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  1. Running with Scissors

    Fast singlehander for 60 yo's for messsin' about

    I'm 64 and the Melges 14 checked all the boxes for me. 45 years newer than a Laser and 70 years newer than the Finn. Will plane to windward in 8 knots. No issues stepping the mast. Half the weight of a Finn or MC. No bailers to fiddle with. Comfortable hiking with rolled cockpit and gunwales. Check it out.
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    Snipe Questions: Jib Sheet and Daggerboard

    That's the Jiffy Jib Jam!
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    Megabyte versus Melges 14

    The midwest is the sweet spot for M14 activities. Plus the blue rig might be right for your height and weight.
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    2024 Olympics - Finn Class is out. A new two-man keel boat is in.

    This is my favorite Olympic picture: Ole Berntsen sailing a Dragon in Tokyo where he won the Gold Medal.
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    anyone know of any peterson 34's floating around?

    There was “Rocket” in San Diego in the 70’s - 90’s.
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    Crew San Diego

    Connor, SDYC just had this 29er clinic last weekend. https://sdyc.org/calendar/event/olympic-classes-clinic-iii If I were you I'd contact the event organizers about future events and teaming up with participants.
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    do you think the melges 14 will catch on?

    I think a new Finn + mast + sail + trailer would come in around $25k
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    Sailing a Melges 14 (control lines question)

    Thanks for the write up.
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    Sailing a Melges 14 (control lines question)

    Vang needs to be on the mast because the mast rotates.
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    do you think the melges 14 will catch on?

    Yeah, that's the price of a new one, but the road trailer is the extra bonus. Was it too much $ for him or too much physically? I've read that they are easy to depower. Anyone have experience with how physical the boat it? Say compared to a Laser or Finn?
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    The Yacht Club - Do you get value from your dues?

    Don't forget the $600/year construction assessment for the Sailing Center.
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    do you think the melges 14 will catch on?

    PW- I'd like to get one, too. Avon NY is just a bit too far. Not sure why all the local guys are buying Finns when something 1/2 the price (new vs. new) and 70 years newer is available. Probably easier to get a new one from Zenda. Thanks for your reply.
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    do you think the melges 14 will catch on?

    I'd guess more like 600 boats. How can I find out about the dealer demo that might be for sale? What part of the country? Or any Melges 14's that might be for sale? Thanks.