No problem here. I did not necessarily think that you were saying that the M27 was like the Out Island series but since the Morgan 27 is not as well known as the more common Out Island series I wanted to make sure that it was clear that these are very different boats.
The more I learn about the Out Island series the more of a mystery that they become to me. At various times in my younger life, I would take jobs in Boat Yards while I was in college and when positions in the architectural profession were hard to come by. Other times, because I had worked in boat yards, I would be asked to help a friend do repairs
on their boat. I also did some engineering and design for repair
yards at different times in my life.
Through all of that I came in contact with repairs
on Out Islands and came away thinking that they were very poorly built. I saw such problems as failed hull deck joints where the joint which was glued with 5200 and held with random and widely spaced bolts had separated. I saw really awful electrical work, with bare wire simply placed under the screw heads with pan connectors. I saw deck hardware simply attached with sheet metal screws into a plywood backing block and hardware with no backing blocks. I sailed on one in a chop and you could feel the boat wrack and twist with every wave and when hauled there were stress cracks in the topsides that were clearly visible at bulkeads and bunkflats.
AND YET in all fairness, I keep running into Out Island owners that say that their boats are really well built and don''t have any of these faults. I don''t think they are mistaken either. I really have come to believe that these boats were either built to various quality standards over the years, or else one of us are wrong and I know what I saw with my own eyes.
The Morgan 27 wa a neat boat in its day but it had problems with hull flex at the chainplate attachment and keel-hull joint problems. They also had a lot of leaks and electrical system problems.