Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711

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Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711

Post by Hotspur » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:41 pm

Would anyone be interested in this 1964 Merlin Rocket? It is, as the title says, a rare Proctor MkXVI, which I understand sought to combine the best bits from the heavy-weather specialist MkXV and the all-rounder MkIX. It was built by Chippendale. It is varnished inside and out - I revarnished the decks before Autumn closed in, and the hull is in very good, solid condition. There's no built-in buoyancy - it has three large Jack Holt bags. There are two large Elvstrom self-bailers either side of the centreboard case.

Price now reduced from £300 to £200 (£350 to £250 if launching trolley required)

Mast is a Proctor D or possibly C+ fitted with diamonds - the standing rigging is in good order. It needs a new wire jib halliard, and would benefit from refreshing the rest of the running rigging.

There is a decent Macnamara mainsail and two suits of main and jib, one Ratsey, the other Banks. Both are old but useable (no spinnaker). There is a spare centreboard and rudder.

It has a decent road trailer and a good Pinnell and Bax cover.

I paid around £300 for the boat and various additions - all reasonable offers will of course be considered. The boat is based in Southampton. Ideally I'd like any purchaser to collect it, but would consider any suggestions of 'meeting half way'.

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Re: Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711

Post by Pat » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:20 pm

You could also advertise it on the Merlin Rocket website and on their forum. http://www.merlinrocket.co.uk/
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Re: Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711

Post by Hotspur » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:07 pm

Thanks Pat, will do.
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Re: Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711

Post by Hotspur » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:14 pm

Thanks to everyone who expressed interest in 1711 - the boat has now been withdrawn from sale. Hopefully I'll be able to bring it to a CVRDA event this year.
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Re: Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711

Post by Hotspur » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:11 am

For sale again - haven't had time to get it onto the water. There's another suit of sails now a bit newer than the others.
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Re: Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711

Post by chris » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:02 pm

Again put it on the merlin site, Several Thames club are keen on the vintage merlins.

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Re: Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711

Post by Hotspur » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:00 pm

Thanks Chris, have now filled in a form and waiting for it to appear on the site.
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Re: Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711

Post by Hotspur » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:58 pm

Now on MR site including a pic. I can provide more pics if required

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Re: Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711

Post by Hotspur » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:29 am

Pics now added in the first post. Still available, though a couple of people are interested.
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Re: Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711

Post by GAVinT » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:14 pm

Looks a nice boat, I have sold my Mk6 (for a knockdown price), as it just wasn't getting sailed.
That said the old adage that she is going to a good new home, as they say, is of more importance than renumeration in this instance as far as I am concerned. :mrgreen:
The new owner and her family decided to join our club rather than taking the boat to an alternative one as initially planned.
Anyway all the best of luck selling your one too.

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Re: Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711

Post by Hotspur » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:34 pm

GAVinT wrote:Looks a nice boat, I have sold my Mk6 (for a knockdown price), as it just wasn't getting sailed.
That said the old adage that she is going to a good new home, as they say, is of more importance than renumeration in this instance as far as I am concerned. :mrgreen:
The new owner and her family decided to join our club rather than taking the boat to an alternative one as initially planned.
Anyway all the best of luck selling your one too.
Thanks! I don't want to make money from it, just cover most of my costs and see it sailing again. All reasonable offers considered!
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Re: Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711

Post by Hotspur » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:56 pm

Price reduced to £200 with trailer or £250 with launching trolley included.
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Re: Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711

Post by Hotspur » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:14 pm

Sold!

Fearless will now begin a new life with the nucleus of a vintage fleet in Belgium
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Re: Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711

Post by Ed » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:11 am

looked like a georgeous example of a late proctor merlin.

I am sure it will be well admired in Belgium.

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Re: Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711

Post by RonnyDG » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:41 pm

A vintage fleet in Belgium, hmm?
That's interesting, could you give me a clue on where to find them. I might as well try to join them.
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