("THISTLE" IS IN ABSOLUTELY BRISTOL CONDITION !
TOP QUALITY GEAR & READY FOR OFFSHORE
READ THE OWNER'S EXTENSIVE NOTES AND YOU WILL SEE HOW "THISTLE" HAS TO BE THE FINEST KENDALL 32 AVAILABLE
Designed by Atkin & Crealock and built by Larry Kendall, the Kendall 32 is a heavy duty offshore cutter -- an updated and improved fiberglass version of William Atkin's famous THISTLE (1934). In doing the conversion to fiberglass, William Crealock said that he kept the basic lines, while raising the sheer and redesigning the rig. "Thistle" has just completed a multi-year total retrofit to better than new condition with many custom features and engineering upgrades. Viewing by appointment. NEW - Check out the 3D TOUR video !
Not Marketed for Sale in Canadian Waters
THISTLE‘S multi-year total refit has had no expense spared. Her many upgrades and custom features makes her the finest and most unique Kendall 32 ever produced. She shows “as new”.
LOA: 39 feet, LOD 32 feet, LWL 27’6” , Beam 11 feet, Draft 5 feet, Displacement 19,500 lbs, Ballast 7,800 lbs Sail area (cutter with Yankee) 735 sq ft
Built by Kendall Boat Works, Costa Mesa CA, hull 17, under the direction of Jack Wilken for his personal boat. Originally named, "Fairwind", she was launched in 1971.
Jack Wilken was in charge of quality control for Kendall and later became quality control and production manager for Pacific Seacraft starting with the Pacific Seacraft 37. He is co-founder of Seattle Boat Works. He and his son author an advice column in 48 North.
Jack’s attention to the glass layup, bulkhead installation and deck beam lamination and installation was superb. The hull is overbuilt with 12 layers of mat, woven roving, and resin for the hull with 14 layers for higher stress areas and 24 layers for the encapsulated lead keel enclosure. She has never had an osmosis problem, or delamination, and there is no evidence that she ever had water ingress.
The deck is fiberglass over 3/4 inch highest marine grade plywood and is heavy but bulletproof. The deck beams are laminated mahogany and ash on 12 inch centers. Core samples are available for the hull and deck.
The interior joinery is solid mahogany, ash, oak and Port Orford cedar. The sole and floorboards are ½ inch oak over ¾ inch marine ply. All floorboards have retention fasteners as does every cabinet door and drawer.
Jack Wilken decided to sell the boat after he married and had three children and needed something larger.
She was bought by Barry Cassanos in Marina del Rey and her name was changed to “Star Rover”. He kept the boat for over 20 years until he left boating. The boat was always well cared for under his ownership. He took her to Hawaii and back once.
In 2007, the boat was bought by Dennis and Marta Jensen who live on Whidby Island. They named the boat “Reunion“ and sailed her to Mexico for two years and were on their way to Chile when family issues got in the way. They trucked the boat back to WA.
Dennis is a master shipwright and a fastidious craftsman. He moved the boat into his barn on Whidby Island and set about doing a phenomenal custom upgrade. The interior was gutted, the cockpit was removed, the engine was replaced, the fuel tanks were replaced. All the wiring was removed and redone. The chain plates were replaced, and every fitting was removed, inspected and re-bedded. The interior was revised with additional storage and new floorboards were installed. Dennis worked on the boat in his barn every day for 2 years. During the refit he replaced the bowsprit with a custom stainless pulpit, a custom stainless traveller and a custom stainless stern radar arch. He designed and built a phenomenally crafted hard dodger complete with overhead white/red light and DC electrical outlet.
The list of improvements including a complete LPU paint job with Interlux Perfection paint (Platinum grey and Matterhorn white) continued under Dennis Jensen’s hand until he developed a health issue and decided to sell the boat to Garry MacKenzie in January 2017.
Garry MacKenzie has been a serious sailor for over 50 years and has owned a number of sailboats from 16 feet up to 64 feet in length, with a number of offshore passages. Then past age 70, he decided to downsize to something smaller but seaworthy and capable of sailing to New Zealand from the PNW with a crew of two. When he bought her in 2017, she was in Bristol condition but it was decided to go even further to make her even better for the trip with a significant investment in time and money. She is now nearly perfect. The most recent improvements are itemized on another list.
As a tribute to William Atkin’s original Thistle design “Reunion” was renamed “Thistle”. Were Atkin alive today he would no doubt be pleased with this modern remake and upgrade of his Thistle.
Unfortunately, now approaching 75 years of age Garry and his wife have decided that perhaps it’s too late for the last offshore hurray. In particular, Garry’s wife feels she doesn’t want to travel offshore and be away from home for an extended period (perhaps scared of an aging husband although she doesn’t say it).
