Learning the HARD way...
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston / Ft Myers Area
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In general, my understanding of Morgans is that they were well built boats, but were designed for the charter industry. Because many were in charter, many have been "ridden hard, and put away wet."
My other general impression is that they were known for being heavy (well built), and leaky (ports & hull deck joint).
I am not saying that either bias is true, I am merely confessing my bias.
Looking at the boat in question, it was: close to 30 years old, had a 6.5' draft (so I would be leery of doing the ICW), had a non-functioning CNG (hard to find for some) stove, offered for sale in in New Jersey, the price was reduced in November, and seems to have sold less than a month later. Not bad!
I think that your friend pounced on a well equipped boat!
Last edited by eherlihy; 12-31-2011 at 02:44 PM.