Prior to 1975, the M20s that rolled out of Melges Boatworks sported a spar manufactured by an English firm known as Proctor. These masts and booms, anodized gold, were carefully tapered and heat treated. They are as much artisanal works of art as instruments of speed. Continue reading
This M20 belonged to a friend from Wisconsin. It was virtually untouched for 40 years, down to the phenolic winch and cleats. Sailing fanatics see boats like this and think: 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
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.
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. Continue reading