C&C Yachts Mega Owner's Manual - page 16

Summary of Mega

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    Mega owners manual.

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    May 15, 1978 introduction this manual is intended to help you to know your c&c mega. It is most important to familiarize yourself thoroughly with all aspects of operating and maintaining your mega in a safe and efficient manner. Read your manual carefully as well as the manuals supplied by the manuf...

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    May 15, 1978 i n d e x 1 . Introduction 2. List of illustrations and tables 3. Construction 3. 1 hull 3.2 deck 3.3 hull/deck joint 3.4 rudder & steering 3.5 ballast 3.6 keel - warning 3.7 keel - exception 3.8 keel positioning after launch - general 3.9 operating procedures 3.10 cautions and notes 3....

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    May 15, 1978 2. List of illustrations and tables figures 1 trailer sketch for hull support 2 spar raising in adverse conditions 3 keel lift mechanism 4 schematic wiring diagram 5 sling locating diagram 6 typical warranty forms 7 warranty registration change of ownership forms 8 sail plan 9 accommoda...

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    May 15, 1978 3. Construction 3. 1 hull the c&c mega hull is a single unit fibreglass moulding. It is carefully constructed to ensure the complete wetting of the fibreglass with no voids. The exterior finish consists of a pigmented gelcoat moulded on to the fibreglass. The whale stripe is permanently...

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    May 15, 1978 3.5 ballast the keel of a mega is solid iron, cast to very close tolerances and treated with an anti- corrosive coating. The keel gives the yacht stability and because of its foil shape, provides a certain amount of 'lift' when the yacht is sailing to weather. The keel on your mega is a...

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    May 15, 1978 3.8 keel positioning after launch - general the keel may be pinned in the up, down or middle position and must be pinned at all times when sailing. The full weight of the keel should be on the screw jack mechanism only when raising or lowering to one of the three positions. The keel sho...

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    May 15, 1978 3.9 operating procedures (cont’d) to raise from down and pinned position: 1 . Plug in winch electrical cable. 2. Check for obstructions on posts and i-beam. 3. Spray full length of screw jack with silicone lubricant through slots on both sides of aft post. 4. If raising to mid position,...

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    May 15, 1978 3.11 keel hoist maintenance proper lubrication of the keel hoist screw jack nut assembly is mandatory to ensure that the electric keel hoist winch motor is not damaged due to overloading. This will also ensure that excessive battery current is not used, thereby providing maximum battery...

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    May 15, 1978 4. Accessories 4.1 to install thru hull fittings note: the bottom of the mega is balsa cored in the areas indicated in fig. Balsa coring in the form of stringers is also used where indicated. Depending on the location of the thru hull, follow the appropriate instruction. In areas where ...

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    May 15, 1978 4.2 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) sho...

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    May 15, 1978 the outboard motor should be well secured in the inboard position for trailering. A line around the lower unit and secured to the stern restraining bar or stern pulpit is a good idea. The mast and boom should be well secured. Hatches should be closed and locked, as they may blow open or...

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    May 15, 1978 4.4 suggested trailer and tow vehicle specifications (cont’d) warning: inadequate or incorrect supporting systems can cause extensive hull damage. We strongly recommend you deal with a responsible trailer manufacturer and be sure the necessary specifications are fulfilled. C&c yachts wi...

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    May 15, 1978 suggested trailer specifications: (cont’d) g. Keel support - rollers, pad or platform to support keel. Keel must be lowered onto this support once the boat has been loaded. The principle is that the bunks and rollers support the hull and take its weight while the keel pad takes the keel...

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    May 15, 1978 5. Maintenance 5.1 windows and hatches the forward hatch of your mega is glazed with plexiglass which is impact resistant and very durable. The surface of plexiglass, however, is not highly abrasion-resistant and therefore gritty cleaning agents should never be used. Clean plexiglass wi...

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    May 15, 1978 6. Fitting out 6.1 prior to launching important note: if you have the mast stepping a-frame option, you may want to step the spar with the boat on its trailer or cradle. This is a commonly accepted procedure with "trailer sailors" and provides a more steady work platform than when the b...

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    May 15, 1978 6.3 stepping the spar (cont’d) tie all running rigging together and secure tightly to the spar with light tine at a point that will be just above the tabernacle when the spar is stepped. The mast on the mega must be supported aft while being pinned at the tabernacle. The mast raising op...

