That Post... building a Mirror

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06 Mar 2007 16:20 #19737 by James Polston
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Does anyone know where that post is about someone bulding a mirror and putting the steps on a piczo website?

Iv been searching but can't find it.


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06 Mar 2007 16:24 #14464 by James Polston
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found it

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06 Mar 2007 16:34 #14465 by toddy
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James, it is almost ready for painting now. It is due on the water 24th March with its nice new Bermudan rig

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06 Mar 2007 16:53 #14466 by Trevor Lloyd
your not thinking of building one are you James?

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06 Mar 2007 17:45 #14467 by James Polston
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no.. Just wondering how his boat was going

Your boat looked really good aswel Trever at the dinghy show!

Them carbon fivre center main things look really good

James

Edited by - James Polston on 06 March 2007 17:53:57

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06 Mar 2007 17:52 #14469 by James Polston
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The pictures look great!!

Has it been hard?

James

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06 Mar 2007 17:56 #14470 by Trevor Lloyd
Thanks James

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06 Mar 2007 19:57 #14472 by toddy
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Hard for me or Trevor ?
Not really difficult as long as you can overcome a few hurdles. A complete novice(builder) may find it daunting and I would recomend they have someone they could seek advice / help from



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07 Mar 2007 07:01 #14474 by James Polston
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both... it looks really good so far

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07 Mar 2007 10:40 #14475 by Simon Lovesey
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For those interested in building a Mirror, see Phil Rust's account of building GBR 70362

The Mirror was designed to be easily built at home, and many tens of thousands have been constructed in this manner. It gives you a brand new boat for the cost of a second hand one, and of course all the satisfaction of doing it yourself.

Kits start from around £700 from Duffin, Phil was able to put on the water a top specification and competitive race boat for just over £2500

http://www.ukmirrorsailing.com/download ... r70362.pdf

There are obviously lots of people with experience of building and repairing Mirrors, would it be useful to have a dedicated forum area ?

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07 Mar 2007 12:47 #14476 by Trevor Lloyd
Good Idea Simon

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07 Mar 2007 17:13 #14478 by James Polston
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Thanks Simon

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07 Mar 2007 19:29 #14482 by john mcnulty
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Simon wrote
<i>There are obviously lots of people with experience of building and repairing Mirrors, would it be useful to have a dedicated forum area ?
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This has already been put in train. The idea is to have a build/repair webpage and a build repair forum (for which we need a moderator)so that all the historic and future chat can be logged under main headings. It needs a technical guru to run it and <b><font color=red>a volunteer is called for</font id=red></b> . We've asked a well known boat repairer to contribute his photos and articles on Mirror repairs to the site and with all this the FAQs can be answered by a click of a mouse.

For it to work it needs someone other than Simon to take it on. Let's hope it happens.

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07 Mar 2007 20:51 #14485 by flyingpig
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Thanks for that link, Simon. I'd never seen Phil Rust's article, despite exploring the site fairly thoroughly. This is probably a question for our hardworking webmaster, but where would one find the link to "downloads" on the MCA site.
I also noticed that both our builder/photographers have a bulkhead in the side tank in line with the thwart. Neither of the late 1970s boats I have had were fitted with this (I have a bee in my bonnet about access/inspection hatches in all tanks). When did it come in? Or does it depend who supplied the kit?

pigs might.....

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08 Mar 2007 01:39 #14486 by Trevor Lloyd
Happy to oblige

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