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Old 08-03-2008, 02:10 AM   #1
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Does anyone out there have any experience with the Alaska 44 yachts. I believe they were built by Oege Karbing (Denmark) but I am having a real hassle trying to find out more. Also, the one I am looking at has a wooden Mast and spars as opposed to Alloy. What are the advantages/disadvantages?

Any info would e greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-03-2008, 08:42 AM   #2
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Harry,

Check this Australian Broker he has this one listed in Langkawi :-

Alaska 44

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I have friends in Langkawi - who if doing nuphing can have sqizz at the mast (Which is wood)

Wood or Ali - both can have problems - corrosion or rot. If someone is really interested - there is a first class surveyor in Langkawi - obviously ali is lighter and easier to check for corrosion. If the wood is in good shape - it can last the life of the boat.

Good solid boats - this one has been in the tropics so it may be fitted out specifically.

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Thanks so much for that Richard.

Would appreciate the details of the surveyor if possible in case we pursue this further.

I actually managed to find the owner of the same boat (Swedish) and his website on the web. I did send a email to the both the Aussie broker and Lee Marine but got no response from either so decided to see if I could find the owner myself and happy to say with some success. Got a response back from the owner so the emails are flying.

I think she will be suitable for around the tropics as she is fully insulated and for some of the colder extremes of NZ as well. Will keep you posted.

Again , thanks

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Hi Harry,

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