Re: Mirror Dinghy Questions
Hi there Mike, and welcome to the forum!
The main problem with older Mirrors is that they were built with 5mm ply which isn't made any more. Thus I had to create a sandwich of 4mm and a piece of 1mm veneer to make up the total width in the dutchmans I put on after I'd put the backing plates on. I strongly suggest getting a strip to glue over the ply endgrain on the sheer that can sit between the inwale and gunwale, first applying an unthickened coat on the timber after giving the areas a blast with a heat gun and then using an epoxy thickened with microfibres. That should keep the water out. Don't forget some nice fillets of the thick stuff under the gunnel and inwale as well.
Look forward to seeing some pictures mate!
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