A very old, but buitifully restored Mirror dinghy sailing on a sunny day with a moored yacht in the background


Mark 1 interior Wood hull built by Unknown builder during the first year of production of the Mirror

2009 - 2010

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Came up for sale on E-Bay and spotted by Roger Clake, see http://www.ukmirrorsailing.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&view=topic&catid=47&id=20519&Itemid=274#20519

Purchased and restored by Ian Ridge. Ian takes up the story:

I replaced the whole skin, both bottom panels, but only took one side off to start with and left both topside panels in place as well to keep the boat as stable a shape as possible . The centreline join was a bevel or extension of the second side so it's like an Enterprise bevelled scarph. Both bilge runners were replaced. I put a batten on the botton panel to topside joint as its hard to thread wire in a closed tank.

I stripped the tape where a batten took it's place. All outside glass tapes and deck tapes laminated with epoxy , hull tapes faired in with microballon epoxy mix applied with a builders trowel.

One other thing is to make the box the hull is sitting on. This keeps everything square and level and it's a sensible height to work at.



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