- Hi Pat,I am currently building a Micro and I have the mast to set in the bough like your long Micro. You can see photos of my boat at "Rods Micro" in the discussion group photos. I have yet to decide exactly how I am going to mount the mast fitting. Could you please send me some closer, more detailed photos of the SS fitting plus details on the fitting you pull up to keep the foot of the mast in place.Thanks,Rod CahillBowningAustralia
From: Pat <patjah@...>
Sent: Fri, 31 December, 2010 2:29:24 PM
Subject: [bolger] long micro
I build a Long Micro last year. It took 6months full time (taking our time to do it right) 2 people. I think the cost was approx 9000us including sails ect. I don’t think boat building on this scale is a good idea for someone who has not worked for sometime with epoxies. Epoxies sound simple to use but they are not and if you make a mistake in say the sheathing of hull or laminating the keel it can be a very expensive mistake. If you start with a smaller boat and make a mistake (which may take a few years to become apparent) it is not a big deal. I guess it depends on ones motivation for building if it is worth the risk. But many things can go wrong and many, many amateur boats are never completed.
I have some pics of the boat here http://picasaweb.google.com/patjah/MyBolgerLongMicro02#
Happy boat building