History for merlin 1988
The Merlin Rocket yearbook says that this is an Adur 8 design built approx 1967. If you do a quick search for Adur 8 on this forum you will find some feedback about how they sail from people who have owned them.
Merlin1988 "Saracen", as Tim says, is an Adur8 built at the Adur Boatyard, Shoreham but I will go a year earlier - 1966. The first owner was F. Durr a member of Lancing SC. By 1970 she had a new owner in Canterbury, Kent.
Rod & Jo sceptical