Re: ugh, oh...the off season
I never did put foam in my forward well since I prefered to use
all the space for my 2 anchors and several hundred feet of line.This
would explain why I can flood her easily by the bow when
underway.Being 6' and weighing in at over 200lbs also goes a long way
in getting her down.......The drain holes also help after I take my
shower.All the soapy water not only keeps things clean in the anchor
well but does not linger to become a slippery surface!
Those crazy steps work well when approaching a beach and if the
slope of the beach is right,you can alight without getting your feet
wet! They are horrible devices for actual extraction of ones body
from deep water however and unless endowed with great upper body
strength,any attempts will be foiled until you are near exhaustion.
Much better to use the side of the transom which is boomkin-free to
mount one of those nifty aluminum folding ladders or else be prepared
to actually use the outboard foot to clamber back on board.Several
years ago I had a most frightening experience concerning the boarding
of my Micro from deep water........not something I would ever want to
repeat in this life!
The famous Wiley window/vent, working in concert with an outer
screen, will effectively stop spray from coming in or "spitting".If
one were ever in conditions where water begins to spit through this
vent,I fear that you will be very busy indeed with more pressing
matters for water must not only find its way in and around the bow
transom,but must also navigate its way around the mainmast then up
through the vent.
That's my take on it and only based on my experience in non-
ocean settings.The St.Lawrence may be mighty but waves much over 3
feet are a rare and dangerous occurrence reserved for the reaches
closer to the gulf.
--- In bolger@y..., "brucehallman" <brucehallman@y...> wrote:
> The Navigator plans show 60% of the
> volume of this space filled with
> buoyancy foam anyway. There would come
> a point that the foam would support the
> weight of any person standing up there.
> Those 'steps' through the bow transom also serve
> as a 'Bolgeresque' statement of sorts. ...chop
> off the pointy bow, and freeflooding bow well...
> "A gratitious mockery of Right-Thinking
> Boatmen and other snobs."
> Why own a Micro if you don't want to flaunt it?
> I guess I must have the steps.
- Thanks, John and to Nels for pointing it out to me. I'm interested in
hull for future Delaware/ Halifax. Clyde
>--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Clyde Wisner <clydewis@...> wrote:[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>>If some one were similarly inclined, the last time I looked, the Wm
>>Jochems folder was empty. Clyde
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