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Melges MC Scow Deck Layout

Ratchamatic® Mainsheet

Use a Ratchamatic® as the second block (furthest aft on the boom) in your 4:1 Carbo mainsheet system. It provides holding power in heavy air, but becomes free-rolling when the wind is light. Ratchet engagement adjusts to suit muscle power.

Cam-Locks: Locking headposts let you fix blocks parallel to the boom to prevent the mainsheet from twisting.



Cascading Vang System

This powerful double-ended 16:1 system features high-strength, lightweight Carbo blocks to give you fingertip sail control from both sides of the boat.



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Class History

The MC-Scow was conceived by Harry C. Melges, Sr., in 1950 and was based on the M-16 hull. In 1965, Harry and son, Buddy Melges, designed today's fiberglass MC- Scow. The MC is sailed single-handed most of the time, but a crew member can be added depending upon the skipper's weight and strength of the wind. Skippers range in age from youths to sailors in their 70s.


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Boat Specifications

LOA: 16 ft ( 4.8 m)
Beam: 5 ft 8 in (1.7 m)
Main: 135 sq ft (12.5 sq m)
Weight: 420 lb (190.4 kg)


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