Thistle 17 Foot Sailboat Complete Restoration 2016


Thistle 17 Foot Sailboat Complete Restoration 2016

Clark Thistle hull # 3347 Tippecanoe completely refurbished. I purchase Tippecanoe from a profession rigger and avid club racer Ryan Nelson who successfully raced the boat out of the Richmond Yacht Club. The boat was completed by Clark in 1974 and stored in a barn until Dan Clark brought her in 1986 and had success complaining the boat until he sold it to Ryan in 2014. The boat and trailer registration is currant with CA. I removed the registration numbers when I refinished the hull. I sent a month refurbishing Tippecanoe during the fall of 2016. The wood is original teak. The underside was unfinished when I purchased the boat. I sanded the underside of the grating and rails and applied 4 coats of West Systems clear epoxy to seal the teak and then applied 3 coats of Epifanes high gloss varnish to the underside of the grates. The undersides of the rails received 7 coats of epoxy and 7 coats of varnish. The entire teak exposed to the sun received 7 coats of varnish with sanding between all coats of varnish. Any old screw holes were coated with clear epoxy renin and then fill with thicken epoxy The interior of the boat was stripped of all rigging and the fiberglass hull, seats and tanks sanded. The bow and seat knees tabbing had been previous reinforced with fiberglass and resin. I coated the follow areas with 7 coats of epoxy resin the bow reinforcing, the seat tabbing to the hull top and bottom, the rear and bow tank tabbing to the hull, the bilge stringer tabbing, the bilge from the center board trunk to the bilge stringer, any checking in the gel coat on the seats or tanks, the fiberglass reinforcing on the inside of the transom, the entire center board trunk was sealed and faired with thicken epoxy. The interior was re-sanded and spayed with 2 coats of Awlgrip 2 part epoxy primer and 3 coasts of Epifanes Mono-urethane high gloss white with sanding between all coats. The bilge was over coated by hand with no skid compound added to the paint. The boat was then turned over; the exterior haul sanded and checks in the gel coat filled with several coats of epoxy resin. The hull was in good condition the only checking was where the top of the seat connected to the hull and the bottom of the hull at the bilge stringers. The bottom of the hull required some fairing each side of the bilge stringer. Once fair and sanded the exterior hull received 2 coats of Awlgrip 2 part epoxy primer and 3 coats of Awlgrip Polyester Urethane Topcoat in Federal Yellow which is close to the original Clark gel coat color. The boot stripe was painted using the Epifanes Mono-urethane high gloss white. The center boat was faired and painted the same as the exterior hull. The center boat and hull below the water line was wet sanded progressively down to 2000 grit. The 6 tank inspection ports were replaced with new using stainless steel through bolts and 3M marine 5200 adhesive sealant. The raw fiberglass edge around the cutouts of the inspection ports and the inside and exterior face of the cut outs were coated with epoxy resin to strengthen and barrier seal around the inspection port cut outs. The traveler, vang, and center board line, jib tensioner, and hiking strap line lines were replace with new larger lines that are easier on the hands. The traveler blocks were replaced with larger blocks to hand the larger lines. The main, jib and spinnaker sheets are in good condition the spinnaker sheets tapered. The standing rigging is in good tune. The trailer was sanded primed and pained with Rust-oleum rust stop enamel. The trailer has a new tongue jack, good tires, rims with buddy bearings and spare with mount. The bunks were given another coat of fiberglass faired and painted. The lights and wiring were replaced. The boat comes with a set of North sails 2015 used in 4 races, a good set of practice or regatta north sails that have lost the chirpiness and 2 good spinnakers a good straight rudder and centerboard with covers and top cover less than 3 years old. Also availed is a new never used mast blank with all rigging and hardware and flaring jig to build a new mast with all rigging. The reason I am selling Tippecanoe is I have a wooded Thistle in Oregon and I just brought a 40 foot keel boat I will be keeping in the San Francisco Bay AreasEND EMAIL FOR ADDTION PICTURES

Boat Price: 5000.00
Boat Location: Redwood City, California

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