Topic : Merlin Rocket Book

There's another Merlin Rocket book on ebay.

If there's anyone who's new to the class like me I can wholeheartedly recommend it as it's a really nice intro to the boat and the history of it.

Posted: 02/07/2005 23:04:15
By: Jon
Well thanks for broadcasting it my bid has been gazumped!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: 03/07/2005 23:45:27
By: Bookworm
As an existing owner of the MR Book I'm happy to see the value of the book rise!

Posted: 04/07/2005 09:55:50
By: Jon
An updated reprint seems called for!

Posted: 04/07/2005 09:57:06
No we don't want an update this is all about mature boats. There is plenty of infor for the newer ones readily avaliable.

Posted: 05/07/2005 00:03:32
By: Bookworm
What about the sccuttlebut though that makes it so readable, there must be modern stories or do they involve being sick and hangovers?

Posted: 05/07/2005 08:41:51
I got the book, it cost me £46!! now you will find me searching car boot sales for others to sell on e-bay.

Posted: 06/07/2005 18:22:00
By: Bookworm
New Sailors have new stories to tell in mature boats you know. Bit stuffy to knock entering the 21st century with some new material to read for new generations of Merlin Rocket sailors, why not reprint?

Posted: 08/07/2005 11:23:42
By: Cookie Crew
Didn't mean to appear stuffy, I fell in love with the class as a 14 year old 25 years ago when I sailed a Firefly (2881 Follow me too). I have neither the time (two small kids) or lake to justify sailing a modern Merlin. I am however very enthusiastic for info on boats of my era (1979) in order that I can sail her to her best.
I also love the newest Merlins, although I must admit I prefer the wooden ones for looks. In four years my eldest will be 12 and we will be in the vintage wing, older boats watch out here we come!!.

Posted: 08/07/2005 23:58:42
By: Bookworm


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