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Achilles 750

Achilles750N.I 10:11pm, 12 October 2013
New to the site and have recently acquired an Achilles 750. Very hard to find any information regarding this model can anyone assist.
pjbharrison Posted 5 years ago. Edited by pjbharrison (member) 5 years ago
Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the group.
Only 3 built!

Post some photos on Flickr

Norman has some info on the achillesyachts.co.uk site.


achillesyachts.co.uk/page57.html

achillesyachts.co.uk/page61.html
blueachilles 5 years ago
Which begs the question:- Where are the other two?
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NormanKlipspringer 5 years ago
Merlin recently moved from Swansea to Isle of Man.
Norman
Achilles750N.I 5 years ago
Thanks for the welcome. Happy with purchase even though I haven't had her in the water yet. She was ashore for nearly three years unused but maintained as in kept clean and the Volvo sail drive ran up and winterised. I'm in the process of cosmetically tidying up the wood work inside. New carpet lining and have have some new windows made to put her on her toes.

I had heard that only three were made but was unsure of the fact. I seen the Achilles Merlin fir sale recently but no other info could I find. I'm apparently the third or possibly fourth owner. The gentleman i bought her from bought her 6 year ago from lough derg a big lough near the bottom of the might River Shannon system in Ireland. She will be sailed and melted at Kinnego Marina Lough Neagh.

Would love to find out was she boat 1, 2 or 3
Achilles750N.I 5 years ago
That was supposed to read sailed and kept at Kinnego marina. Predictive text is a rubbish some times. I certainly not going to melt her ha !
spearhead_027 5 years ago
Nigel - welcome. While you're working on the woodwork, keep your eyes open for the hull number on the back of any panels you have off - this often works on other Achilles models. There might be some leading zeros to give them more "presence".

If you would like to search this forum for other references to "Achilles 750", the link is below the list of current topics in the left-hand column.

Never seen a 750 myself and chances of getting to do so to Lough Neagh (in a 9 metre) remote....
Ian.
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NormanKlipspringer 5 years ago
Picture of Merlin www.flickr.com/photos/achilles24/9024152651/
Achilles 750N.I what is the name of your boat and what is your name? Calling you Achilles 750N.I is awkward. Use your profile to tell us about yourself and your boat. Use mine as a reference. Click on my blue name to have a look.
Norman
pjbharrison 5 years ago
Merlin for sale in Neyland with Boatshed
www.boatshed.com/achilles_750-boat-165340.html
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NormanKlipspringer 5 years ago
Interesting so it never got from Swansea to Isle of Man.
nigelsands 5 years ago
Well we are into December and work coming along nice and steadily on my Achilles 750. Totally rewired, new wood interior finished and varnished, hull stripped back and have to say the hull is in superb order with no blemishes at all. Going to gel shield her to keep this hull in tip top order. Still haven't found any markings to tell me which boat number she is of the 3 made. The boat was called "STRIPE" but i'm not superstitious at all and have been thinking of a new name. "Trilogy" or "Trinity" being one of 3 and being a triple keel hull? any thoughts ?

Will have some pics up soon when she is looking a bit prettier with her windows in and a fresh coat of antifoul on her. Any further thoughts on how i could tell which boat number she is ?
nigelsands 5 years ago
sorry nigelsands is Achilles750ni. for some reason i couldnt log in using the Achilles profile name
spearhead_027 5 years ago
"Trickle" !!!?

Ian
Fast Lex 5 years ago
Welcome!! Wish you luck with the refurbishing! Looking forward to see some pictures. Regards Alex
nigelsands 5 years ago
Thanks Alex.. its a slow time consuming project and hopefully i do it justice. Had a look at the hard work you did on your boat and it looks superb. congratulations and enjoy !
nigelsands 5 years ago
Hi Ian thanks for the name input not sure still leaning towards Trilogy meaning one of 3 or 3 of..
Achilles750N.I 5 years ago
Uploaded a few pics of the boat still in project mode to my photostreamTook the machine polish to the hull. Took yacht brite buff magic compound, then pro polish to achieve the great shine. More pics to follow when interior is being assembled
pjbharrison 5 years ago
Well done, she looks brilliant.
Hoping to give Boomerang a clean and polish soon too.
b.mercer 5 years ago
Nigel , I have flickr mailed you !
raymondkelly08 5 years ago
Achilles750N.I:

Hi
have just joined the group - myself and my friend bought a Achilles 750 - from a couple at Loch Lomand in Scotland - both of us are windsurfers - who are getting on a bit and decided to try sailing - we have a lot of paper work with the boat and a builders certificate says Yard No 001 also that the boat was used for exhibition at Southhampton boat show 1985 - then went up to Ayr for 8 years then over to loch Lomand for the rest of the time - hope this info helps you find out what number your own is - cheers Raymond
b.mercer 5 years ago
I see Merlin is sold again. Hopefully for longer than the last owner.
spearhead_027 5 years ago
Raymond - you forgot to tell us what the name of your 750 is! ????????
Ian.
raymondkelly08 5 years ago
Hi - the name of my 750 is Aeolus- greek god for wind i think - good to know that the other 2 boats are still around - like the idea of Trilogy - sounds cool
nigelsands 4 years ago
Do you have any photos of your boat Raymond?
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