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Langlo06 10-12-2013 09:27 AM

CS36 Merlin Wing Keel
 
Design or flaw

Looking at a 1989 CS36 Merlin wing keel and wondering about a filler strip or some type of wedge that appears approx 1/3 of the length of the front of the keel where the keel and hull join
This strip starts out approx 3/4 of an
inch falling to nothing towards the back
Any ideas

deniseO30 10-12-2013 09:45 AM

Re: CS36 Merlin Wing Keel
 
No Photos? Hard grounding and they filled the gap instead of fixing the damage? Don't buy it!

jimrafford 10-12-2013 09:55 AM

Re: CS36 Merlin Wing Keel
 
Have the keel dropped and inspect it. Nothing like that on my 40.
Jim

Barquito 10-12-2013 10:55 AM

Re: CS36 Merlin Wing Keel
 
Ask the owners

Vasco 10-12-2013 06:09 PM

Re: CS36 Merlin Wing Keel
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Langlo06 (Post 1103342)
Design or flaw

Looking at a 1989 CS36 Merlin wing keel and wondering about a filler strip or some type of wedge that appears approx 1/3 of the length of the front of the keel where the keel and hull join
This strip starts out approx 3/4 of an
inch falling to nothing towards the back
Any ideas

I have a 1988 Merlin with the patented Hydrokeel. Bought it new and still have it. There is a 1/2" gap at the front of the keel and this is normal. Just fill with some filler. Not caused by grounding. Came from the builder that way and I saw the boat every weekend during the build.

http://cdn.cruisersforum.com/attachm...mas2003059.jpg

sailordave 10-13-2013 01:06 AM

Re: CS36 Merlin Wing Keel
 
I've got a Merlin w/ the deep keel. Nothing like that on my boat. Actually the keel/hull joint is really pretty damn fair.

sailordave 10-13-2013 01:07 AM

Re: CS36 Merlin Wing Keel
 
Hey VASCO, what's all that stuff behind you in your picture?:laugher

Vasco 10-13-2013 03:44 PM

Re: CS36 Merlin Wing Keel
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sailordave (Post 1103714)
Hey VASCO, what's all that stuff behind you in your picture?:laugher


Probably all the boats I passed! :)

Picture was taken in the Tongue of the Ocean on the way to Nassau. Think it was in 2002/2003, the last time I took the Merlin south. She doesn't leave Lake Ontario anymore.

This one's faster.

http://cdn.cruisersforum.com/attachm...05_006-med.jpg

sailordave 10-13-2013 08:14 PM

Re: CS36 Merlin Wing Keel
 
Still got all that stuff trailing behind you I see! lol

Glad to hear you did the Bahamas. Eventually we want to go to New England, maybe Bermuda and the Bahamas. If we like cruising enough we'll go bigger and more cruisey oriented. I'm slowly getting my head wrapped around the cruising lifestyle after years of racing/delivering when I can squeeze it in.

Vasco 10-13-2013 09:27 PM

Re: CS36 Merlin Wing Keel
 
Never raced, seems like too much work. First trip to the Bahamas in the Merlin was 1990/91. Been there every year since. The 393 has a lot more room and a better fridge and freezer.


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