Re: Old Shoe-type MICRO ?
- Yes, I know that there's a tabernacle option on the Micro. It's a question of whether it's worth it to me to make major mods on my old Micro, or go in another direction. SCAMP is a very interesting design that I have been following for some time. At the moment, we're going to sail the Micro a few more times and then see if we'd prefer to change to a smaller, lighter sail and oar type of craft.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "MylesJ. Swift" <mswift@...> wrote:
> Have you seen the updates for Micro? Converts to a mast in tabernacle and
> adds another hatch in front of the existing one. No need to go on the cabin
> roof ever again and anchor handling gets done standing in the new hatch.
> I've got the same problems: bad back, bad joints, and a 5'3" wife. I have
> decided in the long run that SCAMP is the best boat for the described
> conditions, with the Mike Monies modification that lets you tilt the much
> smaller SCAMP mast into place. I figure it is the best boat to keep me on
> the water safely for many years. It is a more comfortable ride than Micro.
> Go to YouTube and find the SCAMP capsize tests and see what you think.
- Thanks for your interest.
The work was done in 2004, then covered in MAIB Sept. 1, 2004 Vol. 22, No 8 p.28-29. We referred to it as 'MICRO-2'.
To the plans for Design #422 MICRO across three additional sheets were added modifications doable on any existing MICRO hull:
- shorter mainmast - 18'4" versus 23' -
- battened gaff main-sail for an overall sail-area of 210 versus 176, plus 65 sq. foot reaching spinnaker
- all set in a bow-tabernacle, bringing her hull-length to just over 16 feet,
- gaff mizzen on 2-foot shorter mizzen-mast
- moderate-angle fillets under her bow.
As stated in the MAIB piece in 2004, these three upgrade sheets are $75.
The complete plans-package has grown over the decades from 6 to 11 sheets and is available for $250 to build one boat.
Susanne Altenburger, PB&F
----- Original Message -----From: Dave GentrySent: Wednesday, September 05, 2012 12:59 PMSubject: [bolger] Re: Old Shoe-type MICRO ?
--- In email@example.com, Mark Albanese <marka97203@...> wrote:
> I don't believe that is well-known. Is it possible to purchase just
> this sheet?
> > Myles,
> > in case your experience amongst waves would be alleviated by
> > this, MICRO has had a set of (addable) Vee-Nose fillets forward for
> > a good number of years now.
Yes, first I've heard of it, as well. Perhaps it's on the navigator plans . . . I haven't really studied them.
Anyway, they sound like a worthy addition. If I still had the Micro I built, I'd likely want them.