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Re: Morgan 35, new to me

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Here is a off the current subject question. My mast was dropped when I bought mine earlier this year. Is yours, or you alls, keel mounted? Im not even 100% sure I have a centerboard. She is sitting on a 42 foot trailer and no way to get a easy look under her.
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The mast is stepped into the keel. The centerboard sits inside a cavity in the bottom of the keel. I would be interested in seeing pictures of the recess for the mast.
BTW, I have read that there can be corrosion issues with the bracket the mast seats into. You may want to check it and replace as necessary
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Thank you for the reply and info. Ive read about the corrosion problems, and about how water likes to get in around the mast to deck join and get inside.
Next time Im down there I will try to snap some photos. She is a mess inside, going to require a gutting and rebuild.
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She is a mess inside, going to require a gutting and rebuild.
If the interior is so bad it needs to be torn out hope you got the boat for nothing. Building the interior of a boat is one big cabinet job with nothing square or level. It will take a ton of hours and a bit of money to pull it off that might be better spent sailing a less neglected boat. Would encourage to see if a little bleach and paint would get the boat back in a presentable condition before tearing every thing out.
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Oh I did get it for almost nothing. The trailer its on is more than its worth.
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Oh I did get it for almost nothing. The trailer its on is more than its worth.
Congratulations, you won't wake up in the morning wondering what you need to do for a while. Have built a Westsail from a bare hull and deck and rehab'd another boat and it's not a small job. We had major issues with our M35 but that was an isolated case. The boat sailed well with no vices we discovered. Delivered the boat from the factory to Norfolk which was a great sail.
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I understand some owners removed the center board and may have sealed the slot in bottom of keel. If CB is still present I would think the cable assembly would still be present beneath aft most inspection hatch in cabin sole and beneath engine. The cable typically terminated at a winch under aft end of port cockpit seat.

I’ve also read that original mast step was carbon steel and susceptible to corrosion failure. I can’t help u with this as mine was upgraded to stainless steel by previous owner.

I hope this is helpful,
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Re: Morgan 35, new to me

FWIW, I ran aground and jammed a rock up in C/B well locking the board up. Sailed an entire summer before I discovered it and didn't miss the board at all. Suppose if you are racing or have a regular hard on the wind beat to get where you want to go, throwing money at resurrecting or finding a new board for a missing one would be worthwhile. Other than that, it's easy to live without the board. Know one fin keel C/B boat, not a Morgan, actually removed their board before an around the world cruise.
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I understand some owners removed the center board and may have sealed the slot in bottom of keel. If CB is still present I would think the cable assembly would still be present beneath aft most inspection hatch in cabin sole and beneath engine. The cable typically terminated at a winch under aft end of port cockpit seat.

Iíve also read that original mast step was carbon steel and susceptible to corrosion failure. I canít help u with this as mine was upgraded to stainless steel by previous owner.

I hope this is helpful,
I have the drawings and specs for the Morgan centerboards. Have reconditioned several on a variety of boats also have the specs on sheaves, board pennant, and pin...


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Oyster man - do u have anything showing original routing of cable thru engine compartment to winch ( I have prints for centerboard itself). The Previous owner added a hot water heater (I’m relocating). As a result the current cable and winch configuration seems to be adhoc with cable contacting several different surfaces. Thanks
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Oyster man - do u have anything showing original routing of cable thru engine compartment to winch ( I have prints for centerboard itself). The Previous owner added a hot water heater (Iím relocating). As a result the current cable and winch configuration seems to be adhoc with cable contacting several different surfaces. Thanks
hi sorry just saw your posting I will check tonight and if drawing is helpful will scan and post

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