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Hello again.. and Merry Christmas.

We have been very busy with this boat. Thus not having so much time to come and post. Had some very interesting revelations.. but first.. a bit about the history. She was built by Morgan in the early 70's. This model is a '73 (I think) built for the racer/cruiser market. VERY wide at 11/6" for a 30' LOA vessel, with about 2 inches of tumblehome on the hull. The exit is almost double ended and is extremely hydrodynamic. Especially with the "Sharkfin" Keel arrangement.

The hull is a solid layup and in very good shape. deck is balsa core with an interior liner. As you may have seen from the photos on the blog, she doesn't have much of an interior. No hull liner, but the bulkheads are very solid and in great shape.

Can't say that much for the deck though... Turns out someone cut a hole in the foredeck to make an anchor locker, never finished it properly and left the deck core exposed. I started the "tap test to see what was up, marking the good parts... then stopped. Why? There were none. So we started cutting the deck away to see and there is so much wet and rot the whole deck core has to be replaced. Fun fun fun fun fun. Don't cha just love old boats?

We will be updating the site over the next few days and then we are going sailing for a few more while the kids are out of school. Then we'll be in a new year...

Thanks for the welcomes and look to see much more of us int he new year.

the Stone Age

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