Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 19:00:16 -0000
Subject: Re: Micro comparisons
>Anyone considering Micro, and who rejects Long Micro as too big,
should run Oldshoe (http://www.ace.net.au/schooner/oldshoe.htm)
through the mental processor. It's enough smaller to make the
building easier and quicker, but the cockpit may be better. No cabin
at all of course, and it would take some doing to make it a cruiser.
>Still, I sometimes wonder why it hasn't been more popular.
I've wondered about that too, for it seems to me that in many ways it would make a good boat for an open boat cruising enthusiast, and an inexpensive day boat for others.
I think the answer must be that weight and slow speed are prices people are prepared to pay for sheltered accommodation - but a lighter, faster boat is more appealing to them the rest of the time.
I'm half-guessing about the speed bit, but I don't think the Oldshoe is going to be a Laser.
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