20140Re: Musicbox hybrid questions
- Dec 1, 2009Isn't that the rub. Just when you get it all figured out another boat shows up.
--- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "Nels A" <arvent@...> wrote:
> Just to add further to the confusion:-)
> For simplicity to build - another flat-bottom design is Jukebox3.
> 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
> 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
> I could go on, but you get the general picture:-)
> --- 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
> > John Boy
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