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The 16-foot MC Scow was born in the 1950s, and depending on wind strength will be sailed by one or two people. Its famous flat hull shape revels in lake conditions, but requires the right amount of heel to avoid excess drag through the water.

With just a mainsail, there is less for a crew to do other than hike, but this role also is a gateway for countless youth sailors and new adults to gain exposure, and the MC Class is thriving.

In this day and age when the mantra ‘foiling is the future’ diminishes the bulk of the sport, the MC Class Association (MCSA) reports that other variables beyond technical advancements are what matter.

“2021 was a year of MCSA records: 84 boats at Midwinters, 119 boats at Nationals, and the best record of all is officially topping the 700+ membership plateau for the first time in our history!” reports MCSA Commodore Scott Harestad.

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“The strength of our association comes from having a strong consistent boat builder, multiple sail makers, and some very enthusiastic members who promote the MC fleet at their clubs. I’m especially thankful for the new friendships that grow through your attendance at local, regional, and our sanctioned regattas.

“Financially speaking we are looking very strong and your board is working on projects to provide you with more sailing instruction days, live GO Pro videos, additional drone footage at select events, and increased social media.

“This coming year our sanctioned events take us from Lake Eustis, Florida to Gull Lake, Minnesota to Barnegat Bay, New Jersey and ending in Spring Lake, Michigan. I hope to see on a starting line soon!”

The class is actively looking for good used boats, hoping to pry them apart from sentimental owners who haven’t used them in some time. Plus, the MC Scow will gain exposure as the boat selected for the 2022 U.S. Championship of Champions.

For MCSA information, click here . To view the 2022 MCSA event schedule, click here .

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MC Scows are an active fleet at Union and race in the Portsmouth handicap fleet.

The MC Scow is a fast, flat-bottomed, 16-foot dinghy, designed by Buddy Melges and Melges Boatworks in 1971. The boat is rigged with one mainsail, to go over rather than through the water, so it can really get up on a plane and go. The boat is sailed either single or double handed depending upon the wind speed. Top end recommended crew weight of from 250-310 pounds.

The MC class is one of the top one-design sailboat racing classes in North America. Today there are 104 fleets across the US and Canada with an active Association Membership of nearly 400 racers. Regattas are held across the country throughout the season.

Don’t let the non-traditional look of these boats fool you. Those who race them all admit that their large sail and hull shape make them a fast lake boat. The fleet owns a loaner boat for those who would like to try them out. Contact Jenny Sutton at  [email protected] , if you have an interest in taking a test sail or racing with us.

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16-foot Scow-Style Boat-What is It?

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14-foot or 15-foot Scow-Style Boat-What is It? Bought this locally tonight. Free-standing unstayed 1-part aluminum mast like a Laser. Slip-on sail like Laser too. Mahogany removable centerboard and rudder like Sunfish. Aluminum tiller like Starcraft Skylark. Vinyl logo on the diagonal across the bow says "EXPRESS MACH V" To me it looks like an AMF by the logo and stripe but internet search comes up empty. Anyone know the builder? Pics or links? I will know more when I get the title but digging now to see what I can find.  

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Nice garage! Neat looking boat too. Hope you plan to get wet.  

finding41 said: Nice garage! Neat looking boat too. Hope you plan to get wet. Click to expand

Fast? I think it'll look more like a stone that someone skiped across the water. I doubt dad will be inclined to release control for a very long time. Enjoy. Ray  

RichH

If this boat is one single layup of 'plastic' (not 'true fiberglass') and built like it was done in a rotary vacuum mold and it has NO deck to hull joint .... Then my best guess is that its an 'early' Johnson "J Sailor", predecessor to the Johnson J Scow, which evolved into the MC Scow. If it is a J Sailor, its a rare boat. Johnson Boat Works, (White Bear Boat Works) the original and most prolific scow designer/builder had many of such prototype boats being built in the 50s through the late 60s, until the scow classes became fixed ... the 16 footers: M16, the MC, and the pointy nosed X boat. J. O. Johnson was the original (1896) designer and builder of 'sailing scows'. One of JOJohnson's earliest (1897) scow designs, the 38 ft. "Minnezitka":  

