Monday, April 19, 2010

The boat: Morgan 41

Builder: Morgan
Designer: Charlie Morgan

LOA: 41'
Beam: 13'10"
Maximum Draft: 4' 3"
Displacement: 27000
Ballast: 9000

And so we got to learn the Morgan 41.  A favorite of charterers, this charming tub of a boat has a wonderful layout above and below decks. The aft cabin is comfortable with a good size berth and separate head. Forward in the Vee are two bunks with adjoining head and amidships is a roomy saloon and galley.

There is a walk-through connection to the aft cabin and a large engine room under the cockpit. Stairs from the saloon and the aft cabin take you to the center cockpit above deck. There is plenty of room to lounge about in the cockpit with wide side decks and a roomy aft deck with swim platform. We towed a whaler along behind and had two kayaks strapped on deck. SeaScape is ketch rigged and easy to sail. Performance under sail was adequate as long as you didn't want to sail upwind.  We missed a couple of tacks when trying to come about in light winds and so learned to do an engine assisted tack in light air.

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