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by chrismartin3583
Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Merlin Rocket 3391 for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 4383

Re: Merlin Rocket 3391 for sale

Birmingham
by chrismartin3583
Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Merlin Rocket 3391 for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 4383

Merlin Rocket 3391 for sale

Ive aquired Merlin 3391 Dissident. It's a FRP composite NSM II built by Bob Hoare and finished by the original owner, trolley and trailer, complete and ready to sail. It would benefit from having the decks stripped and revarnished. Other than that it is well solid but hasn't sailed for a long time. ...
by chrismartin3583
Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Varnishing sapele decks
Replies: 8
Views: 6636

Re: Varnishing sapele decks

I have to say having done it on several boats i'm not sure that eposeal/320/varnish is necessary. If going down the epoxy route i would rather apply 320 with a roller and aid penetration with a hot air gun. 3 coats, a thorough wash with hot, soapy water, flat back and varnish. It's really important ...
by chrismartin3583
Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Dinghy show
Replies: 9
Views: 7289

Re: Dinghy show

TBF i wasn't born :p
by chrismartin3583
Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Dinghy show
Replies: 9
Views: 7289

Re: Dinghy show

Feedback from Paul Hollis was that the Merlin stand was three or four deep all day saturday and only marginally quieter on sunday with the traditional class stands all really busy. I think the worm is turning back towards the older, established (and better) classes but lets face it, unless theres a ...
by chrismartin3583
Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Covers for wooden boats
Replies: 17
Views: 11583

Re: Covers for wooden boats

Creation are very good. You're in safe hands.
by chrismartin3583
Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Hunting OK anyone??
Replies: 1
Views: 2147

Re: Hunting OK anyone??

Derek Jolly built, but left stored nose down for 3 years and the hog/keel have rotted from the inside out.

Potentially still a nice boat, but a pretty major project.
by chrismartin3583
Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Professional restorers
Replies: 7
Views: 6526

Re: Professional restorers

As the Dinghytec side of Dirtyhands dinghies, I can say that if we can help you we would be pleased to.

Feel free to give me a call (07966 687 785) or Phil (07973 720 732)
by chrismartin3583
Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Topper bailers
Replies: 4
Views: 3600

Re: Topper bailers

Usual practice at most inland clubs/sailing schools is to fit a blank plate. they don't get that much water on board unless theres a big chop.
by chrismartin3583
Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Merlin Rocket 2482 - Hotspur design built by Aln Boatyard
Replies: 3
Views: 3275

Re: Merlin Rocket 2482 - Hotspur design built by Aln Boatyar

Photos now taken :- She is a very solid boat in need of pretty basic TLC really. http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/chrismartin00/2482/IMG_0333_zpsbdedb36c.jpg http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/chrismartin00/2482/IMG_0332_zps5d877ef9.jpg http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/chrismar...
by chrismartin3583
Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Merlin Rocket 2482 - Hotspur design built by Aln Boatyard
Replies: 3
Views: 3275

Merlin Rocket 2482 - Hotspur design built by Aln Boatyard

Hi all, This boat has just come into my possession as part payment on a job on another boat that the owner was taking abroad when he emigrates in a few days time. I will not have the opportunity to "do" the boat for quite some time, and it's far too good to allow to sit outside and rot or asset stri...
by chrismartin3583
Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Removing anti slip on Contender
Replies: 18
Views: 8167

Re: Removing anti slip on Contender

To clarify Luke's post: 1st port of call - DA sander and 80 or 40 grit. That will shift most non slip surfaces and you have as much control as you can expect with what is quite a coarse abrasive. Start with 80 grit, if that doesn't cut it try 40. if this doesn't work it's angle grider with flappy pa...
by chrismartin3583
Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: So which boat should I be looking for?
Replies: 33
Views: 15408

Re: So which boat should I be looking for?

If you're ok with wood look for a Solo built by Richard Lovett. They are still on the pace inland and very well built.
by chrismartin3583
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Brookes and Deadman
Replies: 5
Views: 3857

Re: Brookes and Deadman

The design guide is certainly not encyclopedic, it is exactly what it says - a guide. DavidH is the man to write encyclopedias! There are little bits missing, most of these that are relevant to boats that people are likely to buy will hopefully be plugged in the next update which is currently in pro...