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Old 28-04-2016, 17:47   #91
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Re: God, What a Mess!

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Well, folks it's been a while, but "Our Baby" is no more. She's a pile of shredded fiberglass and wood in a dumpster. Too much damage, too much money, and too little time. We are currently looking at a 79 Watkins 37 in beautiful condition.
Sorry to hear that but like Cheechako says: onward!

I hope you're be chilling with the boat at anchor soon!

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Re: God, What a Mess!

Thanks guys! Here's where we are now! Nearly a done deal! Closing this thread down and migrating to this one below. Click the link for the pics.
The adventure begins...AGAIN!

1970 Morgan 40 Cruising Ketch

Well, it's been decided! We are going for a 1970 Morgan 40 Cruising Ketch that's been under refit since 2003 and has TONS of upgrades! She's now under contract pending survey and sea trials.

Unfortunately, the owners have lost their jobs and therefore their dreams of sailing into retirement and been forced to offload Lady Catherine II for a song at $15k. My hearts out to ya, guys!

Everything is on track and the USCG (licensed) survey and sea trials should begin Thursday this week. If everything is kosher, we'll close soon after. We are still deciding whether to have her shipped, or sail her from Virginia to Texas in 2 hops of 1 week each. Yup, that's right, we got jobs and vacation is hard to get this time of year. Unfortunately, she won't go via the ICW Okeechobee passage as her mast is too tall to clear the 49' railroad bridge and may not clear the next lowest at 54'.

So around the long way we go!

“Lady Catherine II” was purchased by her current owners in 2001 and they have made significant upgrades to her since. This 40’ Morgan Ketch is a one of a kind with many custom details on the interior and exterior. She is equipped with a 2005 Beta Marine 50HP diesel engine with only 183 hours and a 2009 Vetus bow thruster that makes docking a breeze.

LOA: 40 ft LWL: 30 ft Beam: 11 ft 2 in
Min. Draft: 4 ft 2 in

Engine Make: Beta Marine Engine Model: BV 2203
Primary Engines: Inboard
Engine Year: 2005 Hours: 183 Power: 50 hp

Fresh Water Tanks Capacity: 50 gal Fresh Water Tanks Material: Other

• IB 2005 50hp Beta Marine diesel engine model BV 2203

Deck Equipment
Companionway hatch, doors, fwd hatch, Dorado boxes all Mahogany, 2004
• All ports replaced w/ S.S. 2004
• S.S. shaft log 2005
• Dripless bearing 2005
• 20" 3 blade prop 2005
Anchor #1 22lb Bruce w/ 40' chain & 150' rode, 2004
Anchor #2 16.5 Bruce w/ 150' rode, 2004
• Bow pulpit custom S.S. & S.S. aft seats, 2005
Lewmar windlass, 2004
• S.S. turnbuckles, 2003
• Tri masthead light 2003
• S.S. thru hull fittings, 2005
self tailing winches installed in 2005

• Stateroom 1 v-berth
• Stateroom 2 double
• Dinette berth sleeps 2
• V-berth sleeps 2
• Replumbed 2004
• Enclosed head
• Bladder tank 2012
Head 2004
• Mahogany saloon table 2004
• Refinished floors 2004
• Custom cushion covers 2009
• A shower nozzle is connected to the faucet in the back head the drain is there, and a new
hot water heater installed 2005. A new heat element installed and flushed tank last fall
before haul out.

• 2006 Norcold refrigerator/freezer
• 2009 Alcohol/electric 2 burner stove
• Pressure water system

Mechanical Equipment
• 2009 Vetus bow thruster with dedicated battery
• 2005 Marine Comfort air cond., 16,000 BTU's
• Reverse cycle
• 2014 bilge pump with float foot
• 48" S.S. & teak wheel steering 2006
• 2005 transmission
• 2012 Hi pressure water pump, Aqua Jet
• 2012 Fresh water connection w/ valve

Electrical System
• 2014 Series 30 starter battery
• 2003 Parallel switch
• Auto battery charger
• 2006 inverter Xantrex ProWatt, 1750 watts
• DC charging system/ 3 bank battery charger True Charge 20, 2003

• 2003 Raymarine ST60 depth sounder
• 2004 JRC chartplotter at helm
• 2004 Navman at nav. station
• 2006 Marine base ICOM IC-M502 VHF radio w/ external mic
• 2005 handheld VHF radio
• 2004 Navman wind instrument
• 2006 Clarion CM05 AM/FM radio w/ CD player
• 2006 speakers inside & cockpit
• 2006 22" TV/DVD in v-berth
• 2009 32" in salon

Sails & Rigging
• Equipped as cruiser
Furling headsail 2003
• Custom headsail 135, 2003
• Custom loose footed main sail & mizzen sail, 2003
• Sail covers, 2003
• Custom traveler, Gerhauler, 2005
• Custom storm main sail, 2006

"Behind every great man there is a woman, rolling her eyes."
But not for long! Now she's gone!
and peace and tranquility reign forever!
1969 Morgan 40 Cruising Ketch
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