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travlineasy
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Re: Morgan 38's and 42's .... or ???

The only negative thing I can think of about that Morgan full keel is it doesn't back up worth a damned. It prop walks in both directions, depending upon the day of the week. However, one of the other great benefits of that full keel is you virtually cannot snag a crab pot or lobster pot float even if you run right over it. I've hit thousands while sailing at night in Chesapeake Bay and never, ever snagged one - not one! When I had my Catalina 27 with a fin keel, I snagged one every night I sailed after dark. I not only snagged them with the keel, but also the rudder and prop. Other than that, the Catalina 27 was a great boat for someone sailing singlehanded, it responded well to minor changes in sail settings, and it really came up tight into the wind, much tighter than the Morgan with a full keel. So, yes there are some benefits there as well, depends upon what you are looking for in the way of benefits.

Good luck on whatever you decide upon,

Gary
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