Topic : More Ebay

Is this a plastic NSM2?

Posted: 04/06/2008 09:34:27
By: Rob 2601
According to year book it is an NSM2 built by David Naylor, Manchester and is foam sandwich construction - NUMBER is actually 3438 not 3434 (doesn't tally up) as stated again according to year book.  Built in 1989

Posted: 04/06/2008 10:26:34
By: Garry R
Hard to tell condition from the photies but what would be a rough estimate of the value? There doesn't seem to be a lot of NSM 2's around at the minute.

Posted: 04/06/2008 11:10:46
By: Ian
I'm not keen on the cream colour!

Posted: 04/06/2008 12:04:04
By: Mags
One of these boats came, when new, to Whitstable (just before the '89 champs) - there were all sorts of internal construction problems.  There followed a dispute which ended in the small claims court. Be careful.

Posted: 04/06/2008 12:21:38
By: JC
No idea what the issues were but it has lasted nearly 20 years so obviously not a total disaster!!!!

Posted: 04/06/2008 12:40:17
By: Longevity
Better not be 3434 as she's sitting in my garage - and Sandy's past the "why did you buy this" stage (even if he could use a computer) and looking forward to sailing her :-)

Posted: 04/06/2008 12:58:34
By: Pat2121
I think the "internal issues" John refers to were in one of the Jason Bishop hulls where the hull had been reinforced with carbon so the boat was out of class?  A lot of the FRP NSM2's have a weight problem, does not rule them out as a good 1st Merlin though.

Posted: 04/06/2008 13:01:30
By: Andrew M
I'll keep an eye on this. Agree about the colour though - yuk! Looks like my bathroom.

Posted: 04/06/2008 13:17:12
By: pondering
The owner has stuck "P" and "S" on the sides of the foredeck too....wonder what his wellies have written on them?

Posted: 04/06/2008 13:27:01
By: Mags
the issues  were that the mast had no support under the bow tank. I know because I helped phil fit it out and pulled the rig tension on only to here the enormous crack as the mast dropped down!!! we then cut out an inspection hatch hole and found very little web under bow tank to support the mast. Phil did get it on the water but it leaked like a crazy. I believe a local fibreglass expert was trying to patch it up and manged to blow gel coat off with a puff of air from his mouth. Still it maybe ok!

Posted: 04/06/2008 13:31:08
By: chris lewns
There is a Pegasus at Clywedog painted red and green in a longitudinal direction but not quite sure how the port/starboard arrangement works once it has turned turtle!!

Posted: 04/06/2008 15:14:46
By: Garry R
would it be ok for a new be?

Posted: 04/06/2008 20:53:43
By: new to the game
Keith got the Peggie paint wrong BECAUSE the boat was upside down!! His Flying Fifteen has the colours reversed!

Posted: 04/06/2008 21:53:40
By: Pat2121
There is an abandoned NSM IV at wembly that has now bben reduced to £500ono. It's deck stepped and more or less complete but needs a little TLC.

Sounds like a bargain.

Posted: 05/06/2008 17:38:14
By: Chris
New to the Game - Yes it would be perfect!!

Posted: 05/06/2008 20:20:10
By: Jeremy & Jo Deacon
What did it sell for and who to?

Posted: 08/06/2008 20:03:23
By: 3190
£531 to Padro

Posted: 09/06/2008 08:03:39
By: Rob 2601
not to padro , padro was the seller

Posted: 09/06/2008 09:54:19
By: 3236
sold to a junior at my club. I think he was jealous of my slightly newer nsm2, which should be a bit quicker as a 1994 turner hull with 2007 carbon rig.

Still good to get another keen junior out on the water. I'll be feeling sick everytime i see the retro colour though, although he is going to paint it orange and white like mine.

I'll bully him into joining me at the 2009 bartley open.

I've yet to see it, but from what he has said i suspect that the price is fair for age condition etc. Would anyone know if the new kevlar sails would fit an old alloy mast? Or new rules kite?

Posted: 09/06/2008 13:56:35
By: chris 3519
I have brought the Merlin and am looking foreword to sailing her at club level and possibly a couple of opens(yes Barkely) and info or "top tips" would be gratefully recieved

Posted: 09/06/2008 15:33:39
By: Jon
oops sorry-2009 bartley open hehe

Posted: 09/06/2008 15:34:10
By: Jon
New sails are generally designed for carbon may not sit well.

Seems to have got it for a good price as long as its solid enough

Posted: 09/06/2008 16:01:33
By: Rob 2601
Kite will be fine as long as he's got the long poles

Posted: 09/06/2008 16:02:21
By: Rob 2601
I've got a newish (second user) mylar mainsail on an aluminium mast (NSM 2 keel stepped).

Looks reasonable with some mast bend (spreaders & tension - not kicking strap).
New rules spinnaker is fine with long poles.

Certainly they're better than a 12 year old sail!


Posted: 10/06/2008 13:28:10
By: Colin


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