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    May 15, 1978 6.4 mast stepping a-frame after the mast is positioned for stepping as in 6.3 "stepping the spar" unfold the mast stepping a-frame and attach the toggles at the end of each leg to the deck brackets provided. Laying it on the foredeck, attach a jib halyard shackle to the upper eye at the...

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    May 15, 1978 7. Warranty included with this manual is the warranty form for your new yacht. Please read it carefully. If there are any questions regarding the warranty's terms or conditions, please consult your dealer. When you take delivery of your yacht, complete the warranty registration card and...

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    May 15, 1978 8. Suggested reading there are many excellent books and periodicals available on the subject of boating and yachting. We suggest some below which we feel might be of interest. The list of titles is by no means complete as a reader's interest may vary. It will depend on his level of skil...

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    May 15, 1978 table 1 mega 30 stainless steel components slides and cutbacks slab reefing booms lifeline components bow pulpit 1 " stern pulpit 1" stanchion 7/8" mast dimensions 5-1/4" x 3-1/2" 'd' shape slug or bolt rope size 3/8" top of sail entry slot above blackband 1'-0" slab reefing boom dimens...

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    May 15, 1978 mega class constitution, by-laws and rules article i - title the name of this association shall be the international mega class yacht racing association. Article 11- purpose the purpose of this association is: 1. To promote, development and govern mega class yacht racing under uniform r...

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    May 15, 1978 article v - organization 1. Members shall be regular, associate and honorary. Members shall join through the fleet on whose waters they sail regularly, or as isolated members if no such fleet exists. 2. Fleets shall be chartered by the igc upon application of the owners of three or more...

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    May 15, 1978 article vii - international governing committee 1. An international governing committee of nine members shall consist of three to be elected by written ballot of all regular members pursuant to the by-laws, one to be appointed by c & c yachts, one to be appointed by north sails, and the...

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    May 15, 1978 article ix - committees (cont’d) 4. Liason committee, responsible for co-ordination with the iyru, national authorities, and other class associations. 5. Nominations committee, responsible for nominations for the igc and association officers. 6. Additional committees may be appointed by...

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    May 15, 1978 article xii - amendments amendments to this constitution or the by-lams must be received in writing by the executive secretary, signed by five regular members, at least 90 days prior to the annual meeting. He/she will mail copies of all proposed amendments to all members at least 60 day...

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    May 15, 1978 mega class rules 1. Fundamental policy. The mega class has been conceived, designed and built to provide one-design racing for cruising sailboats with a minimum investment of money and time spent on equipment selection and maintenance, and a maximum level of equality among boats and gea...

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    May 15, 1978 3. Hull. All hulls must be build of fiberglass, from tooling built by c&c yachts from master tooling. No hull mold may be altered without class approval. Lay-up and other construction details must be in accordance with the plans and specifications of c & c yachts. Hulls may not be faire...

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    May 15, 1978 7. Mast, spreaders, boom, spinnaker pole, and forestay. All of these items must be supplied by c & c yachts or an approved builder, and may not be altered except for normal maintenance. Sections must be within design tolerances in dimensions and weight. Mast weight, completely jigged, m...

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    May 15, 1978 10. Interior. Nothing permanently installed by the builder may be altered, removed, or shifted to another location, except that: if no head is carried in the forward cabin, additional lead or other corrector weights of 15 pounds must be carried forward of the forward bulkhead. Any addit...

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    May 15, 1978 13. Ballast. No more than two batteries may be carried, and no other internal or moveable ballast may be installed or carried. No batteries may be moved during a series. 14. Auxiliary power. An outboard motor weighing at least 50 pounds must be carried in the designed location, and 4 u....

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    May 15, 1978 20. Interpretations. The technical committee is responsible for interpreting these rules, and answering questions ... Requests for interpretation or clarification must be submitted in writing, and answered by the technical committee within 60 days. These will be publishes from time to t...

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    May 15, 1978 mega class by-laws article i - general responsibilities 1. The official language of the association shall be english. 2. The association shall not be responsible for any debts contracted by its fleets, districts, members, or officers, other than those authorized by the budget and by wri...

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    May 15, 1978 article iv - sanctioned events world and continental championships will be sanctioned by the igc each year. Other major regattas may be sanctioned as well. Rules governing sanctioned events will be published by the international race committee. Invitations to hold a sanctioned event in ...