Hi, been looking to buy a merlin for a long time. I have the opertunity to buy a 1974 "smokers satisfaction" design and would appreciate any information people can give me. I intend to sail the boat on the sea and also on a confined loch.
Posted: 02/06/2007 03:59:05
see the design guide for initial information, you can compare designs to suit weight and conditions.
Posted: 02/06/2007 08:39:52
Good all rounder and will carry weight, best builders are; Smart, Rowsell, ALN, Others OK but were not as popular.
Posted: 02/06/2007 13:36:08
By: Rob Holroyd
Thanks for your help guys, boat will hopefully be moving to scotland in the next few days.
Posted: 03/06/2007 18:55:59
Ramsay, welcome. We have two Smokers at Chanonry on the Black Isle just north of Inverness. Great design and you've made a good decision.
Posted: 04/06/2007 09:04:11
Posted: 04/06/2007 12:05:00
Hi Bill, The boat will be based at Kinhorn on the Firth of Forth. With my boat the club now has 3 merlins, the other 2 include one very classic design in the 1000's and another early 2000's sail no.s
Posted: 06/06/2007 22:01:35
If anyone can give me more history on the boat ive got her sail No. is 2905, i know she is a 1974 Rowsell Borthers, be interesting to know her track Record.
Posted: 06/06/2007 22:14:58
Great to hear from you. There is no racing until 1500 on Sunday 17th, so I might take the time to come across and say hullo during your coffee break. I can even say something about Smoker's and ropes if you want.
Posted: 07/06/2007 09:00:07
Thanks Bill that would be good. hopefully by then she will be almost finished for you to have a look at aswell if you manage to pop down.
Posted: 08/06/2007 19:01:49
Have just found out that the classic Merlin at Kinghorn is the one I sold at the beginning of the year - 1728, Proctor IX Ocean Wildcat which I restored and sailed at Forfar and Bill helmed at the Wormit Regatta 2 years ago. (3 was one too many!).
Posted: 11/06/2007 08:30:48
By: Garry R