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post #24 of Old 04-08-2013
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Re: What made you buy your boat?

We had some smaller boats before but I set myself a smallish list of non negotiables.

Had to be 40 feet or bigger
Had to be a sloop
Keel had to be encapsulated (not bolt on and the concept excludes fin keels)
Rudder had to be skeg hung - spade rudder would not do
Centre cockpit - yes I know all the reasons why some folks on this board won't have them - don't care.
Aft cabin with en-suite head and island bunk
A second double cabin and another head
Head room that would allow me (6'4") to stand up straight almost anywhere.
U shaped galley.
Had to be a passagemaker

Anything else I would live with or change.

It is remarkable how few designs contain all this stuff. Then I set about looking for one and found the Morgan 44 CC, watched several of them on the net for a year or more and finally singled out the one we have now. We have had her for 7 years and still have no reason to regret the decision.

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