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1968 William Atkins Thistle Used Classic Wooden Boat For Sale in Halifax

Mast

Mast Configuration
Single Mast
Single Mast Type
Other
Two-Mast Type
Hull Configuration
Full keel
Sail Handing and Equipment Comments

Thistle designed in 1934 by William Atkins. Colin Archer influenced.

The Westsail32's hull was copied from this boat's design.

Survey available on request.

 This boat built at marine shop in Ottawa in 1968.

 The hull is fiber glass clothed with e-poxy coating.

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 Diesel is air cooled.

No thru hulls below water line. Dry boat through out, no leaks.

 Dickinson diesel oven/stove.

Propane burner on gimbol.

 

Spars and Rigging Comments

 All wood spars, 34 ' mast, main boom, gaff pole, stay-sail boom and sprit.

 2 full sets of sails(6 total).

 12' aluminum Spin pole for jib.

Ballast

5500lbs internal, 20,000lbs total weight.

Overview

Price
15000.00
Type Of Boat
Sail
Make
William Atkins
Model
Thistle
Year
1968
LOA (feet)
32
Deck Material
Wood
Hull Material
Wood, e-poxy/fiberglass clothed

Location

City
Halifax
Province/State
Nova Scotia
Country
Canada
Contact Number
1-902-222-4726

Engine

Engine Make
Lister air cooled
Engine Model
SR3
Engine Year
1968
Horsepower
20
Cooling
No Answer
Fuel Type
Diesel

General

Boat Survey
Yes
Survey Date
September 2016
Trailer
No
Trailer Make
Trailer Model
Trailer Year
Cradle
No
Winter Cover
No
Dinghy
No
Dinghy Make
Cabins (number)
2
Head
One
Manual Head
Yes
Electric Head
No
Fire Extinguisher
Yes
Color of Canvas
Dodger (Forward)
No
Closure (Vertical)
No
Bridge Cover
No
Bimini (after)
No
Camper Back
No
Sleeps (Number of People)
4
Holding Tanks (total number)
Yes
Water Tanks
No

Further Comments

This boat has traveled across the Atlantic through the North Sea and back to Canada via the Caribbean.

 It is an extremely safe boat and can handle any and all seas and weather.

 Even after almost 50 years the wood is in near perfect state with only a few blemishes and wear marks.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's boat(Suhaili) that he sailed non-stop around the world in 1968 is a boat that was designed to this standard by William Atkins. Same hull form, different rig and cabin.

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