I'm already considering options for my next boat and am thinking of trading down to something a bit more basic and the Morgan Out Island
30 is one of the boats on my short list. I know of it's general reputation, but would love to hear more about handeling characteristic, typical issues, and thing to check into should I check one out.
One thing I'm a little concerned about given it's keel
, is manuvering at a dock
. It's not a huge concern as I tend to anchor
out pretty much all the time when crusing, but still, I'd like to know more. The boat will be used primarily for cruises of 1-4 months in Florida
. Most cruising will be with 2-3 people on board with 4 possible at times as well as some solo sailing. I may end up keeping it in the Bahamas
I know that like most old heavy displacement
boats, they don't point well and need some wind
to get them going. Any other information appreciated.
A few specific questions that come to mind:
Manuvering under power - marinas
Access to thru-hulls, and other system, including typical linings and access to deck
How well does chain go into the anchor locker
Visibility from cockpit