Originally Posted by niel12
Has anyone experience of Morgan
sail boats i havea 41 on view but i am uncertain?
Is it an OutIsland? It makes a huge difference. I don't know if Morgan made more than one 41, but his OutIsland series was heavily compromised for huge living space and shallow draft
. Many of his other boats were good sailboats. I have cruised a little on a friend's OutIsland 41 sloop
version. It's sail area to displacement
is 13, which some people consider in the motorsailor range. My Cal
40 has the same sail area and displaces 11,000 lbs less. The draft
is 4 feet, I've read it was designed for the Bahamas
where you need less than 5 feet draft
to go everywhere. I used to make a point of watching the wake, it angled obviously to windward when sailing closehauled, the boat just slid sideways in the water
when going to windward.
On the liveability side, it is 3 feet wider than my boat, center cockpit
with full sized bed
in the aft owners cabin
with tons of storage
space, two heads. I thought the narrow little ports
made the cabin
too dark though. Big engine
room, lots of tankage. Didn't like the inaccessible through hulls behind the tankage on the far side of the engine
. Though you could access them through the cockpit
locker if you found someone that weighed maybe 70 lbs.