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What do you think about a 1982 Morgan 321

Hello folks,

I am interested in making an offer on a Morgan 321 (1982) in Washington, NC. The boat can be viewed in greater detail at Yachtworld.com as it is the only Morgan 321 for sale in Washington, NC

I was able to visit the boat today and it is cosmetically in very fine shape. The deck is in great shape and the interior seems to have been well cared for. The Yanmar diesel has been upgraded and more horsepower was added giving the boat more performance. The gel coat is in nice shape and the bottom was just painted in April of this year. The asking price is $37,900.

I was wondering what you fine folks opinion was on this boat was. Is the price right? Is the Morgan 321 a good boat for the price? Is the
history good on these boats? Whatever you may know or if you have any experience with these boats I would love to hear about it.

Thanks for your time and responses!
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My previous boat was a Morgan 32 - hull #1. I spent 7 years living aboard and doing a lot of sailing. The biggest cruise was a round trip to Hawaii and back from San Francisco. At times we took a good beating on the return trip and she handled it just fine.

One weakness is the steering system. For some reason they chose to use a lame system of running the steering cables through conduit instead of keeping it open around sheaves. This conduit system was gummed up and added a horrible amount of friction to the system. I pulled those out, got some proper sheaves from Edson and all of a sudden the steering felt like I was on a J Boat by comparison. Big job - but well worth it.

The one you are looking at has the shallow draft keel - as mine did. When sailing upwind I always wished I had the deeper draft version. If you don't have to have a shallow draft boat, you might want to consider that. Otherwise the one you are looking at seems sweet from the pictures. I would pull out those electric cooking appliances and put in a proper propane stove/oven.

Greg Davids
s/v Pacifica
Ericson 39-B

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