Re: Micro v Chebacco
Thanks for the balanced reply. As much as I love Micro, I more and
more think Chebacco might be the boat for us. Long Micro is probably
too trailer intensive. I'd like to be able to launch and retireve
I might add that I've always been highly impressed with how dry
Cartopper is, all things considered. It's one of the reasons (while
maintaining a very healthy respect for) that I don't fear the Carq.
Strait in moderate weather. Chebacco has a similiar bow (a bit
truncated) and midsection to Cartopper, the same light weight for her
size, even the same relative location of the mainmast (and the weight
thereof). It wouldn't surprise me at all to find her drier than the
much heavier (but way cool!)T-bird, floating over rather than
punching through the waves. More of a roller coaster, less of a
Thanks again, great commentary on the boats; I appreciate it highly.
And good luck on your 'lapstrake cartopper'! Sounds very
interesting. If there's a vice to Cartopper, it's her narrow bottom
that makes her a bit tiddly, noticable esp. downwind. Lapstrake
might go a long way to mitigating that (I've often thought a balanced
lug might be a better rig for her too, for that very reason).
John O'Neill, Still 'plan sailing' here in N.CA.
--- In bolger@y..., kwilson800@a... wrote:
> The Chebacco and Micro, while of similar size, are really very
> different boats. The Micro is a minimal cruiser for two people
> can be trailered with some difficulty. Four people in the cockpit
> gets crowded. The long version has a lot more room. The Chebacco
> a large daysailer with a big comfortable cockpit that can carry a
> crowd and a very small cabin, mostly just a place to put tired
> children and extra gear. I think it could live on a trailer very
- Of course the 2.5 feet have to go to the top of the
mast -- with 2.5 feet on the bottom, the Micro would
lose quite a bit of its shallow draft -- kind of like
the Santa Monica Pier. ;-)
> > I haven't seen the plans for the tallermast(Micro) > > but imagine that the extra 2.5 feet is
> > the top where the mast is relatively smaller and__________________________________________________
> > not at the bottom where the real beef is.
> Actually, the bottom.
> I haven't seen the plans either, but some time ago a
> member of this group posted a message about the
> change and I took notes.
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