I have merlin 3543 'stormcloud' and it seems to have a very high mainsheet hoop which means that I don't seem to be able to get much rake on. How tall are the hoops on the new boats? Alex
Posted: 18/11/2012 14:09:57
I was told a couple of years ago the length of the legs was 960mm with 300mm width at the top - from one supplier. Ours measured very close to this, but was still too high imho, so I took off 100mm from the top and had a new cross bar welded in - cost about 15 for the bar, about the same for the welding. Ours is 3548 a wooden Thin Ice - so floor curvature might be different - sheerline etc etc.
Posted: 18/11/2012 18:36:13
I had 3543. Still the best hoop i've ever used!
Posted: 18/11/2012 18:56:23
By: Chris M
Our dacron sails had the same thing done to them when we got her, we just opted for a different solution, thinking the same mod might have been tricky in mylar.
Posted: 18/11/2012 20:42:32
Can't believe that you gadget boys don't have variable height hoops tied into the raking rig string.
Posted: 19/11/2012 09:37:41