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by slimtim
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Merlin Rocket Smokers Satisfaction £250
Replies: 0
Views: 612

Merlin Rocket Smokers Satisfaction £250

Not my boat but a very complete option for a straightforward project - just cosmetics required.

Comes with two suits of sails, trolley, cover, trailer, etc etc.

Located at Tamesis Club, Teddington.
by slimtim
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Firefly 2103 Scallywag
Replies: 0
Views: 352

Firefly 2103 Scallywag

After a couple of years of great fun racing Scallywag on the river at Teddington, I have decided that she needs to go to a new home. She is an original MK1 layout and is complete with a turning Reynolds mast in very good condition. When I recommissioned her I revarnished the decks and inside,replace...
by slimtim
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Free: selection of Holt buoyancy bags and some spinnaker 'holders'
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Free: selection of Holt buoyancy bags and some spinnaker 'holders'

These items are free if you collect from Kingston Upon Thames. First up we have eight Holt-style buoyancy bags including a bow bag. They are all a bit grubby and I know some need to be tested, repaired and a blot of StormSeal applied here and there. Too good to throw but I don't need them. No guaran...
by slimtim
Sat May 18, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Europe dinghy
Replies: 0
Views: 714

Europe dinghy

Hi I'm interested to join the Europe class and do some events. I have looked at a few boats but none quite tick the box. Ideally i would like a Finessa or Winner but would look at other composite or wood options. I'm aware of the boats for sale on Apolloduck and Facebook but hoping someone here has ...
by slimtim
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Vintage Merlin
Replies: 2
Views: 1359

Re: Vintage Merlin

Yes, a good looking boat. I think the number is 737 which would correspond in the listing for Jezebel in the MR Yearbook where she is described as a Proctor VIa design built by Wyche and Coppock.
by slimtim
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Found- thank you
Replies: 0
Views: 3195

Found- thank you

Hello

I am making a rudder stock to accommodate a 23mm approx thick lifting rudder blade. Does anyone have a pair of suitable pintel and gudgeon fittings which have a large enough clearance and are in 3/8" sizing (i think this is about 9.5mm).

Thank you in advance for any help!
by slimtim
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: MR596 Samanda
Replies: 0
Views: 2291

MR596 Samanda

Good evening At some point between now and Christmas, I am going to start work on restoring Merlin Rocket 596 'Samanda'. She is a Jack Holt Martine built in about 1955. I rescued her from a Sea Scout boatpark in Kent where she had been sitting for more than a dozen years. Luckily with a good fitting...
by slimtim
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: 'SOLD'
Replies: 0
Views: 2304

'SOLD'

Sadly MR1410 was past repairable and so I have a set of blue MR sails. They are in good condition and were supplied by the boat builder. Extremely unusual and would make a nice addition to a vintage build maybe? No battens - just the softwood strips that the last owner used. Free of charge if you ca...
by slimtim
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: One off, Pippin design Merlin Rocket. MR1410
Replies: 0
Views: 2338

One off, Pippin design Merlin Rocket. MR1410

As it is local to me, I went to have a peek that this boat today. She is complete but definitely a project (I have two so not an option for me). Comes with an older style combi trailer, modernish alu mast and all the parts. According to the MR Yearbook this is the only one of her breed. The boat is ...
by slimtim
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Ribbed Merlin Rocket seeks new home to complete refurb
Replies: 0
Views: 2690

Ribbed Merlin Rocket seeks new home to complete refurb

Not my boat but if anyone is interested, I can direct your enquiry.

The boat was taken out of a barn a few months ago and some work done. Its owner is now seeking to move her on (not related to the state of the boat!).

Located south coast.
by slimtim
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Found- thank you
Replies: 0
Views: 2419

Found- thank you

Found.
by slimtim
Wed May 16, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Found- thank you
Replies: 0
Views: 2218

Found- thank you

All done.
by slimtim
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Found- thank you
Replies: 2
Views: 2090

Re: Tufnol cleat to make a pair

Thank you!
by slimtim
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Found- thank you
Replies: 2
Views: 2090

Found- thank you

Hello, I am looking for a working tufnol-style cleat to match the one in the picture that I hope I have attached.

The dimensions of the base are approx 42mm by 94mm and there are three screw holes.

Thank you in advance for any offers.
by slimtim
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: How to brace MK1 Firefly centreboard case
Replies: 7
Views: 3886

Re: How to brace MK1 Firefly centreboard case

Michael, very many thanks for the extremely informative posts. I have plenty to work with and can visualise how my approach to plate case reinforcement will go - as you say, a floppy case is no good.

I will try to report back in due course.

Thank you again.