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Old 21-03-2008, 15:27   #1
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Greetings - looking for info on Morgan 462

Hello all,

Just found this forum. Looks pretty interesting. I'm soon to be retired and my wife and I are kicking around the idea of getting into something a little bigger, with more fuel tankage and storage than our Cabo 38.

We've been kicking around the idea of picking up a Morgan 462 and doing some restoration/remodeling to convert it into a liveaboard for cruising the US coast and the Caribbean. Where we currently live in SW Florida a draft of 6 feet is just about max unless one has stock in TowBoat US.

Does anyone have any insights into this boat and/or something comparable that we should consider?
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Old 21-03-2008, 16:03   #2
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Welcome to the forum. It's ironic, you are looking to get into a Morgan, there are lots of sailor that would kill for a Cabo 38! Welcome again and good luck with your search; there are a lot of Morgan's out there.
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Old 21-03-2008, 19:27   #3
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The ONLY problem we have with the Cabo is the lack of storage and to a lesser extent the relatively small diesel fuel capacity. In squalls with 50+ knots it was unpleasant but never felt unsafe. In 30 knots we were overcanvassed (stupid club race) but had full main, staysail, and 130 up.

If we don't find an alternative boat we shall simply keep the one we have. One needs to remember that the Cabo has something of a "cult" following. After having had one, I sometimes wonder if I might not have been just as well off with say a Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37 and not spent quite as much money.

By the by, my first boat was a Morgan 32. I spent many hours single handing that rascal and it still holds a fond spot in my memory. There just aren't too many shoal draft boats in the size range we would like.

p.s. thanks for the welcome. I am a participant on the straight razor place forum and the format and so far the people seem very similar, i.e., first class.

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