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Old 25-09-2012, 15:29   #1
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School me on: Morgan 45-4/46

Found this yacht while browsing Yachtworld. It seems like a decent cruiser for the money. Keel-stepped mast, deep draft from the centerboard, good layout down below.

Is the build quality from Morgan decent? Can anyone give a little information about this model? Here is the yacht:

1986 Morgan 46 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

MORGAN 45-4 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com
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Old 26-09-2012, 14:39   #2
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Re: School me on: Morgan 45-4/46

They are pretty good and tough boats. They are not fast - but slow and steady often wins the race right? I looked at them hard, and opted for an aft cockpit boat rather than a center cockpit. The Morgans have lots of volume and storage capacity. You can travel the world on it. Obviously, the systems may need attention. The original build quality may not be as important as how well it has been maintained and updated. The hulls on those old boats are pretty bullet proof.
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Old 26-09-2012, 14:45   #3
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Aggh! I should have checked out the links before responding as I was thinking of the other Morgan center cockpit ketches used quite a bit by the early charter companies. I am not as familiar with the "Nelson Marek" style sloops. I do recall some negative comments in my boat search that steered me away from them. I know that doesn't help you much.
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