Mason Clipper – Alibi

Mason Clipper – Alibi

Just prior to Christmas the owners of Alibi, a rather elegant Mason Clipper, quietly slipped her into Greg Lees shed at Sandspit. I understand that she’s in for a minimum of 3 months for a ‘makeover’ – we have seen some stunning makeovers from the shed in recent times. – Trinidad, Mahanui, Arohanui – so we look forward to following with interest – nudge nudge Greg Lees, photos please 🙂

(Photos ex Mason Marine Clippers fb)

Photo below Oct 1979 – Sea Trial on the Waitemata Harbour ex fb via K Ricketts

INPUT EX ALAN SEXTON – Copy of original Sea Spray article below + more photos from her recent haul out at the Sandspit yard.

You will note the she still has her original engines twin straight 6 Chrysler Mitsubishis.

21-04-2023 UPDATE – A PEEK INSIDE THE WORKSHOP – lots of Awlwood (Uroxsys) being applied 🙂 photos ex Mason Marine Clipper fb

6 thoughts on “Mason Clipper – Alibi

  1. The second Clipper 42 was/is named Crescendo, Mark McLaughlin has also seen her in Picton. She had a GRP hull vs Alibi’s cedar core.
    Pictures can be found on the Mason Clippers Facebook page


  2. There’s another one in Picton painted white and called ‘something-Columbian’. I cant remember the first word


  3. Alibi is powered by twin straight 6 Chrysler Mitsubishis – original engines still fitted.
    Copy of Sea Spray feature article verifying this sent to WW


  4. Alibi is stunning, love Masson Clippers, but I’ll make do with my 1972 Pelin Empress….
    All the best for 2023 Woody’s
    Cheers Richard


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