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Re: CS36 Merlin Bimini/Dodger Configuration

Thanks for the input, guys. I suspected there wasn't much I could do about the bimini/dodger configuration and it appears that I'm unfortunately right. The boat does have a full enclosure I can use but only when the boom is shackled out on the toe rail.

As for the tacking angles discussion, I'm not a racer of any sort... and I have the wing keel as well, but I've been pretty happy with the boat's performance. In any case, I have a short list of issues to address before I decide how tightly she can tack comfortably.

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Thanks for the input, guys. I suspected there wasn't much I could do about the bimini/dodger configuration and it appears that I'm unfortunately right. The boat does have a full enclosure I can use but only when the boom is shackled out on the toe rail.

As for the tacking angles discussion, I'm not a racer of any sort... and I have the wing keel as well, but I've been pretty happy with the boat's performance. In any case, I have a short list of issues to address before I decide how tightly she can tack comfortably.

Cheers!

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Hey, this thread is a bit old, but the body of knowledge for Merlins is so small that I figured I ought to contribute to it. I've attached a picture of our boat the shows the layout of the bimini and dodger. Our traveler is mounted on the bridge deck, so that bimini can be a bit longer than those of you with the traveler mounted at the binnacle. We also have a zip-in piece of canvas to connect the bimini and dodger that can be used when the mainsheet is moved over to the toe rail. Obviously that will only work when not under sail.
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Looks good

Who made it for you and how happy were you with them?

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Hi Lee,
Unfortunately I have no idea. Probably someone in Ontario, as it was done by the previous owner. If I'm able to dig up that info I'll post it here.
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If anyone's looking for canvas work in the Toronto area give Island Canvas a shout. Abby (Island Canvas) just made me a new dodger. Excellent work, good price and no delays. (canvas folks are notorious for not delivering on time).

NeverMonday I've had my Merlin since it was built in 1988. I watched it being built, used to visit the factory every weekend. If you have any questions pm me.

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NeverMonday I've had my Merlin since it was built in 1988. I watched it being built, used to visit the factory every weekend. If you have any questions pm me.
Rick - Fantastic! Not many folks out there with that body of knowledge. I don't have any questions, but I'm sure I'll be in touch in the future. Thank you very much.


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