Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-09-2010, 22:15   #1
owd
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2
1979 Morgan North American 40'

I have looked and looked for info on the Morgan North American 40'. I am looking to buy a boat that will be geared to sailing anywhere in the world. This boat is listed as a racer/ crusier. The price is around 40k and it is in good condition. So can anyone help with advice on her. Thank You very much.
__________________

__________________
owd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 02:40   #2
Moderator
 
Boracay's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Pelican Bay, Great Sandy National Park
Boat: Steel Roberts Offshore 44
Posts: 5,175
Images: 18
Short answer - Don't?

At this stage in your inquiries I'd strongly recommend not buying anything.

40' cruising yachts have many parts and systems. At $40k it's likely an old boat so those parts and systems are most likely old or repaired/upgraded/fixed/etc.

Untill you can make an informed judgement as to whether a boat is suitable for your needs I recommend not buying, or even getting a survey.

Do think carefully about your plans and the education, training and experience that you'll need to follow them.

There is much useful information in this Forum and we welcome your questions.
__________________

__________________
Rust never sleeps
Boracay Blog.
Boracay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 06:08   #3
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,586
Images: 240
Greetings and welcom aboard the CF, owd.

The NA 40 was a fast IOR boat designed by naval architect Richard Carter, and built between1978 - 81 by Morgan Yachts in Largo Florida.
Although they have made multiple Pacific crossings (at least to Hawaii), I’d heed Boracay’s cautionary advice.

See ➥ NORTH AMERICAN 40 Sailboat details on sailboatdata.com
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 07:36   #4
owd
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2
Boracay and Gordmay

Morning

Thank you both for your reply. I am in the military and will retire soon. Have been sailing a 30 foot sloop for quite awhile and will be heading to the far east down the road. My bigest thing is I do not want to continue to put money and time in the 30 when I know that is is a little to small for me. The 40 has a great survey and all systems a go. Of course I will add some additional gear. The issue is the way the boat sails being a racer and I need a cruiser. Thank you again.
__________________
owd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 07:44   #5
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,586
Images: 240
Sail Calculator Pro v3.53 - 2000+ boats
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-10-2017, 10:06   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Toronto
Boat: Morgan NA 40
Posts: 4
Re: 1979 Morgan North American 40'

Did you buy this boat? I have been sailing on Lake Ontario with my O'Day 30 and decided to upgrade. I am planning to buy a 1978 Morgan NA 40 and to sail up and down on the east cost (Canada to Florida) including Caribbean in short term and maybe more extended sailing across the Atlantic in long term. I would appreciate any feedback on this boat as I couldn't find much about them.

Thanks in advance.
__________________

__________________
Kaan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
morgan

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Morgan 32 1979 gerryandnancy Monohull Sailboats 0 07-05-2010 07:21
Would You Cross the Pacific to Australia in a Morgan North American 40 ? dennisail Monohull Sailboats 66 04-05-2010 05:00
Morgan Out Island 33' 1979 Wheel Helm Question johnar Construction, Maintenance & Refit 5 15-03-2010 10:51
North American Union blove8 Off Topic Forum 35 13-10-2007 00:56
1979 Morgan 46 info please fla_sail Monohull Sailboats 1 21-02-2006 17:52



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:28.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.