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I recently acquired a 1970 Morgan 35. She is sitting in the yard about 120 sailable miles from my dock. She is in realitively great shape with just a little damage to the bow pulpit and on the deck under one of the legs of the pulpit. It looks like they hit they dock and torqued it.
Otherwise I just need to get that A4 running well and replace a couple of lines and I will have a mode of transportation.....


Iíll get a picture next time I am at the marina.
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Hey Tommy, That wouldn't happen to be a centerboard boat, would it? Kevin
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Hey Tommy, That wouldn't happen to be a centerboard boat, would it? Kevin
Sure is, and the pendant is broken. I need to run a new cable but have to wait until they lift her to access the centerboard and trunk.

Why, should I run or am I going to be the envy of the creek?
Seriously, anything you know about this design or things to watch out for will be greatly appreciated.
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Tommy, I have a 1971 version. I was lucky and center board stuff was all reworked, before I got her. Nice boat. No wood in deck. Only wood I could find was under the winches. kevin
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Excellent to know. I have a plan to rig the CB if I canít get the wire rope through the conduit. Then I will rework it next season. I am hoping to get lucky instead and have it fall together when they lift her.

Are you working with a gas A4?
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Tommy, you have to shoot the A4 with a cannon in order to kill it. It's a great engine, one that can be rebuilt on your kitchen table with just a few days work.

If, however, the engine is shot to Hell, which they sometimes are, you can purchase a complete rebuilt engine from Moyer Marine for under $4,000, which is a whole lot less expensive then any diesel out there.

I have enjoyed 2 A4s over the past decade and they run great, they're incredibly quiet, no diesel fumes to contend with, and I get about 9 miles to the gallon with mine at 1800 RPM.

Good luck,

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Owned one new . Had issues with galvanic corrosion of the center board pendant. Had to haul the boat annually and change the pendant. Never discovered the cause and sold the boat because of other issues. Going with a Dyneema pendant would solve the problem with a wire one.
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Owned one new . Had issues with galvanic corrosion of the center board pendant. Had to haul the boat annually and change the pendant. Never discovered the cause and sold the boat because of other issues. Going with a Dyneema pendant would solve the problem with a wire one.
I am struggling to pass a cable through the fitting. I am not sure if it is blocked by debris or if the wire rope is just hitting the centerboard because it is so far up in the trunk. The marina has it sitt8ng on the keel despite me asking them to block it with the board down so I would have better access.

Are there any tricks in getting the cable or rope (if I use the dyneema) through that pipe and the 90 degree fitting? Do you know if there is a sheeve in there or is it just turning the corner inside the pipe?


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BTW, here she is....
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Clean looking boat, Tommy.

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