No, I would not suggest that it should be described a a good "bluewater boat"! Offshore
comfort and windward ability is compromised by a shoal draft
. The exterior chainplates also add to limit performance to windward.
I should add that I have put well over 70,000 coastal cruising miles on my own Morgan
OI 41' and I am extremely pleased with how my boat performs for me.
My own Morgan
has been under my care for thirty years and I've been very attentive to it's upkeep. Many have extensive water
damage both from poorly designed leaking ports
and water intrusion into the cored deck
. Like most old boats, the quality of the boat is more impacted by it's care and refit
over time than the original construction. It may be a well cared for and very sound vessel, but it will never be what I would define as a "blue water" boat.
Note: There is no consensus for an operational definition of a blue water boat!