Letter to Tig Thomas from Rod Jones
Mustang owned by Eric Merrit.
From Rod Jones
The first picture of Mustang was taken in 1946/47 season. Eric is sailing her, yours truly (Rod) (crewman) is on his right, Truck Cooper (still a member) is just aft of the mast and the other two I cannot recall.
By the way of confirmation, enclosed is anther snap of Mustang (Mustang 2) take in 1952/53. On the helm is myself Mustang's new owner on my right John Irwin (deceased), then Ron Merrett (white hat) and John Lutze - both deceased. Nearer to the mast is Truck Cooper. These 2 pictures are obviously the same yacht. Note: the same hinged boom crutch: identical house showing 2 posts, varnished sliding main hatch, canvas covered skylight, same stem and stern and low freeboard.
The only noticeable difference is Mustang 2 snap is that in 47 her ????? was varnished; in 1952 I had painted it white leaving the toerail varnished.