Re: Seabird on the water.
- Thanks for the reply, yes, I agree, these boats are never "done". Every spring, I do a
project or two to improve my Long Micro...all part of the fun...
According to the Pardey book "Cost Conscious Cruiser" (p. 45), a professional yard
should take 2025 hours to build a 20ft boat with 4500lb displacement...materials
costs $9450 to $18,000...so you're doing well!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "nohnpages" <nohnmusik@g...> wrote:
> Yes I've recorded my working-time a little bit. My estimated 2000
> hours are nearly right.This includs most of the thinking-work and also
> making the hardware stuff myself, the blocks, bowroller, tabernacle
> hardware and so on. Now I'm at near 1800 hours and there is some work
> with the cabin inside and the sail. I think another 200 hours are
> But, will it get ready someone? I feel a boat is like a house. There
> is a "to do list" all the time.
> I've done the work mostly myself. There are only a few points where
> I've needed more than two hands: Adjusting the bilge-panels, transport
> of the lead for the keel, to get the boat on the trailer...
> Costs are a topic every time. Blue Air has needed all inclusiv 7500
> Euro. That means a 8hp Mercury 2 cycle, 5 years old, all the ropes and
> blocks, security equipment, paint and so one.
> Mr. Bolgers plans are correct. There is one mesuring mistake in one
> Bulkhead but not important. There are a lot of points where you have
> to find a solution: foreward hatch, forward window, in my case I
> wasn't inspired about the beds...Looking for solutions was a big fun
> for me.
> And to go out with this boat is iiiiih, aaaaaaah,oooooooh, great.
> If there are questions, feel free to contact me.
> --- In email@example.com, "Dan_Gonneau" <info@z...> wrote:
> > Wow, she looks great, congrats!
> > I'm wondering if you kept any kind of record of how much time
> (hours or days) she
> > took to build? Did you work mostly by yourself or did you have a
> co-builder? My own
> > Long Micro took about 800 hours, not including the roughly 400 that
> my father
> > helped me and about 100 hours from other folks.
> > Just curious. After nine years with Long Micro, I've been thinking
> of building
> > something a bit bigger at some point in the future...certainly,
> SeaBird is one of my
> > favorites.
> > Oh, and please do report back on her sailing abilities once you get
> her sailing.
> > Thanks again,
> > Dan
> > Long Micro photos: http://www.znw.com/homepage/zephyr.htm
> > Long Micro mini-FAQ: http://www.znw.com/homepage/zephyr_faq.htm
> > -- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "nohnpages" <nohnmusik@g...> wrote:
> > > Hello to all,
> > > I've launched my Seabird "Blue Air". She swimms nice in her line
> > > the river rhine. I'm satisfied about her quality as a motorboat.
> > > She has'nt a sail yet. The bigger waves of the carriers (about
> > > 3ft)takes she from any direction without any interest.
> > > I've abloaded some pics to Bolger3/Photosection/Seabird.
> > > This boat is a fun to build and also a fun to drive with.
> > > Regards
> > > Stefan