33717 - project, free to good home

A white wooden Mirror dinghy in terrible condition with paint and varnish peeling


Wooden boat built from a Bell kit, builder unknown.


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This boat was advertised as a project for free, details were

  • Wooden Mirror dinghy acquired from Freecycle.
  • Sadly it has a foot-sized hole in the bottom and needs extensive TLC. I rebuilt a Firefly 30 years ago which was in a much worse state.  I imagine the hull could be rebuilt with ply veneers as I rebuilt the rotten Firefly hull - it's not a big job.  She'll then need a few repairs and a rub down and coat of paint and varnish.
  • She's old and tatty but free to a good home for collector.
  • She has a complete suit of sails, condition unknown
  • cover, condition unknown
  • Launching trolley (stainless)

Otherwise complete for hobby sailing.  I have the odd book on Mirrors and a set of building instructions, those I'll happily pass on with the boat. It'd be nice if the collector would put something into a charity but we're not insisting on it.

It has now been taken by a local hospice who are using the hull as a flowerbed and will hopefully be selling on the sails, launch trailer and other fittings for hospice funds.

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