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41725Re: Micro Sunny Sailing and Free Flooding Wisdom

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  • mannthree
    Feb 1, 2005
      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Peter Lenihan" <peterlenihan@h...> wrote:
      > Peter and Will,

      Thanks for the advice on the mooring lines. I'm going to wait until
      April (Autumn) when I slip the Micro to antifoul her and tart her up
      for WINTER sailing,


      > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "mannthree" <johnmann@i...> wrote:
      > > Also when I tie up at the mooring, I notice that she's a bit stem
      > > bown, stern up due to the weight of the mooring chain and rope.
      > This
      > > may cause the forward free flooding area to be flooded more than
      > usual,
      > >
      > > Cheers,
      > >
      > > John
      > John,
      > I see the problem now,says the blind man :-D
      > Perhaps you just need to put a mooring float at the upper end of
      > your mooring chain thus relieving the stem of having to float that
      > weight of the chain thus it has only to support the weight of the
      > line or rope used to secure yourself to the float.
      > Of course,it may not be so straight forward as there may well be
      > other reasons why your mooring is set up as it is.
      > A good sized cooler,loaded with glass bottles filled with juice
      > sure adds some good weight and multiple coolers add up to moveable
      > ballast to always keep your Micro in "perfect" sailing trim :-)
      > Glad to here that you are/have discovered the simple,easy method of
      > taking your leisure on the water.
      > It was -3 C. here yesterday,almost t-shirt weather,by golly!Can
      > summer be that close? And if it is that close,that can only mean you
      > had better get in the maximum number of days on board 'cause winter
      > is slowly headed your way......my sympathies.....:-D
      > Sincerely,
      > Peter Lenihan,one bottle short for a case,from along the its'-almost-
      > too-good-to-be-true-thawing shores of the St.Lawrence...........
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