Flame up for sale.
I have just spent the last two years restoring Flame. Sail number 1390. This is my first sail boat as All my other boats have been powered craft. I have now been informed that I may have bitten off more than I can chew as these are not for novice sailers. So I have decided to sell her and get something that may not want to kill me. It is a shame as I have been looking forward to getting her on the water, but I will have to start with something a bit more modest. She really is a beauty, built in 1962 by chippendale, proctor design. If anyone is interested or if I have been misinformed and I will be able to sail her please let me know.
All that work, shame not to at least sail her once twice: get some one to take you out in her. Decide afterwards.
Thanks for the advice. I am definitely going to have a go. I will post on here when I have sailed her. Glad I stand a chance as I really want to keep her.
100% agree with Chris, I had a Proctor 9b a while ago and it was probably the nicest Merlin I have ever sailed, no vices, a real lady. Giver her a chance and you won't be disappointed. Chippendale built nice boats.
Thanks for all the replies and advice. A special thanks to Mike for the info on Flames history. I think she looks marvellous now as she is varnished all over showing the true beauty of a wooden built boat. I will add some pictures of her to the gallery soon.