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Re: Looking at a 1977 Morgan 30
Yea, that sounds a bit high priced and better be really nice. Not "gee it looks pretty" kind of nice, but solid decks. No moisture in the decks, newish sails, good diesel, fresh interior, no leaks and reasonably updated electronics. Morgans while fine boats were built to a relatively low price point so there were a lot of corners cut. Good thing was oil was still fairly cheap and so they just used a lot of fiberglass and resin to gain strength. If everything was wetted out correctly it should be fine, but sometimes in the rush to get boats out they were not. Seems one boat is great, and the next is really poorly put together.
I would take someone who really knows boats with you to look at it.