Re: [bolger] Re: build a micro?
- There ia a 25 foot tug I'd like to build - has anyone ever heard of a 25 foot tack n tape style as large as 25' long and 8'6" wide with perhaps 2 foot draw?
Peter Lenihan <peterlenihan@...> wrote:
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "proaconstrictor" <proaconstrictor@...>
Micros are getting a little dated. A lot has
> changed in the last 20-30 years of boatbuilding, and I don't thinkthe
> bang for the buck is there today. They are still the right answerfor
> someone, and they haven't changed from what they were, unlike somePB
> designs since. Built to current standards, there just isn't thesame
> bang for the buck.Weeelllll I don't know about that.The water certainly hasn't changed
> Today, there really isn't as much reason to build a box as costly as
> this one.
all that much nor has the wind and they've been around for a very very
long time :-)
For max interior volume, it is hard to beat a box, any box.
Information technology has advanced and there are indeed oodles of new
fresh designs out there but,and here is the challenge; using only 14
sheets of plywood, produce a boat with handsome rugged good looks( I
know,not eveyones' cup of tea), make it self-righing,self-
rescuing,capable of comfortably sailing in all but the strongest of
winds( well up into the small craft warning zone),able to be
provisioned with stores for two for at least a week at a time,give it
a cabin not sliced in two buy a centerboard case and with a comfy
sitting headroom cabin.Make it railerable.
I'll bet the computer designers will be mighty pissed off when the
machine keeps spitting out a) a box or b) a shape so "tortured" only a
professional would attempt to build it.
In the end,however, one should keep in mind the origins of the MICRO
design. It was intended to be a boat easily built by non-boatbuilders,
a relaxing and forgiving day-sailor which could handle an occasional
over-night and at the end of the day be brought home and put to bed
right beside the car in the drive way, while not costing a small
fortune to build in relatively little time.This bare bones brief, I
believe, was met with the MICRO, and many of those same requirements
still hold considerable allure for young and not so young folks
seeking to be on the water in a boat wrought of their own hands.
I know there have been some fine summer days when I wished I still had
mine in the water:-)(are you reading this Nels?...in the water!)
O.K., enough of my nonsense. I was and remain a sucker for the Micro!!
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- Stitch and glue boats can be built in any size. Most larger boats use
frames, molds, bulkheads, etc. to hold the shape during construction.
What boat are you talking about?
> There ia a 25 foot tug I'd like to build - has anyone ever heard of a
> 25 foot tack n tape style as large as 25' long and 8'6" wide with
> perhaps 2 foot draw?
- --- In email@example.com, mike weekes <yellowstone_mike@...>
>a 25 foot tack n tape style as large as 25' long and 8'6" wide with
> There ia a 25 foot tug I'd like to build - has anyone ever heard of
perhaps 2 foot draw?
>Sam Devlin has two lovely stitch-n-glue "tugs",that look like this:
His web site has more pictures and information.
Peter Lenihan, wandering in a winter wonderland...........
- His Kingfisher also
Peter Lenihan wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, mike weekes <yellowstone_mike@...>[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>> There ia a 25 foot tug I'd like to build - has anyone ever heard of
> a 25 foot tack n tape style as large as 25' long and 8'6" wide with
> perhaps 2 foot draw?
> Sam Devlin has two lovely stitch-n-glue "tugs",that look like this:
> His web site has more pictures and information.
> Peter Lenihan, wandering in a winter wonderland...........
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