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01-26-2017 07:10 PM
Re: Morgan Heritage 1 Ton ?

Hi Kim,

I'm looking at pulling the rudder and replacing the rudderstock on my Heritage 1 ton this spring. Mine has an aluminum rudderstock that has corroded beyond what I'm comfortable with. The shaft is schedule 80 pipe (1/2" thick wall rather than solid).

I'm considering opening up the rudder, putting in a new rudderstock, and closing it up again. Also looking at a new bearing set as part of the project. Working on the replacement rudderstock design. Not yet sure about a hollow vs a solid shaft (which many Heritage 1 tonners have). I have access to titanium pipe and may go that route. The schedule 80 aluminum one has lasted 30 years or so.

If you'd be willing to share how your rebuild went, I'd appreciate gaining some wisdom from you experience.

07-13-2016 12:13 PM
Re: "Silmaril" at dock...

Molds for a rudder.
You posted this long time ago but remembered readying you have or had the Molds for a Heritage One tone rudder.
I am presently replacing my Rudder on my Heritage and would it be fantastic if those molds did not end up in a dumpster somewhere.
The original lasted 40 years so no complaints.
My fabricator finfab in Ca can for sure make one from an updated design that they do have molds for alas the original did work very well and I would rather not gamble that a newer design is an improvement if it in the end turns out to not be as good as hoped for.
The original will work and that a fact I would like to stick with.
If you still follow the forum please be kind to send me a note.
Or call my cell :510 387 3494

Thank you so much
Kim Pedersen

I have never posted before on this forum.
Spend years restoring and sailing for fun and for a living back in Europe.
12-10-2013 10:23 AM
lotus 7
Re: Morgan Heritage 1 Ton ?

re deuces wild sail no 22222 i owned and raced this boat in the 80.s alwys wondered what happened afta i sold it. i was heavily modified with a bulb on th e keel, reshaped keel section longer boom and a custom balanced rudder with harken bearings. ss spreader bases and oter upgrades . did bb regatta block island etc. loved the boat ithas an intersting history. i live in nh.
08-11-2013 01:19 PM
Re: Morgan Heritage 1 Ton ?

I own one of the Heritage one tons, she was originally called "Seagull" and was sailed out of Ft. Myers, Florida. She is a great boat and loves the wind.
Just an FYI, there were only 20 of these hulls built in the Clearwater facility. Who knows what would have happened if there had not been a fire.
06-10-2013 03:09 AM
Re: Morgan Heritage 1 Ton ?

I also own one of these amazing boats. I'm interested in finding out what the design below decks was as it came from the factory. Anyone have some drawings or pics?
03-06-2013 12:53 PM
Re: Morgan Heritage 1 Ton ?

Late post but another happy Heritage 1-ton owner. I bought "Varmint" in Muskegon, MI. I bought it in 1994 from John Wright. I am the third owner. My wife and I have enjoyed Varmint for many years. We made the trip from Lake Mich to Florida and the Gulf with 3 trips to the Bahamas. Varmint has returned to Mich and now slips at Arcadia, Mich. I would be happy to email you some pics and share what little I know.
02-28-2013 10:40 PM
Re: Morgan Heritage 1 Ton ?

There was both a Morgan One Ton and a Heritage One Ton, both designed by Charlie Morgan. The Morgan One Ton had a very strange keel that raked back at a very steep angle. The Heritage One Ton had a typical IOR Trapazoid. I think both were sold as 36 footers.
02-28-2013 05:57 PM
Re: Morgan Heritage 1 Ton ?

Hi everyone,
I have a what I believe to be a Heritage 1 ton. Although, you wouldn't know it in the title.
It reads,"Morgan 37' " 1976. This boat is or was red in color and goes by the name of "Duce Is Wild". Shes in ruff shape, but I love working on her and seeing the shape I fell for, come alive. My boat had 4 bunks, a head and a little galley. Used for off shore racing only. It did not require much. Does Any one mind showing me cabin pictures of there Morgan 1 ton. I'd like to see how she should look like. My boat is in my yard in Amesbury M.A.
10-15-2012 09:20 AM
Re: Morgan Heritage 1 Ton ?

I'm new to this site and I also own a Heritage One ton. I bought mine in in 1994. I'm not a racer but have used it as a cruiser. The boat now lives in Arcadia, MI on Lake Michigan. I retired in 1999 and sailed the boat from Lake Mich to Lake Erie, through the Erie Canal to the Hudson, to New York City, down the ICW to Florida. The boat stayed in Florida for 8 yrs. We visited the Bahamas three times, sailed through the Keys, to the Tortugas and up the gulf to Tampa. In 2010 we sailed the boat back to MI. I try to do most of my own repairs and service, so over the past 18 yrs I have come to know my boat quite well. I expect to be sailing "Varmint" for as many yrs in the future as possible. I would like to get to know other owners of those 20 or so hulls to compare notes and share our appreciation of a fine boat.
10-18-2011 07:43 PM
charthouse I purchased 1 around 1977/78 in toronto named "jackal" yellow hull. Can't remember hull #.. Renamed "ommadawn".. Kept her for 10 yrs with many upgrades including imron to light grey w/red waterline, interior forepeak refinish in slatted teak, holding tank, and other usual stuff.. Sold her out of midland in georgian bay, canada... Boat was moved to quebec and i lost track after that.. Really loved that boat and still wish i still owned her...
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