----------------------------------------> From: buckcrowley@...
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: [bolger] Re: Bolger Micro> Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 17:50:36 -0700>>> __ Hi>> My micro is ten years old. It was built of 1/2" occume throughout. Phill approved the change. He told me he spec'd 1/4" fir because it was cheap. I sheathed my boats exterior with glass and coated it's interior with epoxy. This was a labor intensive, expensive, toxic nightmare. A nutshell pram built by me of the same ply at the same time and seeing the same service looks just as good as the micro ten years later. If I were I to build again I'd look into using 1/2' sapele for the bottom and 3'/8" sapele for the rest of the boat and forgo the epoxy except for gluing and soaking the edges of the ply. This would save a tremendous ammount of mind numbing labor and might be cheaper too.> My reccomendation however is to build the birdwatcher 1. No motor no tender no keel. Ask Phil if he doesn't agree..>> Buck> p.s.> Keep in mind that building your own boat while rewarding is certainly not the economical way to go. If you haven't built a boat before build your dinghy first. The nutshell is an excellent boat it tows well_and is fun to row________________________> To: email@example.com
> From: peterlenihan@...
> Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 09:43:40 +0000> Subject: [bolger] Re: Bolger Micro>> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org
, "endsley_t" wrote:>> In essence, I want a boat capable of pushing the Elements to the>> limit. One that, if caught out in a squall, will get me home safe.> Keep this in mind; it will be the elements that are going to push> you around, not the other way around ;-)> Most well built boats will pretty much accomplish the task of saving> you.The master and/or crew however may not be able to take as much> as the boat can handle.>> What are the disadvantages of the added plywood weight?> Added costs and added difficulty of bending 1" ply...unless you> laminate 2 layers of 1/2"....but then there is the cost thing again.>> Any other modifications anyone would use (or did use) building> their>> Micro?> I used stainless tube for rudder post instead of the called for> piece of wood.>>>> If you were going to build today...>> Micro or Long Micro?> Micro.>> Why?> 'cause the first one worked so well :-)> Sincerely,> Peter Lenihan,ex owner/builder of LESTAT..............>>> >> _________________________________________________________________> Boo! Scare away worms, viruses and so much more! Try Windows Live OneCare!> http://onecare.live.com/standard/en-us/purchase/trial.aspx?s_cid=wl_hotmailnews
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