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20140Re: Musicbox hybrid questions

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  • John
    Dec 1, 2009
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      Isn't that the rub. Just when you get it all figured out another boat shows up.
      John Boy

      --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "Nels A" <arvent@...> wrote:
      >
      > John,
      >
      > Just to add further to the confusion:-)
      >
      > For simplicity to build - another flat-bottom design is Jukebox3.
      >
      > http://www.duckworksbbs.com/plans/jim/jukebox3/index.htm
      >
      > It is 200 lb heavier than Musicbox2 and of course 4 ft. longer, so
      > trailering, building/storage space might be an issue. But I feel is a
      > viable option if you want enclosed sleeping space for 4 people. In fact
      > the best option in a Michalak boat of this general design and trailering
      > weight.
      >
      > One could modify it so it has quarter berths aft, with sleeping foot
      > room extending aft under the cockpit hold about to where it shows the
      > figure sitting in the cockpit in the cartoon. The forward ends of these
      > quarter berths could provide seating under the "Navigator" cabin. The
      > forward berths could be relocated more forward with sleeping foot room
      > under the forward deck. You still retain the walk-through access out off
      > the bow and onto the beach. Porta-potti stored under the aft deck
      > between the 2 aft quarter berths.
      >
      > Camping type cooking could be done in the cockpit with the cooler
      > accessible through the hold hatch. Optionally also done under the cabin
      > if one of the quarter berth cushions is flipped over ontop of the other
      > one which I have done with my Micro. This also allows access to the pots
      > and pans stored under the quarter berth removable storage lids in the
      > berth with the mattress removed.
      >
      > I would also look at moving the mast forward more and adding a mizzen
      > aft.
      >
      > I could go on, but you get the general picture:-)
      >
      > Nels
      >
      >
      > --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, John Huft <t1ro2003@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Thanks Gary,
      > > I've been leaning towards a flat bottom more for the simplicity sake.
      > I want to build the boat over the summer and not stretch it out over a
      > years time. Of course the epoxy should dry/bake in the summer sun
      > fairly quickly but I'll still need to figure in drying time. I've been
      > trying to find someone who's sailed the Mbox so they can give me a
      > sailing report. I think my next step will be to get a set of both the
      > Blob's and Mbox's plans, do some take-offs and ciphering, and build some
      > models.
      > > John Boy
      >
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