It seems a bit heavier than the Walker Bay 8 I used to own, around 75#'s from what I've read. My intent, if the hull form works well, is to use it as a plug of sorts, basically wrap it in divinycel and glass, pop the result off and glass the interior. Doing that and going to leeboards, I think I could make it a nester, and likely halve the weight.
The Thunderbird was made in at least 3 sizes that I have seen:
- a 7' (w/no daggerboard slot),
- the 8' (my version),
- and a 10' (no slot and an extra seat, see in-water pic).
These dinks were made in St Petersburg, FL (see pic of label) and it looks like the company went OOB in the late 80's. They are not related (that I know of) to the dealer/broker in GA that uses 'Snug Harbor' in their name.