WTB new Thistle -- who's the builder?
Posted 02 November 2011 - 05:55 PM
Posted 02 November 2011 - 06:03 PM
My understanding is that Thistle dinghies are still being manufactured. Does anyone know where a new one can be had? ... i have heard that there is a builder in Jacksonville who makes new ones, but I can't seem to locate any such company. Thanks.
Doug Laber in Sunbury Ohio owns Great Midwest Yachts. He's the long standing builder of new Thistles. Last I saw, the builder in Jacksonville bought the Fox Molds and modified them a bit. His boats have (last i knew) not been approved class legal yet. I think the Fox mold boats are fast. Mike Ingham has a Northwest One Design boat which I think was also made from that mold and he wins EVERYTHING. He probably would with a GMW though.
Good luck on the new boat! New Thistles are a FREAKING piece of furniture! BEAUTIFUL boats!
Posted 02 November 2011 - 10:12 PM
Doug Laber is the guy.
Posted 03 November 2011 - 11:58 PM
Posted 04 November 2011 - 02:14 PM
no no no.. Who is on First!!!
Just had the new hull measured and showing it off at the Blood Mary in Anderson SC. This weekend.
Posted 04 November 2011 - 11:13 PM
Posted 06 November 2011 - 12:47 AM
Boats are being built by Lamb's Yacht Center. Early pics are on the lamb's facebook page.