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Re: Starrett-Jenks Morgan45 info-opinions

Ah, so ours must be a second jib halyard but we also have a furler jib. Also we just found out there are more sails to be included with Juju from prior owner; We will look and see if one is assymetrical spinnaker/gennaker for light winded days. Perhaps you mean asymmetrical spinnaker instead of gennaker? Our boat also came with spinnaker pole, therefore we assume any other halyard to top of mast would be for spinnaker but this line on ours appears to exit top of mast, parallel to top of forestay, and not above it, which would not allow the asymmetrical spinnaker to clear the top of the forestay when moving to the other side. Did you do some adjusting to get your halyard line to not chafe? Is your line above the forestay or do you just let it ride over the forestay?

Read some of Lee Helm's letters on this topic in latitude 38 but never totally got it. Thanks for that explanation. Always great to get more info and understanding on why our boat is designed the way she is. So she picks up in speed not because she's heeled over but because as boat moves thru water the double wave pattern results in more of the hull in the water. How does this design impact comfort of ride at maximum hull speed? Is she moving faster in a less "lopey"way due to the overhang design too?

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