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by Chris M
Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Surely not an Enterprise - but what?
Replies: 8
Views: 2275

An old Mk1 Gull perhaps?
by Chris M
Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:32 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Holt mast step plate
Replies: 22
Views: 5131

Ent masts are east to find used if you're in the association.

Should cost about £100 for a half decent proctor D+ which is pretty much what you'll pay for new spreaders!
by Chris M
Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:31 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Holt mast step plate
Replies: 22
Views: 5131

Some of the fittings are similar to those used on Needlespar masts, but the shape doesn't quite look right. Doesn't mean it isn't one though. You might do better to try and source a mast off another boat that has gone Viking. You are unlikely to be able to get spreaders to fit that without major sur...
by Chris M
Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: merlin r 1441 for sale
Replies: 13
Views: 2857

Dan certainly knows his stuff, but i find it odd that hoops predated low tanks by a number of years if they destroyed the boats windward performance. Maybe his boat that he converted was more flexible than most, or the rest of the rig was made to suit a traveller?

Just an interesting point :)
by Chris M
Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:36 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: merlin r 1441 for sale
Replies: 13
Views: 2857

Loads of the earlier (30xx-31xx) NSM and Summer wines and the later Smokers had high tanks and hoops from new.

A traveller may be better, but championships were won by these boats so it may be somewhat overstated.
by Chris M
Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:01 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: merlin r 1441 for sale
Replies: 13
Views: 2857

It was a great boat 5 years ago, pretty much as origional, spinny sheeted inside forestay wooden boom etc. It had been garage stored up till then too.

Looks like it needs a little TLC now, but if i could justify it i'd buy it!

It's a proctor XII so good inland and a great river boat.
by Chris M
Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Interesting merlin on ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 2009

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Merlin-Rocket-Sailing-Dinghy_W0QQitemZ260095960028QQihZ016QQcategoryZ1297QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem This was sailed at Midland SC (and dry stored) for 40 years, and has had little if anything changed on it in that time. Spinnaker still rigged inside shrouds etc. Well...
by Chris M
Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Not sure if this one qualifies as CVRDA but.......
Replies: 4
Views: 2006

I didn't think it would be around long. All the hard work was done, it just needs someone to finish it off.
by Chris M
Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Not sure if this one qualifies as CVRDA but.......
Replies: 4
Views: 2006

Gone now!
by Chris M
Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Not sure if this one qualifies as CVRDA but.......
Replies: 4
Views: 2006

Fancy a restoration project? Merlin Rocket 3246 "Bad For Good" Bad Company built by Boatcraft. This was a well known fast boat around the Midland Circuit in the early 80's. Unfortunatley she was left for dead at Leigh & Lowton SC until i rescued her and i'm now too busy glueing customer's boats back...
by Chris M
Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Yet another number!
Replies: 7
Views: 2442

It's a Lawrie Smart Infidel called No Quarter.
by Chris M
Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:18 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Fixed Spreaders
Replies: 5
Views: 1882

Bend them!
by Chris M
Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Sails and Masts to suit older Merlin rockets
Replies: 1
Views: 1317

Alverbanks sold!

Rest still available.
by Chris M
Sun Nov 06, 2005 4:21 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Sails and Masts to suit older Merlin rockets
Replies: 1
Views: 1317

I have 2 masts and 3 suits of sails available. The masts are both off case stepped NSM1s Superspar M3, luff 5720. Fully rigged with muscle box. Straight, no dents. £100ono Proctor Beta Minus, Luff 5720. Includes all fittings and some rigging. Straight, no dents. £50 ono. Sails. These are all cut t...