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Newly built 'Naiad' on the shore of Loch Morlich, Aviemore with Kenneth Wilks & wife

1970

Wood hull built by Kenneth Walter Wilks . The name comes from Greek mythology.

A Mirror dinghy on top of a Triumph 2000 which is towing a caravan

This is how Naiad was taken on a holiday to a campsite near St Tropez

2006

Passed to Philip Wilks who fully restored it, stripping back to plywood, re-taped ( SP epoxy resin), fibreglass blanket on hull around centre board to protect against shingle damage when dragged on a shore, 2 pack epoxy marine boat paint.

2010

Sailed once at Padgagarrack Cove on the Helford Estuary, Cornwall

2020

 

2024

 

This boat was advertised for sale for £800 , details were:

My family are not interested in sailing, hence am selling this boat which was built by my father and passed on to me.

I then fully restored it, in homage to him, see photos, stripping back to plywood, re-taped ( SP epoxy resin), fibreglass blanket on hull around centre board to protect against shingle damage when dragged on a shore, 2 pack epoxy marine boat paint. Since restoration it has only been sailed once on the Helford estuary and for the remainder of the time it has been stored inverted, with bungs opened, on the modified road trailer, covered in butyl rubber pond liner.

  • Mirror dinghy 23212 "Naiad"
  • Original mast, gaff, boom, sails, rudder, daggerboard.
  • New rigging
  • Mersea launching trolley. Very good condition.
  • Indespension road trailer manufactured 1995. Very good condition. (tyres have tread but probably need replacing due to age)
  • Some original documents - building instructions, photographic plates, sailing instructions, 1969 Bell Woodworking optional extras price list

 Contact Philip Wilks This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., location NN14 3HH Brigstock, Northamptonshire, buyer collects.

She was sold to new owners in March.

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