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  1. An extremely subjective guide to buying a boat in the Caribbean sight unseen

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    My wife and I just bought our first sailboat (CS 36 Merlin) sight unseen in the British Virgin Islands. God only knows why, but we decided that we ought to put our budding young careers on hold and go bob around the Caribbean for a year or two. Since both buying a boat sight unseen and quitting...
  2. CS 36 Merlin

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I'm trying to figure out whether my CS 36 Merlin is sailing as well to wind as it should or whether rig tuning/tweaking is necessary. I have the wing keel version, and am running a 155 genny. If anyone has access to either the polar plot for the boat or some observed tack angles in a variety of...
  3. CS36 Merlin Model Comparison

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hi, My wife and I are looking for our first cruising boat and have found two fantastic potential candidates in a 1989 CS36 Merlin and a 1990 CS36 Merlin. We've seen the 89 and it looks to be in fantastic condition, lovingly maintained with numerous upgrades. What I'd like to get is input from...
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