Shallow draft with centerboard
Nissan 3.5 hp long shaft
Primary Fuel Type:
1 - 5 Gallons
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for my late brother's wife a sweet sailing 1971 Morgan 22. It has some cosmetic issues, scratches
and scrapes, but is a solid, sturdy vessel with the "bullet-proof" Morgan pedigree, recently installed knot-log, full set of
decent sails, heavy-duty tandem trailer with recently-new tires and spare, and
a lightly used Nissan long-shaft outboard.
vessel originally sailed/raced in Lake Superior. It is the sister of my own '69
Morgan 22 which won its share of races, e.g., my '69 won outright the long distance 2002 Kentucky Lake Fall Riddle
Cup (against some serious competition). We had the smallest boat in the race,
and all others had to give us time (some had to give us a lot of time, e.g., the 34
and 38 footers). We were in J&M class, which started after the Spinnaker
class cleared the line, making our actual start signal a bit over ten minutes
later than the Spinnaker class start. We finished ahead of ALL of the J&M
class, finishing with the leaders of the Spinnaker class, between 4 and 5
minutes after the first-to-finish Spinnaker boat, and (if I recall correctly)
only three or four of those finished ahead of us. We won on actual time - not
by handicap. After the race, before awards were handed out, other racers were overheard pondering, "What the h _ _ _ kind of boat was that?" referring to the Morgan 22.
point? My cruiser is as stable and comfortable as any small vessel; it is a stock Morgan 22 which can hold its own as a pretty respectable race vessel.
My brother's 22 is better equipped for racing. It is essentially the same boat,
but it has an extra race rudder (shallower, but longer fore and aft); it has a
centerboard-slot-closing device which reduces turbulence when the board is up;
and the shrouds are mounted on the cabin instead of gunwales, allowing the jib
to be sheeted in a foot or so closer on either side, which lets the boat to
sail closer to the wind. We won our share of races in
our 22. My brother's Morgan should routinely beat mine any day.
So, up for
sale is a solid 1971 Morgan 22
(needing some cosmetic work) with a good trailer, sails, and lightly used Nissan 3.5 hp long shaft outboard. My sister-in-law wants to sell
it. I'd snap it up, but I own four sailboats already. She is asking $4500 with
sails, ob motor, and trailer.
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