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Tennyson the owner started with a 22 and 27. Late 70's Ray Wall that used to design for Camper Nicholsen came aboard and designed the 33 and 36 which is now known as the 36Traditional (36T). I think Wall also had a hand in the 27. Around 1982 Tennyson got Tony Castro to design the 30. It was a runaway success. So they were building the 30,33 and 36T. In 1987 Castro designed a new 36... the Merlin (36M). Tennyson continued building the 36T at the same time. So they had two 36's going until 1988 when the last 36T was built. They also built a Castro designed 40. All the Castro boats were solid glass to the waterline and then vacuum bagged balsa cored topsides. The 33 and 36T had solid glass hulls. There are very few Merlins around, I think less than 100 were built.
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Toronto in summer, Bahamas in winter.
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