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RichH said: If this boat is one single layup of 'plastic' (not 'true fiberglass') and built like it was done in a rotary vacuum mold and it has NO deck to hull joint .... Then my best guess is that its an 'early' Johnson "J Sailor", predecessor to the Johnson J Scow, which evolved into the MC Scow. If it is a J Sailor, its a rare boat. Johnson Boat Works, (White Bear Boat Works) the original and most prolific scow designer/builder had many of such prototype boats being built in the 50s through the late 60s, until the scow classes became fixed ... the 16 footers: M16, the MC, and the pointy nosed X boat. J. O. Johnson was the original (1896) designer and builder of 'sailing scows'. One of JOJohnson's earliest (1897) scow designs, the 38 ft. "Minnezitka": Click to expand

Here are a few more images. As I study the rig further, it is not a simple Sunfish setup! cunningham, boom vang, mid-boom sheeting... I might have to invest in a more simple lateen rig for junior to start with. Details: Stepping it off, my "foot-is-a-foot" tells me it is a 14' boat or 15' boat but not a 16. Definitely a planing hull, slightly blunt at the front, with a small start of a keel, but the exit at the transom is ruler flat. Flat going well forward too. Beefy loooking keel trunk, seems well built in a precision sort of way. The deck to cockpit transition is a small radius bend to a 90 degree cockpit wall; not a graceful arch like on a Melges. There is an access/inspection port just aft of the spray rails. Foam has beem pumped into the bow and it appears factory. Not a ton of it though. Mainsheet is trimmed with a harken mainsheet setup; not a simple tug rope as found on other small boats. The rudder is hung in castings, and they seem well designed. The drain plug is missing, and it appears to just have been some simple arrangement that was shoved into a drilled hole. I will be ordering a proper screw-in drain assembly and a new cockpit auto-bailer today. I hate to tell you guys what I gave for the boat, but I didn't haggle with the seller. 'Gave him asking price. I am pleased with the purchase. Here are the pics. Any guesses or insight, please feel free to share!  

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Going to be entertaining to sail, Phil.. that is a neat looking boat.. I wouldn't change the rig.. ! Kinda interesting/distinctive that it has a vee entry instead of the normal scow taper..  

kloudie1 said: Going to be entertaining to sail, Phil.. that is a neat looking boat.. I wouldn't change the rig.. ! Kinda interesting/distinctive that it has a vee entry instead of the normal scow taper.. Click to expand

I know your hull is not the plastic/Styrofoam stuff.. but I wonder if they might be related?? This post from Sailnet back in 2009.. W e bought one in November and I have not been able to find one single reference to this sailboat on the web. Not a photo. Not even on Snark forums. She's fun to sail. She's basically styrofoam encased in what is becoming brittle plastic. Not sure how many more seasons she's got left. She's from the 70's and I bought her from her original owners son. 14' long maybe 4' beam, possibly 4.5' She closely resembles a scow, like a plastic Melges MC but 14', but not as pretty, and looks nothing at all like the other snarks I have found online. Hank on main sail, no jib. She takes off like a shot with a breeze and the quickest way to get her on her side with her mast touching the water is to clamp down her main sheet Trust me on this one, I have proven it. heheh  

kloudie1 said: I know your hull is not the plastic/Styrofoam stuff.. but I wonder if they might be related?? This post from Sailnet back in 2009.. W e bought one in November and I have not been able to find one single reference to this sailboat on the web. Not a photo. Not even on Snark forums. She's fun to sail. She's basically styrofoam encased in what is becoming brittle plastic. Not sure how many more seasons she's got left. She's from the 70's and I bought her from her original owners son. 14' long maybe 4' beam, possibly 4.5' She closely resembles a scow, like a plastic Melges MC but 14', but not as pretty, and looks nothing at all like the other snarks I have found online. Hank on main sail, no jib. She takes off like a shot with a breeze and the quickest way to get her on her side with her mast touching the water is to clamp down her main sheet Trust me on this one, I have proven it. heheh Click to expand

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Meyer boats Super Snark Mach 5 ?? Just a guess  

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philwsailz said: This is driving me nuts.... I gotta get to work. From a distance, if one were to ask me now what it is, I would tell them someone took a Butterfly, an MC Scow, a Sunfish, and a Laser and threw them in a bag and shook. This boat fell out. Scow hull, (Butterfly, MC) borrowing a little pointy nose, mahogany underwater appendages, (Sunfish) with no standing rigging and a sail that slides on mast with a sock, (Laser). Click to expand

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Here is the logo on the battened main:  

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I have a 15' Mistral that I cannot find 1 single thing on the internet on. They're famous for windsurfers but the boats have not been in production for about 20 years. It has similar lines to yours but very low profiled. I'm terrified of capsizing incase I lose the rudder or daggerboard to Davy Jones. Very fun and very fast tho!  

