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1971 Morgan 30 info

Hello Fellow Morgan Owners,

I'm looking for any diagrams, or printed info on my recently purchased 1971 Morgan 30. I would be happy to pay for a copy of an owners manual or the like.

Also, if anyone has lost their centerboard, or has retrofitted a lost centerboard, I'd like to talk to you. I've read many stories about lost centerboards and I'm preparing to check mine out to prevent any loss.

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Cathy, I have a website that might be helpfull with centerboard info. http://members.cox.net/morgan24site also Dave Doolin from Jacksonville, FL. had a Morgan 30, "Angel's Wing" and he has posted on the following site. He has indicated in the past that he has manuals for the M30. http://www.sailboatowners.com/forums...tpl?fno=499.43 You might try posting there to see if he sees it.
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Cathy,just purchased a 1971 Morgan 30,and the owner had the entire manual.love to read it,but the Marina has it,as I have some problems with the diesel,and it has a entire section on the motor.
If you let me know what section you may want,I may be able to fax it to you,or something like that.
I do not have to worry about the centerbaord,as the previous owner had it removed and glassed in the opening,why,he said the resovoir we sail in is too shallow to use it,I said ,why not just keep it up in the keel,no answer...oh well.If she does not point good,I'll just open it back up and put another board in.Let me know if I can help...Ray in Miss.
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Need a new prop for my 1972 Morgan 30, however I am not sure which is the best and what size will fit. Am considering an Indigo but dot not know the correct diameter. Any help would be appreciated.
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Bought the Indigo. It seems to work well. At least it will reverse and stop the boat, a Morgan 30. Will let you know more after I have done a few sea trials.
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I am also the proud new owner of the Morgan 30 1971. I would love a copy of owners msnual. I would also love to know a good place to buy parts.
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Re: 1971 Morgan 30 info

Hi,
I recently purchased a Morgan 30. It has the original mainsail but no battens. Would anybody know the specifics on the battens for the M30 Mainsail.
I haven't used the boom roller yet to reef the sail, any comments on doing it would be welcome.
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Boom rollers are typically not used anymore. After 45 years you might consider a new Mainsail it would surely have the traditional slab reefing. Your Boat will sail SOO much better.
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Re: 1971 Morgan 30 info

The original battens on any boat of that era probably were tapered and made of ash (the wood). For reasons that I forget they were typically not varnished. Most people changed over to fiberglass battens at some point. In any event, its pretty easy to make fiberglass battens. You buy a longer then the pocket tapered fiberglass batten, and then carefully measure the length and the angle of the ends of the pocket and cut the batten to fit. I usually intentionally end up cutting the batten a little too long and end up cutting it down in small increments until it just fits. Then I sand the ends of the batten, either put some epoxy on the end to seal the cut, or simply tape it to keep it from abrading the pocket.

As Albrazzi pointed out, that sail is probably shot. And as noted, roller reefing booms were a really bad idea as they were executed in the 1960-70's, which is why they are no longer built.

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