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Old 10-02-2012, 21:51   #1
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Thoughts on Starratt and Jenks ?

I'm currently looking at a 1977 45' Starratt and Jenks, was wondering if anyone could fill me in with some information regarding these boats.

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Old 11-02-2012, 07:11   #2
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Re: Thoughts on Starratt and Jenks?

Excerpted from Sailboatdata

“Also called STARRATT 45. Same hull as the MORGAN 45-1. It is thought that the molds were sold to Starrat & Jenks who built them both with the original aft cockpit arrangement and later, a modified, center cockpit model. Many were sold as bare hulls or kits for owner completion. Another yacht, probably built with this same tooling was the EXLORER 46.”

Here ➥ STARRATT & JENKS 45 sailboat on sailboatdata.com

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Old 27-04-2012, 12:08   #4
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Re: Thoughts on Starratt and Jenks ?

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I've been off the forum for a while so haven't seen your question until today. I own a Morgan 45-1 which is the same boat (or at least the hull is the same) which we've named Enchantress. we bought the boat in Antigua and sailed it back to the Chesapeake and plan to sail it back down after I retire this December. It is a solid sea boat and is capable of a good turn of speed in decent wind. She was designed to sail at about a 20-25 degree angle of heel. So you have to make sure everything is stowed before you put her on the wind. Since she's an older boat I ripped out all the wiring and rewired to code. I also substituted LED lights for the existing lights. I also found that the winches were way undersized so I replaced the primaries with lewmar 55's. I also replaced the standing and running rigging -- may not have needed it but I feel a lots safer.
In any case if you did nuy the Starrat and you ahve any questions or comments, I'll be happy to answer .
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bloodhunter - I see that you have enchantress listed for sale. I am interested. Send me a note at mhmellin@gmail.com
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, sailinblood.
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Reading about the Starrets a few years ago, I remember the article saying that some of the home finished boats had concrete ballast, and the factory boats had lead. That could make a big difference in performance. Might be something to check out? _______Grant.
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Hi Everyone, I think I will soon be a new owner of a Starrets and Jenks Morgan 45. I have followed the discussion on this thread and think this may be the boat for me. Any words on how this boat handles with just a couple sailing or single-handed would be greatly appreciated.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, ricre2
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