Hello To All. I'm new to the forum and I have many questions. Hopefully my limited sailing skills will improve as I go with this project
. I'm buying
a 1978 Morgan
Out-Island 51, hull
#50, the Portofino II, from the original owner. He is way old, almost blind and his memory is not what it once was. She has been tied up at his seawall for 10 to 12 years and has been neglected. Once a hurricane
tore her loose and rubbed a large patch of fiberglass
off of one side and ripped off rub-rail one the other. Sad, I know. But one the bright side, full set of new sails
is perfect, except for portlight gaskets no leaks
at all, standing rigging
is great and the deck
is dull but crack-free. I've spent hours going over her and I believe I have all the skills needed to restore her.
My trouble is the he ( the original owner) had many changes made as she was built. He spent 5 months at the factory overseeing the changes he wanted. Now he doesn't remember. Where can I get hull
routes, tec info on the old equipment
, and any other information to help with this project
I know some will say I've bitten off a rather large bite with this, But I have the time and the skills to do it. Besides...it's bee my dream for a long time.
Thanks for any help sent my way.