Re: Morgan OutIsland 41 for Bluewater?
The Morgan OI center cockpit ketches are the best cruising and live-aboard vessels in any bang-for-the-buck contest. A well-maintained 47' is close to heavenly, and the 41's are comfortable for an island-hopping couple or menage. Two staterooms and two heads, one SR for'ard, the other huge one over the rudder. To get comparable capability in any other brand you'll need to go bigger and spend a lot more money.
The only real changes I'd advocate would be to put in a 50+ horse diesel, a cutter stay for a storm jib, and replace any wooden toe-rail with a pierced aluminum one. Be wary of making new holes below the waterline in any vessel, but a water-maker's intake is best made well forward.
Last edited by cherev; 11-24-2012 at 01:57 AM.