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Re: Micro cruisers

Pretty nice little boats shown in this thread. Although most shown are small or coastal cruisers and not really micro cruisers. Here is a hard core micro cruiser, it's called a Paradox and they have sailed as far as Bahamas more then once. This is the site of the designer and you can actually get the plans from him to build one. Microcruising in the Bahamas I seen this a while back and thought it might be a fun project to get into if I have the time.
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Pretty nice little boats shown in this thread. Although most shown are small or coastal cruisers and not really micro cruisers. Here is a hard core micro cruiser, it's called a Paradox and they have sailed as far as Bahamas Microcruising in the Bahamas
We need a new class for that one, perhaps "electron microscopic cruisers"!

I was looking at the "Elusion", not the larger, but tiny, "Paradox".

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I recently blogged about my favorite micro/pocket cruisers here: Sail Far Live Free: Go Small and Go Now! 5 Pocket Cruisers to Take you Anywhere
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How about Sirens?

Would like to know more about this design. Looks simple, like a good lake boat with an occasional trip to the coast.
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I recently blogged about my favorite micro/pocket cruisers here: Sail Far Live Free: Go Small and Go Now! 5 Pocket Cruisers to Take you Anywhere
Good read! Those are some really nice pocket cruisers, sure is amazing that the Flicker has a 6,000 displacement at only 20ft.
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Pretty nice little boats shown in this thread. Although most shown are small or coastal cruisers and not really micro cruisers. Here is a hard core micro cruiser, it's called a Paradox and they have sailed as far as Bahamas more then once. This is the site of the designer and you can actually get the plans from him to build one. Microcruising in the Bahamas I seen this a while back and thought it might be a fun project to get into if I have the time.
I think that takes us into the 'Nano cruiser' category!!
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When you fart and it affects displacement, you might be on a microcruiser.
When pissing off the transom is a propulsion option, you might be on a microcruiser.
When you have to fold your nav station to create your berth to open up the mattress to use your galley while sitting on the head, you might be on a microcruiser.
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Would like to know more about this design. Looks simple, like a good lake boat with an occasional trip to the coast.
Sirens are like the VW van of microcruisers. Not quite as well equipped as a VW Westfalia camper, but able to do the job with some creative packing and packaging. The Siren is pump-out sanitation capable, has an optional boom tent, and IMO has protected more greenhorn sailors sailing at 11/10ths of their abilities than any other 17' boat.
They are good value. $1500 will buy a usable boat on a trailer. $3500 will buy you an exceptional boat on a trailer. You can usually sell your Siren for 100% of the purchase price 2-3 years later- try that with any other cruiser.
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