Well the ballast made the boat more stable, giving us more confidence in handling her. The weight was added in the form of bigger tanks for water, fuel as well two lengths of chain with three hundred feet on each tackle. As well all of our stores and possessions. You may wonder how we carried that amount of tackle, the idea came from a Corbin design, where the tackle is fed by a pipe to the lower hull so it was under the V berth. We used two sections of pipe for each tackle. We also added a rear arch with solar panels. In addition when I did the original refit we install two large battery banks all new plumbing, wiring, interior designs, sails, new engine, new electronics, with forward looking sonar, this I thought was my best purchase and even more as I think on it. Total refit cost was around 65,000. We recently sold her after sailing around for 8 years and got a price of 45,000, when she was viewed by potential buyers they were impressed.
Hi there. We have been living aboard a 78 Morgan OI 33 for about 10 years cruising eastern and western carribean. We are now in Miami. I ran across something that mentioned you added more ballast to the boat based on Charlie Morgans recommendations. Would you be able to provide any details? I am intested in how it improved the boats sailing abilities and technically how it was done. Thanks in advance