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What is a Mirror dinghy? Mirror dinghy interior designs explained
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Mirror dinghy interior designs

There have been 3 interior designs for Mirror dinghies over the years. They are, in order of appearance:



Mark 1 interior PDF Print E-mail
Written by Martin Egan   

The Mark 1 interior  has no stowage compartments, no drip rail, no inner gunwales (though these may have been added later), no stiffeners on top of the dagger board case, the thickened transom did not extend to deck level and there were knees from the side decks to side panels at the rowlocks and pads under the shroud blocks. This design was used on the first wooden boats, those  with sail numbers 1 to 729+ (number of the last Mk 1 is unknown).

Interior of Mirror dinghy number 3

Mark 1 Mirrors also had no bow rubbing strake as can be seen in this picture.

Mirror dinghy number 14 sailing at Wraysbury Lake SC Mirror Open in 2003

 
Mark 2 interior PDF Print E-mail
Written by Martin Egan   

The Mark 2 interior design has stowage compartments, a drip rail, inner gunwales, the thickened transom extends to deck level. There are no knees to support the rowlocks and no pads under the shroud blocks. This design was used on wooden boats with sail numbers above 730+ (exact number of the first Mk 2 is unknown) and some GRP boats.

Interior of Mirror dinghy 70606

This interior is also used on the Trident-UK GRP Mirror dinghy.

Mirror dinghy 70274 sailing in 2006

 
Mark 3 interior PDF Print E-mail
Written by Martin Egan   

The Mark 3 interior was designed by Phil Morrison in 2006 for GRP construction. This design has no stowage compartments (but may have stowage options, such as bins, in the stowage bulkhead), no drip rail, wrap over gunwales, no stem post or shroud blocks, dished fore and aft decks, raised area on foredeck for mast step.

Mirror dinghy 70500 sailing in 2006

 


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