September Girl design info....
Hi... I have just acquired a September Girl design... 2636..... it was partially stripped down when i got her and I am now stripping back for a good repair and varnish session...
Thanks forthat Ben.... gosh am amazed at the speed of responses here..... only postedthis afternoon and 2 replies already..... tes Ithinkl I had decided that I would keep the hog step... as I have never sailed a Merlin yet IU am sure that it will be good enough for me.... and a lot more technical than my Enterprise!!!...
Built by Aln Boatyard in 1972, I'm sure others will come up with more detail
Thanks Rob.. yes I had found that out at the same time as I discovered it was not a Satisfaction which is what I thought when I bought it..... so now I definitely need to lose weight according to the design guide!!!
Keep her original; vintage racing + cvrda. They are one of the prettiest merlin designs ever made, forget the design guide and sail for pleasure!
Thank you John.... I do not intend to do anything too radical with her.... my main problem at moment is knowing how it was originally rigged etc.... well I hope it will be pretty when finished... at moment is a bit of a sorry state..... luckily mainly cosmetic....
im doing a ghostrider up at the moment,the onlything im changing is to move the jib sheeting angle in board,the one thing I would suggest is check the thwart is still glued in,I gently eased mine out with a mallet,there was very little holding it in,hopeto see you on the classic circuit! rgds phil scott 2427
Thanks Phil..... I had noticed there was a little movement between thwart and centre board box Iwill give is it a good fix... yes Ithink eventually it will be good to travel with it but initially I hope to learn how to sail it on the Thames at Putney....
Nick Price (214)
Is that Jeremy at South Bank? The flat surface you refer to is probably where a track goes for the jib sheets so you can adjust the angle you sheet at. Am in the USA at present but there are a lot of elderly Merlins at Ranelagh you could have a look at.
The boat was originally owned by Roger Hopper - who now sails a Solo at Shustoke - and crewed by Mike Kelly. They won numerous open metings and I recall the harder it blew the better they went!
Hi to all so far...... I have now realised from photos supplied to me that the ledge is in fact where the crew seats should have been ...... I feel very foolish not realising it sooner...,,, so much to learn!!...
On the subject of September Girls, I'd be interested to know of the whereabouts and condition of Tiger Lily (2596). Big bruv and I knew it since new and owned it in late 70s / early 80s. Last saw about 20 odd years ago at Thames SC I think. I hope she is in good nick and still loved, but if not, maybe we could perform a rescue...