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2287 in Maryland - $4,500

posted Dec 2, 2016, 4:08 AM by Paul Nelson   [ updated Dec 2, 2016, 4:09 AM ]

1968 D & M -- Probably the nicest Thistle ever restored. A professional boat builder, as his personal project for his own use rebuilt this Thistle. No details were left out. The boat has not been raced since restoration.

The boat was completely striped to a bare hull including removing all hardware, wood, and the seat tanks were cut out. The old interior gel coat was removed. Next the centerboard trunk was reinforced with glass tabbing in the stressed areas and faired. Any stress crack were repaired using standard marine repair practices. All the old hardware holes were repaired to allow for a fresh start when mounting the new hardware. Next the removed seat tanks were sanded and the under side of the top of the seats were cored with balsa to stiffen them. Reinforcements were added to the shroud attachment points. The seats were reinstalled into the hull using glass tabbing and epoxy. A new floatation tank was constructed under the back grate using lightweight foam core fiberglass techniques. The entire interior was then sanded and faired. The interior was then gel coated, white. Gel coat was used because of it's superior resistance to abrasion and knocks. The interior non-skid areas are Awlgripped with non-skid added. The color is moondust.

All new teak grates and rails were constructed and installed, including 45 degree bracing as seen done on most Thistles. All the joinery was assembled and fitted to the boat with West epoxy. If you look under the teak decks rails you will see a nice radius bead of epoxy running the length of the hull. All the teak undersides were coated with three coats of epoxy, and the all the teak was coated with six coats of marine spar varnish. It looks beautiful.

The boat was fitted with new blocks, mostly Harken ball bearing type: some are the new air blocks which are very nice. The boat has new jibmaster cleats and a new Harken main sheet traveler system.

The boat is fully rigged and set up with all the controls for racing. The boat has the preferred aluminum black mast and boom. The hull topsides are painted with Flag Blue Awlgrip with a red boot top. The bottom is painted with Interlux VC Teflon Performance Epoxy, which is basically a racing bottom paint that offers no fouling protection but is sanded to a very smooth finish.

The rudder and centerboard are in perfect condition. The tiller is a solid piece of varnished oak and is fitted with a tiller extension. A new carbon spinnaker pole is included. Under the forward port rail are two custom leather lined mounts to store the pole. All running rigging is new and was applied by Annapolis Performance Sailing. The boat is fitted with new adjustable hiking straps for all crew positions. The boat comes equipped with three attachment points installed for lifting. A custom vinyl coated wire-lifting harness is included

The tailer is a 1963 Gator with bearing bodies, recent bearing, new tires and recent paint. It has LED lights. The trailer has not been in the water since being rebuilt. We hoist launch at out club. There is an additional light board that mounts to the rear of the boat and plugs into the trailer harness. This gives you two sets of lights, one on the trailer and one on the rear of the boat. The light board incorporated the rear mast support for carrying the mast when the boat is on the trailer. The front mast support is built into the trailer. Contact areas are covered with leather to protect the mast.

A boat cover is included. It is made oif Sunbrella. It's designed as a complete boat cover and is fitted to the boat with the mast up and boat on the trailer.

The boat is set up for either racing or day sailing and comes with two sets of sails. One is a North set fro day sailing that includes a main, jib and an older spinnaker. The North main has a reef and also has mast sides to help keep the sail undr control when day sailing. Also fitted for day sailing is a set of lazy jack and a Boomkicker. This keeps the boom under control when day sailing. The main just drops right onto the boom when lower. The boomkicker supports the boom, so you just tighten the main sheet and it sits there under control and out of the way. Set for day sailing my wife and I zipped around with the main and jib averaging 6 - 7 knots with the occasional 8 knot semi-planning speeds showing on the handheld GPS.

A Quantum set of practice racing sails is included. In excellent condition.

Bottom line, this is one of the best looking, best equipped Thistles available. A new Thistle would cost you four times this amount.

The boat at one time was measured and I have the Official Certificate of Measurement and Registration from the class association.

Photos provided upon request.

Ask for Leigh / 410-353-9000

3525 in Ontario - $4,900

posted Nov 16, 2016, 5:51 AM by Paul Nelson   [ updated Nov 16, 2016, 6:29 AM ]

GMW 3525, comes with top and bottom covers, blade bags, very good trailer.

