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Morgan OI 415 Ketch, 1978, Kemah, Texas, $23,000, SOLD 8/14/17

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Morgan OI 415 Ketch, 1978, Kemah, Texas

  • Location: Watergate Yachting Center, Kemah, TX

    NOTE: Price reflects my busy schedule and remote location from the boat which have jointly conspired to facilitate a extremely attractive sale price. This is NOT a project boat. Cash only - no owner financing.

    This classic center cockpit, shoal draft Morgan OI ketch has an encapsulated full keel and keel-stepped masts. This is definitely not a project boat although there are several things to do before using her.

    Best reason to purchase? The practically new engine (Perkins 85 HP engine with approx. 21 hours), reconditioned sails, rebuilt hydraulic steering system, new shaft, new fuel tank and the over-all good condition of the boat. Deck and hull painted in late 2000s. All of the expensive "to-do" items have been addressed and completed on this boat. Cosmetics and a few mechanical to-dos remain.

  • All canvas - dodger/bimini, sail covers in great condition.
  • Separate marine air conditioning for forward and aft cabins.
  • Standing rigging in good condition.
  • Hull and deck painted in late 2000s and in above average condition.
  • Late 2000s cushions with little use and in excellent condition.
  • Decks are solid - no known soft spots.

    I purchased her in 2014 and between August of 2014 and July 2017, I have spent $30K in professionally done repairs and improvements - I have receipts/documentation for all work done.

    PROS:

  • Replacement Perkins 1004-42 86 HP diesel engine with approx. 21 hours. New shaft. New fuel tank
  • 2014 - Two new deck hatches
  • 2015 - New heads/plumbing
  • 2015 - New LED lighting for interior lights
  • 2015 - New shaft and some new thru-hulls and seacocks 2015 Replaced original bulkhead salon table with a new, custom stand-alone drop-down table and bulkhead seat, new forward head holding tank
  • 2016 - New bilge pump (Rule 2000)
  • 2017 - Replacing original aluminum fuel tank with new 29 gal fuel tank (poly)
  • 2017 - Rebuilt hydraulic steering pump and copper lines
  • 2017 - New charger and batteries (One Group 31 cranking and Two Golf Cart Deep Cycle)

    Mainsail and mizzen sail completely reconditioned and in boxes from Sail Care including new, unused Sail Track system.

    ProFurl genoa roller furling in good condition.

    CONS:

  • Most running rigging lines should be updated
  • There is some minor port and hull-to-deck joint leaks
  • Some winches need servicing
  • Operation of windlass unknown
  • Original auto pilot disabled
  • Needs two cushions made for new, drop down salon table top surface and the
  • associated forward bulkhead seat.

    Picture are from Aug, 2014. A 2014 survey is available.

    SOLD

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    Here's a link to the YouTube sales video from my original purchase (boat has only been improved since the video was taken):

    Morgan OI 415 Ketch, 1978, Kemah, Texas sailboat

    Morgan OI 415 Ketch, 1978, Kemah, Texas sailboat

    Morgan OI 415 Ketch, 1978, Kemah, Texas sailboat

    Morgan OI 415 Ketch, 1978, Kemah, Texas sailboat

    Morgan OI 415 Ketch, 1978, Kemah, Texas sailboat

    Morgan OI 415 Ketch, 1978, Kemah, Texas sailboat

    Morgan OI 415 Ketch, 1978, Kemah, Texas sailboat

    Morgan OI 415 Ketch, 1978, Kemah, Texas sailboat

    Morgan OI 415 Ketch, 1978, Kemah, Texas sailboat

    Morgan OI 415 Ketch, 1978, Kemah, Texas sailboat