Topic : NSM 4 Sale

Posted: 18/03/2009 12:17:51
By: .
NSM 1 ?

Posted: 18/03/2009 12:34:50
By: .
Rowsell Omega NSM1

Posted: 18/03/2009 13:59:04
By: Rob Holroyd
Foam sandwich hull built in 1983 called Aggression according to yearbook.  Hope this helps

Posted: 18/03/2009 14:34:57
By: Garry R
I would like to buy this boat, is anyone able to help me with advice please?

Many thanks

Posted: 21/03/2009 22:29:10
By: Mark Mortimore
Just ask and you will get plenty of advice on this forum

Posted: 22/03/2009 18:06:37
By: Rob
He has!

Posted: 22/03/2009 18:33:25
By: .
Sailed this boat in a race last year, after wd40ing all the blocks she went well in the light stuff nice and stable compared to my tales and quick when the wind puffed. Probably a very good first budget merlin for club racing.

Posted: 22/03/2009 19:46:39
By: floppy toppy
In 1980 I bought 'Prospect' no. 3216 which was the second of the plastic NSMs,  My crew Jeremy Kearns and I took her from Spud's yard on the Friday evening straight to the Weymouth championship. We didn't perform very well which was hardly surprising. Graham Pike and Tessa were 5th in the first Rowsell/Omega boat. I followed all of the building processes and thought they were very well built.

I liked 'Prospect' best in a breeze

Posted: 23/03/2009 07:43:21
By: Robert Harris
These Omega NSM's go very well at Cookham, even in a modern Tales they are hard to keep up with, particularly in the right hands.

Go for it a good buy for your fisrt Merlin or 10th if you are sailing restricted water!

Posted: 23/03/2009 07:53:21
By: Jez3550
I had 3290 - Mornington Crescent, that Guy decked for me. Check the bilge keels very carefully before buying, these were hollow on the Omega boats, and very easily damaged if the boat was trailed on a bar support rather then a wide cradle. If cracked they absorbed water badly.

Nick C

Posted: 23/03/2009 15:44:02
By: nick clibborn
Mornington Crescent has been at Cookham for some years and is still a very fast boat.

Posted: 23/03/2009 16:52:50
By: Roy
The seller informs me that there is a crack in the nearest keel but that it feels dry. They say they will epoxy repair it.
My concern is that this may be more serious than just repairing with epoxy, can anyone help with some advice please? Should I steer clear or is it repairable?
many thanks

Posted: 23/03/2009 22:16:52
By: Mark Mortimore
I had 3227 - Super Trouper for a number of years and she had a similar crack in one of the bilge keels which was repaired very succesfully.   She was very stable compared to my current Tales, ideal for a beginner and went very well at Banbury especially in light winds.  I did look at the ebay ad and wondered whether to have a bid but sanity prevailed!  Go for it.

Posted: 23/03/2009 23:35:21
By: RichardT
I currently have 3290 Mornington Crescent and have just repaired both bilges I dose seem to be a problem 
but lots of epoxy seems to have fixed it

Posted: 24/03/2009 12:52:02
By: J Hall
I don't think you need worry if the repair is done well, as the bilge keels don't contribute to the structural strength of the boat. Just make sure the boat is down to weight, and remember that these keels are vulnerable, so make sure you always trail on a wide cradle.

Nick C

Posted: 24/03/2009 14:33:25
By: nick clibborn


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