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Old 07-09-2011
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Good evening,

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...
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Congrats and welcome to the Morgan and sailing world. What year is she?
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Thank you

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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As promised...

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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...!!
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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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