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by jules22
Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup
Replies: 47
Views: 19149

Re: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup

Early finish at work today so.......... Hull sanded all over with 120g , wiped down and all the taped seams epoxied over. The hole in the bottom has been tidied up and a 3 layer grp patch over the old repair to stiffen it up ! . The center board case has also recieved some resin, I have picked up so...
by jules22
Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup
Replies: 47
Views: 19149

Re: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup

Steve. I was at the club working weekend on saturday (putting in new tie down points for cadets) and I overheard a conversation that suggested oxo had recently changed hands. :?: J
by jules22
Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup
Replies: 47
Views: 19149

Re: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup

Interesting comments !, one of my daughters crews on cadets and Steve's comments certainly ring true with me. If you think back to the original concept of the mirror , cheap/diy build , it has lost its way bigtime !, sad really. Thanks Rupert, I had forgotten about that place, I did use them a few y...
by jules22
Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup
Replies: 47
Views: 19149

Re: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup

update time !, found some time this weekend to crack-on with paint removal, the outside of the hull is fully stripped back to bare wood now. The wood is all in good shape with one historic hole in the floor that has been patched before this needs tidying up a bit, a few small areas of the glass tape...
by jules22
Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Carricraft of Cirencester
Replies: 1
Views: 2583

Re: Carricraft of Cirencester

Interesting, I live and sail only a few miles from Cirencester and have never heard of them, I will ask about at our sailing club and if I turn anything up will report back.
by jules22
Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: wood fillers
Replies: 7
Views: 3166

Re: wood fillers

what about using thickened epoxy with a bit of ply stuck on the back (inside) if its a short term repair and small hole. :?:
by jules22
Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup
Replies: 47
Views: 19149

Re: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup

Got the mirror home this weekend just gone to work on, poked about the hull and could not resist attacking the worst looking areas with the heatgun and scraper despite the better halfs insistance that we were going to be late in going out (it just HAD to be done!!,I just had to know if it was sound ...
by jules22
Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: mirror tiller
Replies: 12
Views: 5361

Re: mirror tiller

south cerney s/c.
by jules22
Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: mirror tiller
Replies: 12
Views: 5361

Re: mirror tiller

Cool. thanks alot , I am near cirencester in gloucestershire.
by jules22
Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: mirror tiller
Replies: 12
Views: 5361

Re: mirror tiller

^^^ spot on I recon !, been out and pondered over the rudder . The slot is about 15mm wide and 65mm long on the top, it then tapers out to to the bottom of the slot, overall depth of slot 45mm. could have a hole in the side where a pin goes through ?. :) . J
by jules22
Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: mirror tiller
Replies: 12
Views: 5361

Re: mirror tiller

Thanks, I have no old tiller to measure as the original has gone awol over the 30 0dd years she has been in storage. :( Checked on ebay and none listed for the couple of weeks I have been looking , so was hoping someone here might just have one in the back of the shed/garage. sorry to be of no help ...
by jules22
Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: mirror tiller
Replies: 12
Views: 5361

mirror tiller

Any spare tillers lurking in the back of the shed ?. :mrgreen:
by jules22
Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup
Replies: 47
Views: 19149

Re: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup

ENT228 : Thanks, Better drainage at the rear end was one of the things I have been mulling over. I had wondered about epoxying a plastic tube in place through the rear tank to outside of the hull and useing a modern plastic screw bung, had also wondered about screw hatches to tanks so good to know t...
by jules22
Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup
Replies: 47
Views: 19149

Re: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup

Thanks everyone, I go to extract the mirror from its hiding place in the next few weeks, so will post some pictures when I get it home and cleaned up and assess what needs doing.


I sail at south cerney Rupert, where in the waterpark do you sail ?.
by jules22
Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup
Replies: 47
Views: 19149

recomisioning a mirror after a long layup

Hi everyone , I have been given what i believe to be a mid 1960s mirror, it has been hanging up in a dry garage for 35 years unused !. how would you guys go about getting it back on the water ?, as far as I can see the hull is sound, though I do plan to repaint and varnish. I thought about floating ...