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Old 13-10-2008, 07:42   #1
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How is the Morgan outislander 51 for Pacific crusing?

Out to the Pacific etc? Seems to be used in Bahamas etc but wonder if its
good for long trips out to the Pacific islands. Im sure it might not be the fastest boat but it is roomy. Im not in any hurry and want a safe boat too.
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Old 13-10-2008, 08:19   #2
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They sail like a wet haystack, downwind and slowly. But they sure are roomy inside.
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Old 13-10-2008, 08:40   #3
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Hi we have a morgan outisland 416 and our friends have a 51. We have sailed our Morgan both ways over the pond and together with our friends intend to cross over again next year to Europe. The Morgans sail fine albeit not fast, we average 5knts which I think is quite respectable. Have lived aboard for 6years with extensive cruising Europe and the Caribbean, Columbia, Panama, Mexico and now USA, same with our friends. I don't think you can go far wrong with the Morgans.

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Old 13-10-2008, 23:03   #4
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Sailed an OI 41 a few times in the PNW. Wonderful boat in port, a little less than fabulous sailing.

Not fast, not great upwind, but very comfy. Biggest concern for me was the ballroom saloon when heeled and rough; longest fall line was like 24'. Too much distance between handholds for my (admittedly paranoid) comfort.

That said, we dealt with a nasty sqall and rescued a daysailor off west point in the midst of it.

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Old 16-10-2008, 00:11   #5
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Ive kinda been thinking about a 51 outislander

I like being able to have lots of stuff like air conditioning,large freezers,large fresh water tanks and lots of room.
I guess they did make a 60ft model of it too? Are there any larger then
the 60ft model?
What are things to watch for when buying one like the 51 or 60?
Anyone seen one for sale in very good shape. I would want it to be
in very good condition on be refit since they are getting to be old boats.
Any problems that the 51 or 60 are know for.
What is the best roller furling to have on them main and others?
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I don't believe the 60 is an Out Island model. I think I've seen them with 2 or maybe even 3 masts. You may find more of the 51's on the east coast since they were built here.
When we were shopping for our boat 12 years ago, I showed the admiral a 51. She said it was like going into a cave. It's true, but they are a very comfortable liveaboard.

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