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Re: Starrett-Jenks Morgan45 info-opinions

a short clip "coach" took. SJ45 Starrat Jenks 45 Morgan 45 - YouTube
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Re: Starrett-Jenks Morgan45 info-opinions

Ken,
Thanks! Great to begin to understand a little bit more about sailboat design and our Morgan's in particular. I am actually quite interested in the history of and theories behind the changes in yacht design, etc. We are so looking forward to getting our boat out and underway and enjoying her fine sailing design qualities. We've got a large bit of work before testing our sails however; Redoing the standing rigging is the first big project and our surveyor emphasized not to sail much before redoing it.

Our first night we brought her to her new home it was fierce winds, storming and pouring down rain. Found a few leaks of course...

Don't want to divert this thread from Morgan-SJ specific topics but...

Azi,

So what kind of mattresses you bought you were raving about in your earlier post here? Our cushions must be 1978 originals! I've been reading and landing on hypervent (or dri-dek or froli system) underlying hd foam, 4" then memory foam, another 2"-4". ??

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Talisman:

Great photos and video. Are your lifelines Dyneema? The black looks way cool. Congratulations on getting her bottom wet. You are spurring us on.
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judym,
My spare jib halyard is on the same level as the primary jib halyard (double block). However a PO (enchantress had two) had a spinnaker halyard put in above the jib halyards. you might consider that in time.
The mattresses were bought by the most recent previous owner. Will check to see if they have a makers label on them. They lived on the boat in the Caribbean and wanted their comfort. Don't even want to think of what they cost.
We bought Enchantress in Antigua and sailed her back to the Chesapeake. I can say from experience that you will get a really smooth ride when you have Juju up at hull speed. The first time we took her out we had a bit more wind than we expected and ended up sailing with the rail down but even then there was a tremendous feeling of stability as Enchantress cut through the water at 11 kts. Even in the stream where you tend to get thrown about the ride was confortable if a little wet. In addition the long full keel gives you a lot more directional stability especially when you're off the wind. Not near as squirrelly as my previous fin keel boat. Can't say how it would be in really heavy weather (and not anxious to find out). But in winds up 25 kts you should get a really good ride.
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Re: Starrett-Jenks Morgan45 info-opinions

Ok. THX. Still researching vberth and salon cushion solutions. Also wondering how people have set up holding tank on their SJ Morgan. Ours came with only 6gal, rectangle, under vberth. Not vented...
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Re: Starrett-Jenks Morgan45 info-opinions

Our holding tank also under the v-berth, 30 gals and vented. Six gals IMHO is way to small. Would probably last us less than a week.
BTW only our quarter-berth and v-berth have mattresses. The salon cushions are just cushions
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Judy:

On the holding tank issue -- look into the many threads on the subject, especially the composting threads.

We have tried it and it works. Fantastically well. And you do not have to spend k$ for a commercial 'airhead' or the like. You can make your own for less than $20.

If this does not sound too 'icky' to you -- and believe me, it is not -- I'd be glad to share or experience and design.

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Yes, hmm, though can't use compost toilet in the bay! Need to cut larger entry access to compartment under vberth in order to fit a larger rigid holding tank... Boat has a tiny portals to all storage spaces. Sigh. (Reading threads, seems best to avoid bladder.)

Kef,
You made your own tank? Irregular shape? Very curious to hear more.

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Yes, hmm, though can't use compost toilet in the bay! Need to cut larger entry access to compartment under vberth in order to fit a larger rigid holding tank... Boat has a tiny portals to all storage spaces. Sigh. (Reading threads, seems best to avoid bladder.)

Kef,
You made your own tank? Irregular shape? Very curious to hear more.

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Why cant you use a composting head in the bay? It is non discharge and if you use a commercial one it is coast guard approved.

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Re: Starrett-Jenks Morgan45 info-opinions

Judy, nice pix, though very different from my "89 SJ. Here's the link to the auction site where I bought it. I start work after the 1st of the year to get it sail-able.

w.usauctions.com/9401-1989-45ft-starrett-semi-custom-ketch-sailboat---hurricane-isaac-.aspx
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