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!MikeGC said: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.
I am looking at a number of Morgan NM 45. I have been on one in Annapolis and one in Charleston. The two I've seen are in very good condition. There are about 10 currently for sale. Asking prices are $99,000 to $145,000. One of them is a 1985 Catalina Morgan NM 454.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
Hello,,, new to the forum. I have an 83 N/M 45 and love the boat. This past wknd I sent a diver down to do a bottom scrub. The diver noted a small crack/separation just in front of the keel on the flat of the hull (keel is center board version). I have been told in the past that this separation issue is just a gap in the hull and keel 'tab' that is not structural. I plan to have boat hauled and inspect/repair this cosmetic (I hope) issue.I've owned PROMISE, 1982 Morgan N/M 45, for sometime and went through all the mast issues among other things. Feel free to contact me. There are a couple of options if the repair has not been made.
PROMISE is currently birthed near Baltimore.
Hey up - welcome to SN dude! I've been looking at tons of boats over the past year - and I have to say that the N/M 45 is my favorite. I'm sure it has its issues - but that is just a cool freakin' boat.
I saw one go for less than $30K a few months ago in Florida. It needed work - but was a great deal from what I could see. Killed me that I wasn't ready to buy at that point.
After that, I decided to charter instead of buy right now and try out as many boats as I can. But what a classic!
Are they comfortable for extended cruising? And how much of a pain was the cb? That's always a big question mark for me.