Re: [bolger] Re: two modifications of Micro rig?
- Dan, I think it goes with the calaber of people that
build their own boats or airplanes for that matter.
When you set out to build something like then you are
always going to have questions and no one of us is as
smart as all of us together!
I too have been on a number of lists and the boat
building groups and the aircraft building groupes have
been the most helpful all around.
The one thing both tend to live by "There is no dumb
question. The only dumb question is the one never
asked and should have been."
I also have to pipe up here and say Thank You all for
being so helpful and putting up with me.
Blessing to all
--- danieljamesstewart4 <stewartd@...> wrote:
> Despite the injunction against the "Thanks Bruce,____________________________________________________________________________________
> regards, Dan" sort
> of post, let me say that I have been around the
> internet for almost
> 20 years and you crowd are the most helpful and
> courteous members of
> a mailing list I have yet encountered (nevermind my
> dumb questions).
> What nice people you are!
> So, regards,
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- --- In email@example.com, "danieljamesstewart4" <stewartd@...> wrote:
> --I'm also thinking of building the mast as a tabernacle so it can beHi Dan
> stepped more easily. Again, has anyone tried this?
Our Micro has a tabernacled main mast, "owner designed" rather than
built to Phil and Susanne's design. Susanne's seen pictures, and only
had nice things to say, although I should be absolutely clear that I'm
not suggesting that she or Phil endorse my fooling around.
Anyway, it works fine. I did the DIY thing partly because the PB&F
designed tabernacle changed the sail balance and implied a revised
mizzen. DIY kept the sails we already had.
The main advantage of the tabernacle is not that it is easier than
stepping the main in the original manner [although it can be when the
wind gets up] but rather that the tabernacled version is a lot quicker
to deploy from a trailer. Before, we carried the masts in stubby
gallows while on the road, and at the ramp the masts had to be lifted
clear, the gallows removed , the tiedowns disposed of, the masts
stepped, blah, blah. Now, the mizzen straps to the main while
travelling, and at the ramp the main can be swung into position in a
blink. All the cordage associated with our gaff rig remains connected.
- Hey, just noticed that reaching spinnaker on the bow tabernacle
upgrade plans Nels filed. Any ideas on how big it is, and whether it
could be flown from the standard sharpie mainsail mast (also in the
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Nels" <arvent@...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "Bruce Hallman" <bruce@> wrote:
> > > There's no specific mention of a sail track, though.
> > Look on drawing sheet 5 of 5, right hand side.
> Also Daniel do you have the latest upgrades to the Micro plans?
> I posted some scans showing the modifications at Bolger4 a couple
> years ago.