Hello: Considering moving forward on a 1966 Morgan 34 and am wondering if the Morgan community on Sailnet could give me their thoughts on this boat...
According to the owner, this was Charley Morgan's boat and he had designed it for himself for cruising (don't know if that's true or not). It has a split galley (to both port/starboard), no quarterberths in the stern (it's all storage in the stern and has stern locker), but two pilot berths in the main cabin along with a v-berth.
Atomic 4, been sitting on the hard for 3 years, tiller, hank-on sails, few if any electronics, and 20 gallons each for fuel
My vision would be to get a survey to see if it's worth sinking money into..
questions are please:
1.) would this be a good cruising sailboat (at least coastal) for a family of four (son- age 8 and daughter and 10)?
2.) Anyone have any experience with Morgan 34s in terms of their sailing performance?
2.) Any big issues that I should be aware of, i.e. Atomic 4, centerboard, peculiarities of this make and model?
what are folks thoughts?
thanks in advance....