Old Merlin Rocket
Usually the proper boat number is carved on either the thwart or on the hog.
If this is the boat I think it is it was at Midjand for a long time. 2685 would be the number and the owner crewed 3319 before he bought it. September Girl built by Bob Hoare. All varnished and was in very good order 25 years ago!
Thanks Chris M - it will be in very good order again soon. Varnish brush is waiting for some better weather. There is some foredeck re glueing to do but all in all the boat is still quite sound. Do you by any either (a) have a tuning guide appropriate to the boat or (b) know someone who might.