44815 - Nike, Death or Glory

A Mirror dinghy rigged in a back yard

1974

Wood hull built by Bell Woodworking . It was stored in a garage until 2016

2016

Sold to a Kitchen fitter who stored it in his garage untouched.

2018

Purchased by Gavin Goodall

Sailed in on the broads for a Coot Club exploration holiday, rechristened as “Death and Glory” she took no water and everything worked as it should. I did sadly break a rowlock and have a modern close equivalent ready to fit.

2019

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This boat was advertised for sale for £350 ONO , details were

This boat is remarkable (but not valuable) as it had 1 owner from new. Bell built 1974 approx. It was stored in a garage until 2016 when it was sold to a kitchen fitter who stored it in his garage untouched.

I purchased her in feb 2018 and upon rigging her found to my amazement that everything is original Ex bell, no racing or cruising mods, repairs etc. As far as I can tell original paintwork – a bit scuffed. No GRP repairs.

  • Very interesting Original Mirror dinghy
  • original oars, ropes, rigging and bungs.
  • Tupperware box of spares and original owners rigging notes.
  • Wooden Gunter mast, gaff & boom
  • There are also 2 1970’s bouyancy aids and a spraysuit largely unused – which I think applies to the whole boat.
  • Original Mirror logo burgee (not racing flag)
  • She comes on a 1970’s combi with custom mast and lighting board supports and ORIGINAL green Duck canvas cover.
  • She was garaged this winter.
  • Bouyancy aids and spraysuit may be sold separately to vintage enthusiast (photos to follow)

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  Broseley, TF12 postcode area

She was sold shortly after the advert went live.

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