Gordon Douglass, 1945/2012
Sloop. LOA 17' Beam 6' Draft 6"The classic Thistle one-designs sail as fast and high as dry leaves racing downstream. A 2012 custom build and replication of Thistles #586 and #705 required new plans, lofting and a new jig. Each hull was formed by five layers of precisely-set strips of 1/6th-inch mahogany stapled and glued in “cold-molded” construction – our first work with this process which, produces singular strength with barely discernible weight. Created new transoms. Rebuilt and restored cockpit interiors, re-weaving original wood into hull #705. Both classics, Thistles #586 and #705, will return to family sailing on the Great South Bay.