1960's Thistle, #1844, Lake Travis, Lago Vista, Texas, $900, sold 6/25/05

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1960's Thistle, #1844

  • Length: 17' All other measurements are according to the constitution and by laws of the Thistle Assn.
  • Swing centerboard
  • Sails: All three, They appear to be in good condition and have not seen any sunlight in years. I have no idea how old they are.
  • Trailer with good tires and wheels. Frame good. Needs a trailer coupling but this one works. It will need an Axle; the new bearings I put in the hubs were not a good fit and everything on the axle is an odd size. Easier to replace at about 150 bucks. All lights and wiring are new and work with a standard 4 prong plug.
  • She was built in CA and lived in Delaware and Maryland.
  • This is a bare bones racer; one of the fastest and most beautiful hulls ever built. She has everything needed to satisfy her race class; and enough to get her to the race.
  • She is not race ready. Though most of her teak has been replaced over the years there are three pieces left to do. Anyone with a good table saw can handle that. The are all around the centerboard trunk.... no curved cuts. There are a couple of minor dings in the glass..... easily repaired. The long term work will be prepping her for a proper either jell coat or paint job. Someone saw fit to cover her in house paint. This is basicly a good project boat with lots of rewards at the end. If she was race ready the price tag would be a lot higher. If this was my only boat you would never see it listed here. I will send more pics to anyone who asks.
  • I can offer to deliver her free to any Texas address. Beyond that we might negotiate at around a buck a mile.

    Hi David,
    I finally sold the Thistle #1844. I took $600 for it and delivered it to Delaware and stopped in to say hi to Mom. It found a good home and will be sailing from the Delaware River Yacht club from whence it came. Thanks for your help.
    regards, jack
    Lago Vista, Texas

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