Re: Long Micro floating pics
- --tks for sharing Bill, A tribute to PCB and your building skills.
Would love to see some sailing shots when you get crew. ahahahhah...
- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Bill" <kingw@...> wrote:
> Thanks! The boat gets plenty of looks from people out here, either
> b/c of the bright wood or the yawl rig. I have to say that I love
> mizzen. Just pull the sheet tight and she points bow-to-wind andI'm
> holds you there. It's the only mizzen trick I know at this point.
> still working on controlling weather helm with the mizzen. I tookmy
> LM into Lake Erie (the real lake) for the first time yesterday.Winds
> were out of the NNE and with a decent fetch the waves had built abit
> [pardon me while I estimate the size of waves, measuring from troughable
> to crest. I know there have been heated debates about this before]-
> I'd say the waves were about 10 feet. [ha. Kidding]. No, they were
> around 1.5 to 2 feet, but enough for Pug (my boat- short for her
> proper name, Pugnacious) to slam her bow into each trough. I was
> to mess around with the main, go forward and untangle my halyardfrom
> the steaming light, and finally get the main raised. I was bymyself
> and I couldn't have raised the main if I were on a Bermuda riggedeasily
> boat. Mizzens; gotta love em.
> I just didn't cut the portlights. I wanted something nice looking,
> and wasn't sure how they'd look. I also hemmed-and-hawed about what
> exact shape to use (I like the oval shape on the plans, but never
> figured out a good way to have them open via a hinge). I considered
> Wylie window (or not), if they should open. The building continued
> on, and eventually I was past the point where I could cut them
> so I just opted to leave them off. I can cut some later if I reallytimes
> In terms of load stability. I have only been sailing twice, both
> singlehanded so I only have one data-point concerning weight and howdeck
> she sits. I weigh a bit shy of 200 lbs, and when I stand on the
> at the rail I can only get the side to drop about an inch into theso
> water. At this point, I wouldn't hesitate to put four people (about
> 800 lbs) into her and sail. In an emergency, I think you could load
> her with much more weight and still be fine- it would take a lot of
> weight to push the nose into the water.
> Bill, in Ohio
> --- In email@example.com, "graeme19121984" <graeme19121984@>
> > Hear, hear,
> > congratulations Bill, your LM looks fantastic! Thanks for posting
> > many photos illustrating the build, and the launch, and floatpics too.
> > Please keep the sailing pics and stories coming now. I love yourcolour
> > scheme BTW, I think it really suits the lines in some way. I likethis
> > boat!waterline
> > If your floating LM was just about empty, then I think the
> > will be fine when she is loaded down with crew and cruising gearand
> > provisions. Happy sailing!boat.
> > Oh, I meant to ask, I may have missed something - why no topsides
> > portlights?
> > Cheers
> > Graeme
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "michaelmickjoseph"
> > <michaelmickjoseph@> wrote:
> > > Your not going to spend all of your time enjoying
> > > your new boat and ignore us are you? :-)Congrats on a beautiful