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thecapnken 05-20-2006 02:13 PM

nelson Marek 45 owners Any out there?
 
I am looking for other owners of Morgan 45's. I have had mine for a long time and haven't found many owners. Like to share stories and infol
Ken

MikeGC 05-29-2006 02:10 PM

Morgan 454
 
I purchased a Morgan 454 center board version one year ago and have been working on it to get it ready to sail. It is at the dock and I am now down to finishing some interior varnish and small chores to get the sails on the boat. I have not sailed the boat yet and would like to hear about your experiences.

Thanks
Mike

tbeetle 06-13-2006 02:10 AM

I have a N/M 45 (also known as Morgan 456) tall rig IOR warhorse in San Francisco Bay. Lots of fun, lots of work. Beetle is one of the original race versions, not the cruising version.

- rob

thecapnken 07-10-2006 04:20 AM

hi guys
 
I haave had the WANDERING STAR since 1988. am in Saint Aug. Fl now. looking for installation solutions for a genset. Any ideas? also marine air?

MikeGC 07-28-2006 09:37 AM

Generator AC System
 
I have a Northern Lights 6.0 kw gen set. It is mounted behind the aft bunk. The AC system consists of two units. One is under the front bunk. This includes the air handler and compressor. The other is in the aft cabin. The compressor for this unit is in the aft lazar ret, mounded on a plate attached to the port side bulkhead. The air handler is in the starboard locker in the aft cabin on the bulkhead next to the head.

BenGunn 09-08-2006 12:02 PM

I've had Slider since 2001. It's a 454 cruising hull with the race rig. Hull #47. Just finished rewiring and now have 32 dc breakers and 9 ac. Next project is to pull the stick and go thru the rigging, paint mast and add wind inst. It's been a lot of fun and sails like a witch.

thecapnken 09-19-2006 08:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeGC
I purchased a Morgan 454 center board version one year ago and have been working on it to get it ready to sail. It is at the dock and I am now down to finishing some interior varnish and small chores to get the sails on the boat. I have not sailed the boat yet and would like to hear about your experiences.

Thanks
Mike

I bought the WANDERING STAR in 1988. I was in the Chesepeake then and still working as a Firefighter in DC. I learned to sail in the Bay. I took her to Bermuda in 89. Had a beautiful sail, found the island (no gps back then), and had a vision of God's wrath on the way back. The boat will take a horrible pounding!
Left the Bay towing my dingy. A 25 foot Donzi cigarette boat. Went down the Inercoastal Waterway. After many experiences arrived in the Keys .
The boat is able to sail in the Bahamas with due dilligence to shallow water and coral reefs.
Have returned to the Bay several times but don't have to do the Intercoastal (the aluminum has a tendency to grow as you approach those bridges)
I have been in Margerita Island (Ven) with her for an extended stay. Had to do a single handed nonstop passage to the Bay it was long but uneventful.
I haven't done much to her. I installed an inverter 3000w Hart, increased her battery capacity (8 6v - 880A), put on a wind generator and basic electronics. The only thiing complicated was the battery bank. I removed the floor under the rear bunk, lowered it, and relocated the water heater to starboard. there is a battery with the long axis alond the starboard side, and then a row aft with a double row along the port side. The water heater is snugged up to the forward area of the new box area.

MikeGC 09-26-2006 02:05 PM

thecapnken

Thanks for the info. On an average day say 10-15 knots of wind and light seas what would be an average distance traveled in 24 hours. I trying to get a feel for how long it would take to go from Charleston SC to the Abacos.

Windermere 06-30-2007 10:19 PM

Windermere
 
Hello! My boyfriend and I just bought a '84 Nelson Merek 45. We have a ton of questions, are the other owners still out there?! Jane

MikeGC 07-10-2007 09:32 PM

Still here but don't know much.


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