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by Mikey
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Merlin 1842
Replies: 3
Views: 2372

Re: Merlin 1842

Glad to report that "Dr Syn" has been taken on by Tim Medcalf at Tammy. He will be picking her up early April.

Mike Liggett.
by Mikey
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: sails and fittings
Replies: 4
Views: 1927

Re: sails and fittings

Am interested in the Solo sail. Do you know what mast it was cut for? Please contact me on m.liggett@virgin.net
Thanks.
by Mikey
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Is this a Heron?
Replies: 4
Views: 4016

Re: Is this a Heron?

From what he says"too big for me and my son" almost certainly GP, also pretty certain Heron has no stern decking.
by Mikey
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Hoare-built early fibreglass Merlins what do we know?
Replies: 2
Views: 3115

Re: Hoare-built early fibreglass Merlins what do we know?

These early glass fibre Merlins were not a success and would advise to avoid although see this one is a freebe!

Mike.
by Mikey
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Classic pys for club racing
Replies: 8
Views: 5164

Re: Classic pys for club racing

I seem to remember discussing handicaps at length with Dougal and coming out with a P Y of 1062 for War Horse. M/R 1939. Handicaping can prove difficult in development classes particularly for a one off design.

Mike.
by Mikey
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Baltic Wharf
Replies: 18
Views: 8844

Re: Baltic Wharf

David, I feel you are being rather hard on the Merlin fraternity. A couple of weeks ago we had the final DeMay series race at Hampton with 13 boats and many, including War Horse, would then be put away until next year. The Baltic Wharf event also coincided with the RTYC Autumn Trophy at Ranelagh, tr...
by Mikey
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Merlin Rocket Adur 3 design - Shoestring - update
Replies: 7
Views: 5744

Re: Merlin Rocket Adur 3 design - Shoestring - update

Not surprisingly most of the Adur3's started life off the Sussex coast at Bognor Regis SC and SMYC. For 1098 this was Bognor.
by Mikey
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Baltic Wharf
Replies: 18
Views: 8844

Re: Baltic Wharf

I remember Rozzer well at Ranelagh originally owned by Clive Curtiss, quite a character and then by Jeff Worsdale. I also believe in more recent years by Ed.

Mike Liggett.
by Mikey
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Merlin Rocket Adur 3 design - Shoestring - update
Replies: 7
Views: 5744

Re: Merlin Rocket Adur 3 design - Shoestring - update

Yes, I did. Am I still on 10% commission?!!

Mike.
by Mikey
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: TV series coming soon
Replies: 22
Views: 12487

Re: TV series coming soon

The first episode on the punt is at 1930 on Friday on BBC1 and the second on Saturday on the thames barge on BBC2 at 2000.

Mike.
by Mikey
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: TV series coming soon
Replies: 22
Views: 12487

Re: TV series coming soon

Looks good Chris, should be back in time after DeMay event at Banbury.

Mike.
by Mikey
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Merlin Rocket 1028
Replies: 6
Views: 4874

Re: Merlin Rocket 1028

The original name was Crossbow and she was based at Banbury SC. The 12 was a very popular design in the 60's and designed by Ian Procter specifically for inland waters with a low wetted area and quick tacking. Design won the Silver Tiller a number of times.

Mike Liggett.
by Mikey
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: MR 1862 seeks new home
Replies: 1
Views: 2310

Re: MR 1862 seeks new home

When compared to the Adur 7 the 8 was a dog!
by Mikey
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Merlin Rocket 2112 History
Replies: 7
Views: 5159

Re: Merlin Rocket 2112 History

2112 "Decision" is certainly a 9b built for T D Nisbet a well known Merlin helm at Hamble River SC and Ranalagh. She won the SMYC Sussex Flagon Silver Tiller event in 1968.
by Mikey
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: MR in need of love
Replies: 3
Views: 3152

Re: MR in need of love

If 670 it is a Martine. Good river boat. If Holt number will be on thwart.