Re: Long Micro sailing video
Your note about adding a leeboard to a Long Micro brings this
response/question from me. First an observation: The Micro I have seems
to sail on the wind pretty well in some conditions. Middling winds, I
would say. It makes a lot of leeway in very light airs and in strong
breezes, or so I'd say after rather little sailing, half a dozen good
outings. Enough leeway sometimes that I have wondered about a simple
addition. Wonder how it strikes you:
What about a sinking leeboard so shaped and sized as to fit alongside
the fixed keel, shaped to fit in its shadow, pivoted on a bolt that
goes through keel, with a pendant that leads from the board to a cheek
block on same, near the bottom, then aft to a turning block at one of
the holes in the after well, and up through that to hand and cleat.
This board could have a low enough aspect (and a fairing in front of
it?) to add not too much drag, its mounting would be way strong, and it
might make the Micro point quite well. 'Twouldn't be much trouble to
try it, though I'd feel a little funny trying to make the Micro
anything it isn't.
- Bolgers plans are STILL relatively cheap. After reading an article on
the Jarcat catamaran I checked into plans to build. Too expensive by
far for the plans a couple of years ago. I checked again last week to
see how your Australian dollar was doing against out US dollar, and
found that it would still cost $375.00 US to buy the plans for a 16'
boat! That puts Bolgers prices into perspective.
--- In email@example.com, "graeme19121984" <graeme19121984@...>
> Yep, I should'a bought a few plans then instead of waiting for imminent
> parity... Goes up and down daily with the Dow now. Some say the AUD is
> *the* health indicator of the sick global economy. Ah well, boating
> related commodities are trending down... Now, if PB&F just hold their
> price increases - did you see how much recently for Naval Jelly plans?
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Greg Flemming" <greg@> wrote:
> > To think we were practically up to par with the US$ a couple of
> > months ago! - Reminded me of the good old days when I used to travel
> > to the US regularly and we'd get US$1.25 to the AUST$ in those
> > days...long gone now Welcome to the New World Order.