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roger
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Free Merlin Rocket

Post by roger » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:08 pm

I have just received this email. Any takers. I have the mans mobile number for those interested.

Cheers Roger



I have a vintage Merlin that I would like to give away to someone who would make use of her.

Number 2095, Bob Hoare built. Shown as Jim's Joy in my old MR members book. The hull and decks are sound, original and slightly newer masts. Sails. Boat & Road trailer available too. Some tender loving care required to bring her up to speed.

Do you maintain a list of people who might be interested.

Kind regards
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Re: Free Merlin Rocket

Post by DavidC » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:58 pm

The current book shows 2095 to be a Watts designed "Wotnot" built by John Freeman and called Wotfree.

No current owner listed

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Re: Free Merlin Rocket

Post by Ancient Geek » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:59 pm

I think he's confused its 2065 a Hoare Mk 9 assuming the name is right.
Simples.

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Re: Free Merlin Rocket

Post by DavidC » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:01 pm

That would make sense

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Re: Free Merlin Rocket

Post by STEVEB » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:55 pm

Where is it though?
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Re: Free Merlin Rocket

Post by Pat » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:45 pm

It would have been built just before Half Cut which is also a Bob Hoare boat. There's something nice about his boats from that era - they always look well proportioned and balanced and they seem to be built to last too.
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Re: Free Merlin Rocket

Post by roger » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:55 am

email says London. I have his mobile number if your interested.
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Re: Free Merlin Rocket

Post by STEVEB » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:44 am

Hi Roger,
I might be since I live near Heathrow so it is unlikely to be that far away, is this one of the traditional Merlins or the broader flatter shape that they evolved into?
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Re: Free Merlin Rocket

Post by chris » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:50 am

The proctor 9 is well known example of the earlier narrow sort. Though Bob Hore may have made his own variations to the design. The merlin website has a good design guide which will tell you more.

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Re: Free Merlin Rocket

Post by jpa_wfsc » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:05 pm

The Merlin I had briefly was also a Bob Hoare Built '9 and was a joy to sail. Sadly she had been epoxied all over and that led to transom failure which the next owner seemed to be capable and willing to repair.

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Re: Free Merlin Rocket

Post by JB9 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:23 pm

I sent a text early this morning and have since left a message but no reply as yet.
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