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Paul (admin) Paul (admin)
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Broken Mirror

They say a picture tells a thousand words:



Ouch! I think the weight of water on the cover over the winter has deformed the hull, just behind the dagger board case.

It always had a slight leak, so my gut reaction is:
1. Rip out the case and fit the biggest centreboard possible.

2 Have a bonfire.

The Mirror is fun to sail, goes upwind so well, and its light enough for a splash and dash. So its plan 1 I think?

Advice welcome.

Cheers
Paul

PS The horrible orange paint is peeling away. So she might end up with a nice red coat.
Port-Na-Storm Port-Na-Storm
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Burn it!
I'll bring sausages.
simplesimon simplesimon
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If you're not racing her, use 6mm ply instead of 5mm, and a coat of epoxy inside and out stiffens it enormously. (Been there, done that)

Simon
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Simon,

Thank you. No I won't be racing her.

She looks quite weak in that area that the single keel roller supports. It's unfortunate the roller is just behind the daggerboard case.

I think a short hog is necessary, from case to stern seat.

-Paul
Port-Na-Storm Port-Na-Storm
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Do I smell smoke ?
Paul (admin) Paul (admin)
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There seems to be some unexpected deterioration in the plywood. Broken through by finger pressure alone:



As for the inside:



Paul
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Some relaxing dreams:

https://youtu.be/QW8BtIJ7WP0

Stranger things have happened on shore.....

Paul
Paul (admin) Paul (admin)
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My good friend Grum has recommended a bonfire.

I agree. She must be held together with screws and pixie dust.
It did not take long with hand tools and wedges to remove the gunnels. Polyester resin is useless.

The gunnels are hardwood, in good condition and will be recycled as rubbing strakes for MilliBee. Parking in locks is done by feel....



So who needs Mirror spares?

Cheers
Paul
Chris Waite Chris Waite
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I've already burnt two that were in better nick than that

And not in a toaster.  Keep the spars, sails and foils

And if you won't, then I will

Please

CW

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Chris,

Yes I'm keeping the good bits.

Paul
LASER41420 LASER41420
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Hi Paul,
If you are interested in another Mirror there are 3 in our abandoned boat auction.
Steve
http://www.littletonsc.co.uk/auction.html