Cheap Merlin...?

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Cheap Merlin...?

Post by dronskiuk » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:08 pm ... inghy.html

Apologies if this appears twice (I struggle with technology!) just looked cheap to my inexpert eye. I'll be passing on Friday if anyone wants me to cast a general eye over condition etc...not a MR expert but seen plenty...

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Re: Cheap Merlin...?

Post by Mikey » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:55 am

The boat is a Morrison designed Phantom Kipper - basically a widened September Girl - by addition of extra "kipper plank". I have owned & sailed one of these. The design was successful in the 70's but lost out to the Gregory designed Ghost Rider. Should still be competitive at club level (inland club) with good sails & age related handicap. The Aln built boats a usually pretty sound. Check for rot in hog under mast step.

Mike Liggett.

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Re: Cheap Merlin...?

Post by SoggyBadger » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:10 am

My Merlin was Phantom Kipper herself. Nice boat. Suited us as we were lightweights (sub 20 stone). Not a design for the obese though ....
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