Info on Morgan Craft boats

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  1. dagonative

    dagonative Newbie

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    I have a friend that just got a Morgancraft boat, anyone know much about them? Builder was in LA, Gardena area, and supposedly built some harbor patrol boats with these molds. Just looking to see if anyone has any insight into build quality, any common issues to look for. Thank you!

    Travis
     
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  2. dagonative

    dagonative Newbie

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    Where are all the California boat builder experts :). From my research it seems like they built boats from the mid 60s to early 90s. But I cannot find one review or any details on them. Just some old ads in newspapers and boating mags. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thx!
     
  3. TEAMFISH

    TEAMFISH JUST ADD WATER

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    I use to know all the guys down there. Back in my younger days they were a very good customer of ours when I ran the machine shop for an auto parts store in Gardena, I actually built quite a few cylinder heads for them and did some block work also.
    I haven't been there in a while. Probably 5-7 years. I use to go there quite a bit and talk with the owner Bob. I also had my pilot house cover repaired a few times by 'Bear" that use to be there. I have a feeling they closed their doors. I know Bob was getting up there in age.
    Sorry but all I got for information. If I'm in the area I can stop by and see if their doors are still open.

    P.S. I heard nothing but good things about their boats. But I also only dealt with them from 1982 to 2002
     
  4. dagonative

    dagonative Newbie

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    They are closed know that for sure, hull is a 1989. So sounds like good build quality from what you remember?
     
  5. hotstick

    hotstick Member

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    They merged years ago Minmar Marine Long Beach take a look on yahoo
     
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  6. TEAMFISH

    TEAMFISH JUST ADD WATER

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    From what I've heard. I personally never owned one but my ex boss spoke highly of them.
     

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