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69302Re: Seaworthyness an stability Long Micro?

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  • c.ruzer
    Feb 5, 2013
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      A Long Micro navigator conversion would provide answers to the following...

      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, Pat wrote:

      > 3) It is quite difficult to reef single handed as when the wind
      > picks up to over 20kts she wont heave too very well, or at all.
      > This can be very dangerous.
      > 4) the cabin top is not designed to be water tight if it was
      > submerged in a
      > capsize the cabin would fill
      > 5) cockpit is huge and not self draining
      > 6) mainsail is too large to handle offshore in a blow

      > 9) it is quite difficult but not impossible to design a bimmi for shade

      > All in all it is a good boat for its intended design criteria (
      > inshore cruiser) I would be very care full taking it offshore
      > without making the following changes

      > 1) Make cabin waterproof by redesigning sliding hatch
      > 2) Make cockpit self draining
      > 3) Consider another rig such as Junk sail
      > 4) Add more flotation inside cabin or under cockpit

      > 7) find some way to design shelter during a storm
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