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post #2 of Old 11-04-2009
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I just posted on your other Morgan 30 thread - didn't know you already had one. I don't think there is a problem taking a well equipped Morgan offshore as long as the hull, rig, and systems are in good order - assuming the skipper is capable. While there are those on Sailnet that would disagree with me I believe there are a lot of good offshore boats from that era that were well built or have known issues that can be fixed. Modern design isn't all better in my opinion, although certainly roomier and more luxurious. And not everybody can pony up the $ for a Pacific Seacraft or something like it. I am modifying my CS27 which is 32 years old for offshore use. Mostly updating systems and I'll be re-doing the rigging and some deck gear in the spring. Remember a boat doesn't have to be large or expensive to be sailed offshore. The hull of yours looks like a good place to start. Where are you? And by the way how did your compression post repair go?
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