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48103Re: micro or long micro

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  • Nels
    Jan 31, 2006
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      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, Paul Thober <paulthober@y...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi Wayne.
      >
      > Mr. Bolger said somewhere that Micro is a sufficient cruising
      sailboat for 90% of the population.

      Chuck Merrell says something very similar:

      http://www.boatdesign.com/micro/

      Suesanne Altenburger does not totally agree:

      "The navigator conversion was designed for a fellow that wanted to
      singlehandedly circimnavigate the australian continent, not the
      earth....this is where the lecture begain. She carried on about
      legal issues designing a boat and made sure i wasn't up to anything
      too stupid.......very libertarian of her. She said it is a great
      boat for shorter jaunts......specifically nova scotia and the
      caribbean, but not the atlantic. She said what limits the micro the
      most for larger crossings is the hull speed is so low you expose
      yourself more. If i was interested in a bigger trip i should
      consider a LM navigator and said the conversion would be easy enough
      to do and they could do the drawings but no one had asked."

      Actually I had askd but was told they were too busy.

      Nels
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