on the hard
  • Music in the snow
  • The virtues of prop walk
      She is a Ta Shing PAE Mason 44 commissioned in 1996.  She was one of the last Mason 44s built. You may have seen her at the Annapolis boat show in 1995. You can see pictures of her in the PAE marketing materials. 
    Music has 3 cabins: an aft cabin, the main cabin and a forward cabin with a V-berth.  The head is on the port side  and located between the main cabin and the forward cabin.  The galley is on the port side of the main cabin.  Although the galley is small, it is functional and provides all the basics.  With a little prep in advance, it is easy to cook up almost any meal in the restricted space. She makes a small and comfortable home.
    I’ve covered the settee with a large cloth so the dogs can use the settee as their napping and play area.  Their beds are on the floor in the aft cabin.  They prefer to sleep near me in the aft cabin.  The systems on the boat have worked well for us as live aboard crew.
    As we progress on our ventures I’ll post update here as to how well she performs as a cruising vessel.   So far, I’m very pleased with her performance in different wind conditions.   It is also easy to balance the helm now that I’ve learned a bit more about sail trim.
As of 2016, just finished the A2B race and I’m very impressed with the boat. She is just as wonderful in the ocean as she is in the bay. She is a bit tricky to steer, but once you learn how to read her movements, she is sweet. You can get her into her grove and she moves at hull speed with very little intervention from the helm.
NAME  Music
HAILING PORT  Annapolis, Maryland
MAKE  Mason 44, Hull #163
LOA  43‘10.5”
LWL  31’9”
BEAM  12’4”
DRAFT 6’5”
SAIL AREA  899 sq
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