Mirror dinghy conversion

  • 18 Feb 2021 06:49
    Reply # 10111918 on 10108704
    Anonymous wrote:

    A while back there was a short item on the first page of  this web site from someone who had an idea of converting a mirror dinghy but had never got around to doing it, he had 2 plans one for a sloop and another for a schooner! they looked fun. I cannot remember much but there was bit of a write up and two drawings, I saved the drawings (hopefully attached) and tried to find the item but my lack of IT skills defeated me, perhaps someone else can help.


    Thank you for sharing the files, much appreciated.

    I am now in contact with Chris Shelton, Simon Fishwick, and James S Michaud, and the latter has built a couple of junk sails for Mirrors based on Arne's plans. I am documenting my work (and will copy paste the documents I found of other riggers) to make it a bit easier for those who will want to do the same. I find it to be a really easy task, and a realistic way to do tryouts for larger scale projects. 

    Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 06:50 | Anonymous member
  • 17 Feb 2021 10:26
    Reply # 10108704 on 10101058

    A while back there was a short item on the first page of  this web site from someone who had an idea of converting a mirror dinghy but had never got around to doing it, he had 2 plans one for a sloop and another for a schooner! they looked fun. I cannot remember much but there was bit of a write up and two drawings, I saved the drawings (hopefully attached) and tried to find the item but my lack of IT skills defeated me, perhaps someone else can help.

    2 files
  • 15 Feb 2021 21:06
    Message # 10101058

    Hello all, 

    I am a junk rig enthusiast and am in the (slow) process of converting my albin Vega, thanks to the generous documentation provided by Arne. However, I got an offer I couldn't refuse and am now the lucky owner of two full Gunther rigs for my mirror dinghy. I would like to train my humble rigging skills on that before attacking the sails for the Vega (a pricier operation...specially during the pandemic). 

    I have read the rare articles on the subject of converting mirrors to junk but they were a little bit light on the technical side... I was wondering if anyone could get me in touch with a mirror junk owner, or if anyone has an informed opinion on the matter. I am mostly wondering about the minimal height of the mast and the stepping. I would like to use the material I have (the original rig) and recycle it. I will also use the sails I have (main and foresail) and just cut them to fit the mirror, I don't mind being slightly under canvassed. If anyone can help, I'd be delighted.

    Jassem. 

    Last modified: 15 Feb 2021 22:34 | Anonymous member
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