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Re: c and c mega 30
Originally Posted by TeamMega
I know this is probably a few years too late but I like to respond to C&C Mega 30 postings as there is so little information.
I happen to be one of the few owners, I believe there were 150 or so manufactured.
My Mega is hull number 68 and was actually owned and raced by George Cuthbertson. It was raced in several races of her first six months and the major being the Southern Offshore. I've been trying to find out her standings but no luck to date.
The second owner raced her a lot on Lake Ontario and has many winnings and trophies including runs from Chicago to Toronto.
Things to know about a Mega 30:
- she's fast and really loves sailing on the beam especially if you can get the Spinnaker up. Under spin she will go fast enough to change the apparent wind to close hauled.
- she's hard chined, basically, will layover and dig in when running close hauled with lots of sail. Not for the faint of heart. She seems to love 25 degrees of heel.
- on the downwind... she's a planning hull... you will feel her lift and go
- she's a race boat with race boat quarters... better than most, worse than some
- she's trailerable and probably the largest trailerable. Launch time takes about 1.5 to 2 hours and can be done by one but mast handling really requires two.
All in all, I will never part with my Mega as she gives more rush and enjoyment than you will ever experience on another boat. She's a racer, you better be too...
Modifications that I've done:
- North Sails 3DL - weight reduction, especially up top on the main.
- Oversized roach on the main with a running backstay flicker
- Repositioned running rigging for single handling, including spinnaker
I sail in the Pacific Northwest, Vancouver Island and have also sailed her on inland prairie lakes. She loves big winds and I enjoy taking her into them.
Teammega if you're still around I'd like to ask some questions about these CC 30 mega boats. I'm in the PNW and am looking at a mega as a second boat (my first was a macgregor 25) my main requirement is that whatever boat i choose needs to be trailerable and have a retractable keel for launching in lakes as well. Main use will be smaller inland lakes and eventually out to the San Juans.