69776 - Pthreetle

Pink wooden Mirror dinghy almost airborne in a big wave

1996

Wood kit built by Stephen Heppell on Malcolm Goodwin's jig.

This was the third of four mirrors built by Stephen Heppell . Stephen takes up the story "The first one - a standard Bell built kit, was Pootle. Then came Juliette Heppell's fast blue boat Ptwootle (two, get it?) which was spectacularly fast upwind and she sailed with her sister and then with single handed sailor Hannah Stodel, then came the pink Pthreetle sailed by Melissa Heppell who went onto 470s from there (super fast boat won lots also with next owner Emma Barry) and then finally Phourtle which was Toby Heppell's boat - he went onto 49ers and is now at Yachts and Yachting of course. All Brightlingsea boats back in the days when the town council created a Mirror Millennium garden in honour of the town's Mirror sailors!".

1997

  • Won Eastern Area Championships sailed by Melissa Heppell & J Young & I Wills

2000

  • 9th European Championships sailed by Melissa Heppell & Emma Barry

2004

  • Sailed at the Inlands at Bassenthwaite

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  • Sailed at the Nationals at Plymouth

  • 2nd National Junior Championships sailed by Emma & Martina Barry

2005

  • 2nd Western Areas sailed by Emma & Martina Barry

2007

  • Sailed at the Worlds at Port Elizabeth, South Africa

  • 2nd Southern Areas sailed by Emma & Martina Barry
  • 1st National Youth Championships sailed by Emma & Martina Barry

2008

  • Won UK National Championship, Llandudno & Poole
  • 2nd at European Championships, Sweden

2009

  • Sailed at UK National & World Championships, Phwelli, Wales

2011

This boat is now for sale for £3750

  • Superspars Bermuda rig
  • Harken fittings
  • excellent condition and well looked after
  • launching trolly
  • road trailer
  • almost new North Sails (only used for 1 event)
  • spare set of used North sails
  • boom up cover
  • travelling covers
  • garage stored in winter.

Contact 01787 377800 ,  Essex


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38113

A red and black wooden Mirror dinghy rigged on a lawn

1973

Wood hull, professionally built by Bell Woodworking . Painted & varnished by the owners.

Raced in the 70s & early 80s & repainted & revarnished at least once during this period.

2015

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This boat is now for sale for £495 ono

  • Sail number 38113
  • 1973 professionally built by Bell Woodworking, painted & varnished by the owners
  • Wooden Gunter mast and gaff
  • Complete and ready for sailing
  • Boom up cover in PVC
  • Raced in the 70s and early 80s.
  • Mainly kept in a garage since then so in good condition.
  • Set of spares including battens and various other bits and pieces.
  • Sorry, no launching trailer (fell apart!) or road trailer (never had one).

Contact Jim Newall on 07986 538439 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information, located in Leek, Staffs.

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37532

A wooden Mirror dinghy with cover off, mast up, but no sails, by  a lake

1973

Wood hull built by Unknown

2008

Extensive restoration

2016

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2019

This boat is now for sale for £650

  • Mirror Dinghy 37532
  • Kit build circa 1973
  • Extensive restoration in 2008 but hull needs some minor work
  • No measurement certificate
  • Sails - Pedigree unknown - 1 Jib, 2 Mains, 1 Spinnaker
  • Selden Bermuda mast
  • Aluminium boom
  • Fully rigged spinnaker system with fly-away pole
  • Dual sail controls on thwart
  • Mast up cover
  • Launching trolley
  • Laminated wooden foils
  • Oars

Contact Matthew Archer 07974 778065, Carsington area, Derbyshire

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54620

A yellow wooden Mirror dinghy with mast up on a driveway

1977

Wood hull built by R. G. Brown , an amateur builder.

2019

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This boat is now for sale for £600 ONO

  • Amateur build 1977
  • Aluminium Gunter mast, wooden boom & gaff
  • Two sets of sails (jib/main)
  • Spinnaker w/ chute and pole
  • Jib pole
  • Paddle
  • Oars & Rowlocks
  • Combi-trailer
  • Original brochure, manual and measurement certificate

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Twickenham, SW London. Can deliver nearby.

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68111

A wooden Mirror dinghy racing to windward with the windward mark nearby

1986

Wood hull built by Bell Woodworking

  • sailed in National & European Championships at North Berwick by G Dunjoy, MICA Secretary.

1991

Acquired by the Hewitt family from Warminster. Measured by Martin Egan. Raced on the Mirror circuit by son Andy Hewitt.

1992

1993

  • Sailed in the Nationals by Michael Hewitt & Andrew Starling

Sold to the Brown family

2019

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This boat is now for sale for £600 ONO

Moving house in the near future, and looks like grandchildren will sail Optimists, so our Mirror is, sadly, redundant. It has been kept carefully at the back of our garage and is in good condition.

  • 1980/90s racing setup with sidedeck jib sheeting.
  • Two suits of main and jib (both Jeckells Racing Gold), and a spinnaker.
  • Spinaker pole (slightly bent), GRP chute with net sock
  • Two Gunter masts: one is the original wooden one, the other is a Rondar metal one.
  • Measurement certificate, the RYA Technical Department will issue a new one on receipt of (a scan of) the original.
  • Launch trolley, but no trailer.
  • Compass
  • Still in good shape. Not "as new", of course, but a great deal better than plenty of boats you see on the water.

Contact John Brown This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  Somerset

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