John Howell

Posted 4 weeks ago by John Howell

Beacon Composites was approved by the Measurement Committee in March of 2021 and Thistle 4052 is their first boat.  The hull and tanks are from the Great Midwest Yachts molds (now owned by Beacon Composites), although the tank between the centerboard trunk and the bow tank has been replaced with a custom design solid structure.  This is the first Thistle made using infusion, a process now widely used in the high-end marine industry.  The hull was also constructed using epoxy resin rather than polyester.  Also noteworthy are the seams where the tanks meet the hull.  The seams are nearly invisible...

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