Price: £1,100 GBP
Location: Nr Maldon . Essex GB
Condition: excellent, very tidy example
Category: Small Boats
Class: Sailing Dinghies
Keel Type: Daggerboard Keel
Mirror dinghy Pro-built to A1 standard, GRP and marine plywood construction.
Dry stored for 23 years by her previous owners. She is in remarkable, almost, “as new” condition. The present owners have bought her up to the modern specifications regards her rigging. Included in her sale is a recently serviced and repainted ” Combi” road trailer with launching trailer, pair of oars 2 x suits of sails a wooden rudder, tiller with extension and wooden dagger board.
She is stowed ashore on a sailing clubs hard standing. The owners are willing
to deliver her to a new owner within 30miles of the club….
Gunter rigged with an Aluminium mast, wooden boom & gaff.
The Mirror was designed by Jack Holt and TV do-it-yourself expert Barry Bucknell in 1962. It employed a novel construction method where sheets of marine plywood are held together with copper stitching and fibreglass tape. This is called tack and tape or stitch and glue construction.
The Mirror is a small, light, easy to sail, easy to transport, pram dinghy. A strict one-design, the Mirror became an International Class.
Olympic medalist Stuart Bithell learned to sail in one. Round-the-world yachtswomen Ellen MacArthur and Dee Caffari are big fans too.
The Mirror dinghy – the little plywood wonder that brought sailing to the masses and launched the careers of some of our top sailors – is 50 years old.
Beam: 1.39 m (4 ft 7 in) Jib / Genoa area: 1.9 m2 (20 sq ft)
Hull weight: 45.5 kg (100 lb) Mainsail area: 4.6 m2 (50 sq ft)
Nominal Length: 2.90 meter
Length Overall: 3.05 meter
Length At Water Line: 2.67 meter
Beam: 1.40 meter
Draft: 0.91 meter
Max Draft: 0.91 meter
Keel Up: 0.23 meter
Keel Down: 0.91 meter
Dry Weight: 45 : kilogram
Passenger Capacity: 4
Builder: Pro built A1.
Designer: Jack Holt
Boat Name: May
Hull Design: Displacement with dagger board
Construction: epoxy marine ply, copper stitching and tape.
Equipment: full rig. 2 x sails.
Alloy mast, wooden spars, tiller rudder,
launching trolley and road trailer.
Pair of oars, rowlocks,
Anchor and chain.