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This Melges 32 tuning guide has been written to get the most out of your new Melges 32. North Sails has been the pioneer in sail development in the class and will strive to give you any new information that arises. Please keep in mind that this information is partial. Sailing venues and conditions vary; you may find slightly different settings that work better for you.

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 Melges 32 Quick Tune Guide 

       
 Base Settings    
 Headstay Pin-To-Pin Measurement  12.98M
 Mast Butt  7mm aft of max forward
 Cap Shroud Tension Loos Gauge PT3 9 units, mast all the way down
 D2s  
Hand Tight +2  
       
 1) Cap Shroud Tension Loos Gauge PT3 Jack mast up until you read 14 units
 2) D2s Loos Gauge PT2
Adjust to read 17 units
 3) D1s Loos Gauge PT3 Adjust to read 5 units/snug
       
 Sail Models    
 
LC-5
Mi-2
MHi-1
Hi-1


 
(0-9 TWS)
(8-20 TWS)
(15-20 TWS)
(20+ TWS)

 






 
A2-1
A2.5-2
A3-2,3

 
(4-15 TWS)
(9+ TWS, flat water)
(14+ TWS, waves)

       
 Adjustments    
 
True Wind Speed
Sail Selection
Headstay
Caps
D1's
D2's
 
0-6 TWS
LC-5
-2
-2
-2
-2
 
7-10 TWS

Base
0
0
0
 
10-15 TWS
Mi-2
5
1
0
0
 
15-20 TWS
MHi-1

2
1
1
 
20+ TWS
Hi-1
10
2
2
2
       
 If you are having trouble controlling/setting the mainsail, pump up the mast until it quiets down.
If mainsail draft is too far forward, ease the main jack to allow fore-aft bend.
       

Contact the Melges 32 Experts:


 
Harry Melges
Daniele Cassinari