Re: advice on mirror dinghy repair
I saw this thread last night and was in the middle of tapping out a reply and then had a black out! Anyhoo, I said something along the lines of it's great to see another Mirror being restored. Fine little ships they are! all the advice above is good, however, I would be tempted to put a backing plate from the deck up to the top of the prow where the forestay and painter attach to. I would also make absolutely sure there is no other rot while you have the boat down to bare timber. That water staining may have some rot associated with it, so pay attention to these areas. Lastly, tung oil may bee a great product on traditionally built craft, but I'm not sure about its ability to adhere to taping/epoxy. I'm going to use a water based two part poly call Boat Cote which is made just north of here in Queensland, but I'm sure you'd be able find a similar cross-linked type paint product in the UK.
BTW, I'm overwhelmed that you're overwhelmed!
It'd be terrific to see some pictures of your work!
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