I am trying to find out a little about the history of my Merlin 922. I have no idea what design it is. It was built by Jack Holt, I think in 1959, has wide rolled side decks, an aft deck and seems narrow even by the standards of the time.
Posted: 16/11/2006 20:59:14
The hounds would be lower (If original.) than today (No doubt you could raise them and cut new sheave boxes etc., the "I" being eaised in the early 70's to a Metric 16'?. A rule of thumb for spreaders if spreaders they be is 273rds of the wat from deck to Hounds if diamonds half way.
Posted: 17/11/2006 14:01:37
Posted: 17/11/2006 14:11:50
922 'Capriol' is a Jack Holt designed and built Tequila and she was the second boat out of fourteen (I think) built to that design.
Posted: 17/11/2006 14:50:55
By: Tony Lane
My brother lives at Vane Cottage, 435 Hook Road now...how about that!
Posted: 17/11/2006 15:30:17
Before you ask...he doesnt have any boats...but he does have lots of pianos...
Posted: 17/11/2006 15:33:37
I believe D.W.C. Allen who owned 922 in 1964 is David Allen who's better known as Billy. By chance I had dinner with him and several other M/R oldies at Tamesis last evening.
Posted: 18/11/2006 08:37:36
By: Robert Harris