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1978 Morgan 382

18 October, 2012 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

A teardrop-shaped hull, wide beam, discreet reverse transom, and long overhangs might be the hallmarks of a vintage racing boat, but Ted Brewer designed the Morgan 382 as a cruiser, not as a racer that could also be cruised. From 1977 to 1986, Morgan Yachts and its successor, Cat-alina-Morgan, built nearly 500 of the Morgan 382 and its later configurations, the 383 and 384. Owners have taken them everywhere.

The all-wood interior offers volumes of room and storage. The head of the double quarter berth to starboard serves as the seat for the nav area; opposite is a large and efficient galley. In the saloon, the L-shaped seat to port seats 3 comfortably at the drop-leaf table. A wide settee and a narrow pilot berth occupy the starboard side with table seating for another 2. The head is roomy and has a fully enclosed shower, but because of the boat’s fine entry, the V-berth is relatively small.

This boat brought some innovations to the market in 1977. The topsides and the deck were cored with synthetic foam at a time when balsa and plywood were the norm. Morgan also introduced a novel drain system: All deck drains connect to a PVC tube that runs across the boat aft and under the cockpit. Owners call it the “torpedo tube.”

Under sail, the motion is predictable and comfortable, and the wide deck offers excellent footing with many flat surfaces. The practical and well-protected cockpit commands a clear view in all directions. The helm is responsive, but directional stability with the wind aft of the beam isn’t great. Overall, the boat is stiff and fast; it points high, and it cuts through chop easily.
The 3gm30 yanmar will power the boat at 6-6.5 knots while consuming just above a half gallon an hour.

The anchoring system, consists of a single anchor roller and a foredeck locker mounted windlass.

This boat has had much maintenance in the last 6 months and shows MUCH newer than her actual age!

Equipment on Board:

The galley is large with the double sinks near mid-ship for offshore sailing, the top loading refrigerated box is well insulated and cooled with a 12 volt system. Teak cabinets with fiddles and closing doors where needed.
3 burner propane stove with oven
Hot and cold pressure water
Adler Barbour 12 volt refrigeration, new in ’04
Double stainless steel sinks

-Navigation & Electronics-
Signet tridata display
Sony CD player 2 speakers, new in 2010
True charge 20 amp charger in ’05
3 battery system with 3 new batteries in 2010

-Sails, rigging and ground tackle-
All lines led aft.
working jib, genoa and drifter. 2 spinakers, (3/4 and 1 oz)
3 year old main only used a half dozen times
Spinaker pole
Whisker pole

Lewmar 43st primary winches
Barient 28 secondary winches

Lewmar 30’s on cabin top for halyards, new spectra main and jib halyards

Full service 03/01/2010. 2 bladed prop.

New morse shift lever and cables, new steering cable.
-Deck and cabin-
7 new Beckson opening portlights, two new 3/8″ tinted plexi glass windows. New exterior varnish, interior varnish, cushions, light fixtures etc.

Morgan 382
Morgan 382
Morgan 382
Morgan 382
Morgan 382
Morgan 382
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