He thought of it and incorporated it a few of his designs like Musicbox 2.. which also has a handy boarding ladder incorporated into the Bolger type square bow.
I believe Jim will make alterations to his plans for people if they email him with their request.
From: pd_89415 <mattpinkley@...
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2012 6:58 PM
Subject: [Michalak] Re: Mayfly 16 Plans
Here's another one: Would it be a bad idea to make the space forward of the most forward bulk head a self draining anchor well? (Maybe a good question for Mr. Michalak)
--- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "pd_89415" <mattpinkley@...> wrote:
> Thanks for the responses!
> The argument of handhold when righting and toehold when reboarding is
> one that I hadn't considered and I think it is a valid point. I am not
> sure if my main aversion to the external chine log is about aesthetics
> or the thought of having two submerged seams as opposed to just one. I
> also think that the external chine would be easier to glass if the chine
> log is internal.
> Any recent thoughts on rowing for any distance? Anyone go against
> instincts and cut holes in the side of their boat for oar ports? I'm
> also interested in camping experiences as well as real life experiences
> with sailing in rough going.
> PS. Today was a good mail day because not only did my plans come but
> also this month's Small Craft Advisor!
> --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "simonfbroad" <simonfbroad@> wrote:
> > Matt
> > I built my Summer Breeze with internal chine logs instead of external
> ones. It was a bit of a task getting everything to match up and fit in
> place - used a lot of thickened epoxy gap filler!
> > It worked OK but I think it was more work. It stayed in shape while
> building it and I suspect S&G would work alright.
> > But now I have a set of plans for the Mayfly 16 and will be building
> it with external chine logs. After the SB build, which I changed a few
> things on, I decided in future I would stick to the designers plans
> unless I had a really good reason not to.
> > If nothing else the external chine logs might give something to step
> on when re-boarding after a knock-down?
> > Simon.
> > --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "pd_89415" mattpinkley@ wrote:
> > >
> > > Not that I need another boat, but I ordered a set of plans for the
> Mayfly 16. Hope to get this boat set up for some fun overnight
> > >
> > > I have a couple of ideas for modifications, most of which are pretty
> minor such as reducing or eliminating any exposed ply edge and making
> the mast partner beam wide with a lip on it to accomodate a tent just
> aft of the mast. Maybe the most significant mod is making the chine
> logs internal instead of external. I did this with a canoe over the
> summer and it turned out pretty well. Anybody do this with a Mayfly?
> > >
> > > Also, I'd love to hear anyone chime in with experiences with
> building, sailing, and camping with this boat. Pictures are great too.
> I have read just about everything I can find on the web many times.
> > >
> > > Matt
> > >
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