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    Decorative covers and a small info plaque for the Mirror.



     
     
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    You see, none sailors ignorance.

    I was expecting to see you on a mirror so thought “this would be a good watch”

    At least he will see his reflection when swimming back to the water surface.
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    My roommate had one and sailed it a lot until he bought a Folkboat (fibreglass). Have great memories of both. His mirror have a wood mast. ;)

    Pete

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curly View Post
    My roommate had one and sailed it a lot until he bought a Folkboat (fibreglass). Have great memories of both. His mirror have a wood mast. ;)

    Pete
    Hi Pete,

    I have been following a YT channel called my classic boat and they have featured a few Folkboats and they are beautiful.
    I do have a wooden mast as a spare, I actually prefer the look of it and will swap over in the future.

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    There is a lot of dingy’s out there in the 14-16foot bracket. Would look at GP14 or if your ok with GRP maybe a wanderer.

     
     
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    No I dont remember any number but at age 16 would I have been interested ??? All i know is my progression was Mirror, GP14 (as said eddski), Laser. Then I stopped and the Nicholson 55 was the Army training boat to give recruits confidence (and to show the navy how to sail!!), My son went on to do a UK to Greenland navigation exercise in a big sailing boat but I cant remember which. Which if you think about it is all a bit bizarre because I then went on to do 25 years in the RAF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre View Post
    No I dont remember any number but at age 16 would I have been interested ??? All i know is my progression was Mirror, GP14 (as said eddski), Laser. Then I stopped and the Nicholson 55 was the Army training boat to give recruits confidence (and to show the navy how to sail!!), My son went on to do a UK to Greenland navigation exercise in a big sailing boat but I cant remember which. Which if you think about it is all a bit bizarre because I then went on to do 25 years in the RAF.

    Sailing was the reason I joined the navy. Careers advisor asked me what I wanted to do, replied that was why I had come to see him, he asks what I was good at, Sailing says I, best you join the Navy says he so I did.

    Had some great times, particularly and spectacularly beating the RAF in the annual Navy RAF dinghy team racing regatta. Managed one international outing sailing against for GB against Pakistan which was a survival issue as if anyone had fallen into the water in the river in Karachi I doubt they would have made it to the hospital let alone survived. Passed two dead bodies on the upwind leg on the first lap which was somewhat off putting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul hd View Post
    Hi Neil,

    It is good to see some sailors on the forum. 25864 was produced in 1971

    I am 6' 4 and have had a few too many pies. I do feel a bit big for the Mirror but I will get on with it. I have seen a video where the guy raised the boom position by 6 inches. He said it didn't change the characteristics. It might be good for me to have a little extra headroom.
    I think a Wayfarer would be a good size for me.

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    Paul,

    Where did you find out that 25864 was produced in 1971? I built it with my father (I got in the way!) I was in charge of threading the cooper wire and twisting the wire before managing to get the fibreglass all over myself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre View Post
    No I dont remember any number but at age 16 would I have been interested ???
    If you had been a owner/builder of the Mirror you would of remembered. Especially in the mid 60's as this would have been a low number.

    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    Paul,

    Where did you find out that 25864 was produced in 1971?
    Hi Neil,
    Here is a list of the numbers. How to tell the age of a boat from it's sail number

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul hd View Post
    If you had been a owner/builder of the Mirror you would of remembered. Especially in the mid 60's as this would have been a low number.


    Hi Neil,
    Here is a list of the numbers. How to tell the age of a boat from it's sail number
    At 16 I was a member of a club, I used to get 30/- per week as a Saturday boy in Safeways Supermarket North Harrow!! There was no way I would have remembered the numbers of the 10 or so mirrors etc that they had at the Lido.
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