Hi, I own Prima Donna a lovely Morgan Giles 30. I bought her in November 2006 from Mike Jones Downing who kept her at Usk Mouth Sailing Club near Newport South Wales. I sailed her home to Falmouth after replacing the main bulkhead which had rotted out.
Other than that she was seaworthy and she is a really lovely boat who always looks after me. Since then I have moved back to my home town of Hythe on Southampton water and I belong to Hythe Southampton sailing club. I am really a novice but I wanted a reliable sea boat and she is certainly that. I would be very interested to be in touch with other owners and maybe even meet up with any along the south coast area? I currently have a few problems I have engine trouble, we have a small beta 2 cylinder which is suffering intermittent failure don’t know what it is and am fast running out of ideas. Also I have a crack which has developed visible in the lazarette right at the base of the bulkhead just below the position where the rudder stock tube exits down into the engine compartment before it drops through the hull. If anyone has any ideas or has experienced the same thing I would be pleased to hear from you. I attach a recent picture of PD on the round the Island this year. Look forward to hearing from any of you.