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Old 01-05-2008, 06:53 PM   #1
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Kelvin Sorcerer Merlin 3 1968

Here are some pictures of our 16.5' Sorcerer for those who like these old beasties.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:27 AM   #2
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Been on that slipway a few times!

Do you know if this is a Rod Juffs build? if it is,i'm sure he'd like to know it's still alive.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:30 AM   #3
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Rod and Bill

Both Rod and Bill Maloney have been to see her and I'm pleased to say that Rod recognised his own hand writing within the bow compartment. His original markings and measurements are still visible. However that was about 19 years ago when we first restored Merlin III. I suppose he might be surprised to learn that she's still around. Are you in contact with him?
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Old 04-05-2008, 07:06 AM   #4
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Both Rod and Bill Maloney have been to see her and I'm pleased to say that Rod recognised his own hand writing within the bow compartment. His original markings and measurements are still visible. However that was about 19 years ago when we first restored Merlin III. I suppose he might be surprised to learn that she's still around. Are you in contact with him?

Yes, and Bill.
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Old 27-05-2008, 05:46 PM   #5
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Dear Jon

Did you get a chance to speak to Bil and Rod yet?
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Old 27-05-2008, 06:47 PM   #6
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Didnt one of these enter the brass monkey a few years ago or is that a different model of boat? i know it was wooden whatever it was?
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Old 29-05-2008, 11:02 AM   #7
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Not me

It wasn't mine and I don't know of any other Sorcerers, except Bewtiched, that are still in the water.
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Old 29-05-2008, 11:13 AM   #8
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I think Simon Everitt who writes for Sports Boat and Rib magazine might have done a race?
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