1971, Lovely example, topsides professionally re-sprayed, electronics updated including Raymatine Raynav 300, Icom DSC VHF, Raymarine Bi-Data with ST60 repeater and Raymarine ST400 autopilot. Very nicely presented interior, a delightful classic yacht.
CONSTRUCTION GRP construction with black topsides (professionally re-sprayed) and light grey decks and superstructure with varnished brightwork (Sikhens Novatech). Long keel with encapsulated lead ballast and integral moulded bilge keels. Masthead sloop with removable inner forestay. Aft cockpit with tiller steering and 4 berth internal layout with a maximum headroom of around 5’9”.
BUILDER: Rossiter Yachts
LOA 26' 11" (8.2m) Beam 8' 11" (2.7m)
LWL 23’ (7m) Draft 3' 7" (1.1m)
Headroom 5' 9"
SAILS & RIG: Slab reefing mainsail (Gowen) with mainsail cover (new 2013). Genoa roller reefing system with furling No 1 Genoa (Mushroom Sails, 2000). No 2 Genoa (Gowen) cut down from a No 1. No 1 Jib (cut down from a Genoa in 2000). Storm Jib. Cruising Chute/Spinnaker. Also 2 older sails. All lines led aft to cockpit. Alloy mast and boom, wooden boom gallows on galvanised supports. Stainless steel 6mm and 7mm 1 x 19 standing rigging with Stalock terminals (all new 1999).
ENGINE: Lister SW twin cylinder 15HP inboard diesel engine (original 1971 but with major overhaul around 8 years ago including removal of the head, valves ground, waterways cleared, new seals, gear box and flywheel removed, new clutch linings, water pump bearings removed, new big end bearing shells). Complete with workshop manuals and range of spare parts. 10 gallon diesel tank with a consumption per hour of around 1/3 of a gallon at 4/5 knots cruising speed. Alternator charging to Delphi 70 amp/hr and ABXAGM 70 amp/hr 12 volt batteries (new 2012, 5 year warranty). She has a 10 watt Barden solar panel fitted to hatch garage with charge controller to domestic (Delphi) battery. Adverc battery management system and new alternator fitted (old alternator kept as spare). Shaft drive to 3 blade bronze propeller.
FUEL & WATER: Fuel capacity 10 gallons
Freshwater 2 x 15 gallon galvanised
DECK GEAR: Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and guardwires, cockpit dodgers with name, cockpit cover, Polythene tarpaulin used as winter cover, wooden hook on boarding ladder, tiller steering with spare tiller, alloy spinnaker pole, 2 bottom action Lewmar sheet winches with self tailing “winchers”, 2 halyard winches on mast, 2 halyard winches by companionway (2 speed Barton), Avon Redstart inflatable dinghy with Yamaha 2HP outboard motor, outboard bracket on pushpit (teak), 35lb CQR anchor with 40m of 8mm chain, manual anchor windlass on foredeck, 10kg Bruce spare anchor, Danforth kedge anchor with 50m of 10mm Nylon warp, mooring warps and 5 fenders.
SAFETY GEAR: Seago 4 man liferaft in valise (new 2013, 3 year service intervals), 6mm stainless steel jackstay lifelines, Plastimo Danbuoy, horseshoe lifebuoy, 4 various Crewsaver and Lifeguard life jackets, safety harness with line, coastal pack of distress flares (expiry end 2013), 2 x dry powder fire extinguishers, Plastimo gas detector, Henderson 5 manual bilge pump, 3 electric automatic bilge pumps, floating rope, fog horn.
NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT: Sestrel Moore grid compass refurbished by manufacturers in 1998. Raymarine ST40 bi-data echo sounder with analogue repeater, Raymarine ST40 bi-data log with ST60 digital cockpit repeater, Wasp trailing log, Plastimo hand held windspeed indicator, ICOM 401 VHF radio, Husun Compact spare VHF radio, ICOM M71 hand held VHF radio, Raymarine ST400 Autopilot, Raynav 300 GPS, Firdell Blipper radar reflector, Sewell clock and barometer, navigation lights, steaming light, tri colour masthead light and automatic anchor light (spare also available).
DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT: Her galley has a Plastimo Neptune gas cooker with 2 burners and grill (gimballed), various pots, pans, cutlery and crockery, water supply to the sink from 2 x 15 gallon fixed galvanised tanks. Separate heads compartment has a Baby Blake marine toilet (refurbished 1998) with Blakes seacocks. Blue fabric upholstery with “V” infill available for forecabin.
ACCOMMODATION: She has 4 berths including 2 “V” berths in the forepeak and 2 single settee berths in the saloon. Fittings are included for a pipecot to starboard in main cabin to provide a 5th berth.
FEATURES: 10ft stem dinghy, lightweight ply construction can be transported on car top. Also has foldable galvanised launching trolley. Wind generator not fitted, originally came with the boat, various boat hooks and “grab it” hooks.
REMARKS: “Merlin” was purchased by her current owner in 1998. She has been sailed, mostly single handed, in the Blackwater and around the East Coast from Ramsgate to Snape. Her owner is finding it more difficult to find the time and energy for sailing and boat maintenance so will reluctantly be giving up sailing and spending more time on other interests. He tells us that the Pintail is a lovely boat, well designed, solidly constructed and a delight to sail. Close hauled, the tiller can often be left unattended while tea is brewed for example and she will keep on track for some time depending on conditions, very useful when shorthanded. Since owning her he has repaired, replaced or refurbished as necessary to get and keep everything working and she is now in much better condition than when he purchased her. She is certainly a fine example of her class and looks extremely attractive with her resprayed topsides and nicely varnished brightwork.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
The Yacht Harbour
Maldon, Essex, Essex CM9 8SE