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Location: Sausalito, CA
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Re: Starrett-Jenks Morgan45 info-opinions
Yes, San Francisco Bay. Home Port is now Sausalito. Her name is now "Juju" I'll try to post some pics.
Hmmm, interesting. I'd read and heard that the Morgan - Starratt was best sailed with a big foresail, and something close to 135 or 150 jib and first reef the main before jib. We will certainly work with what we've got for a while before buying. Do you use one or two snatch boxes per side rail? Curious our running rigging has no jib track but a project to add one and we're not racing her either. Obviously not sailed her yet... But seems with a big jib, snatch box on toe rail makes sense but with smaller jib may want a more inner track?
Very interesting to read about design intention of overhang and swl to oal ratio. Never heard that either. So the net impact of the design is for optimal flow thru on the resulting action of the waves as sailing? Does this result in more comfort (or less) or was it focused on speed? Why then did the design theory become so phased out then?