48106Re: micro or long micro
- Feb 1, 2006
> Beware of all the assurances that a Long Micro will hardly costmore than a Micro. Almost everything will cost more. The sails will
cost more, the plywood will cost more, the epoxy will cost more, the
paint will cost more, you will be inclined to purchase a larger motor
which will cost more, any stay in a marina will cost more, if you
have to have the boat launched it will cost more, a trailer will cost
more, if you store the boat it will cost more.
I agree with the above; the Long Micro will cost more and be more
work. But is the extra worth it? Bolger himself has said that they
feel the LM offers better return on the dollar and work hour. Aside
from the extra internal volume, the extra length will make LM much faster.
One quibble about the above. I'll bet in most cases the motor does not
cost more. The smallest OB with F/N/R gears is usually a 4/5 hp which
is more than enough for either boat.
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