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Post by chris » Thu Oct 07, 2004 8:12 pm

Swordfish for sale on

But they say it's 14 long!!?? Is that right?
It's also clinker-ply built is that right?
Anyway looks nice whatever it is.

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Post by chris » Thu Oct 07, 2004 8:14 pm

Second thoughts it's looks more like a merlin

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Post by stu » Thu Oct 07, 2004 8:25 pm

Pictures of a swordfish

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/defaul ... 4&PID=1721

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/defaul ... 4&PID=1720

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/defaul ... 4&PID=1863

Swordfish blurb

Length overall 15'
Beam 5'4"
Draft 9" plate up 4' 9" plate down
All up weight 240lb
Sail area Main 95 sq. ft.
Jib 35 sq. ft.
Spinnaker 80 sq. ft.

Recognising the need for something larger than the Firefly, Faireys next produced the Swordfish. Described by Charles Curry as "Too heavy", the Swordfish also suffered from a lack of freeboard aft The boat was not a success and it was soon discontinued to be replaced by the Albacore.
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Post by JimC » Thu Oct 07, 2004 11:09 pm

As Swordfish go, that's a Merlin...

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Post by Rupert » Fri Oct 08, 2004 4:15 pm

Maybe its a Merlin called Swordfish....

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Post by Ed » Fri Oct 08, 2004 4:58 pm

Yes I wondered about that.....

however not in Merlin Book...

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Post by neil » Fri Oct 08, 2004 8:05 pm


With the Swordfish connection would this be a Marlin Rocket?
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Post by chris » Mon Oct 11, 2004 9:52 am

Oh No!
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Post by Garry R » Mon Oct 11, 2004 4:00 pm

It looks just like my Merlin - a Proctor IX - in fact the wash boards are original from what I know but were removed on mine (but you could see the old marks where they had been). What we really need to know is - does it capsize like a Merlin!!

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Post by Mark » Mon Oct 11, 2004 5:27 pm

Reckon it is a Procter MkXII(Merlin) finer entry than the IX, am open to be proved wrong however
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