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David's New Boat: CS 36 Merlin

We've just closed on our new boat!

Here she is:



1987 CS Merlin Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

It's a 1987 Canadian Sailcraft 36 Merlin

Here's a review:
CS 36 Merlin | Sail

This will be my seventh sailboat, and I hope to keep her at least until I retire. She sailed like a dream during the sea trial,
with a very light touch on the helm (rack and pinion steering!)

She's been well cared for, although some things showed up on the survey. The first stop after Vancouver is Baggett and Sons Marine...
Home After CharlieCobra takes care of the problems, we'll move the boat back to Edmonds, where we now have two boats.
It would be nice if you'd buy the old one: 1984 Catalina 30 For Sale: PNW

She's been a great boat, and will serve her new owners well.


I've been looking for a new boat for about 9 months now. Figuring out what boat was tough. I got lots of advice from folks here,
especially Wombat (TDW) jrd22, and erps who helped me back when I was thinking of a pilothouse.

I also want to thank Alex, Marty (Amoretto), ArtByJody, CharlieCobra, and the people at CYC Edmonds.

Faster is a friend of the owner, and it was good to have his input and assistance as well.

You all helped me with this important decision, and I really appreciate it!

Our present plan is for Mark and I to take the train up to Vancouver on Sunday. We'll meet up with Faster there.
We'll leave at dawn on Monday and head for Point Roberts for a conversation with U.S. Customs, and then to Charlies Tuesday morning.


I'm grateful, excited, and nervous. We will have a great time together!

More to come,

David
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David,

Congratulations!!! What a beautiful boat -- great choice.

Sounds like you and Maine Sail will be trading notes.

Here's wishing you and your family some very fine sailing and many happy memories aboard her. All the best. - John
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Nice boat! We've met a few CS owners on our summer vacations and they have all been very happy with their boats. Congratulations David.
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John and Ray:

Thanks!

Ray: Perhaps we'll be able to meet up after CharlieCobra gets done with her and I move south....


David

Ray.. Sorry I omitted you.. Ray was a big help during the "Pilothouse Phase"
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Maine Sail's boat isn't a Merlin, which is a very different beastie IIRC. He's got a CS36T...
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David,

Congratulations!!! What a beautiful boat -- great choice.

Sounds like you and Maine Sail will be trading notes.

Here's wishing you and your family some very fine sailing and many happy memories aboard her. All the best. - John
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He is on the train, heading to Vancouver, then taking the new to him to Bellingham.

Then the fact that David bought a Merlin vs a traditional CS36, does not stop folks with the same brand of boats from comparing notes about their boats! Be the manufacture issues, not matter the size or decade, or what real differences there are tween and older and new model. at least it does not stop me!

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Picked David and his son up today at the Amtrak station, and delivered them to his 'new' boat. They will spend the night in our marina before heading out at first light to her new home.

Good to meet you, David, and thanks for dinner!

Bon Voyage!
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