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Morgan Sailboat 1972

Updated on November 17, 2010

My Morgan Sailboat

I am creating this hub because I am selling my Morgan Sailboat on eBay, for those of you not familiar with hubpages. This a free publishing platform for anyone who wants to publish their articles and earn revenue, almost anything under the sun. We have a very supportive community here! I sold my Morgan on Ebay. Creating a hub about my sailboat really helped it sell!

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If the Auction does not met the reserve I will either offer the Sailboat to the highest bidders through Ebays second offer system or relist it for alother week.

I wanted to use this hub to try to answer the many questions about the boat I am receiving.

The Trailer

The Sailboat is sitting a magic tilt trailer,that the previous owner modified to store the sailboat. I trailered the boat from Miami and it did fine. I had to replace several tires and grease the bearings before I attempted to move it. It was not necessary for me to use the magic tilt option of the trailer to get her in the water. It was way easier to get the boat into the water than I would have suspected. Probably because it floats in such shallow water. 18 inches is what it drafts. It floats in really shallow water, which made it great for Indian River Lagoon.

The Old Man on His Morgan

1972 Morgan Sailboat on Magic Tilt Trailer

Picture Taken 1/13/08
Picture Taken 1/13/08

1972 Morgan on Magic Tilt

Photo Taken 1/13/08
Photo Taken 1/13/08

The Swing Keel

Swing Keel

I was told that the keel weights 600 lbs, I replaced the cables and greased the pullies, But I never put the swing down, the previous owner said he used it all the time. The water I sail in is shallow and I normaly sailed when the winds were under 20 mph or under. So I never felt I needed it down. I wasnt supplied with a handle for it,it would be easy enough to let it down with a wrench. I do have a handle for the lewars. Never had to used it either.

Equipment Included

2 Jack stands included.

There are 2 anchors. 1 is 65 lbs that I used to moor it,

The other is the small one you see hanging from the bow.

There are several older type life preservers.

A wisker pole

The screens that cover the hatches.

My electric trolling motor for docking

2 main sails and 2 jibs

Extra Anchor ropes

The Magic Tilt Trailer of course

Bimini,boom cover,covers for the winches, several sail bags

I may be forgetting somethings that are included.

What needs fixing?

Almost every boat I have been on has something you could fix. This boat can go directly into the water when you pick it up. All I was going to do if I put it in this year was bottom paint it again.

I didnt find any soft spots on the deck or hull. I would replace the halyard its is looking kind of old. Other wise to me the boat is good to go.

We took it out of the water last year for the Hurricane season and its been in my backyard .

Below are a few pictures of the interior.

Interior V-Birth

White Cushions
White Cushions

Picture of Cabin from V-Birth

Looking Aft from V-Birth
Looking Aft from V-Birth

The Kitchen with Sink and Ice Box

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  • Captn Robert profile image

    Captn Robert 

    8 years ago

    Morgan, a well built boat that's very forgiving to rookie sailors. I sailed a 28 down the west coast and became addicted to the sailing life. Mark is right, you'll miss her when she's gone.

  • coolbreeze profile imageAUTHOR

    Rik Rodriguez 

    10 years ago from Hawaii

    I believe I sold it through Ebays Second Offer system, If not I will relist in a few days.

    Thank you for checking out my hub.

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    eaglecrest1953 

    10 years ago

    What was the reserve price?  are you going to relist?  

  • exinco profile image

    exinco 

    10 years ago from Malaysia

    that cool boat. bring us back to romantic age '70

  • Mark Knowles profile image

    Mark Knowles 

    10 years ago

    Dude, keep her....you will miss her when she's gone.

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    PCaholicDotCom 

    10 years ago from USA

    Wow I never realized the potential.. great Idea! I like the boat too.. I love Florida BTW (I live in VT) we plan on going down in April to the Orlando area.

    I just did my first hubpage offering some computer tips... this is fun!

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    I hope you sell your boat... looks to be in great shape!

    Peter

  • coolbreeze profile imageAUTHOR

    Rik Rodriguez 

    10 years ago from Hawaii

    Thank you Ralph! The Hubpages community is truly amazing. The potential for anyone who wants to improve their writing skills, web skills and promotional efforts is un limited.

    Craigslist is a great place to sell almost anything I agree! I wrote an ebook Craigs List Cash Flow. Its about my experience with Craigs. I also created a hub about it.

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    Ralph Deeds 

    10 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

    Great idea! I know where there's an Olsen 30 for sale in the Detroit area in case anybody's interested. I sold an Express 27 very quickly last fall after advertizing it on Craig's list. However, you see mostly power boats, outboard motors, etc., on Craig's List, not sail boats.

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