Modifications to a 384

Discussion in 'Main Morgan 38 Sailboat Forum' started by tfrere, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. tfrere

    tfrere Thomas McNulty

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009
    Messages:
    785
    Home Port:
    Mandeville, LA
    Check out the modifications to this M384. It appears the back of the lazerette is hinged, the steps to get into the hull have been replaced, and I really like the mod to the head (shower) thinking about doing that one myself.

    http://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/25261
     
  2. tburns

    tburns Thomas Burns

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2013
    Messages:
    21
    I really like that one to the shower as well !
     
  3. tfrere

    tfrere Thomas McNulty

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009
    Messages:
    785
    Home Port:
    Mandeville, LA
    Thomas,
    Is your deal complete? Where have you decided to keep the boat?
     
  4. tburns

    tburns Thomas Burns

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2013
    Messages:
    21
    not complete yet, should be in a couple week hopefully, I guess I will keep her at Prieto , I think the burned slip near you is too narrow. Maybe when you move I will see if I can get yours. I'd like to be by you so I can ask questions ;^)
     
  5. Matt White

    Matt White New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2019
    Messages:
    1
    Home Port:
    Duncan Bay, MI
  6. terry_thatcher

    terry_thatcher Terence Thatcher

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2004
    Messages:
    1,014
    I can only say that unless a naval architect with a good understanding of structural engineering approved it, I would never cut a big hole in the stern of a Morgan and just assume that its strength was not compromised. Plus the stern modification does not, in my view, improve on the water access provided by the original stainless ladder. Why even consider such a modification?
     
  7. Dave Reinhart

    Dave Reinhart New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2016
    Messages:
    7
    Home Port:
    Duluth MN
    Greetings! I own High Hopes, and she resides in Bayfield WI in the Apostle Islands. Purchased her 2 years ago from a gentleman in Port Huron MI. Some amazing upgrades made by the prior owner--who was an engineer and stainless steel fabricator. Guests coming aboard at anchorages love the stern entry. A stainless ladder also drops down off the "platform" once lowered so re-entering the vessel after a swim if effortless. Lots of thick fiberglass back there and totally sea-worthy. Prior owner also fabricated a LP locker and made other improvements of which I am very fortunate to be the beneficiary! I looked at several Morgan 38's and was lucky to snag this one, as it also contained a new Vetus diesel. This will be my last sailboat. I've found that Morgan owners are rightfully proud. Best to you and wishes for a short winter!
     
  8. jimcleary

    jimcleary James M. Cleary

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2001
    Messages:
    1,735
    Home Port:
    Floral Park, New York
    Dave
    Share some photos please.

    Jim
     
  9. Dave Reinhart

    Dave Reinhart New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2016
    Messages:
    7
    Home Port:
    Duluth MN
    Jim: I will be back at the marina on Oct 5 and will post some pics for you.
     
  10. Dave Reinhart

    Dave Reinhart New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2016
    Messages:
    7
    Home Port:
    Duluth MN
    Here are some I have on file. Various modifications to High Hopes (Morgan 384). MORE TO COME... AnchorLocker.jpg
    DeckForward1.jpg FullPicDock.jpg FullPicStern.jpg Head:Shower.jpg SaloonStarboard.jpg SaloonTable.jpg SaloonTowardBack.jpg Steps1.jpg SternBoarding.jpg AnchorLocker.jpg DeckForward1.jpg FullPicDock.jpg FullPicStern.jpg Head:Shower.jpg SaloonStarboard.jpg SaloonTable.jpg SaloonTowardBack.jpg Steps1.jpg SternBoarding.jpg
     
  11. Dave Reinhart

    Dave Reinhart New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2016
    Messages:
    7
    Home Port:
    Duluth MN
    HERE'S THE NEXT BATCH
    Jim, we are at the 300 dock at Pike's Bay. You are welcome to stop by any time whether I'm there or not. Haul-out is Oct 15.
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page