Any one know the ancient history of this one. I looked it up in recent year book but couldn't find it. The name rings a bell. I just shipped 2 second hand jibs out to Dubai for her.
I think that was Dick Batt's old Omega NSM1-I remember it being launched at Maidenhead Sailing Club many years ago.............
Right on Chris - just chacked in 1983 Year Book M/R 2374 Vampire - owner Dick Batt.
Woops! Should read 3274.
According to the 1985 YB her next owner was K Bater at Cookham SC. The 1988 YB shows no owner but by 1989 she was owned by K Boon at Queen Mary. In 91/92 he/she was joined by another owner C Feibush.
In 2001 I went to Hayling Island to have a look at Vampire, as she was a similar price to 3245 which I bought the next week. Vampire was upside down in a campsite, and I was very interested to see the beautifully curved wooden rear tank. I emailed Dick Batt who said she was a little slower to empty after a capsize because of it. I think she sat on the secondhand list for quite a while after that.
Mags I think you must be thinkingof Dangerbat 3400 she was a wood winder with a very curved transom, where as vampire was a standard winder CT
Rob, hate to correct you but Vampire is a Rowsell Foam sandwich NSM1.
Mike, quite right, was not thinking straight
I seem to remember she had a different thwart to the standard design at the time.
Hello,this was my lovely old NSM 1 which was completely restored by a local pro using Awgrip products.She was the most beautiful Merlin that I have ever owned .Unfortunately my then partner and I had a complete breakdown in our relationship and she held onto Vampire.She was Batt's old boat and allways wondered what became of her.My late father and I were members of CRSC many years ago and had to buy her as his initials were BAT which obviously went with the boats name.Being a half Frenchman, I am delighted with this result.You have no idea how much I have wondered over the years as to her fate and now feel at peace as she isn't rotting away is someone's garden.Thank you. Stu.