Discussion in 'The Dockhouse' started by steveh, Jul 9, 2007.
yeah, i belong to a club, we have about 15+ thistles, we do glimmerglass regatta every year
Ah, I've heard of it. Memorable name.
lasers, CFj's, International Fj,s, R-boats, Hunter 14's/JY 140's, few sunfish, some sailboards!
haha, ya, our lake is notorious
Our Thistle fleet does the Damfull. Our little reservoir is narrow with shifty winds, probably the little reservoir story everywhere.
Jack Breen is a prof at U Texas in Austin. He had a couple Thistles way back when. One was an 1100 series woodie and I have the plan set that came with Jack's first Boat.
Jack now sails a Catalina 27 with the grandkids but he has stoipped af ew times to visit teh woodie I am refurbishing...slowly///not JaCK..MY WORK PROGRESS
Yeah, our progress is super slow, but that's what winter is for. What the condition of yours?
I bought it a nice new tarp fairly recently
Well, that's wise. We went tarpless one season, being po' folks, and the boat was outdoors and it weathered the wood. Now I've got a lot of bleaching to do. I'm not optimistic on success there, either.
Thanks for this thread. Thought I was the only craze collector of trash: got 3 lasers, ‘76, ‘85, ’07; canoe; aluminum power boat;
Sailed once with a girl who had Sunfish. Laser was much faster, so I tried her 2nd Sunfish rig on a Laser. Worked fine.
I did sell the Boston Whaler Harpoon, but I never festup to the 4 kayaks, (one being the Hobie Outback that you pedal), '16 canoe, '19 Chaparral family runabout, and a 1959 '14 Glasspar Sport Lido the Sunday cruiser when the wind is not blowing.
I have a Tasar. Which is a great boat, but got tired of having to dig someone up everytime I wanted to go sailing, so just bought a laser. I'm planning to sail it exclusively during the frostbite season, but will be interesting to see which way I gravitate towards during the regular race season.
I have a laser 11' whaler and a holder 12 i'm selling.
I really enjoy sailing real boats - you know the kind that when you make a mistake you get wet - my primary boat is a Vancouver 42 but all summer long I have 2 Bombardier Invitations tied up along side and they are lots of fun for my wife and I to race - always interested in talking anyone who has an Invitation - great boats - very similar to a laser - especially in the area of repairs
Hey, what number 125's do you have? Also, (dumb question and all I know) but where is Tinnaroo? Do you race them? I sail 125 number 3157 ('Oddly Enough') in Queensland.
I don't actually own any boats right now. I sold my laser 2 (which was sad, it was a great boat but I wanted to race and there is no class here). I like this board which is why I stuck around. I race a 125 owned by my crew. At some stage we are looking at getting something like a Formula 15 (http://www.formula15.org/index.htm) which would be so much fun!
i have as i stated 2 125's ... i dont sail them any more as i am too big I sail the laser mainly and 505 of fun days...
The first 125 i have is 2162... but don't let the sail number fool you ... it is very very fast upwind ...
the other one my father had built for my sister for the 125 nationals ... oooo can't remember what year but it is 2995.... its unfortunately not so quick upwind .... but will pass most the fleet going down wind ....
i attribute thes qualities to the boats hull shape .. 2995 is quite flat underneath .. where 2162 can point like hell and is fast doing it .. it is quite deep at the bow ....
anyways ... hope that satisies you ..
oh .. Tinaroo is on the Tablelands near Cairns
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