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Re: Starrett-Jenks Morgan45 info-opinions
We have removed the engine, lowered the salon floor in that area so its flush all the way for'd, filled the prop aperture and enlarged the rudder a bit -- original reports were that she was a bit squirrely down-wind.
K E Froeschner
I have a 1976 Starratt 45, hull # 27. I have motored her 200 miles at a stretch, sailed her solo all the way to the FL keys and back, and had her towed 10 miles, (after my engine seized up in the gulf and the wind died) 2 of those miles were against a 4 knot current and the Tow Boat US Captain had to keep his engine well above half throttle to retain foward momentum and directional control.
My burning question to you is; how do you plan to move your boat around and more importantly, how will you navigate bridges on the ICW?
I stopped by SCM today to look at their facilities and saw your boat Orion, the dodger you built looks top notch! Great work! I didnt understand the big holes in the bow about a foot above the waterline and the two 4" oval holes in the back right at the waterline, what are they for?