Nevertheless, they both had a tremendous circumnavigation of Vancouver Island on Thistle in June 2018 that to some degree compensates for the lost investment and lost dream.
The previous owners completely rebuilt this Kendall, replacing the engine, standing rigging, electrical systems, plumbing, thru-hulls, seacocks and much of the interior. There is not much left of the original boat except the hull, deck, keel and other structural members. All renovation work was done at the highest professional and ABYC standards by a couple who has rebuilt several other boats in the past.
Accommodation includes one double berth with lee cloths in the forepeak, a child’s length berth with a lee cloth in the forepeak (used mainly for additional storage but the lee cloths make the stored items secure. The salon has a sea berth that pulls out to a double with lee cloths and the salon settee pulls out as a single sea berth with lee cloths. There is a dinette salon table with seating for four. The boat is ideally suited to a cruising couple with occasional additional crew.
The galley is to port down from the companionway with an as new Force 10 propane two burner range top and oven with thermocouples, top loading Fridge freezer, and plenty of top loading dry storage and overhead shelving.
To starboard from the companionway is a standup navigation station and large chart table with multiple chart drawers. The engine ignition switch and instrument display are indoors at the nav station to protect them from the elements. The electronics are located here along with further instruments , mostly radios in shelves above the dinette.
There is a phenomenal amount of secured storage space for a boat of this length much of it added with the recent interior retrofit.
Completely new DC and AC wiring throughout the boat with new Blueseas DC and AC breaker panels. 30amp shore power connection and cord with adaptors.
New AC smart battery charger and galvanic isolator.
New Trojan 105 6 volt wet cell batteries 420 amps total.
Five solar panels, 450 watts total, with 30 amp regulator and spare new regulator.
Wiring for wind generator in place with switch to regulator. Thus far, additional power not needed hence wind generator not installed.
Autohelm 2000 tiller pilot.
2018 Raymarine, wireless, wind speed/direction indicator with moveable cockpit display.
Masthead windex and new spare.
Garmin 24 mile radar.
ICOM M700Pro SSB with Pactor Modem and ICOM antenna tuner, and copper ground plates.
ICOM M424 G DSC VHF with external speaker to cockpit.
STD Horizon HX500S rechargeable handheld VHF with DC charging station.
Garmin 740 S GPS Chart Plotter with navigation station and companionway mounts.
with West Coast of North America vector charts.
Furuno GP 32 WAAS 6” GPS receiver.
Furuno Navtex NX300 S&R Receiver.
Furuno LS6100 scanning depth sounder.
Grundig Satellite 800 shortwave, AM, FM world receiver.
Vesper Marine AIS with separate alarm speaker.
C-MAP charts for the entire world on a dedicated PC laptop with separate index of charts binder.
ARI Digital barograph with trending display.
Digital Atomic Clock.
2 Danforth Corsair compasses with moveable cockpit mounts.
406 EPIRB (needs battery replacement).
LED mast head tricolor, anchor light and strobe.
LED running lights.
Xantrex 1500 watt inverter isolated from the main AC system to reduce the risk of overload or accidental AC injury.
Force 10 two burner propane stove with oven and thermocouples, like new.
Three aluminum horizontal 10 pound propane tanks with deck mounts and Sunbrella covers.
Engel AC/DC top loading refrigerator freezer in dedicated top loading galley enclosure.
Sig Marine 120 diesel fireplace furnace.- gravity fed from main diesel tanks with two inline shut- off valves in addition to the heater shut-off valve.
Brass clock and barometer.
Brass trawler lamp.
Blakes-Lavac manual head with new spare diaphragm pump.
15 gal holding tank with overboard Y valve discharge and electric macerator tank discharge pump.
60 gallon Monel water tank with 10 gallon portable reserve. In line water filter on manual foot pump.
Rainwater collection tarp with drain.
Ceramic electric heater and engine room and salon heat lamps for winter use.
Manual fresh water foot pumps with spares.
Seawater wash down pump with cockpit outlet. Hose lead to bow for anchor and chain wash down during anchor retrieval.
5 part mast climbing tackle with bosun’s chair.
Upper folding mast steps to help work at mast head.
Tackle on running back stays to use as MOB lift.
MOB pole with float and line.
Deck Jack lines.
Thru bolted Cockpit harness attachment.
Three SOSpenders inflatable lifejacket/harnesses. Owner’s personal harnesses not included.
10 foot boat hook with shroud attachment.
Lightening diversion system with copper ground plates attached to main stays. The plates are lowered into the water during a major electrical storm.
Weems and Plath SOS LED distress light (modern legal night flare substitute.)
Flares –current dated.
Fire extinguishers current.
Masthead LED strobe, sailing tricolor and anchor light on three way switch.
