Merlin identification

30/07/2009 14:40:20
Chris Gilbert
Can anyone help?  I've just accuired an old Merlin needing renovating she's 14' by 6.8 and was made by Anderson Rigden & Perkins.  I have a number that was embossed into the hog - 2787.  I Can anyone tell me the class of boat etc from this info - much appreciated.

30/07/2009 15:39:53
Hywel
This years year book has 2787 as being called 'Ready Steady Go'and she is a Hexagon, designed by Keith Callaghan.

30/07/2009 16:20:31
Tony Lane
MR 2787 is a Hexagon design by Keith Callaghan. As you say she was built by Anderson Rigden & Perkins in Whitstable probably in 1973 or 74. She was named 'Ready Steady Go' and her first owner was registered with the MROA as G. Quercia, 10 St Margarets Close, Cromer, Norfolk.
The 1975 year book shows the owner as a member of H.S.S.C. but I regret I don't know what those initials stood for. The 1976 book shows the owner as a member of Blakeney SC.
She had a new owner in 1977. G. Prior, 100 Beccles Rd, Oulton Broad, Suffolk and Great Yarmouth & Gorleston SC.
The 1988 year book records her owner as D. Wright, 15 Stanley Rd, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk and Rollesby Broad SC.
In 1994 the owner was shown as A. Gouldby, 23 The Street, Corton, Suffolk NR32 5HW and Waveney & Oulton Broad YC.
The succeeding year books don't appear to show her owner(s) after that.

01/08/2009 22:58:02
2787 ready steady go
hi chis it was great to see you at the club to day
hope you had fun in our merlin ,opium now you are addicted

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