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        C-Scow Cheat Sheet
  Wind 0-8 knots Wind 8-15 knots Wind 12-15 knots haircut sail  
  Up Down Up Down Up Down  
Skipper forward leeward forward wide end of boat leeward until you cant hold, high side leaning out to weather, wide section of boat wide end of boat high side leaning out to weather, wide section of boat  
Crew next to skip or leeward side to keep 10-15 heel hold boom out and look behind next to skip same next to skip same  
Mast Rake 31'11 31'11 31'10 31'11 31'10 to 31'09   Augie Says 31'09'05 in all conditions
Sidestays     taught by hand        
Jackstay 45 (old mast 40)   30-40 inches up (old mast 35)   30 (old mast 32)   Augie Says 50
Vang no tension   increase as wind builds ease very hard ease but tension when needed  
Cunningham no tension   hard until horizontal wrinkles are gone. 3inch?   very hard, 6 inch?    
Outhaul foot of sail tight, beginning of shelf ease 2" firm shelf along foot ease 3" tight, inside of black band ease 3"  
Board 2" above board box slot 1/4 of way down - leeward 3-4 above deck 1/4 of way down - leeward 4-6 above board slot 1/4 of way down - leeward  
Traveler 4-6" from centerline   6-14" drop as breeze builds   all the way out    
Leech   tension   tension   tension  
Mainsheet Blocks even with traveler   2-6 inch forward   6 inch forward    
As wind gets heavier 1st traveler, 2nd cunningham 3rd vang
Pointing: 1st cunningham 2nd vang 3rd traveler  



C Scow LogoThe C Scow was the first class of scow built by Harry C. Melges, Sr. in 1945; it quickly became an all-time speed favorite. The C Scow has come a long way from the days of wooden materials and cotton sails. It continues to be a very revolutionary sailboat, inspired by more than 100 years of competitive racing. This cat-rigged, maneuverable sailboat is great fun and a total pleasure to sail..... Very Fast, Fun, and Furious!