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jagfire69 02-05-2006 07:51 AM

How to sail a Melges MC Scow
I recently purchased a Melges MC Scow. I have done a small amount of sailing, but on nothing with multiple boards. I didnt get any info on how to rig the boat. If there is anyone who is familiar with this boat I would appreciate your input.

RichH 02-05-2006 08:25 AM

How to sail a Melges MC Scow

The above URs willhelp get you started.
As regards the bilge boards - when beating or reaching, the windward board is ''up'' and the leeward board is ''down''. This may seem like a hassle at first but you''ll soon find it to be ''routine''. The only real difference in sailing a scow versus other sailboats is that a scow is ''designed'' to sail at large angles of heel .... 25 degrees over is ''normal''.

popsla 03-01-2006 04:13 PM

I grew up sailing scows in Mpls. I have to admit that I have forgotten almost everything about them, except that they are a blast! Previous poster absolutely correct. They are sailed well heeled. You are going to have so much fun.

wickstick 03-13-2006 10:12 PM

Goto scow country at
There is a Melges scow and Inland 20 forum via our webpage there.

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