Topic : NICE LEGS - Bargain?

JNust been sent this link:-
Looks like opportunity for a bargain for the enthusiast
Winder built one off - featured in the merlin book
finished 2nd in the silver tiller and 2x 4th in inlands with Dave and Sally sailing
Ramp stepped mast like danger batt

Posted: 24/10/2007 09:57:07
By: Julian Parry
looks like deck stepped now in pics - shame

Posted: 24/10/2007 09:59:16
By: Julian Parry
here's link

Posted: 24/10/2007 11:00:52
By: link
The forerunner of all the Ian Holt Tales deriveratives, the 1st Ian Holt design. Was always good with lighter crew weight.

Posted: 24/10/2007 11:30:19
By: Rob-2601
Brings back many happy memories of racing her at Hollingworth Lake late 1990's & early 2000's, I only sold her when virtually all the fleet bought Winder plastic-fantastics.
A great stable & forgiving boat 7 very fast in strong winds. I reduced the min rake from 12" to 3" & improved low wind speed.
Surely a great opportunity for one of the older boat guys.

Posted: 25/10/2007 07:45:03
By: club racer
Any more info on the boat?

Posted: 25/10/2007 21:53:09
By: John Roberts
I can recall an old article in the MR Mag about Ian Holt or someone else thinking that this boat looked like a Ford Sierra - it came out of the jelly mould too early! The forerunner that ended up with the Tales that all you fast boys are sailing. Great pics in the MR Book with a self tacking jib track (obviously removed!).

Posted: 26/10/2007 08:30:34
By: Andy Hay, Enchantment 3386
With Dave and Sally Townend on board, it came 4th at the Inlands in 1991, so it has a good pedigree.

Posted: 26/10/2007 21:24:05
By: Martin Watts
Seemed to go for £300, so someone got a bargin!

Posted: 29/10/2007 15:47:36
By: Captain Ross
I believe it may have been the author of one of the previous posts?

Posted: 29/10/2007 16:20:04
By: ebayer
Fond memories of sailing nice legs - first introduction into merlins for me!
It would be good to see her sailing again - what a bargain.

Posted: 31/10/2007 21:34:23
By: Sally
I sailed it at QM when it was new!  It had the self tacking jib and we shot past NSM2s on a two sailer.  The establishment took the p*** out of the boat (mainly for the self tacker) at the time, but I guess Ian showed them in the end!

Posted: 02/11/2007 13:51:55
By: mark nicholson


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