Was not familiar with the specifics of the 452 so looked it up. Just from the design and the fact that it has an actual keel
(unlike the OI 41 that sort of has a very shallow, long keel) it should point much better than the traditional OI 41.
Morgans in general are reasonably well built but as with any older boat, I would have it carefully surveyed to confirm no major structural problems that would cost more money
or time than the boat is worth.
Top areas to check that would be really expensive to repair include: moisture or delamination
in the deck core
, hull/deck joint, bulkhead attachment to the hull
Secondary areas that might not be deal breakers but could add a big cost to prepping the boat to cruise
, standing rig, sails