Re: Old Shoe-type MICRO ?
- Couple more thoughts...Two different design goals.MICRO/OLD SHOE designed for a larger senior citizen (Elrow LaRowe). Simple nail and glue hard chine "Instant Boat" construction with lumber yard wood, arm chair-like relaxed sailing and firm initial stability with motor-sailing capability.SCAMP - for more dinghy-like challenges with a hard dodger - yet simple sail plan. SCA has arranged building courses and a pre-cut kit option. A crew of two can sail it with enough space in the bow for the off-watch member to curl up under the dodger and catch some sleep - proven in the Everglades Challenge.Both goals I feel met their purpose. Looks are in the eye of the beholder in my view.Nels
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "John Trussell" <jtrussell2@...> wrote:
> A couple of thoughts...
> First, the "cuddy" on Scamp is really a hard dodger. It provides significant
> shelter from wind and spray. Someone who is younger and more limber than I
> am could, conceivably, sit in it, but that is not what it is for.
> Second, the "curvature investment" above the bottom panel is the source of
> Scamp's rather remarkable reserve stability. The video of the capsize test
> suggests that reserve stability is a good thing.
> I vaguely recall a PCB 'cartoon' of an enlarged Nymph which included
> curvature investment in the top sides and looked a little like a Scamp. My
> recollection is that he thought it was too much investment for too little
- 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.