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obscured by clouds
03-04-2009, 08:08 AM
Here's a link to a series of photos showing the genesis of the latest wood build Merlin-Rocket sailing dinghy in the UK.

http://www.bluelightning.co.uk/Merlins/hazardous.htm


http://www.bluelightning.co.uk/Merlins/Haz170-09%20290006.jpg

enjoy! :D

Hwyl
03-04-2009, 08:27 AM
Thanks for making my morning. My kind of boat. We've seen Keith Callaghan boats on here before, but I see he's back to his roots.

kenjamin
03-04-2009, 09:37 AM
Wow!!! Slick!

Will there be a false floor to be added for self-bailing?

Hwyl
03-04-2009, 09:41 AM
No they're fast enough to bail regularly. Merlins are really cool boats, the original flat top sails

http://www.merlinrocket.co.uk/gallery/salcombe_week/2008/salcombeweek2008_start.jpg

Tumzara
03-04-2009, 06:23 PM
There were some pretty happening things going on in the way of wooden boats in Australia in the 70'shttp://www.kenwarby.com/spirit_of_australia.htm