Spring 2020

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Moody Archives

The old Moody website carried brief details of all their boats. We saved it just before they took it down.

The Moody Legacy

David Moody has kindly requested that his book be available to members as a download free of charge

Coronovirus Update from the Commodore

All MOA events are postponed for the duration

Commodore's Message

We are living in very strange times.

It is particularly sad that my first communication with you as your new Commodore has to focus on how we, in the MOA, can do our part to slow the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic and help save lives. It is likely to be the greatest challenge any of us will have faced in our lifetimes and it is crucial we take it seriously.

We are all well aware that the age profile of our membership is on the higher end of the scale. This is a group which is known to be particularly susceptible.

I do hope everyone is well and keeps so during this period of necessary isolation.

So what is the response from the MOA?

With immediate effect, details of the entire 2020 social programme organised by Branches and Chapters will be removed from the web site. To be reinstated when guidance from the authorities suggests it is safe for life to return to some form of normality.

Branch social activities both indoors and outdoors should stop with immediate effect.

Your General Committee has cancelled their meeting due to be held on April 2. The meeting, and perhaps others, will now take place using video conferencing.

We have adapted the Information Exchange moodyowners.info to enable the separation of Technical from General interaction. The General forum of this important resource is open to all members and will be used by the General Committee to post updates. Please do use it to keep up to date.

We do hope everyone keeps well and that we will all meet in our groups when the crisis is over. Perhaps then the world may be a very different place.

Your Executive Committee.

Colin Barber – Commodore

Roger Coppock – Vice Commodore

Chris Allcock – Secretary

Kevin Morgan – Membership Registrar

Paul Woodward – Treasurer

Changes to the Information Exchange

There are some changes to the Information Exchange. This is what has been done:

  • The “Information Exchange” forum has been re-titled to “Technical Information”. This has changed the underlying addresses of threads so unfortunately any bookmarks etc you have saved will have to be re-made.
  • There is a new forum called “General Information”. This is for non technical issues. It separates Covid or Brexit from Keel Bolts!

This all stems from a discussion in the General Committee that there was multiple use of the term “Information Exchange” which was confusing, and a desire to remove non technical comments to another forum.
There was also a suggestion we establish a social media “gossip” forum, but this was not done because it would have to be heavily moderated and the work load would be too much. Also the Moodyowners Facebook page fulfils that function.

The result is what you see now – hopefully more logical. Please post here if you are confused, disapproving or like it! Do say if there is something obvious we can do to make it better or more logical.


Welcome to the MOA

We are a friendly bunch – come along to one of the events listed below, use the Info Exchange for your technical queries or to sell your boat and equipment

Information Exchange and Technical Library

The Information Exchange is the place to ask technical questions about any problems you might have with your Moody. The Technical Library contains articles written by members for this website or for Compass Magazine.  There are manuals for boats and engines and there is a wealth of other information. Click here  to access this valuable resource

The Moody Legacy

David Moody has kindly requested that his book be available to members as a download free of charge

Write an article for Compass

Have you modified your boat?  Done a technical project which others may find interesting? Taken your Moody to interesting places?. The Editorial Team would love to hear from you.

MOA Group MMSI number is 023200031

If you have installed a new VHF Radio, it will almost certainly have DSC facilities and you will have an MMSI number. You may wish to store our group MMSI above to call any fellow members in the area. The MOA was one of the first associations to register a group MMSI number.


Colin Barber writes

“I am delighted to welcome you to the Moody Owners Association Website. The aims of the Association are to serve as a custodian of information about Moody boats; to provide a forum for owner experiences concerning the marque; to promote social and sailing opportunities for owners to meet, sail together and socialise and to provide a point of contact for prospective Moody owners. Our magazine Compass and our Website strives to provide all this, so please do explore and enjoy them.  If you own a Moody and are not a member already, please come and join us.”

Our Data Privacy Policy has changed

As reported to members at the AGM in February and in the Spring Compass magazine, the MOA has reviewed our processes and procedures under the new General Data Protection regulations (GDPR), which come into force on the 25th May 2018. Following this review our Privacy Policy has been been updated and can now be viewed on the MOA web site.

New MOA Clothing Store

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Boats and Equipment

For Sale and Wanted

Members Blogs

We’ve noticed that more members are writing their own blogs about their travels in a Moody yacht.  Have a look at some of them or send in your own.