Megabyte 14, Performance Sailcraft, 2000
Hull is battleship grey and deck is off-white. The hull is sparkling and excedingly smooth. The deck has one nickel size scrape in the gelcoat. The blades are blemish free and perfect.
From the Manual:
"The Megabyte is A boat that would fill the demand for a boat in which parents could take their children on the water and teach them how to sail and that could carry some "serious weight" with a proper cockpit laid out for two people, but with the simplicity of a single sail. It would have no wires holding up the mast which would be a lightweight, tapered, carbon fiber tube. It would be a pleasure to sail, i.e. it would be very fast and it would be light enough (130lbs) to throw up on the car top making it a truly recreational product. Finally, and for purely selfish reasons, he wanted a boat that sailors well over 200 lbs could singlehand competitively with rig controls that make the boat easy to de-power - a sort of "Gentleman's Finn!" The fact that the Megabyte is attractive, and a very fast yet stable, exciting boat was a "given" from day one with Bruce Farr and Russ Bowler behind the design of the boat."
HDPE mast collar.
Exclusive, self-draining, mast cavity with high density polyethylene (HDPE) mast step seat. The rotating mast does not touch the cavity walls at the base or at the deck.
Padded crew hiking straps with shock chord lift.
Vang, outhaul and cunningham controls are lead to cockpit.
All cockpit fasteners are machine screws tapped into aluminum backing plates.
Padded main hiking straps are adjustable at both ends.
Double bailers, fore and aft.
Large inspection hatch to access rear storage space.