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Old 11-26-2012
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Re: Starrett-Jenks Morgan45 info-opinions

Thanks for your reply Azi. Well... we moved ahead after completing a thorough survey and purchased the 1978 Morgan Starratt 45. !!!! The survey found a healthy list of mostly minor stuff with the major "gotcha" issue from the survey being the standing rigging. The prior owners gave her a lot of love and good upgrades for her since 2009 including a new Yanmar 75hp engine, new prop, shaft, all new electronics, completely rebuilt rudder and more. On haul out she looked really beautiful. So, eyes open about her love to sail heeled over but solid and smooth were hoping to get her blue water cruising in a few years. For now the SF Bay and relatively local journeys as we get to know her and check-off mostly live-aboard type of projects on her and save the money to redo the rigging (and save for time away.) Wondering what size jib you bought for yours and if you use jib track or a series of snatch blocks on the toe rails? Ours has no jib track, only staysail track. Jib is on a furler. (Also there's a preventer.) The main on ours looks good but jib is only 110. Not much sail inventory either, just a storm sail. We see a halyard up top of the mast but doesn't seem to lead outside the forestay. Any ideas about what that might be for? Also we have a nice dodger and enclosed Bimini - great for those many cold windy days on the Bay. ;-)

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