Thistles
Thistle Jr Bay area E regattaHistory
I have been sailing and working on Thistles since 1976 and in that time, have done pretty much everything with them but mold a glass hull. I opened my shop in the fall of 1983 but I spent the summer of 1983 working in Doug Laber’s shop at Great Midwest Yacht Company - working on wood parts and boat repairs. Those were good days that helped set the standard I try to work to today. I thank Doug for that experience.

Services
We can handle pretty much any task you need done on a Thistle:

  • Wood and Glass Repairs
  • Fairing - Hulls and Foils
  • Paint and Varnish Work
  • Rails, Gratings and Other Parts Fabrication
  • Hardware Installation
  • Trailer Bunks
  • Custom Parts
  • Tillers
  • Foils
  • Compass Mounts
  • Riser Blocks for Cleats and Tracks
  • Spruce Spinnaker Poles
  • Light Weight Spruce Paddles
  • Other Ideas?

Some Thistle Projects
Check out some wood and glass Thistle restoration projects - click on the two Thistle albums on Screen 2 on our Gallery Page.

Contact Us
I look forward to sailing Thistles for a good long while. Meanwhile, please click here to contact us about your Thistle project. See you out there!

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