Hello, I am about to start repairing a MG30 . she has a disintegrating keel shoe . where the rudder post fits at the bottom. I am sure someone has a bag full of them?? Has anyone else had to replace one? any info please reply . Scania too.
My Morgan Giles 30 ,Veloz, has a problem! I noticed that water was leaking from between the iron shoe which supports the lower end of the rudder and the hull. We managed to remove the first part of this shoe which was held by two studs however the main part which is attached to the keel could not be moved and i could see no solution to removing it. The Boat yard at Gosport
had a go and apparently have now punched the lower end of one bolt up into the inaccessible bilge!!!! Has anyone else ever had to remove this item how did they achieve this and what did they find when it was removed?
hi folks, new member here, first what lentgh is your boom, second what is the foot size of your main sail please,
reason being, we have a z spar boom old sail got damaged and paper work refrences are missing,
Has anyone replaced the packing on their sterngland if so how did they go about it. Does it require removing the engine as it seems impossible to do this without taking the engine out. Any advice would be welcome although it is not a problem at the moment. Bill
Santana is back in the water after her winter refit and is in the Hamble.
I am trying to source a 2nd hand Roller reefed Genoa. Does anyone know the relevant sizes for a Morgan Giles 30, so that I can search the sail lofts.
From Raúl Veiga Bellón
I would like to install a roller genoa on my MG and I bought a Furlex 200 S and is still not up to going to install the drum roller. If I put the lowest I have more sail area and a lower sail center, which will lower heel and a more comfortable sailing. Read more
Strictly, this is not a Morgan Giles 30 subject, but the very limited space aboard Santana for electronic instrumentation, not to mention cost, has kept me away from advanced modern electronics such as chart plotters and radar, etc. I have just VHF marine radio, digital echo sounder, NavTex and Garmin GPS with a repeater dislay in the cockpit. Read more
Well, we never had an opportunity to try drying out. But we did have a magnificant month cruising to the Scilly Isles and back. It was head winds all the way there, and it took us 10 days with sojourns. Then we had 10 days in the Scillies and 10 days to get back. Read more
I’m planning to remove the rudder from our Morgan Giles 30 in order to effect some small fibreglass repairs.
Not having done this before, is it possible to remove the rudder while the boat is standing on her keel in the yard, or will she need lifting up to gain enough clearance to get the rudder stock out?
Also, other than removing the two bolts retaining holding the shoe at the bottom, is there anything more to the actual removal process?
Any personal experiences/likely snags would be gratefully received!
by the way, was it your boat that I saw a picture of, from the mast down, showing two circles in the cockpit, close to the shaft of the helm? Is that for gasbottles? One running, one spare? Maybe even the prefabricated ones from Inno-Nautic?
Nifty place, I think I am going to check if that works for me and copy that.
I would theoretical need to move the engine dash since I suspect that is “electric cables within 200 mm of the gasline”.