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by Mikey
Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Merlin 1071
Replies: 0
Views: 1019

Merlin 1071

This merlin (Holt Premiere design) is FREE to good home. Located in Milton Keynes. Condition unknown.
Contact : adamrickard@live.co.uk

Mike Liggett
by Mikey
Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: moth cover
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Re: moth cover

Nessa, S. Robb in St.Ives makes bespoke covers. Quite a few members at Hunts have his covers. Canvas or PVC. Phone 01480 462150.

Mike Liggett.
by Mikey
Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Insurance again
Replies: 19
Views: 5558

Re: Insurance again

Interesting Garry. Have used Bluefin for a number of years and very little change. This year quote for M/R 235 & 2701 (both £500 each) was £98.

Mike Liggett
by Mikey
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: National 12 stuff
Replies: 8
Views: 3503

Re: National 12 stuff

Sorry, me back again. Remember the 12's are a development class and the sail plan can differ from high to low aspect and it is important you know luff & foot measurements of main. Also ratio of main to jib can differ,(not to mention loose footed mains) so if just buying one sail make sure that it is...
by Mikey
Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: National 12 stuff
Replies: 8
Views: 3503

Re: National 12 stuff

Beware of "newer" sails. The characteristics of wooden & alluminium masts differ and a sail cut for a bendy aluminium mast will not set well on a stiff wood one.

Mike Liggett (Merlin 235 & 40)
by Mikey
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Rusty sails
Replies: 7
Views: 2039

Re: Rusty sails

I was the person who gave the info. to Nessa. I have used dilute oxalic acid on a number of sails (all Dacron). Depending on the intensity of the stain repeat applications may be required. Wash area with clean water after treatment. Only on one sail there was still slight staining.
by Mikey
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Fancy your own Planet?
Replies: 7
Views: 2080

Re: Fancy your own Planet?

I remember this boat well. It was designed by Eric Willis who had a boat building business near Kingston bridge. I remember him bringing the prototype to Hampton SC for members to try - must have been very late 50's. I did not get a go. I have never seen another since that day.