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Johnson was in its heyday when this boat rolled out of the glass shop in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. And, if it’s like most Johnson scows of that era, this boat is stiff and dry. In the right hands, … Continue reading
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It is an “old school” joint on a thoroughly modern boat. The deck on a Melges M20 meets the hull like the lid of a shoebox. A string of screws or bolts hold the two parts together, with a rubrail on the outside, and … Continue reading
This tuning guide is courtesy John Spargo, who worked with Melges in the 1970s. It is most appropriate for the aluminum spars on so many of our vintage boats. Continue reading
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This is one of the most unique and sought-after vintage hulls made by Melges: a cedar-cored M20 with Stuart Proctor spars from England. This boat left the Melges factory in 1972. Normally, Melges cored their M20s with end-grain balsa, sandwiched … Continue reading
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Wow…this is a museum piece. All original Philippine mahogany brightwork, original Proctor spars and original halyard setup. And…this boat has been upgraded to carry the new I20 asymmetric spinnaker. Some features are too cool to change…others can be upgraded without … Continue reading
What’s not to like? Gliding down the river on a whisper…with the asymmetric spinnaker pulling like a team of horses. Learning to heel it up. Watching the leech and keeping those telltales flat.
Scow experts Eric Hall and David Ventimiglia took turns in other boats in order to share their scow savvy. These gents contributed their time for the shear joy of helping other sailors learn how to propel these flat-bottomed craft at maximum speed. A big thanks to both! Continue reading