LED bow and stern running lights when motoring.
406 EPIRB- needs new battery.
4 person Viking offshore life raft in Valise – always inside with dedicated storage position under the dinette is like new, but now due for routine scheduled re-inspection. Nearest inspection stations in Vancouver BC and Auburn WA.
"Thistle" is cutter rigged. The mast and boom are black anodized aluminum and are over built. The mast is deck stepped with solid beams and dual compression post. There is no worry about water getting down the mast into the boat or mast step corrosion. This is a method used by many major European builders such as Hallberg-Rassy and Trintella.
There is a new Strong Track for the main making raising and lowering and reefing easy for the brand new UK Full batten mainsail. The reefing is traditional slab reefing with three reef points. There is a separate trysail track.
The standing rigging is near new as are the chain plates and there is a complete back up set of rigging all with Norsemen fittings.
There is a complete set of spare rigging including Norseman fittings and numerous rigging spares including gooseneck and turnbuckles.
The new headsails have Pro-furl self furlers with lines lead to the cockpit.
Stainless lifelines are near new with Norseman end fittings and there are also easily removable high level Dynema offshore lifelines.
Brand new (May/2018) offshore quality UK furling Yankee and furling Staysail with matching white UV protection strips, luff foam furling inserts, and mildew protection.
Brand new (May 2018) UK, offshore quality full batten mainsail with three reef points and batten slides for Strong Track.
Two spare mainsails in very good condition one cream white and one tanbark. Two spare staysails. One spare Tanbark Yankee. One white 110 Genoa in very good condition. One cruising asymmetric spinnaker in sock in very good condition, Storm staysail, and storm trysail unused.
Mast mounted Spinnaker pole, halyards, sheets and guys.
Newer running rigging with newer vang/preventer systems and running backstays. Spare sheets and halyards.
New Fuel (poly 60 gals) tanks . New poly 15 gal holding tank with deck pump out and macerator pump for overboard discharge.
Water tank is 60 gal Monel stainless alloy as new with in line water filter to foot pumps. (no electrical pumps on purpose).
The engine is a 2007 Yanmar 40HP 3JH4E diesel. As of Sept 2019, it has 1090 hrs. All service is up to date. Engine and engine room look near new. The engine gauges and starter switch and engine stop are out of the elements inside at the navigation station but the gauges are viewable from the companionway.
There is a Racor primary fuel filter system with gravity feed for filter change, in addition to oil change equipment and Baja fuel filler.
Hundreds of dollars in spare parts for the engine including lift pump, raw water pump, starter, thermostats, gaskets, impellors, belts, filters etc.
Brand new, in April 2018, 3 bladed 17” Max prop.
Spare two bladed 18” fixed prop.
New April 2018, PSS shaft seal.
New cutless bearing 2017.
Custom horizontal chain plates for bridle attachment of new Jordan series drogue (unused)
Custom matching painted Fatty Knees dinghy with sailing gear in custom chocks. Mercury 2.5 HP OB, with lifting crane and custom motor rail mount.
Viking four person offshore liferaft in valise, always kept inside. Date for re-inspection just expired but should be like new.
Near new Lofrans 1000 electric windlass with covered “up and down” foredeck switches.
Custom staggered dual chain lockers with newer ground tackle including 2 bow anchors, stern anchor, and spare.
Anchors include Rocna Vulcan 44#, CQR 45#, Bruce 30#, Danforth 20# . Primary rode 330’ 5/16 HT with 75’ 5/8 nylon. Other include: 320’ 12 strand nylon with 50 ‘ chain, 293 ‘ nylon with 30 ‘ chain, 240 ft 5/8 3 strand nylon with 30 ‘ chain.
600 feet spool of ½ inch polyprop line for stern shore tie with sunbrella cover mounted on radar arch.
Custom Hardtop dodger with 12 volt overhead light and 12V attachment for floodlight.
Numerous Lines and fenders including one inch poly prop floating tow line.
Too many manuals and miscellaneous items and spares to list here.
Eight spare deck mounted 5 gallon diesel fuel jugs with matching Sunbrella covers with tie downs to custom Port Orford Cedar rail boards.
Smaller and larger, Sunbrella cockpit Bimini covers .
600 feet of polyprop stern shore tie line on Sunbrella covered spool mounted to radar arch.
New bronze thru hulls and backing plates.
New raw water strainer.
New custom stainless traveller.
Custom cockpit enclosure with new cockpit drains and Port Orford cedar cockpit floor boards.
Custom stainless steel pulpit with custom twin bow rollers and custom bobstay with Dynema secondary and spare bobstay in chain locker.
Custom Stainless radar and solar panel arch.
As new Monitor windvane with custom reinforced stern reefs.
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