41725Re: Micro Sunny Sailing and Free Flooding Wisdom
- Feb 1, 2005--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "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 email@example.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.
> > may cause the forward free flooding area to be flooded more than
> > Cheers,
> > 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
> 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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