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I am new to this forum. I was wondering if anyone out there has the plans for the rudder for my boat? I found a picture of another sloop and it seems that somewhere along the line someone cut the rudder down and made the width shorter. This is causing me to have a hard time holding a heading when sailing close to the wind and in strong winds (20K+).

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Re: 79 Morgan-starrett sloop

From another thread on these boats:

Originally posted by Jeff_H.
These boats had a variety of rudder designs. The original design was a race boat that had a fin keel with an attached rudder. The design was altered to a shallower draft, and the rudder was shortened at the same time. I looked at one out of the water that had a shoal draft fin keel that was different than the original design and which has a skeg hung rudder. The owner went with this design because of balance and handling problems that he experienced on a friend's Starratt with the attached rudder. I also saw one that had a post hung rudder that was apparently salvaged off of different boat.

I may still have original factory literature on these boats from the 1970's. I'll need to check my files.
This is from a thread way back in 2008. Jeff may ring in again.

Here's another older discussion:

Starrett-Jenks Morgan45 info-opinions

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
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