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New to sailing, just bought my first boat

Just picked up my first boat last weekend. It's an MC Scow ('87 hull #1109). Have only been sailing once on a 20 something footer years ago, but it sure looks like fun. Wish me luck.

Any one else on here from Minnesota?

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Eric - Welcome to Sailnet and I sail Minnetonka. Nice to have a fellow MN person here.

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There used to be scows all over the midwest. Now that I'm trying to recall, I think it's been 3 years since i've seen one. Great boats for brave sailors who like to go fast. Good luck, good to see ya bringing em back!

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Lots of scows on the lakes in Madison, WI. Remember, they are designed to be sailed heeled some. The wide flat hull is actually like a catamaran. Only one edge should be in the water, the other flying.

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Not from MN but love the MC - looking for an older fixer-upper myself.

Enjoy & keep us posted!
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Lots of scows on the lakes in Madison, WI. Remember, they are designed to be sailed heeled some. The wide flat hull is actually like a catamaran. Only one edge should be in the water, the other flying.

"If in doubt, let it out"
After seeing numerous pictures with them heeled @ 20+ degrees, I knew it looked like a fun boat. It didn't hurt that my boss had one for sale either.
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