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Morgan 45
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Description: Morgan 45
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Mon March 9, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The Morgan 454 model on first sight looks like somthing out of Flash Gorden. Its long drake tail and sharp pointed bow produce a extremely fast hull . Lots of deck space provide great platform for working while sailing. Some of the key features that have attracted me to the boat was the fact that all this performance is packed into a shoal draft boat. A 5'0" draft with a 7'5" CB produce great windward performance without sacrificing the anchorages. Plenty of beam at 13'5". The craftmanship accompaning this yacht is quite good with lots of teak and ash. The tankage is also great with 200 gallons of water and 100 gallons of fuel. This combination can just about produce 1000 miles cruising (est.) The boats main salon is like a ballroom. The for and aft salons are equally large and accomadating. I have elected to keep the two pilot berths for those two family excursions. The boat will easily sleep eight. Some of the weaknesses I have found is that they did experience some mast step flexing in boats that were pushed to the limit. This is due to the inherent IOR hull design. Flat on the bottom! Actually the design is not the fault! the problem was that the "EGG CRATE" as it is called or the transverse beams were not made high enough at the main bulkhead. However this is easily fixed by extending the main bulkhead up with some glass (approx. 5" from floor). Another drawback is the small cockpit. Personally I thought it should have been at least one person longer and 6" deeper. But this was designed for offshore use so how much cockpit do you need. The 48" wheel is nice but a 40" or 36" would leave more room to pass around. But who is going to throw away a 48"er. She is slightly underpowered with the Universal 40. I believe the 84's came with a 50HP. My overall opinion of the boat is if you can find one of these works of art take a good look at one. And if you have the opertunity to take it for a sail watch out you be in LOVE.
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Thu August 19, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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a great sailing boat to windwindward. upgrades:
shorten boom 3 ft. Replaced steel grid mast step,
chainplates, new Perkins 108,Increased rudder area
35%, Custom hard top dodger
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Thu August 19, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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a great sailing boat to windwindward. upgrades: shorten boom 3 ft. Replaced steel grid mast step, chainplates, new Perkins 108,Increased rudder area 35%, Custom hard top dodger
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Registered: November 2013
Posts: 21
Review Date: Sat November 30, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Why would you shorten the already way too short IOR boom by 3'. I actually extended mine 3' for an E dimension of 19'. Much easier sail handling since we only need a 120 upfront. Very surprised to hear about shortening the boom. Wow.

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1984 Morgan N/M 454 - "Zara"
Boston, Las Vegas, Maui
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