How wide is a Merlin?

22/04/2013 02:09:38
Brian
Do wing mirrors perform in a similar why to wing masts?

22/04/2013 14:09:38
Brian
Do wing mirrors perform in a similar why to wing masts?


23/04/2013 16:04:35
Chris M
Mr Bean aka autocorrect!!


28/06/2013 13:07:01
RichardT
Even better news - we could increase the maximum width up to 2.55metres following the changes in 2010 to the towing regs to 'bring us in line with Europe'!!\r\n\r\nAnyone up for an extra 35cm ??


28/06/2013 13:07:01
RichardT
Or 2.2 metres if you're using that scale of beans.


28/06/2013 13:07:01
RichardT
"I always thought the 'fable' was that 2.2metres/7ft2ins was the maximum towing width.  Whatever, it is 2.2 metres in the rules and that includes any wing mirrors."


03/09/2013 15:54:34
Ross
"No, no wasn't the max width of a Merlin set as the same width as Alan Warren's garage door ;-)"


14/10/2013 10:14:58
Andy Hind
I'll fit mine facing forwards to see where the rest of the fleet had gone....


14/10/2013 10:14:58
Andy Hind
I'll fit mine facing forwards to see where the rest of the fleet had gone....

12/12/2013 12:48:32
Derik Palmer
"Or - if the Merlin fable is accurate - as wide as can be fitted through the doors of Ranelagh SC's boathouse!\r\n\r\nIt's interesting to note that those doors open past 90 degrees, which means that the inside corner on the hinge side starts to come back into the opening between them.  And that for as long as I can remember (I first sailed there in 1964 although I only joined in about 1982 after I moved to SW London)there has been a cut-out in that edge at gunwhale height to gain another couple of inches; I measured it once and seem to remember that the maximum distance between the cutouts was 7'3""..."


28/12/2013 17:59:06
Chris M
I don't have mirrors on mine.\r\n\r\nMaximum bean is 7 foot 2


14/01/2014 17:39:10
Barry Dunning
Wing mirrors can be fitted as long as they don't project beyond the skin.. Go for it!


21/02/2014 12:26:39
JohnG
"Brilliant - then I could fit wing mirrors, to them add forwards and backwards control lines - double these for each side and YES.. more lovely string to play with. Saves all that looking backwards wondering where the rest of the fleet have gone...!"


25/03/2014 07:45:58
d.h
would that be a Mexican or a jumping ???


08/04/2014 07:51:07
Douglas
How wide is a Merlin, please - in this case a Winder CT at maximum beam (including mirrors)?

08/04/2014 07:58:12
Chris M
I don't have mirrors on mine.

Maximum bean is 7 foot 2

08/04/2014 08:06:09
d.h
would that be a Mexican or a jumping ???

08/04/2014 09:00:29
Luke
Definitely a runner with the wind behind

08/04/2014 10:03:17
Chris M
Mr Bean aka autocorrect!!

08/04/2014 10:08:18
RichardT
Or 2.2 metres if you're using that scale of beans.

08/04/2014 18:53:51
Douglas
"Well 7'2"" is 2184mm, so if it's 2200mm in the rules there's 5/8th of an inch we never knew we had."


08/04/2014 18:53:51
Douglas
"How wide is a Merlin, please - in this case a Winder CT at maximum beam (including mirrors)?"


08/04/2014 21:00:08
Luke
Definitely a runner with the wind behind


10/04/2014 01:06:04
Ross
No, no wasn't the max width of a Merlin set as the same width as Alan Warren's garage door ;-)

10/04/2014 10:53:47
Derik Palmer
Or - if the Merlin fable is accurate - as wide as can be fitted through the doors of Ranelagh SC's boathouse!

It's interesting to note that those doors open past 90 degrees, which means that the inside corner on the hinge side starts to come back into the opening between them. And that for as long as I can remember (I first sailed there in 1964 although I only joined in about 1982 after I moved to SW London)there has been a cut-out in that edge at gunwhale height to gain another couple of inches; I measured it once and seem to remember that the maximum distance between the cutouts was 7'3"...

10/04/2014 12:38:12
RichardT
I always thought the 'fable' was that 2.2metres/7ft2ins was the maximum towing width.  Whatever, it is 2.2 metres in the rules and that includes any wing mirrors.

11/04/2014 06:55:39
Douglas
Well 7'2" is 2184mm, so if it's 2200mm in the rules there's 5/8th of an inch we never knew we had.

11/04/2014 07:05:57
RichardT
Even better news - we could increase the maximum width up to 2.55metres following the changes in 2010 to the towing regs to 'bring us in line with Europe'!!

Anyone up for an extra 35cm ??

11/04/2014 07:14:32
JohnG
Brilliant - then I could fit wing mirrors, to them add forwards and backwards control lines - double these for each side and YES.. more lovely string to play with. Saves all that looking backwards wondering where the rest of the fleet have gone...!

12/04/2014 09:14:49
Reflection
"Looking back I see 17(c), what a shame."


12/04/2014 09:24:29
Reflection
Looking back I see 17(c), what a shame.

12/04/2014 09:50:19
Barry Dunning
Wing mirrors can be fitted as long as they don't project beyond the skin.. Go for it!

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