Topic : Centreboard problem

i have found a merlin rocket for sale locally.i am assured that evderything is ok with the boat other than it has has some work done on the bottom. work has been done on the bottom but necesitates a hole being cut to allow a holw for the centre board. is it safe to buy this boat and how dificult is it to make good.

Posted: 26/05/2008 09:04:47
By: gary shean
Hole for centreboard does that mean a new keel and the need to cut a slot? If si not with a sanitisded barge pole unless you are Garry ruckildge!

Posted: 26/05/2008 11:36:44
By: Artful Bodger
yes it does mean a new keel and need to cut a slot. how do i do it or where do i get it done?

Posted: 26/05/2008 12:19:30
By: gary shean
Unless you are a very good & experienced woodworker and have a router too get someone to do it for you any local boatbuilder or even carpenter should be able to do it.

Posted: 26/05/2008 18:11:01
By: Artful Bodger


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