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382 - Ready to cruise - Price dropped to $37K


Tom Kluberton
We’re looking for a new home for Williwaw, our Morgan 382. Life’s just become spread too thin between the Boat in Pensacola and our lives in Alaska.

We've realized we just haven't got the time on our hands for extended cruising and reduced our asking to $37K. The boat has just been professionally detailed and the bottom is in excellent shape - cleaned and a condition report generated every 6 weeks.

There are numerous photos on the main Forum take a look and get in touch (we've been registered on this site for many years) if you want to know more.

This is the text from the Main Forum w/o the photos:

After several years of upgrading her to be a capable cruiser, we took her to Cuba from Pensacola this spring. The new Garmin autopilot held her to within a foot of a straight line, and after a full night of sailing (with the A/P refrigerated cooler and lights) the batteries were above 80%. The A/P will happily follow a course you define in the Garmin chart plotter.

Three of us were aboard for 28 days and sailed comfortably from Pensacola to Marina Hemingway ,over to Cayo Levisa, back to Havana and on to Pensacola without using shore power, or a generator. The engine ran like a sewing machine when the wind let us down.

We learned two things, the boat is perfectly happy in ocean conditions well beyond our comfort level, and, our calendar for the next several years really doesn’t really have space for us to make extended passages. Feeling the worst thing a sailor can do is to sail into a schedule, we decided to look for new owners for her. She’s ready to go if you are.

With everything listed here (and more) included we feel she’s worth $45K. If there’s more involved than you want/need/can afford, we’ll negotiate likely by way of deducting items (dinghy, etc.).

When we say “Capable cruiser” we mean the boat’s been prepared for extended travel and comfortable living along the way. We speak mostly to how we set about updating a basically solid Morgan yacht such that every project was done with state of the art techniques and technology designed to get the vessel in shape to sail the Caribbean for extended periods.

Every hose (fuel and cooling) to the motor was replaced, fuel injector pump, and, exhaust elbow updated in 2016 (heat exchanger rebuilt and sea-water filter upgraded to stainless).

Two Racor water-separating fuel filters are installed with techniques to change filters at sea easily without losing pressure/prime and there’s a gauge to show filter condition.

All batteries are sealed AGM technology and secured in reinforced and fiberglass-lined-compartments. The cockpit locker and engine compartment have been improved, cleaned and re-painted with high quality marine coatings.

Plath Windlass has been in business since 1926, their products last generations. The 300# of lead weights were removed from the fore-locker to compensate for the weight of the windlass and chain. The chain locker was rebuilt using a fully-composite bulkhead at the front of the v-berth. The on-deck anchor locker was preserved without sacrificing deck strength for the windlass. The v-berth and area around the windlass motor and gearbox are finished in teak and readily accessible for maintenance.

Mantus (& Fortress) anchors both “storm-size” for a Morgan 382, but the windlass can manage their weight handily and with one’s life and vessel at stake, more is more in the anchor department.

When it leaked last fall, we bought and installed a new Hurth/ZF 15 gear box to replace the original. To reduce vibration and allow for routine flexing of the vessel we installed a flex-coupler between the gearbox and the prop-shaft.

The bottom was sandblasted to gelcoat in 2015, and not a single bister presented itself. The bottom coatings have been well-maintained since. Most recently in Fall of 2018 Pettit Ultima SR60 blue was applied by Troendle Marine at the Pensacola shipyard.

The head and holding tank were re-done in 2015. A 15-gallon holding tank was placed beneath the sink cabinet. Through-hulls were re-arranged to bring fresh sea water from the area of the wet-locker ahead of the chart table so fresh water could be used for use at the galley sink as well as on the other side of the boat at the head. A new Raritan toilet, and Whale shower pump were installed.

The old holding tank area in the keel now provides a three-stage bilge pump platform.

While rebuilding the cockpit locker, we added R20 worth of insulation to the back of the factory ice box. Not a complete fix, but there is a 12V Engle cooler in the Pilot Berth area that will also act as a freezer, so between the two, we always had all the cold beverages and fresh food we needed on the Cuba trip.

We felt lucky when we bought Williwaw in 2014 that she was just about 100% stock. Some headliner work and the in-ceiling LED’s had been installed, but the boat was perfect for outfitting as a cruiser with today’s technology. The weight of the Morgan lends to a seaworthiness that the lighter “modern” sailboats can’t achieve under load. Loaded for cruising, those newer light boats flounder while the design of the heavier Morgan carries the load without a sacrifice in speed. We sailed for two days on a single tack from Port Charolette, FL, to Marina Hemingway at nearly 7 knots the whole way.

She’s a peach!

Boat Name: Williwaw

Year: 1980
Builder: Morgan Yachts
Designer: Ted Brewer

LOA: 38 ft 3 in
LWL: 30 ft 6 in
Beam: 12 ft
Draft: 5 ft
Displacement: +18,000 lbs
Ballast: 6,800 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 52 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 3 in

Power: 50 HP Perkins Diesel
Model: 4.108
Engine Hours:
Propeller: 3-Blade

Fresh Water Tanks: 55 Gallons
Fuel Tanks: 40 Gallons
Holding Tank: 15 Gallons

Hood Main sail in very good condition
Schurr 120% Genoa in excellent condition (new in 2017)
Harken Jib roller furling

Bimini/Solar Rack/Davits – Aluminum Tubing & 10mm XPVC “hard top”
Cockpit dodger- Sunbrella windows in excellent condition (Sunbrella covers included)

Winch Covers - Sunbrella
Pedestal cover – Sunbrella

Companionway – Original teak, Plexiglass & Bug screen

Garmin Autopilot (2018) GHC-20, Class B Linear Drive, Reactor 40 System
Garmin Chart Plotter GPSMap 541-S (w/Depth Sounder – NMEA 2K to A/P)

HXUS604X G3 Chart Set purchased 2/28/2019

Standard Horizon CP390i Chartplotter (w/AIS)

Standard Horizon GX2150 25 Watt VHS Radio w/AIS (AIS displays on Chart Plotter via NMEA 0183)

EPIRB: ACR Model: RLB-41

Weems & Plath Crew-Watcher - Man Overboard alarm (3 Beacons)

Ground Tackle-Dock Lines
Mantus 55# - on roller/windlass w/ 110’ 5/16 G4 chain & 150’ 3-braid nylon ¾”

Fortress FX-37 – backup w/50’ 5/16” G4 chain & 200’ 5/8 gold braid line

Plath 2GW 12V Electric windlass (3/4hp bronze wildcat & capstan) (new 2016)
Dock lines and fenders for home – enough additional for travel set


Seven original Breakers plus 13-Breaker Blue Seas Panel w/ Amp and Volt gauges

Linklite Electrical system monitor
Start/Windlass - (2) Optima D34M Deep Cycle Marine (sealed AGM batteries)

Blue Seas ACR - charging relay between house and starter banks

House Bank - (6) Trojan Reliant t-105 6V AGM (sealed batteries) wired to 12V/650 Amp Hours Capacity
(3) Solar Panels (605 watt output) on two charge controllers w/ breakers to ea.
30 Amp shore power cord
120 VAC/12 VDC battery charger
C-Charger 20amp 120V "Smart" battery charger
Tiger Claw 1500 inverter (mounted / not wired yet)
50 foot shore power cord

LED Bulbs in all exterior lights

LED Salon ceiling lights & LED bulbs in all other fixtures


Achillies LS310 10’ Inflatable (new 2014)

Yamaha 9.9 hp 2-stroke outboard (excellent condition low use - est. 2009/10 vintage)