3292 on Appollo Duck
Wow, looks gorgeous... bit steep though?
With a Paintcraft finish on it, the price doesn't seem so bad at £2,650, I hesitate to guess what's been spent on it.
Doesn't make it go any faster - still a lot for an old design
I wonder if a previous owner will be struck with nostalgia and an irresistible urge to buy her again?
I would say that a deck stepped NSM 2 with a paint craft finish is worth that all day long, as long and the rigging is set up correctly otherwise you would end up drilling and plugging holes ruining all their hard work!
Just looked again and although it says it has a raking rig, it is not deck stepped. To my knowledge only Tim Male has managed to get a hog/case stepped rig to rake effectively and I doubt they have gone to the lengths he did.
Former Whitstable Pro
Exe'patriate was my last Merlin which I collected from Spud on the way down to Salcombe Merlin Week . Sailed for a year and a half before finding out that the black band was four inches short on the boom . Went quite a lot better after that was corrected . But family got too heavy so it was sold for £2000 in about 1986