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I have bought a 1979 Morgan Starrett sloop, 46' and was wondering if anyone had drawings and measurements of what the rudder looks like? I was told that the previous owner had reduced the size of the rudder on this boat:for some unknown reason. Thanks
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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.

By the way, as a Moderator on this forum, I want to point out that posts like these should be in 'Gear and Maintenance' or else in 'Buying a Boat'. This particular forum was specifically intended for generic discussions of the pros and cons of various aspects of Sailboat Design and Technology.

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Will now better next time as to where to post questions.
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