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Mustang
CountryAustralia
Sail NumberMH21
ClubMiddle Harbour Yacht Club
Owner (s)Eric Merrit
Rod Jones
Former CrewJohn Irwin
John Lutze
Rod Jones
Ron Merrett
Truck Cooper

Mustang

One of the first boats on the MHYC register in 1947/47

Pictures

 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.


MHYC Register 1946/47
MHYC Register 1946/47
Mustang
Mustang
Mustang 2
Mustang 2 owned by Rod Jones

 

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