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Heritage West Indies 38
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Description: Heritage West Indies 38
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Author
lisevp
Junior Member

Registered: January 2003
Posts: 2
Review Date: Mon January 27, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The heritage west indies 38 was designed and built by charlie morgan after he sold morgan to catalina. The boat is a very strong boat built for the charter trade. It has an aft cabin and a forward cabin and two heads. The hull is solid fiberglass and the deck is cored balsa. The baot sails well although needs wind to move. Its not a light air boat. Sail very well in good wind. Very stable and good sailplan. Built ahead of its time with rod rigging standard, club footed jib, and available as a ketch or a sloop. All rigging is very oversized as is the construction of the hull. The mast is 54' feet. The standard engine is a perkins 4-108. The through hulls are all bronze plug valves. The cockpit drains on the center cockpit are oversized with large bronze seacock valves. This boat is built like a tank. You could run it over a reef and sail away. The only negative is the steel hull stiffeners used in the bottom of the hull. Big problem with rust. Many ooof these boats have serious deterioration of the steel. However in most cases this makes no difference to the handling of the boat. The engine mount are usually okay as well as the mast step. The steel is usually rusted under the main salon floor. This is not a problem as a general rule because these baots are so over built.

Overall I recommend the boat and I think they are great buys for the money. The 38 was built by charlie to compete with the Moragn 41. It has the same arrangement although smaller. The 41 is 14' wide and the 38 heritage is 12'. The 38 sails better than the 41. The 38 has a retractable center baord.

The interior is all teak with fromica wall panels. The wood work is good but not great. The galley is small but thats not surprising considering the boat has two staterooms and two private heads.

The boat is also shallow draft 4'-2" which great for use in many areas.

Please feel free to e-mail with any questions.
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Nikko
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Registered: August 2009
Posts: 6
Review Date: Thu July 15, 2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Hi saw your post you made some time ago about the Morgan West Indies.

We are looking to buy one here in Aus and wondered if you have any more thoughts to share with us.

I am interested in the stability of a yacht with such a shallow draft? Were you ever knocked flat and did she come up OK?

Did the centreboard give you any trouble? was it easy to wind up? What is the centreboard made from? Is it ballasted or justheavy enough to drop on its own?


thanks


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