Topic : Merlin Rocket, 60's or 70's GRP FREE in Essex,

It's on ebay at 99p but i'll take it off and give it to someone for free if anyone wants it and can collect it ASAP!

here's the blurb from ebay:

This is a bit of a sad one for me, My best mate and I rescued this boat last Autumn with a view to restoring it and using it this summer. You know, one of those projects you think you have all the time in the world for. Unfortunately, and very out of the blue, my best mate died and it's been sitting in my back garden since then.

I couldn't face looking at the boat after this, so here it is up for sale.

It is listed as a restoration project because the back right-hand side of it is fire damaged. This can be fixed relatively easily because the hull is made of fibreglass.

I would really like someone to restore because it's the last thing my Greeny and I did together.

It comes with a rusty old launch trailer as well. You'll need a big van or something because it's 14 feet long i think. It think it's either a 1960's or 70's boat. I don't know as I have no history for it.

The boat needs to be picked up ASAP as i'm moving house on the weekend of the 9th August. Payment by Cash or Paypal. I'm not fussed about how much it goes for, as long as it goes.


07816 318 264

Posted: 30/07/2008 19:26:49
By: Rich Benfield
Having looked at the boat on ebay I am sorry to say that I am pretty certain that it is not a Merlin as it does not seem from the photos to have the clinker built profile to the hull.  I am not sure what it is but am sure that someone on the site who knows dinghy sailing better would have an idea.

Posted: 30/07/2008 21:50:16
By: Garry R
Agree it is not a Merlin and it looks longer than 14ft. Is it an old Hornet do you think?

Posted: 30/07/2008 21:58:15
By: ..
It is a Hornet.

Posted: 30/07/2008 22:03:57
By: .
Hornet was my guess, too: appears to have a sliding seat which some Hornets have. Looks like a fairly narrow hull with a chine, all of which looks like a Hornet.

Posted: 30/07/2008 22:04:03
By: Chris B (3062)
fair enough gents, apologies for wasting your time.  We were told it was a merlin rocket by an old Sea Scout Master who owned it in the 80's.

Thanks again,


Posted: 31/07/2008 09:41:49
By: Rich Benfield


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