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by RDP
Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Seeking 70's Merlin Rocket
Replies: 10
Views: 4663

Re: Seeking 70's Merlin Rocket

Thank you Rupert. I certainly hope so. I already have a rather pretty Richard Lovett built Solo (3174) which is varnished stripey sapele all over. She gets used all year but takes a fair bit of looking after so a lowe(er) maintenance Merlin to sail in company will maximise time on the water vs time ...
by RDP
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Seeking 70's Merlin Rocket
Replies: 10
Views: 4663

Re: Seeking 70's Merlin Rocket

Deal done and I am very pleased. 3241 is one of the foam sandwich composite Omega / Rowsell boats (built 1981) so perhaps not one for the real Merlin die hards but she suits me just fine. A bit of over enthusiastic sanding has left the decks without the top veneer in places but they appear to be sou...
by RDP
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Seeking 70's Merlin Rocket
Replies: 10
Views: 4663

Re: Seeking 70's Merlin Rocket

Success. It looks as though I will become the new owner of MR 3241 "Lady J" on Sunday.
by RDP
Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Seeking 70's Merlin Rocket
Replies: 10
Views: 4663

Re: Seeking 70's Merlin Rocket

Still looking so if any of you are thinking of moving on to another project / class and have something that you think might interest me I would be pleased to hear from you.
by RDP
Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Flying Dutchman Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 2747

Re: Flying Dutchman Wanted

Paul Or you could try Tony Lyall. Contact through FD class association. Tony has kept a close eye on where all the known UK boats go to for many years. One in particular that might have suited you was on e bay last summer. Seller was in Wales. 70's wooden boat with a big hole in one side but I remem...
by RDP
Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Seeking 70's Merlin Rocket
Replies: 10
Views: 4663

Re: Seeking 70's Merlin Rocket

Godfrey Thanks for the encouragement. Had a look at the one at Surbiton before Xmas. Needs new decks, a good project for someone but beyond my skills and facilities I'm afraid. The other one looks more promising but still needs work before it could be sailed as the current owner admits. Passed it up...
by RDP
Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Seeking 70's Merlin Rocket
Replies: 10
Views: 4663

Re: Seeking 70's Merlin Rocket

Thanks. I have sent you contact details.
by RDP
Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Seeking 70's Merlin Rocket
Replies: 10
Views: 4663

Seeking 70's Merlin Rocket

Seeking 1970’s Merlin Rocket. Satisfaction or Smokers Satisfaction or NSM would be ideal but interested in anything that can carry a bit of weight. Happy to do a little refurbishment if necessary but major repairs (re decking etc) are beyond my capabilities. Anything within 100 miles or so of M4 / M...