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post #1 of 17 Old 07-09-2011 Thread Starter
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As of last year, I'd never set foot on a sailing boat, even though I've worked at sea since 1998. Through friends, I was introduced to this wonderful way of travel and, this week, I bought a beautiful Morgan Out Island 41' Ketch.

This is going to be a steep learning curve, but one which I expect to be extremely enjoyable. There could however, be lots of silly questions coming from this direction over the next few months...

"I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it."

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Congrats and welcome to the Morgan and sailing world. What year is she?
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Thanks for the welcome. I'm told she's a '79 but I will confirm that... (Right now, I'm out bouncing around the North Sea on a Norwegian Offshore Support Vessel but will try to post some photos of the Morgan later today)

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Welcome Baz, I see you have the aluminum toe rail and hull-deck joint at this rail rather than the rub rail. These are features that I would prefer on my own 1973 Morgan OI 41'.
Do you also have the double spreaders on the main that would indicate the tall rig? My wife and I have been living aboard and cruising Morgan OI's since 1973 with great success. Take care and joy, Aythya crew
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Thank you for the welcome.

I don't have the double spreaders so can only assume she's a standard rig - lack of experience showing there I'm afraid(!)

She had been used as a liveaboard by one of her previous owners, who is still a great friend and will continue to sail on board until I'm up to speed with her - and long after that too hopefully.

All I need to do now is tell my wife about the new addition - unfortunately, I headed out to sea on work before I had the opportunity to let her know about the boat in our life. This could be a good time as it'll give herr another month or teo to cool off...!!

"I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it."

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You bought a 41 foot sailboat without telling your wife? If she`s anything like my ex you may find out what its like to liveaboard real soon! LOL Good luck, I love my Morgan.
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Thanks!! My wife is Colombian and can be a little fiery, but sure it's things like this that keep things interesting!! Besides, it was a GREAT deal.

If you listen really hard, you may hear something akin to volcanic eruption from a few miles south of you later today...

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Congrats. I too have just purchased a 1973 Morgan O/I but a 33' and just moved aboard. Its a whole new world. I love it!
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Congrats to you too - health to enjoy her.

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