MERLIN ROCKET FORUM

Topic : 3441

Hi all, 
I am looking for some information on 3441 which we have just purchased. We are just in the process of re-rigging her and looking for a change of colour. Would anyone know any history, all we have so far is that it's an NSM1 built by Naylor in the 80ís.
Many thanks, Chris.


Posted: 26/01/2009 21:34:50
By: 1886
It's a Naylor built "wembly one design" NSM II. They were all rather heavy and none have had an especially successful racing history but they are built like tanks and very durable. An excellent club handicap boat if you don't want to do too much maintenance, especially for the asking price.


Posted: 27/01/2009 08:43:54
By: Chris Martin
I think they are better than that. If they are set up correctly they make a fantastic (and competitive) boat on restricted waters such as the Thames etc..  Im biased of course having owned 2 of them!


Posted: 27/01/2009 09:47:55
By: David
I have to agree, having owned an ovington version of the same boat. Fast on the river, no doubt.


Posted: 27/01/2009 11:55:41
By: AlanF
Many thanks all,
It was purchased as a second boat as we also own 1886. We were wanting a boat we could leave at the club and not have to worry about the weather getting to the decks! Its in need of a little tlc which we are just starting but it will be used in a handicap fleet on inland waters. Looking forward to her first blast. Any further info is most appreciated, any info on rigging tips also required as most of the controls and mast fittings seem to have been removed at some point.
Thanks, Chris.


Posted: 27/01/2009 19:12:12
By: 1886
I had 3446 which was a Naylor NSM2 the same. It was monumentally heavey but still very very quick at Cookham and they still are. 

Cracking boat for the money. Good luck with it.


Posted: 28/01/2009 08:05:18
By: Jez3550
3441 Brass Tacks was built in 1989 and according to the 1990 Year Book she is a NSM2 David Naylor foam sandwich construction. Her first owner was recorded as B Griffiths, 39 Grove Rd, Uppermill, Oldham, Lancs and Dovestone SC. The 1994 YB shows she moved to Hollingworth SC.
The 1999 YB says her owner was Darren Griffiths at the same address and club. It also gives his phone no. as 01457 871419.
There is no further information about her in the later YBs.


Posted: 29/01/2009 15:38:08
By: Tony Lane
Looks like this one can be removed from the for sale list...


Posted: 29/01/2009 18:28:45
By: Ross
Once again, thanks so much.
Fantastic information, would you be wanting information to update the year book?


Posted: 29/01/2009 19:20:49
By: 1886
May I suggest you contact the Keeper of Class Records:- Louisa Archer - Email: [email protected]


Posted: 30/01/2009 14:42:52
By: Tony Lane
Hi
I am in the process of a complete overhaul of my naylor NSM2 3438, I am also deckstepping it. Any questions or if you need pics drop me an email and I will gladly help, I have completly re-geled the bottom and are nearly ready to redo the top. Also with this will be replacment of the odd bits and pieces. The NSM2's are great boats, getting especially fun in a blow.


Posted: 01/04/2009 16:49:18
By: Jon

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