Re: Old Shoe-type MICRO ?
- Sounds like the Oldshoe might be a nice option for you. Its only 12ft, but gives you the most boat for the bang. I have thought about converting to a tabernacle to help this old body deal with the main mast... although the Shoe's mast is only 19ft and in Spruce, is fairly light to handle. Fortunately, Bolger designs offer many options.
--- In email@example.com, "Brian" <brianincorv@...> wrote:
> 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:
> > Brian,
> > 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.
> > MylesJ
- 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.