The 2011 Sail22 Melges 24 & Melges 32 Calendars are here! Need a calendar for 2011? Check out the Sail22 Melges 24 Calendar and the Sail22 Melges 32 Calendar today. Great for crew gifts! Price is $35 plus shipping, with a team discount of 10% to orders of 4 or more. I need 20 confirmed pre-orders of each calendar to print them, so please contact me at Becky@Sail22.com if you are interested. All pre-orders must be received by December 23, 2010.
Melges 32 Calendar Preview!
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I have just finished designing the 8 Metre Photo Calendar for 2011 and am accepting pre-orders starting today as I need a minimum of twenty orders for the printer. Retail is $35 USD plus shipping. It includes twelve gorgeous photos from the 8 Metre Worlds 2010 in Toronto, Canada hosted by the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. Here are the month previews. Please contact me at Becky@Sail22.com to order through December 23, 2010.
The team galleries from the 8 Metre Worlds in Toronto can be found here. Custom team calendars can also be designed by contacting me directly. Again, there is a minimum of 20 calendars to print.
Sail22 Tip & Trick: Using aluminum ferrules is a great way to lighten up the purchase on vangs, backstays and other systems. You can buy ferrules or sometimes even just use sailmakers thimbles. The breaking strength on a ferrule is much higher than a wire block and they are less expensive and much lighter.
As long as it isn’t a purchase system that is being using all of the time, a ferrule will not wear out your lines. Part of the reason for this is the larger circumference on the ferrule. If you need ideas where you can use one on your boat or you just want to buy them, let us know. You can save a lot of money while lightening things up. If you know how to splice you can save even more. But don’t try this if you aren’t comfortable with your splicing ability. Have Sail22 do it for you or contact your local rigger.
5mm OD: 24mm ID: 10mm Width: 10mm Weight: .01 lbs Deforms at: 2,500lbs 6mm OD: 29mm ID: 11mm Width: 13mm Weight: .02 lbs Deforms at: 7000 lbs 8mm OD: 36mm ID: 14mm Width: 16mm Weight: .04 lbs Deforms at: 12,500lbs 9mm OD: 46mm ID: 20mm Width: 18mm Weight: .08 lbs Deforms at: 15,000lb 10mm OD: 54mm ID: 24mm Width: 22mm Weight: .10 lbs Deforms at: 17,500lbs 12mm OD: 64mm ID: 26mm Width: 24mm Weight: .20 lbs Deforms at: pulled to 20,000 lbs with no deformation
Sail22 is in Newport, RI this week for the 2010 Melges 24 Nationals and thought we’d feature some of the custom parts we have available for the Melges 24. All three make life on the Melges 24 easier!e
Sail22 Tack Deflector: Another piece of bling for your boat! The Sail22 Tack Deflector prevents the tack of your spinnaker from getting caught on the set, instead of having the bungee cord across the deck. And it looks pretty too, doesn’t it?
Jib Block Cover: This pretty piece of carbon keeps your spinnaker from being sucked into the port jib block during take downs. Your sheet runs free and clear and your kite goes away smoothly. If you’ve ever had the spinnaker stuck there, you understand why this is necessary and if you haven’t, you really don’t want it to happen (aka rips in your spinnaker and ugly mark rounding).
L-Bracket Traveler System: Ever been on the low side and needed to adjust your traveler? It’s tough…but this system allows you to do it easily. Everyone that has switched to it swears by it. It’s an easy modification to simplify the skipper’s life.
We’re off to the C-Scow Nationals this weekend at Chautauqua Lake and figured we share a favorite Sail22 Scow Spa trick. Did you know that McLube’s Hullkote is not only great for go fast bottoms, but also works as an amazing degreaser and cleaner?
The great thing about Hullkote is that it is citrus based is better for both you and the environment. Since citrus is a natural degreaser, it quickly works to remove the grime. Think about the smell and feel of the petroleum based teflon polishes. You might as well bathe your hands in gasoline with the traditional teflon product, but not with Hullkote, which has a fresh citrus scent (smells like oranges!) and cool lime green color. Click here for the directions for normal application of McLube’s Hullkote and here for the product specs which detail the how/why it works.
Whenever we have a really dirty spot on a boat, we’ll grab our favorite bottle of Hullkote and a rag and make a paste over the spot. If the whole boat is dirty (think city grit in Chicago or the lovely jet fuel in Annapolis), we’ll spray the boat down and then use the Hullkote to get her clean and fast. If the spot is really, really bad, apply the Hullkote liberally a second time, let it dry a little (it will be a light green, so it’s easy to find), break out your buffer or some elbow grease and you should be sparkling.
We’ll have plenty of McLube products at C-Scow Nationals, so look for us in our Sail22 shirts for a sample!