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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.
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How to sail a Melges MC Scow

http://www.mcscow.org/
http://www.melges.com/mcscows.html
http://www.ilya.org/sanctioned.html
http://www.ilya.org/links.html

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''.
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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.
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Goto scow country at www.ho1designs.com
There is a Melges scow and Inland 20 forum via our webpage there.
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