Great fun to read all the comments about the boat. It has touched so many people throughout the years, every where we go someone has a story about Merlin. I am lucky to have been sailing on it since Bill put the new keel on and I can vouch for how fast this boat is. We have yet to sail it to its full potential believe it or not. New Year’s Day 2017 we hit 29mph off Davenport with a very small TP 52 Main and a shitty #4, six people onboard. We got the speed off Mike Holt's Strava App he had running afterwards and we were pretty surprised.
We were not far off the pace in TP 2017 and with