Topic : How old is this one

someone must know how old 743 peppercorn is?
My books start at 1969 but it must be 50's
Why do I want to know?
Tell you later

Posted: 13/10/2005 08:58:22
By: the gurn
Built 1957 according to last yearbook.  Proctor VI built by Wyche and Coppock Ltd Nottingham

Posted: 13/10/2005 10:12:00
By: Garry R

Posted: 14/10/2005 08:04:33
By: the gurn
That was yearbook 2004 but I guess that 2005 would be the same - I can check when I get home and let you know.

Posted: 14/10/2005 08:39:29
By: Garry R
Doesn't it have the year of build in the year book. Any wat the sail no would indicate 1956-7 wouldn't it? Unless someone knows better? I bet they do!

Posted: 14/10/2005 09:13:41
By: Ancient Geek
2005 book also says 1957

Posted: 14/10/2005 09:29:34
By: Steve
So Gurn - you have the info - now we need to know why you want to know!!!  A deal's a deal!!!

Posted: 14/10/2005 12:04:40
By: Garry R
probably has nothing to do with the fact that 743 is on the for sale list........

Posted: 14/10/2005 14:38:09
By: Exile
Ah everyone rushing to get an Old Merlin for the Birthday Bash!!!!

Posted: 14/10/2005 14:56:04
By: Garry R
Any truth in the rumour that it was  originally built as a present for The Gurns 40th birthday?? - we should be told

Posted: 14/10/2005 15:09:12
By: Scotty
In 1962 Peppercorn was owned by D Craigie of 71 High Street, Castle Donnington, Leics and sailed at Trent Valley SC. I regret I don't know if he/she was the first owner but here is a really useless bit of info. The owner of her sister ship 747 Francesca lived 6 doors away at number 65!

Posted: 16/10/2005 18:45:54
By: Tony Lane
where do I look for model number. I am after 2846.

Posted: 01/11/2005 17:48:33
By: ata
According to the yearbook it is a Morrison Satisfaction built by RE Hoare (Bob) in 1974 and was/is called Lady Mer

Posted: 02/11/2005 09:15:47
By: Fount of some knowledge
2846 actually Grey Mer, Bob Hoare narrow satisfaction, see EBAY for details, needs some topside work.
Good River and lake boats,

Posted: 02/11/2005 09:51:28
By: Old Merlin Man
I han't realised that Bob Hoare had built some Satisfactions. If Ambleside wasn't so far away I'd drive up and have look. Has anybody seen this boat recently?

Posted: 04/11/2005 08:33:32
By: Robert Harris
Quite a few, but by the time he was building them spud was doing smokers so they were never truly in expert hands as the experts moved to the wider boats

Posted: 04/11/2005 12:44:34
By: Old Merlin Man
Thanks for all the info on 2846. compared to the wider merline how narrow is the 2846 and Why is it only suitable for river and lakes. Could it be used for pottering around in the sea.

Posted: 05/11/2005 15:12:48
By: Ata
It's probably because by the late 70s the Satisfactions being narrower were hard work in windy conditions on the sea compared with later designs like the Smokers Satisfactions and NSMs. I realised this when I sailed a Satisfaction in the 1979 Championships.

Posted: 05/11/2005 15:37:12
By: Robert Harris
I will keep a look out for a second hand smoker satidfaction/NSM. if you come across one please let me know.

Posted: 05/11/2005 15:47:01
By: Ata
Look on 2nd hand list, there are smokers and NSM's on it, if you and crew are under 23 stone combined then go for an NSM of if lighter try a Summer wine or infidel/hooligan

Posted: 05/11/2005 20:42:58
By: old merlin man


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