does anyone have any history of this merlin?
2953 was my first wide merlin called Oodlum or some thing like that. It is a Rowsell built boat designed by Morrison for light weight crews. It was a nice quick boat. I sailed her mainly at Ragley Sailing Club and bought it from a guy up north.
I bought it new from Rowsell Bros and fitted it out sailing it for a number years with my wife Debbie at Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club and on then circuit. Originally named 'oodlum and sported small Pink Elephants on the hull. Finished second at Salcombe in 1976 in think
The 1982 year book records the next owner after Roger as B. Hotter, 19 Arthog Road, Hale Cheshire and Leigh SC.
I had the boat off James and sailed at Ragley and also the S/tiller and midland circuit. we had about 19 stone boat was quick in most comditions.
Not sure if it helps or not but.... I've a pic of the original Hooligan, as brand new, when it appeared at Hamble River.
I still think you are being a bit naughty giving out names and addresses over the Internet
Mags. Do you think it is wrong to quote on the forum names and addresses from past year books?
I'm hardly suprised since you're to paranoid to own up as to who you are.
probably more appropriate to list name, town and club. it's a need to know thing, and member data should be reserved for members. this is a public forum with all the hazards associated. if someone wanted to contact a member of my club, as membership secretary i would not disclose personal details, but pass the contact on.
Hi Tony, I think it best if you avoided full addresses. Just put the owners name and town.
OK. Only owner's name and town in future.
It would be helpful for the person making the enquiry to have declared their identity too. We might assume that everyone on the forum is a member but that sadly isn't the case. Using a name and or sail number can at least be verified in the yearbook, although some contributors are very well known under their forum names!
I think Tony ought to start charging for his services!
Personally, I would have thought the owners name and CLUB is more useful than the town.
Mags. Which is to be Town, Club or both please?
I would say town and club are both fine. The things people might object to are the first line of the address, and the postcode.
In light of present discussion should I shred my old phone directories instead of sending them for recycling? I don't think identity fraud is an issue really, more unsolicited correspondence & the odd letter about a Merlin I used to own wouldn't upset me personally
Tony, I wouldn't be too worried about the paranoid 'dot'.
It is not a matter of being paranoid but the Data Protection Act and liability should any harm be done by publication of the addresses.
Dear ., sounds like you have only a scant understanding of the DPA (maybe that is why you are annoymous), there are some issue regarding the DPA and I am sure that the committee consider this from time to time.
It is clear enough, if in doubt do not.
Clear that a business or an organisation is obligated by the DPA.
p.s. I suggest we stop this pointless conversation, but for people who are really interested in the the facts, rather than half baked ideas and random legal websites, the right place to go is the Information Commmissioners.