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Morgan OutIsland 41 Classic
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Description: Morgan OutIsland 41 Classic
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Thu December 19, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The Morgan OI41 Classic is a Catalina Yachts redesign (starting in 1986) of the various older 41 foot OI Morgans. Key differences of the new "Classic OI41" are: shortend keel, improved cockpit, built-in shower in the rear head, better Lewar hatches and ports, and raised transom ports. For one familiar with the older versions, the Classic is much imporved in its ability to sail. With the shorter keel, it tacks well in light air. The Classic was only available as a sloop as far as I know and the 59' tall rig is efficient enough, especially with a fully battened main. However, this is a full cruise 28,000 lb boat that will not perform like a lighter gran prix racer. There are two areas of weakness that I have heard about from other owners. First is the smaller 44hp Yanmar engine, compared to the larger 55+hp Perkins as were fitted in the older boats. The second is lack of deck lockers for storage. I have cruised my OI-41 extensively in the Gulf and Bahamas and now feel the boat is adequately powered. However, I had to get used to the higher rpms of the Yanmar. The deck locker situation was solved by Catalina Yachts in Largo FL. Apparently, others also wanted more storage space also, so they designed two fiberglass lockers that mount on the rear deck. I belive they are still available from Catalina. After 7 year with this boat my overall satisfaction is still high. The Classic is well built (hand layed-up fiberglass) with very few gelcoat bubbles and minor blister problems.


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Posts: 1888
Review Date: Mon February 17, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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well-built comfortable (and dry) cruising sailboat. Does not
sail particularly well to wind. Is stable and surprising fast
on beam reach. Aft cabin spacious and comfortable.
Good size galley and salon. Ketch rig is easy to handle and
vessel does not overpower easily. Once sails are up, she can be single-handed no problem.
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pkipp
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Registered: January 2006
Posts: 2
Review Date: Thu May 13, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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this boat is a very roomy comphy boat that is about as close to ideal as one can get in a cruising sailboat. With it's very shoal draft ( 4' 3"), full keel desgn, you can go places no other sailing vessell of this size would even consider. While she isnt as fast as many other boats I find she loves a 20 knot breeze at full sail giving a respectable 8.5 knots and 15 deg of heel. The 14 ft beam give lots of deck space for crew to lounge and lots of toy space. My morgan is hull # 11 and i love the thickness of the ever hardening fiberglass. She is sturdy and as safe and sea worthy as any. She does however have a black rubber rub rail that no matter what i do gets black sut looking stuff on everything ,decks shoes clothes , makes white fenders black and neighboring boats should beware. It is this captains opinion that any manufacturer who uses black rubber on anything that goes into the salt and sun only does so cause he never intends on using his own product.If anyone out there knows of something to solve this problem or a replacement of this with another material that would fit please let me know you could ad years to my life and possibly my dogs as well. We would both be forever grateful
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svpearl
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Registered: March 2001
Review Date: Tue July 6, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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7/99: Wide beam (13'10"), shallow draft (4'10"), single mast (57' AWL) and heavy (23,000 disp) with walk-thru to spacious aft stateroom. Fuel: 93 gals. Water: 215 gals. Eng: Yanmar 44HP. Very comfortable and well equipped for extended cruising or live-aboard. Large center cockpit is very open and comfortable. Full biminy and enclosure makes this an all-weather sunroom! Spacious main cabin, large V-berth, two heads (both with showers) and a large U-shaped galley make this a very comfortable ship. PROS: Easy to sail, very forgiving, built like a tank, great for entertaining new-comers. Good for gunkholing. Easy to modify/retrofit for those personal preferences. Not easily over-powered, sails well single-handed once the main is up.
Nice size engine room. CONS: Limited deck storage, always seems to 'back to port', A/C output (16,000BTU) is marginal on hot days. SYNOPSIS: I absolutely love my M41C! Would be happy to answer any questions.
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Registered: May 2011
Posts: 5
Review Date: Tue May 24, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I use an automotive product from Eagle 1 for restoring bumbers. Heavy silicone spray does as good as anything I have ever seen.
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