Topic : 2518 on ebay

hi guys

does anyone now anything about 2518 on ebay

i would like a old merlin what do you recon its worth guys

Posted: 25/03/2009 18:42:47
By: new
about half the buy it now at most,

Posted: 25/03/2009 18:53:24
By: Chris M
I've got to agree with Chris: there are plenty of boats on this website's for sale list for less.

Posted: 25/03/2009 19:37:52
By: Nick
To be more constructive 2636 looks a bargain if as described and you don't mind using a paint brush

Posted: 25/03/2009 19:42:12
By: Chris M
Probably the wrong thread, but never mind. As 2349 is about to hit the water, a few questions for all you knowlegeable souls out there. I note this boat has a hoop - I'm thinking of going to a split end mainsheet as I read somewhere in this forum that the older boats won't take the rig loads associated with making a hoop work - which is right?

How does a September Girl differ from a Superstition - was the Superstition a reasonable design or a problem one.

Anyway, this boat looks good but either it is over priced or I got an absolute bargain - for reference, I bought 2319, and have added new, basic but working "in period" controls, and a reasonable second-hand set of sails, for less than half the but it now price of this boat.

Posted: 25/03/2009 20:44:02
By: Giles
Sorry, previous post should read, 2349

Posted: 25/03/2009 20:44:48
By: Giles
superstition was in the design era before the september girl. I don't think either is a "problem design" but the september girl is arguably faster.

Posted: 25/03/2009 20:49:01
By: Chris
I thought 2636 looked a bargin until I looked it up in the book and it is not a satisfaction by rowsell but a september girl by aln boatyard.

Still not bad but not as good as sugested.

I would suggest many of the boats on this site are a better buy than the one on EBay.

Posted: 26/03/2009 08:12:07
By: Jez3550
I would agree that at £1200 it's way too much.  You are talking at least £150 in varnish, sandpaper etc etc on top if work needs done purely on the decorating side never mind any structural work which isn't obvious.  There are 35 boats on the Merlin for sale page cheaper than this!!

Posted: 26/03/2009 08:37:35
By: Garry R
thanks for all your help guys

Posted: 26/03/2009 11:42:37
By: Darren Padro 3236
Hi Darren
2529 is an LS built Sept Girl. I have enoyed the design for many years. Its strength is good all round performance and I have found it safe in a real blow - the sort of day that if you don't fall over you could win ! She is very good in light winds but is a bit 'sticky' in the really light stuff. I use a modern standard rig and sail dinensions. I would recommend a Sept Girl as an entry into vintage sailing.
But not this one! It's not one of those 'rare finds'. We all know that you pay £350-£500 for a hull that can be made really good and put a new mast and sails on the Christmas list. I apologise to the owner but you cannot kick off such a project with a £1000 hull!!

Posted: 26/03/2009 12:47:33
By: Ben 2529


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