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Morgan OutIsland 30
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2 1079 Mon April 26, 1999
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Description: Morgan OutIsland 30
Keywords: Morgan OutIsland 30
 


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Mon April 26, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The 30 foot version of Charlie Morgan's OutIsland line. MQ20 Diesel, 18 gal fuel, 45 gal water, alcohol stove, v-berth with good headroom, settees make into double bed, not very comfortable & blocks access to the head. Pilot berth rear starboard. Acres of cabin room, flat deck helps with access to mast, sails, anchors. Engine access is behind cockpit ladder, and there is a LARGE panel beside the pilot berth that allows access to the rear of engine compartment. You can crawl through & around the engine! Good storage in a hanging locker, beneath settee seats, below v-berth, cabinet & drawers below stove. Cockpit lockers are adequate. Downside? not much. Slow in light winds, but hay, it's a cruiser, not a racer. Full keel allows it to almost self-steer. I took this boat from Beaufort, NC around Florida and up the Tenn-Tom waterway. Only problem was the lack of diesel on the first 200 miles of the waterway. Solved that with cans on deck. The shoal draft (40") allowed anchoring almost anywhere I wanted. I really like this boat! Surveyor said it was built before chop guns, and the hull is handlaid glass & thick. Good solid feel, even in Albemarle & Pamlico sounds, with a breeze.
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Review Date: Thu March 16, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Almost through redoing our Out Island 30. New ports, head, interior, rigging, sails (next year), paint, blister fix. The more we tore this boat apart, the more impressed I was with how she was built. Solid and roomy without being too big to work on. Now that she's back in the water and we're sailing her again, she's a joy. Loves a nice brisk wind. Not particularly happy in light air or going windward, but that's to be expected of a full-keel boat. With a draft of 3'4", we can gunkhole around the Gulf Coast, which is our cruising ground. She's exactly what we want in a boat at this point.
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