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Jerry C

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mirror sailing dinghy
« on: March 10, 2012, 08:25:38 AM »

I was just wondering if anyone on here has any experience with the 11ft mirror dinghy, I have been toying with the idea of a light and easy sailboat and have been offered an old mirror with sails but no mast.

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Re: mirror sailing dinghy
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012, 09:43:09 AM »

Never owned one but have sailed one. Great little fun boat, VERY popular over here, great for learning and/or a bit of club type racing.

As long as the hull, rigging and attachment points are sound I cant see how you can go wrong. Do check carefully for rot if its a wooden one, and cracks if its fg. Check the sails around the stitching, particularly at the stress points.

Getting a mast shouldnt be too hard - you could make one out of a nice bit of spruce easily enough.

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Jerry C

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Re: mirror sailing dinghy
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 10:02:46 AM »

thanks for the reply boatmadman, its currently owned by our local yacht club they use them for training, ive only seen it from about four metres away but i get to have a good look tomorrow at 10, they do look like fun.

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Re: mirror sailing dinghy
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 10:20:21 AM »

Great little boats to sail in, not quite the speed of a laser but still fun.. :-))
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Re: mirror sailing dinghy
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2012, 02:38:29 PM »

We used to have one years ago. I think dad bought it at the Boat show in 1974!

I think the sails are still in his shed...


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