2014 Fisher main, Proctor jib (only 2 weekend of use on this set)
2012 Fisher main, Proctor jib
2 spinnakers

Silver mast and boom.

Lightly used in 2015, not raced in 2016. Garage stored.

This boat was 1st at the 2015 Michiana District Championships and is ready to race.

Will assist with delivery.


3269 in WA - $2,500

posted Nov 7, 2016, 10:10 PM by Paul Nelson

Clark Boat Co. 1973; Red fiberglass hull, Al mast, boom, & spinaker pole; Used main, jib, & spinaker sails; 
Trailer, single axle, lights on trailer; Mast-up cover; Compass; 3 fenders; Spinaker launch bags; 
Raced for 40 years on Snake river, Columbia river, & inland lakes; kept in garage; owner/skipper retiring reluctantly at age 80.



3297 in Alabama - $4,250

posted Oct 13, 2016, 3:10 PM by Paul Nelson   [ updated Jan 18, 2017, 5:02 PM by Thistle Class ]

Clark Thistle

Fully restored and in excellent condition

Seats, wood, deck hardware, hiking straps, running and standing rigging were replaced in the restoration

VC Performance Epoxy paint on topsides

KiwiGrip Non-Skid Deck Coating in cockpit

Aluminum mast and boom

1997 Shore Sails spinnaker in good condition
North Sails main and jib (club racing grade)
Shore Sails main, jib and spinnaker (practice grade)

Trailex TX-1100 Aluminum Single Axle with spare tire and light bar

Sailor’s Tailor mast up cover
Spinnaker launching bags




2503 in OH - $2,500

posted Oct 7, 2016, 3:20 PM by Paul Nelson

Hull 2503

Two sets of sails, trailer with lights, North Sails top and hull covers. Asking $2,500 for all. 

Contact for more details.


2137 in CA - $5,500

posted Sep 27, 2016, 1:24 AM by Paul Nelson

Clark Thistle #2137

Complete re-fit 2014 includes new boom, new tapered spinn pole, new tiller, new minimum weight rudder, new North Sails (Fisher main, Proctor jib, full radial spinnaker). New standing and running rigging, all new Harken hardware. New full skirt cover. All required TCA equipment. Everything in new condition. Galvanized trailer with new tires and wheels completely road worthy. Boat has been stored since September of 2014. 

 Contact for photos.


1832 in Victoria BC - $8,900

posted Sep 27, 2016, 1:19 AM by Paul Nelson

Mahogany Hull; 5 layers; boat is in near mint condition. Spruce Spars, nice sails, excellent trailer included. Ready to go.



3081 in MI - $3,300

posted Sep 5, 2016, 4:36 AM by Paul Nelson

Douglass & McLeod (D&M) hull #3081 in good condition. Class legal boat that includes everything you need to get on the water and have fun!!

- Two full sets of sails
- Great trailer with full size tires
- Great Midwest centerboard
- Updated rigging
- Top Cover and Blade bags

Email, call or text Tim Sgrazzutti
tsgraz@gmail.com / (586) 306-0528

3236 in GA - $3,200

posted Sep 5, 2016, 4:34 AM by Paul Nelson   [ updated Sep 5, 2016, 8:06 PM ]

Thistle from D&M, hull number 3236, red, including 2 mains, jib and spinnaker, trailer (load rite), boat located at Atlanta Yacht Club. 

Offers considered.

Jorrit.kraus@zf.com, cell 734 6792359


3874 in NY - $9,000

posted Sep 5, 2016, 4:32 AM by Paul Nelson

2 Main sails, 2 jibs, 1 spinnaker
Spinnaker pole
Measured and registered
Spiinlock PXR camcleat for Main Sheet(far superior to standard camcleats, do not need strength in high winds to cleat or uncleat),
Boat purchased May 2014 from Jared Ridder, a top racer in the northeast
New: halyards, shock cords, jib and spinnaker sheets, turtles, anchor & line, bowline, main traveler lines
Newly faired centerboard and rudder
Bottom in excellent shape
Well tuned for racing
New 2016 top and bottom covers. Bottom cover has not been used yet!
Excellent Triad Galvanized Trailer, Tires like new


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