SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Boat Builders Row > Morgan > Morgan 462 information desired
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Morgan 462 information desired Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
06-03-2007 10:50 PM
terra57
Morgan 462 Hydraulic autopilot

Hi
I have a Morgan 462, ketch rig, 5'3" draft. She's great and performs well at sea BUT I am not sure if our autopilot works right. You mentioned yours in a recent message. I was wondering about the noises mine makes. The autopilot constantly saws and squeaks back and forth making it impossible to sleep in the rear berth. I am also afraid to leave it on for very long. We just took a 3-week cruise and just used the autopilot for meals and trips to the head during the night. Last year we used the autopilot for 2 entire days and the pump overpressured and all the fluid leaked out leaving us with no steering (not even manual). We repaired the pump and 2 spares but still are concerned about it and did not want to risk breaking it while we were offshore.
Could you describe the sound yours makes? I also hear the rudder itself occasionally as it turns and am thinking maybe it is too tight and the autopilot is overworking to turn that monster! Have you used yours much offshore?
I sure would appreciate your response. There aren't too many of these old babes around. You can answer me directly at terra57@hotmail.com or I will check here again.
Thanks
Barb Savage
06-02-2007 09:00 PM
atemplet
Morgan 642

Ahoy there, Annsman-

My wife and I own Pelican, 462 #077, and have sailed her from Puerto Vallerta MX to Puget Sound, where we are living.

Great boat, she's a sloop rig, shallow Draft (5'3").
Original Perkins 4.154 and Hurth gear.

We love her.

Drop me a phone number if you want me to give you a call (free phone), and a time to call, or pull together a list of questions and feel free to e-mail me off list aptemplet at hotmail dot com.

Great:
Interior layout
Deck layout, non skid excellent, none ever had teak (leak) decks
Nav station
Cockpit
solid layup, no blisters
Bomar Deck hatches
Great engine room access.
Fiberglassed in gelcoat lined tanks have great volume, don't leak (as opposed to Kelly Peterson/Formosa's44 & 46)
Wiring tends to be better than Taiwan-built
External chainplates, easy to keep and eye on and eay to replace.
Bow Roller

fair:
lotsa holes in the deck from coaming and handrails, can be source of leaks.
holding tanks
difficult to retrofit holding tanks (my current project)

Poor:
Points poorly
Lotsa turns in Hynautic steering (7+ lock/lock)
Backing down is entertaining for all save the helmsman!!!


Compromises:
Offset prop shaft (points out to port stern, just enough to be able to to pull the shaft without dropping the rudder off.

What's the name of the boat that you are looking at?


Gotta Run , if you wnat I have most of the boat's manuals scanned as PDF's and e-mail you whatever you want (Big-2-15Megs...)

ap
Allen-Paul Templet
05-31-2007 10:44 PM
annsman1
Morgan 462 information desired

I'm considering purchasing an early 80's version to liveaboard and appreciate any feedback you might have regarding the vessel. Thank you

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:51 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.