My 33 OI logs
a couple thousand miles a year. Remember when everyone says theyre not good sailing boats theyre talking about upwind. Ive cruised with people with faster boats but when the weather
piped up I was enoying a coffee while they were fighting the helm
trying to keep a course. At the end of a particular voyage of 50kt winds I had to stop and wait a day for the other boat because they were exhausted, I was sailing solo. They sail extremely well off the wind
and hold a course much better than the faster the bolt on keel
crowd. Old boats have issues. I had to address the leaky hull
joint and have changed the interior
layout to more compartmentalize to stiffen her up but overall the design is just what i was looking for.
Looking at the 45-4 I can see it was designed more for the speed than outisland model I had a friend who owned a morgan that was raced extensively. There were problems with hull
cracking around keel
supports. Of course that could have been due to the deep draft
and being in florida
waters. It was a fast boat though.