Originally Posted by marlers
We keep Morning Star in saltwater here in Puget Sound
Hi Marlers. Just thought I'd reach out and tell you. I lived on your boat when we commissioned it at Brownsville Marina as Alar. The boat had sat unloved fresh off the ship for almost a year when my parents made an offer. In the subsequent years it was sailed all over the west coast
as far north as Alaska
and south towards Oregon
. It spent a lot of quality time in South Sound. Somewhere around 1994 my parents sold it and I think it went from Bremerton up to Port Townsend on to the hard. From 80 to 84 I lived on it full time with my parents. When I returned from the Marines in 86 I lived on it for a year. The Volvo
that was in it had to be rebuilt several times. It never quite ever ran right.
That boat was awesome. I've sailed on many other vessels in many other oceans, but will always remember the gale force sleigh ride across the straits from Vancouver to Port Townsend. Stay sail alone, rooster tail, burying the bow sprit, and hollering all the way. My parents got to old to take care of it, I moved to Florida
and sailed plastic hot rods, so they sold it. It was used hard and put away wet one to many times. When I last saw it it made me nearly cry.
Best of luck...