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07-13-2013 04:56 PM
deniseO30
Re: Blisters on survey - Morgan 38

Nice! I can see why they are so wanted. spacious! My Oday30 has an encapsulated keel too.
07-13-2013 04:40 PM
datswite
Re: Blisters on survey - Morgan 38

Quote:
Originally Posted by TQA View Post
Re the Perkins 4108 rear seal leak. Yup they do do that, there is a fix around from Foleyengines which helps.
Have you tried it? I've seen this mentioned a few times around the net, but it gets mixed reviews.
07-13-2013 04:35 PM
datswite
Re: Blisters on survey - Morgan 38

Here is a small photo album.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gg9q1bavnzx5mtm/x9pOukYrFi
07-13-2013 04:18 PM
datswite
Re: Blisters on survey - Morgan 38

Quote:
Originally Posted by deniseO30 View Post
Pictures? You have me wanting to look into Morgans now. My boat had lots of pimples all dry. and most were just in the gelcoat itself. I paid a friend (had money then) to grind it all off to with 50 and 36 grit and then we applied 2000E. Best thing ever did to the boat.. except not sand when it was time to apply bottom paint.

I'm very interested in the Keels on Morgans. Lead? bolts? Access to them?
Congrats again!
It's an encapsulated lead keel. No bolts. I'll try to post some more pics of the boat. Here is a video from the pre-offer test sail.

07-13-2013 03:13 PM
deniseO30
Re: Blisters on survey - Morgan 38

Pictures? You have me wanting to look into Morgans now. My boat had lots of pimples all dry. and most were just in the gelcoat itself. I paid a friend (had money then) to grind it all off to with 50 and 36 grit and then we applied 2000E. Best thing ever did to the boat.. except not sand when it was time to apply bottom paint.

I'm very interested in the Keels on Morgans. Lead? bolts? Access to them?
Congrats again!
07-13-2013 02:08 PM
datswite
Re: Blisters on survey - Morgan 38

Oh, there is no way in the world I'm gonna do a peel. I was simply using that statement to demonstrate how much the seller came off of his price because of the blisters.

I plan to haul her in the fall, strip the bottom and open up the blisters myself. I'll let it dry over the winter and then button her up.

I've spent he last four months digging into every crevice onboard, and, aside from the issue listed in the original post, she is in fantastic condition! I certainly bought the right boat, I think. No buyer's remorse here!
07-13-2013 12:08 PM
TQA
Re: Blisters on survey - Morgan 38

Re the Perkins 4108 rear seal leak. Yup they do do that, there is a fix around from Foleyengines which helps.
07-12-2013 10:08 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Blisters on survey - Morgan 38

My newish boat had a fair number of blisters found during the survey. Seriously...not a big deal. No freakin' way I'd pay to do a peel.

When I was having the standing rigging replaced, I saw a boat at the yard that was in the midst of a peel. It had been in their "garage" for almost a year drying out, with the bottom ground off to the bare glass. Looked like a Pearson.

They'll pay tens of thousands for that work, then have blisters in another 10 years. That's just the price of keeping a boat in warm water for years on end.

Denise is right - just manage it with barrier coating.

Great looking boat Dat.
07-12-2013 08:18 PM
deniseO30
Re: Blisters on survey - Morgan 38

Peal??? Not necessary. geeze! Grind and do barrier coat. It's tough. really tough. Pretty boat!
07-12-2013 08:01 PM
datswite
Re: Blisters on survey - Morgan 38

I just realized that I never followed-up with this post!!

I decided to buy the boat. The seller was willing to negotiate the selling price a bit - he wasn't going to pay for a peel, but his price certainly will offset the cost of me doing it myself. We closed the deal in mid-March, and I delivered her to her new home in Cobb Island, MD.

I've taken her on several trips in/around the tidal Potomac over the last few months, and I love her! Pre-cruise preparations will begin when I haul her for the winter. As it stands, I plan to move onboard in the summer of 2015 - with a mid-Atlantic departure following the hurricane season.

Here she is after her bottom job - Fall 2012

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