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Thunderbirt 26' - #1160 - Has anyone seen this boat

Hi There

I'm new to the board and considering buying into my first boat with a buddy. We came across an ad for a 26' Thunderbird #1160 in BC that seems to have been for sale for a while.

The fellow is not online and can't post many pictures and is also remote, so that could be why it is still for sale, but still, I thought I'd check to see if anyone has gone and seen this boat.

I'd love any other comments on this boat, he says it's full fibre glass, and the interior could use some work. Sails are 14 years old.

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Re: Thunderbirt 26' - #1160 - Has anyone seen this boat

The Thunderbird is a 26' sailboat, the only one that I am familiar with was a plywood boat. In the late 60's and early 70's they were a popular racing class that you could build.
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Re: Thunderbirt 26' - #1160 - Has anyone seen this boat

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The Thunderbird is a 26' sailboat, the only one that I am familiar with was a plywood boat. In the late 60's and early 70's they were a popular racing class that you could build.
They were also built by a variety of builders in a variety of countries in fiberglass, with scantlings designed to preserve the one design aspect regardless of the build material. There were also several deck/cabin variations along the way.

Another variation that was available was a 'homebuilt' plywood hull, mated with a molded fiberglass deck. These were good boats too, as the glass deck negated a lot of the issues with deck/cabin leaks on the all-wood boats.

To the OP, if you're still around the boat name would be more helpful than the sail number, if you have it.
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