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Flyboy69 said: I have a 15' Mistral that I cannot find 1 single thing on the internet on. They're famous for windsurfers but the boats have not been in production for about 20 years. It has similar lines to yours but very low profiled. I'm terrified of capsizing incase I lose the rudder or daggerboard to Davy Jones. Very fun and very fast tho! Click to expand
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MC Scow User Guide, Part 1: Boat Setup and Maintenance

The MC Scow class is growing rapidly. Some of the sailors joining the class don’t have much sailing experience, so we decided to develop an MC Scow user guide to help them learn the basics quickly.

There are also plenty of MC tips on the MC Sailing Association (MCSA) website and the Melges website. Be sure to join the MCSA. This organization provides tremendous value to the class.

SailZing’s MC Scow User Guide

Our MC Scow user guide covers what you need to know to get started in the MC, with plenty of tips to make the process easier and links for more information. We’ll publish it in three parts:

  • Boat setup and maintenance
  • Basic sailing, safety, and seamanship
  • Racing overview

Download part 1 of the user guide (pdf) here . Part 1 describes the MC scow in some detail and provides set-up and maintenance tips.

  • Gelcoat care
  • Hull structures – – bulkhead, backbone, etc.
  • Hull fittings
  • Mast fittings and rigging
  • Boom and fittings
  • Rudder, tiller, and extension
  • Bilge boards (also called leeboards)
  • Hiking straps
  • Sail controls
  • Rigging the boat
  • Parts and accessories

To whet your interest, here are a few of the many questions answered in Part 1.

  • Should I coil my mainsheet?
  • What can I do about spider cracks in the gelcoat?
  • How can I keep my boom blocks from twisting?
  • What spares should I have on hand?
  • How do I know if my boards are far enough down?
  • What are some important upgrades to consider?
  • What is a gudgeon?
  • Can I step the mast by myself?

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CONDITION: Excellent LOCATION: Milano, MI PRICE: $10,000 CONTACT: Email Seller or Call (339) 286-5222

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May 25, 2023

CONDITION: Good LOCATION: Shell Lake, WI PRICE: $16,500 CONTACT:  Email Seller or Call (612) 802-2396

Boat is fully complemented wit H/W and sheets, double storage box Melges trailer, Has a small bruise on starboard stern is in otherwise good--very good condition. 2 Main sails (1 Race, 1 Practice), 2 Jib sails (1 Race, 1 practice),Rudder with carry bag cove, Tiller with Carry bag cover ,Ronstan Battle Stick, Spare Battle stick, Kite deck bag sock, Kite deck bag 4 Kites, 2 for practice 2 for race (basically new)Extra Main battens: #5, #2 Std. #4, #3, std. #1 top Light #1 top heavy, #1 Top Extra Jib battens #1 top, #2 Full set of travel/storage covers, Set of Mast up mooring covers, anchor rode and chain, Assorted trailer tie down straps, Spare keel alignment block, Tacktick thru-hull transmitter set-up New tongue and trailer jacks, Loos model A gauge, Loos model PT-2 gauge, Suzki DF 2.5 outboard, new lower end.2 In port jib-up covers, Davis Windex 10 New GNAV boom car Various spare sheets, Jib, spinnaker, main, dock lines. Extra photos etc. available. .

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May 23, 2023

CONDITION: Excellent LOCATION: Miami, FL PRICE: $6,500 CONTACT:  Email Seller or Call (678) 221-7220

Excellent condition, Gold Sail rig, Dolly, Bottom cover and New Top Cover

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3rd owner boat since 2005, only minor scratches and gel cracks mostly from original owner. Kept on a lift in season, garage stored every winter. Includes trailer w/ mast/boom travel rack, travel cover like new. Sail window needs replaced, sail is decent #2013. Tiller/boom crotch needs varnish or I can.

Equipment: Trailer w/ travel rack Full trailer cover Sail Rudder/Tiller Hiking straps (2)

Rig and Sails

Auxilary power, accomodations, calculations.

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.

Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio .311 Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.

SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64) 2/3

  • SA : Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D : Displacement in pounds.

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.

Ballast / Displacement * 100

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.

Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam 1.33 )

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

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