27ft long with a draught of 3ft. Thistle was bought from Bob Angel in July 2003 after he had spent about five years restoring this vessel after he found her in a bad state in the trees at Penryn dock, North Wales.
Prior to her being at Penryn Dock we have no information on this vessel other than a bill of sale dated 10th July 1963, transferring ownership from a Mr D Leigh, a joiner and boatbuilder who lived at 6 Back Avondale Road, Morecambe, to a Mr C Mitchell of 101 Autoban Road Birmingham.
We believe this vessel may have been built by Crossfields at Conwy as the vessel has a cast iron keel as ballast, which apparently was a feature of Conwy built boats, and possibly dates from about 1905, although other's suggest she may have been built as late as 1925.
Thistle is now owned by Matt Reid who would love to know if any one knows her old fishing number, year of build, where whe was built or any information about her. If you can help please contact us and we will pass on the information to Matt.