Re: micro modifications
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "smithriverranger" <jasonstancil@h...>
> I notice you gravitate towards the LM, I love it but I believe forcould'nt
> me it's a bit more boat than i really need, my garage doors
> be shut and my subaru would not be happy towing that beautifulbeast
> of a bolger box. Then of course there are the added costs andHi Jason,
> complexities of the construction, trailer and rigging that have
> shyed me away from the LM.
My original plan was to build a MICRO and I have the plans. Then
while enjoying it I had plans for a larger part-time liveaboard like
AS29 or even FIJI. Then LESTAT came along and when I saw the size I
realized that a LONG MICRO with a Glass house could be used as a part-
time liveaboard and still be trailerable. That extra 4 feet amidships
means that one can still have a pilothouse and a small cockpit, and a
double bed. Yet you still have the basic simplicity that the MICRO
series excel at in my view. Cost comparison and complexity, between a
LM and AS29 or FIJI are not even in the same reality. Then if I
decide I don't want to live aboard as much as I thought, I don't have
a huge investment to take a potential hit on.
LONG MICRO is still a significant step up from MICRO, especially if
you have a small tow vehicle. I am fortunate to have a full sized
Chevy van with a turbo diesel that I use as a work van.