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    Been looking of late for a boat two can sail so Jane has something to do when we go out sailing - obviously in the canoe the 'crew' just gets to sit up front thumb-twiddling. Lo and behold, on Sunday there was a Mirror dinghy with road trailer being offered on my local freecycle site so I was quick to act. Needs a bit of work obviously - mostly a lick of paint and some re-taping of seams. Rig is all very good order and includes a spinnaker. Chuffed to bits!
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    Blimey. That is one hell of a RESULT!!! Nice one.

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    Well done Fredster, she looks to have loads of potential. Next thing you'll be defecting to the DCA!

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    Wow! Freecycle in my neck of the woods is the place to go if you're looking for such things as 7 purple floor tiles, half a bag of cement or a used broom head (just needs new bristles)! Finding that boat was pure genius! Nigh swan!
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    Wow that looks like the one in my shed!

    Runs to check

    No, yours looks in better condition.

    Congratulations
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    Well done, looks like an excellent boat.

    That sail number dates from the 1960's, but Mirror's seem to last forever.

    I must remember to check whats on my local freecycle more often.

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    oh look at him, he's a real sailor now Well done nice little project to keep you out of trouble
    SF Peterborough 14'
    weighs 7 Stone! 44.5kg
    Bell Yellowstone (so light)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney View Post
    Well done, looks like an excellent boat.

    That sail number dates from the 1960's, but Mirror's seem to last forever...

    Number on boat matches sail number, nice to know the approx age of her, cheers


    Quote Originally Posted by joe.ford View Post
    oh look at him, he's a real sailor now Well done nice little project to keep you out of trouble
    Indeed, but don't worry, your sailing buddy has not gone over to the other side!

    We need to get out soon, when this damn wind drops a bit anyway...
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredster View Post
    We need to get out soon, when this damn wind drops a bit anyway...
    Lee board is completed, so is the rudder now. Just need to varnish them
    SF Peterborough 14'
    weighs 7 Stone! 44.5kg
    Bell Yellowstone (so light)

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    Freecycle is going to get some hits this week now!

    Congratulations!

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    I've got three of those, and expect to get about 500 for one when I sell it. My freecycle is full of people wanting extortionate things like a sailing dinghy, a canoe, or a Blackberry.

    Stage one of your project should be to find out how to attach the clew of the main to the boom, otherwise sheeting in also flattens the sail

    Impcanoe

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    As a mod for a Freecycle Group I must say sometimes something like this comes up.

    I myself gave away a slalom Kayak good condition but did not want to see it go the the tip.

    A caravan has appeared in the last year and so have a bulk bag of fish fingers opened as four were used.

    The favourite offers seem to be tables and chairs and 3 piece suites and Beds.
    The biggest wanted's are washing machines and cookers.
    In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Duct tape fixes everything

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    How about tapering each end to a point and presto - a short fat sailing canoe!

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    Nah. Just fix it and use it as it was intended.

    These are really nice little boats.

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