May 15, 1978
Installation of Deck Fittings
Winches: Winches require back-up plates. Lock washers and nuts are required. Bolts for
winches, tracks, cleats, etc. should be bedded with a waterproof sealant.
Other: Any deck fitting which is under load (chainplate covers and inboard genoa tracks)
should be checked at least once a year and rebedded with sealant if found to be leaking.
Trailers and Trailering
It is extremely important that you understand the basic requirements that make trailering a
sailboat both safe and enjoyable. There are booklets published by trailer manufacturers on
the subject. Boating magazines as well as your C&C dealer are other good sources of
information. You should also check with your local authorities about trailering regulations.
You should refer to the specification sheet enclosed in this manual to ensure the boat is
properly supported and meets local trailering regulations.
A MEGA with trailer, motor and gear will weigh approximately 6,000 lbs. Most full sized
sedans or station wagons with a towing package are capable of towing this load. Trailer
tongue weight should be 7% to 10% of the total towing weight. The MEGA is a large
trailerable and due caution should be used to ensure safe trailering.
WARNING: WHEN TRAILERING, THE TOTAL WEIGHT OF THE KEEL MUST BE
CARRIED ON THE TRAILER BED. THE KEEL MUST NEVER BE LEFT SUSPENDED
ABOVE THE TRAILER.
When retrieving the boat, the keel must be fully raised. It is important the boat is centred on
the trailer. Once it is housed on the trailer, the keel will be several inches above the trailer.
The keel must then be lowered so the total keel weight is resting on the trailer bed.
In launching, the keel should be fully raised to clear the trailer prior to launching.
Your MEGA should be secured forward by the bow eye. A safety chain should be attached.
Do not depend on the winch cable alone for security.
The MEGA should be tied down to the trailer just aft of the cabin. A line or strap fastened
to the trailer is led up the side, beneath the toe rail and across the boat, under the other toe
rail and down to the trailer. It should be quite strongly tensioned.
Trailers and Trailering (cont’d)