Re: Morgan OutIsland 41 for Bluewater?
Originally Posted by montenido
I looked at an older IO today. What do you guys think about this for cruising Mexico and the south pacific? Very roomy, shallow draft, and fairly bulletproof. It would be a much lower entry price then most of my other choices.
Opinions on build quality, sailing manners, known problems , etc. will be greatly appreciated. Cheers, Bill
Can there be
a boat that has been more discussed about this very thing?
You will hear that they are cheaply built tubs that are now exhausted, that they are built like tanks, that they are one of the greatest liveaboard boats ever built, that they sail as well as a haystack, that they will surprise you with their sailing abilities, that they are fine, but not ideal for offshore if suitably equipped, that you are taking your life in your hands by leaving the dock in one and so on.
The fact is they are one of, if not THE most produced big boats ever, they were designed (by a great designer) and built for the Caribbean charter trade. People who own them seem to love them (although that is true of almost ALL boats.
MY opinion? I think a decent one would be a great choice for Mexico and into the Caribbean (its birthplace and natural home) but if I was headed across the Pacific I'd keep looking.
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I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken, opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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