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  1. The crew and I are still leaning to sail our new Melges 24 (hull 161), Run Rabbit Run Reloaded (R4), and with light wind on the race course in the bay we decided to blow off the Wednesday night beer can race last week so we head offshore where there was a good breeze and loads of grey whales. We never found the whales but we did find a bloom of Sea Nettles, and a most glorious sunset. It is very rare to get 70F temps, light wind and a calm sea off the north Oregon Coast, check it out:
  2. Short term moorage for Melges 24

    Looks promising, easy to apply/reapply for leaving boat in the water for a couple of weeks. Anyone here actually have experience with this product, Antifoul Alternative Speed Polish? or Eelsnot?
  3. Looking for advise and or experience mooring a Melges 24 without adding bottom paint. I would like to keep my Melges moored in a marina on the Oregon Coast for up to a month at a time. We have no dry storage available, the local port has been less than helpful, and they also forbid installing or using a hydrolift type of device. Stepping the mast and ramp launching is not ideal for my crew or our schedules but we are making it work. Has anyone used products like Eelsnot to leave the boat in the water for 2-4 weeks at a time? Are there any other options/bottom paint/coatings that won't kill the performance or resale value of the boat? The boat would only be in the water during the months of May - September, like I said for 2 - 4 weeks at a time.
  4. Melges 30 converted to Melges 32

    Great info and advice everyone, thank you, exactly what I was looking for!! Any other suggestions for small sport boats, mostly inland/inside the bay, but day trips/races for sure in the Ocean, nothing over 100 miles.
  5. Melges 30 converted to Melges 32

    Not in the Gorge, on the Oregon Coast, and yeah during the summer 18 - 30 by noon. What about a Melges 24? Would it be a better option? We want to be able to travel more and do some one design events. I would really like something that is easy to travel/trailer, easier than my keel boat anyway. Lining up for the crane at the port can be tough when the commercial guys are hammering fish, and I'll never get used to seeing my boat swinging in the air 40' above the water, depending on tide.
  6. Looking for experience and advice. I'm looking at a 1999 Melges 32 for sale, was told it was hull #1 converted to a 32 by Melges, 32 mast, inboard removed, 32 bow sprite, and I believe 32 keel. I'm worried about a couple things, I really want to do more one design and traveling but hearing the Melges 32 fleets in the NW US are on the decline, and wanting to hear how easy the boat travels, mainly how easy is it to setup and tear down time and effort wise. I'm assuming I would need a hoist/crane for the mast?!? Also worried about crew size requirements, could be tough to find 7 - 9 crew on a weekly basis, is this still expected for the 32 or was this an artifact of the runners and bow sprite on the 30? Also wondering about wind, my weekly races will have wind averaging 18 - 30 with higher gusts, my crew prefers heavy wind so I know the crew will be fine wondering if I'm going to be happy with this boat in consistently heavier wind. Are parts and sails going to be as easy and ordering for a Melges 32? And finally the really tough question, price? I'm not seeing much history on 30's converted to 32's. I'm seeing like 1 or 2 listings over the last 5-10 years of 35-40K and one for 25K, anyone have any idea what they are actually selling for?