Hoare-built early fibreglass Merlins what do we know?

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slimtim
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Hoare-built early fibreglass Merlins what do we know?

Post by slimtim » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:08 pm

Hello

I have just been to see Merlin 2245 which the yearbook says is a Proctor IX. She has had a few well meaning and unusual buoyancy modifications and is need of some love (although very saveable).

Against expectations, she is made of GRP with wood decks and a large tank built in to the forepeak.

What is the history and reputation of these builds?

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

Post by Mikey » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:26 pm

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

Mike.

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

Post by slimtim » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:17 pm

Yes, she is complete, and completely free.

Probably not the hardest repair in the world - I've added her to the For Sale section with more details following this morning's field trip to Bromley.

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