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Old 29-04-2009, 13:31   #1
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want feedback on Morgan 416

I'm really open here. Years ago chartered OI 41, now looking at a
Morgan 416 so my grandchildren can have room and we can go on weekend get aways.
Any feedback or advice on this model would be appreciated.
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Old 29-04-2009, 20:55   #2
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My wife and I have lived aboard and cruised with Morgan Out Islands for 37 years so I have some insights. If your 416 is the tall rig sloop you will have better windward performance than I do with my 413 ketch, but at my best weather (15 to 20knts) I can always get within 45 degrees of true. Charley Morgan once ststed to me that the boat was planned as a vessel to motor well for the charter trade. It's a comfortable cruising "truck" and the shoal draft allows a lot of cruising opportunity, but this gives up some sea comfort in bigger seas. A few points to watch for...check for delamination of the rudder,- hairline crack at port-starborad division, corrosion at mast step, corrosion or separation at stem fitting...check back up plate in forepeak. Like many older boats, much will depend on it's earlier care. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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