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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
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Re: CS36 Merlin Wing Keel

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

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

Ask the owners
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Re: CS36 Merlin Wing Keel

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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.

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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.
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Re: CS36 Merlin Wing Keel

Hey VASCO, what's all that stuff behind you in your picture?
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Hey VASCO, what's all that stuff behind you in your picture?

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.

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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.
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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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