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Re: [bolger] Re: Micro help wanted

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  • Harry James
    I am going to try an attachment of Micro s at the memorial that shows the rigging you are describing. HJ
    Message 1 of 17 , Jan 8, 2011
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    I am going to try an attachment of Micro's at the memorial that shows
    the rigging you are describing.

    HJ

    On 1/8/2011 5:28 AM, Dave Gentry wrote:
    > Hi Rod
    > Congrats on your score!
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    > Unlike the marconi/sloop rigs you are familiar with, Micro is rigged with "Leg-o-mutton" sprit sails. They look like the mainsail of a sloop rigged boat, but use sprit booms.
    > With these, there are no goosenecks. Rather, the boom is attached to the clew, aft, while the forward end projects beyond the mast - where it hangs from the "snotter." The boom angles upwards from the clew, which gives it self-vanging properties. The bottom of the sail is "loose footed," and the sail can be flattened, somewhat, by increasing the tension on the snotter.
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    > Reefing typically involves attaching the sprit to the new clew position, and allowing the sprit to project much further ahead of the mast. There are other methods.
    > There's plenty of information about these rigs - and pics of Micros - on the web.
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    > As for the mizzen, the "boomkin" is what extends aft from under the transom - the end of which is where the mizzen is initially sheeted to. The sheet then runs forward to a cleat. Don't worry that it's all off center . . . .
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    > Good luck!
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    > Dave Gentry
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    > www.GentryCustomBoats.com
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    > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "rod_cahill"<rod_cahill@...> wrote:
    >> Hi All,
    >> I have been given a Micro, in excellent condition for FREE, that;s right, zero dollars. How lucky am I!
    >>
    >> Question about rigging. All my experience has been with sloop rigs. I am wondering if anybody could email a photo of the fitting of boom etc. The area where a gooseneck would hold the boom to mast on a sloop rig. Also any reefing points. Also, the fitting of mizzen mast to the extention through the transom.
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