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Review Date: Thu February 15, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 


I have had my Morgan 34 for two years now and I am just about finished with a complete restoration. Practical Sailor did a review of the boat and although I don't agree with all of their ideas, the article is somewhat accurate and makes some very good points. My boat had some improvements made before I got her and I have added more. The previous owners added two extra cockpit drains, installed a Universial M4-30 diesel, roller furling jib, jiffy reefing, a middle hatch just behind the mast, a sea hood over main hatch, a hydraulic back stay, and many new winches and halyards.
I have added a new Sea Frost ref, new heat shield insulation, invertor, 100 amp alt, 5 new S.S. cowl vents, inclosed dorade boxes in teak, Replaced all six ports with opening bomar wht. plastic, replaced windows with smoked lexan, painted exterior in Petit Propox wht, mast steps, new lights inside and out, glass grapefruit deck prism, T.V. power antena, Garmin 180 GPS, two new elec bilge pumps, two manual pumps, PYI waterless packing gland, double basin galley sink(special order), In the process of installing B&G autopilot and full instruments! The only things I want to add it the future to make this boat perfect is ;hot water, water maker, and extra fuel tanks.
I feel the Morgan 34 is a 3/4 scale version of the Hinckley Bermuda 40. They look very similar! If you can't afford $150,000.00 minimum for a B-40 get a Morgan34! With a little work the Morgan can be turned into a great looking and great performing boat!
I forgot to say that my M-34 is faster under sail than my friends 1979 Hunter 33, even with my big 3 blade prop! The board makes my 34 pitch less side to side that my other friends 41!
Greg on Saga Hull 335
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Registered: September 2001
Review Date: Tue September 4, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 


my girlfriend and I purchased Barefoot in July of 2001. We searched hight and low for a live aboard that would eventually take us down island, we found her! 37ft with an 11'5" beam, 4ft draft 6' headroom aft cockpit sloop. Our first boat she has proved to be the right one for us with more storage room than we know what to do with. Full head with a house-sized sink seperate shower stall just like home. Barefoot came with and eletra san head that works great but has no holding tank. The galley is to starboard and is a line galley with stainless steel tops two deep sinks with lots of cooking room. Under the cockpit in the cabin is a full sized dinning room table big enough for 4-6 people. That same table drops to form a double bed. The port side bench converts to a double as well so 6 people could sleep very comfortably. Barefoot has a 1996 perkins 4018 50hp that makes getting around in light air painless. Raytheon depth and speed st60's on the helm and a aries wind vain of the stern make for easy sailing. We are happy with the deck room lot's of walking room not cluttery, although the cockpit could be a tad larger. One must walk up on the cockpit seats to get around to the wheel. Her sail area is what we need, not a racer but far from a bathtub. Barefoot will sail herself and in blows she is solid as a rock with her full keel. Barefoot is a sailboat that in our opinion sit's in the middle of the road in all aspects. Getting in and out of our super tight marina is a snap and powering thrue the toll bridges quick. One of the things that we like the most is the way the rudder is attached the the end of the keel and up into the hull and the propshaft is not exposed just the prop itself. really protects you if you hit the bottom. Her plumbing and wireing are easily accesible as well as the perkins. Barefoot is a well rounded cruiser and for our first boat after 3 months we are happy as bugs in a rug.
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