wooden ships comments on this Merron dinghy
The Merron dinghy was designed by Arthur Robb and built by Merron Ltd, London. It was the first design to use this autoclave hot moulding technique this side of the Atlantic, witrh the result being a very strong, lightweight and stable little boat.
Built of hot moulded mahogany, bonded with resorcinol glue. Interesting laminated thwarts replace the traditional method of flat boards and hanging knees.
Single rowing position with a pair of spruce spoon blade oars.
Gunter rig on varnished mast, stepped through the forward thwart. Single shrouds and a forestay to bronze chainplates. Mainsail by Leitch of Tarbet in good condition.
Drop down dagger board in mahogany centreboard box. Transom hung rudder with drop down blade for shallow water work.
Rope rubbing strake all round.
Galvanised launching trolley and assorted mooring lines.
A very nice little boat in superb condition and absolutely ready to go.