My wife and I purchased Captain Ron's Wind Fetish in March 2010 and have been sailing and updating her near Annapolis since. If there are any specific questions I will try and help. I do have one specific question, is there any KNOWN water intrusion point aft starboard. We have "black" water damage wood next to berth. I have not spent time going after it yet. Thought there might be a known issue.
01-02-2012 03:12 PM
Sell me on a Morgan
Please talk to me if you are a Morgan owner. I hear the negative aspects but I really want one that is up for sale and am curious about how owners like them.
07-31-2011 06:14 PM
Your Morgan 44
Saw your post that you have had your M44 cc for years and have done a lot with it. We like a 1988 and a 1990 M 44 cc that we have found and are ready to buy. We sailed the Bahamas all last winter in our little 34 and realized we needed a bigger boat for a 2 year Caribbean cruise. Love the engine room layout and the aft cabin, plus the lazarette can hold our scuba tanks, gear and air compressor. One has the upgraded 66 hp Yanmar and 100 gals fuel (which we think would be better), the other the standard 50 gals and 44 hp Y. Any help and/or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
07-26-2011 07:13 PM
Norgan 44'1989 owner
I have a Morgan 44' CC and have done many things with this boat and probably can answer most questions you might have about her
10-29-2007 12:04 AM
Fly...It must have been the 38cc I read about and stepped aboard...just seemed bigger at the time!!
FWIW...the BOTY awards are about as bogus as Gore's Academy Award!! We've discussed them here extensively in the past and they are clearly rewards for advertisers that rotate on an annual basis in the production boat arena.
10-28-2007 05:35 PM
Its a different boat.
When Catalina brought this boat to market they named it the Catalina Morgan 440. It was never just a 44. I asked Frank and I think the answer I got back was that it was basically marketing. Maybe to compete against the Island Packet 440? I don't know. Technically by the specs, it should have been called a 450. Whatever.
10-28-2007 05:31 PM
The CM440's a great boat!
I don't know what article seems to have trashed the Catalina Morgan 440 but it won Boat of the Year in 2005 for cruisers.
We sail and live aboard ours!
10-28-2007 05:28 PM
New CM440 Owners site!!
It's up and running!
catalina440 dot org
We've finally got a site.
10-12-2007 02:49 PM
OK...mea culpa then...it either wasn't them or it was a different CC Catalina/Morgan. Will do some digging and see if I can come up with anything. Sorry for the wild goose chase.
EDIT: Can't find squat on line. I am giving up the chase but I do vividly remember a review on a Catalina Morgan that was horrible because it made me stop considering the boat. Looks like they only built the 38 and 44 in CC versions so it was one of those two. maybe it was spin sheet or BWS or a different mag. Anyway...if you like the boat as I did...just be sure to check underneath the nice accomodations for structural issues and leaking hatches and core issues as those are what I recall were mentioned among other things.
10-12-2007 01:21 PM
No Practical Sailor review of the Morgan 44
I have been in touch with Practical Sailor, and they indicate that they have never reviewed the Morgan 44, so that was a dead-end. If they ever "trashed" a Catalina/Morgan model it was something different.
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