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The Melges 24's blazing performance comes from the rig design, hydrostatic form and the structural components that make up the complete boat. The factors are design and execution. Melges assembled a strong team to produce this design, and this synergy has been formed into one humdinger of a sailboat. Winner of the Sailing World magazine's 1994 "Boat of the Year." Virtually all of the components that make up the Melges 24 are built using a fiberglass PVC foam sandwich and advanced manufacturing techniques. The sandwich construction consists of thin layers of strong material (facing skins) bonded to either side of a thick layer of relatively weak, but very light material (core). The resin system used is a vinylester. Through higher toughness properties and better resistance to water absorption, this results in a tougher overall laminate than conventional polyesters. Melges Performance Sailboats has joined in an alliance with British Aerospace to produce the Melges 24 in England for the European market. The tooling, all built in Zenda, was pulled off of the Melges 24 master plugs to insure one-design continuity between boats built in the United States and Europe.
Melges 24 Specifications - Standard Equipment - Modern Reichel - Pugh design - Hand-laminated - Klegicell closed cell foam core - Vacuum-bagged construction - H-200 & G-10 backing plates replacing core where reinforcement is necessary - White hull - light gray deck gelcoat finish (other deck colors optional) - Melges 24 logo on each side of the cabin top - Thirteen foot long cockpit. Styled after the International fifty foot race boats - Two molded wedge-shaped foot pushes along entire length of the cockpit sole - Cockpit lazarette locker for optional cooler & engine storage - S-Glass, biaxial fiberglass fabrics - Retractable keel for easy launching either by ramp or hoist - Single point keel & hull lifting point for elimination of side - side & fore - aft anti-tip lines for hoist launching - Omohundro carbon fiber keel fin - foil with leading edge kelp cutter (operated by hand while under sail) - 620 lb. Hydrodynamic shaped lead keel bulb - Omohundro carbon fiber outboard mounted foil shaped rudder - Streamlined pintles and gudgeons - Carbon fiber shaped tiller for maximum turning radius - Ronstan XCEL 40" tiller extension - Melges - Schaeffer custom S-S chainplates - H-200 laminated gusset bulkheads - Melges custom cast stainless gooseneck - Melges stainless stern fitting w- supplementary stainless attachment point for Harken roller furling unit - Deck cabin hatch closure is a modern lock made with a sandwiched PVC closed cell core - Cockpit cabin hatch closure is smoked black Lexan - A quick hatch locking setup of stainless steel - Harken main traveler for easy sheeting - Harken traveler car with 2 1-4" double block - 6:1 mechanical advantage main sheeting - Harken mainsheet swivel base with 3" hexaratchet and aluminum cam-matic cam cleat - Harken boom blocks consist of a 2 1-4" becket & a 2 1-4" single hung from a 12" wire pigtail - Schaeffer genoa tracks with screw stop cars (black anodized) - Harken dinghy genoa blocks with springs - 2:1 Jib sheets - Harken 207 & 208 self-contained roller furling - Main traveler & permanent backstay controls lead to deck between skipper and 2nd crew - Melges 24 one-design lifelines, stanchions, and stern pulpits - Cabin liner with 6' 5" V-berth, molded Ferrari backrest seating and 2 aft quarter berths - Designed space for porta-potti under interior step - Melges custom interior step - Melges compression tube with main halyard rope clutch, main & jib hoisting blocks - Jib halyard turnbuckle for easy rake and rig tension adjustment - Storage compartments in liner for life jackets, safety equipment, battery wiring, etc. - Outboard engine storage setup area with easy cockpit access through cockpit lazarette locker - Cooler mount brackets for cooler to be accessed from cockpit lazarette locker - Carbon fiber, wedge tapered, white awlgrip mast - Fractional rig, single carbon fiber "Thru-Bar" air foil spreaders - T-Tang stay attachment - Melges custom shaped aluminum boom with 8:1 outhaul system - Tapered boom ends for weight reduction and boom clearance - Aluminum cam cleat for adjustment of reef line - Melges solid Black anodized boom vang - Custom carbon fiber 6' 6" retractable sprit with 4:1 underdeck Harken launching system - Melges custom bow sprit seal - New style 3-16" wire jib halyard acting also as forestay - Highfield lever for quick jib halyard disconnect - 1" x 19" stainless standing rigging - Ronstan adjustable turnbuckles with plated cover tubes for smooth sheet control - Melges - Samson Ultra-Lite lines on all sheets and controls - New England K-900 Kevlar halyard lines Melges 24 Optional Equipment - PHRF bow pulpit - Winch package - Winch handle holders - Mesh sheet bags (X3) - Spinnaker bag - Melges custom electrical panel - KVH sailcomp compass (installed) - Speedwatch knotmeter (installed) - Rubbermaid cooler with bracket - Outboard engine mounting bracket - Motor slide drawer - Yamaha 3 hp short shaft - Interior cushions - Aluminum keel retraction tube - Cover pack (hatch bag, yang, tiller and rudder bag) - Windex - Epoxy bottom barrier coat - VC-17 bottom paint - Dock fenders X2 - Dock lines X4 - Container or truck loading in Zenda
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