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Parts & Accessories for Melges 24 Sailboats
The Melges 24 is a turbo-charged one-design that features many high-tech components including a carbon spar, bowsprit, and vertical keel fin. With minimum weight above and maximum weight below, this popular International racer is easy to rig and an exacting platform in all conditions.
Use the diagram below to reference Harken part numbers to appropriate application on your Melges 24 sailboat. Parts recommendations are offered as a guide for common applications.
The 5:1 mainsheet system uses a combination of T2 and Carbo blocks. Both 57 mm T2 blocks hang from Dyneema® strops on the boom. A 57 mm Carbo double mounts on the traveler car. A 75 mm switchable Carbo ratchet mounted on a centrally-located 144 swivel base is the workhorse of the system' allowing the skipper to turn the ratchet off in light air or keep it engaged when holding power is needed.
The M24 jib was designed with vertical battens allowing the sail to roll up evenly around the Small Boat furler when sailing downwind or when launching or hauling the boat. The furling drum is set just below deck level' lowering tack height for maximized sail area. An upper swivel is attached to the mast with a T-Ball fitting. The headstay runs up the luff of the jib and attaches to the bottom of the swivel
For quick asymmetrical spinnaker jibes and take downs' M24 sailors use a 75 mm Carbo Ratchamatic cheek block as the last control block before the trimmer. A strong, lightweight Carbo T2 Loop soft-attach block is mounted aft' providing maximum articulation. The Ratchamatic block is load sensing' so when the sheet is dumped through the jibe' the block free-spins without any drag. When the kite fills on the new tack' the ratchet engages' providing the trimmer with 15:1 holding power.
Diagram provided by Harken. West Coast Sailing is an approved seller of Harken sailboat hardware.