Currently I am taking advantage of the winter months to prepare for an all out assault on both boats being restored. I've been researching what is necessary in the way of hardware and rigging. As you can see in the photos above, a good cleaning is in order and then I will remove the poorly applied fiberglass cloth, make any repairs needed and then reapply a cloth set in epoxy. Originally this boat had a wooden mast. Trying to find one now is like looking for gold! I considered building spars for this boat when out of the blue I received an email from a gentleman in Annapolis that had a used aluminum mast and boom for a good price. Heresy aside, I couldn't pass, especially since he threw in some good used sails, line and other gear. At left is a lines drawing of the modern STAR. While the hull is essentially the same as the original, the rig has undergone some modification. It now utilizes two sets of running backstays to support a very slender mast and the huge mainsail. When finished, my boat will have about two thirds the sail area, a self-tacking jib and be easily singlehanded.