Re: 'Micro for sale'
- Couldn't be said better, Nels. I have a buyer who will be traveling
quite a distance to access the pleasure of owning a Micro. May the
spirit of Elrowe live on.
--- In Bolger4Sale@yahoogroups.com, "Nels" <arvent@h...> wrote:
> --- In Bolger4Sale@yahoogroups.com, "Richard Spelling"
> > So, I have a theory. Plywood box boats have a negative value.
> Perhaps the ad should say "trailer and motor, $1300. Must take boat
> > <grin>
> This may be true in part but certainly does not take into account
> value of the pleasure one has had, both as the builder and the user
> of said boat. I am certain that Elrowe took a tremendous amount of
> satisfaction from having participated in such a wonderful design,
> well as Oldshoe, and a few others. Then the second owner as well as
> the next owner will also have alot of pleasure if they use it as
> If one is interested in return on investment, certainly good motors
> would be something to look at. Have you noticed the price of a new
> Yamaha T9.9??!! Same goes for good heavy duty trailers.
> Cheers, Nels
- --- In Bolger4Sale@yahoogroups.com, "Rod Maddox" <talfarm@i...> wrote:
> Couldn't be said better, Nels. I have a buyer who will betraveling
> quite a distance to access the pleasure of owning a Micro. May theHi Rod,
> spirit of Elrowe live on.
Yes, I traveled quite a distance myself (See posting on Bolger3) Yet
this is not meant to take anything away from Richard's comments.
It would appear that one modifies a sheet of plywood by applying
glass and epoxy to it so it will last forever almost - and the value
of the plywood drops to almost zero:-)
Obviously a part of this is the unknown factor of how sound a
homebuilt hull may be after several years. Like buying a house, thee
foundation is the most important part as well as the roof.
I purchased Lestat after I figured out the cost of materials to build
a Micro. I plan to enjoy it while building a bigger boat. But will
keep my eyes open since I notice what a pretty darned nice AS29 sold
The cost of motors, sails and a good trailer add up to a major
investment when building one's own boat. Not to mention the plywood,
cloth, expoxy, spars, ballest, hardware and paint. Together with
several hundred hours of darned hard work.
I have nothing but admiration for the fellows who build their own and
plan to join in, while enjoying a prime example of craftmanship to
inspire me each time I go out on the water:-)
I have a few photos of Elrow somewhere - when he ws building the
first Micro. I will have to try to find them and post them here.
(Almost inspired enough to crawl in under Lestat's winter cover for a
last bit of daydreaming before winter sets in.)