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How tall is a Melges 24 mast?

How tall is a Melges 24 mast?

27.9 ft
They have built 9 so far with a growing fleet of around 10 Melges 24 in Australia. The boat is 24 feet (7.3 m) long and 8 feet 2 inches (2.49 m) wide at the beam….Melges 24.

I foretriangle height 8.49 m (27.9 ft)
J foretriangle base 2.42 m (7 ft 11 in)
P mainsail luff 8.71 m (28.6 ft)
E mainsail foot 3.79 m (12.4 ft)

How fast can a Melges 24 go?

about 14 knots
What do you focus on when trimming the main and other sails? The Melges 24 starts planing at about 14 knots, flying all three sails.

What does a Melges 24 weigh?


LENGTH 24 ft 7.31 m
BEAM 8 ft 2 in 2.489 m
DRAFT 5 ft 1.52 m
WEIGHT 1,783 lbs 809 kg

How fast can a Catalina 27 sail?

7.2 mph
340 sq. ft. sail area with standard jib. 6.25 knot, 7.2 mph hull speed.

Who designed the Melges 24?

In 1992 December, the Melges 24, designed by John Reichel and Jim Pugh, was tested in the snow on Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Since then the Melges 24 boats have been built by Melges Performance Sailboats.

What is the PHRF rating of a Melges 24?

Under PHRF, the J/24 typically rates in the 170s. By comparison, the Melges is 22 feet on the waterline, displaces only 1,750 pounds, carries 620 pounds of ballast in a bulb keel, and flies 380 square feet of sail under the jib, and 920 under the spinnaker.

How do you pronounce Melges?

Melges (pronounced mel•gis), is one of the most reputable, recognized and respected family names in the sailing industry.

Is a Catalina 27 a Blue Water boat?

The Catalina 27 was not designed or built to be a bluewater boat, and there is nothing wrong with that. Some original construction details are more worrisome than the less than robust scantlings.

Is the Catalina 27 Trailerable?

The C 27 is marginally capable of being called a trailer sailer.

What is the Catalina smile?

For some sailors, there is a common maintenance ritual that occurs every spring—repairing the ballast-hull crack or cracks where the leading edge of the ballast keel meets the hull. This annually reoccurring crack is sometimes referred to as a “Catalina Smile” because it often occurs on Catalina sailboats.