Re: Seaworthyness an stability Long Micro?
- A Long Micro navigator conversion would provide answers to the following...
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Pat wrote:
> 3) It is quite difficult to reef single handed as when the wind
> picks up to over 20kts she wont heave too very well, or at all.
> This can be very dangerous.
> 4) the cabin top is not designed to be water tight if it was
> submerged in a
> capsize the cabin would fill
> 5) cockpit is huge and not self draining
> 6) mainsail is too large to handle offshore in a blow
> 9) it is quite difficult but not impossible to design a bimmi for shade
> All in all it is a good boat for its intended design criteria (
> inshore cruiser) I would be very care full taking it offshore
> without making the following changes
> 1) Make cabin waterproof by redesigning sliding hatch
> 2) Make cockpit self draining
> 3) Consider another rig such as Junk sail
> 4) Add more flotation inside cabin or under cockpit
> 7) find some way to design shelter during a storm