Posted 4 weeks ago by Bill Bitzinger
I'm reaching out to the group for some advice. I bought a mid-sixties D&M boat, 2406, in 1975 but due to life circumstances I haven’t put it in the water since the mid eighties. An un-used boat is a tragedy and I’d like to find it a home with someone. That means more to me than getting some money. I have kept up with maintenance over the years, repairing the rails and a new mast step. It’s truly an older boat with original Race-Lite hardware, a gold mast but no boom. I have the original Boston sails - main, jib...
Posted 2 weeks ago by Helen Koehler
The boat and trailer are free. Come and get them. The boat is over 15 years old. There also is another thistle that can be used for parts. The sea worthy boat has been covered with plywood and a tarp for several years.
Posted 2 weeks ago by Alexei Lagoutchev
Hello everyone, As per subject, I am urgently looking for a used Thistle top cover- any style, be it flat trailering, just deck/mast-up or deck/mast-up with a skirt. Mine has suddenly decided to literally fall apart and the winter is around the corner. Will pickup myself anywhere in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Tennessee. Very accommodating about the condition (it cannot be worse than my current one). Please text to 765-237-9452 or reply here. Thanks in advance, Alex
Posted 2 months ago by Chris Klotz
Lams rudder. Glass construction. Very modern shape with round tiller hole. Not used much, so is in excellent shape. Fair and minimum weight. No hardware. $420 It will be present at the GLs and Nationals. Chris Klotz email@example.com or call 727-643-2890 and leave a message
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Posted 3 months ago by madelyn mcsweeney
Stiff hull with beautiful teak rails. Rigging needs some work, but the boat has been raced over the past year. Great project boat that needs a little bit of TLC. Comes with a full set of sails and spinnaker pole. Trailer is road-worthy, but has not been tested with long distances. More pictures can be seen on instagram @thistle_2837 or upon request.
Posted 4 weeks ago by JIM SHULA
#1173 is a true barn find. At some point around the turn of the century, she was given a new transom, gunwhales and some hull patching. The work must have been done by a professional because it's very good. Then she was purchased by a guy who put her in the barn loft for 15 or twenty years. He gave the boat to my 89 year old neighbor who stored her in his shop for two years before I acquired #1173 from him. After the restoration, no hardware was re-installed although a lot of the hardware is in a box...
Posted 2 months ago by Jack Mahaney
Bought new in 1969. time for a new home. two set of sails. gold mast and new silver one. wooden boom and newer silver one. ready to go sailing. with a bit of work could be a good racing boat.
Posted 3 weeks ago by Bruce King
Thistle 3570 in solid condition, was owned and cared for by the late Howdy King and located at Indianapolis Sailing Club on Geist. Race ready. All tanks dry. Close to minimum weight (can verify). Sailed mostly on inland lake/geist. Green with red waterline and white under waterline. Teak rails/gratings Some dents and scratches from docks but otherwise a good, fast D&M that was well cared for by the man himself. King trailer (super lightweight, easy to move around a lot) has some surface rust- just needs a wirebrush and some paint- I'll throw two new tires on it. Excellent mast/boom/spin...
Posted 2 months ago by robert shadlock
THIS IS A GREAT BOAT READY FOR IMMEDIATE USE. THERE ARE A FEW PARTS AND SPARES INCLUDED. NEW RUNNING RIGGING IN 2019 TRAILER TIRES ARE IN EXCELLANT CONDITION AND LIGHTS ARE IN WORKING ORDER, READY TO TRAVEL MOORING COVER INCLUDED
Posted 6 days ago by Angela Weber
Immaculate and fully restored woodie thistle with wood recently refinished in 2019. The trailer and new cover are also included. Fully race equipped with centerboard, mast, boom and full set of Fisher sails from 2003 Nationals. Epoxy filleted and clear inside with multiple coats of epifanes. Can e-mail detailed photos.
Posted 2 months ago by Chris Takacs
Will consider Any Reasonable Offer. Asking $4,750.00. I am Moving! Must sell as soon as possible. Great Midwest Thistle for Sale # 3654. Strong, very Stiff and Solid Great Midwest Hull. No Cracks or Hull Damage at all. Light Blue. Fast. Was 2018 Newport Fleet 169 Fall series Champion. Boat is ready to race. 2 sets of Sails for Club racing. Minimum weight. Comes with Galvanized Venture trailer and light bar. Spin pole paddles anchor and chain. Extra Spinnaker Pole. Rudder and Center board are in good shape.
Posted 2 months ago by Gill Chandler
Beautifully restored boat has been covered in my garage since 2001. Due to ongoing chronic lower back issues, it is time for someone else to take over the helm. Topside and transom are bright, hull is light blue. Old Shore sails are still usable, but no good for racing. Much Newer, used, Norths still have plenty of race in them (boat priced accordingly). Aro spars, wood/lead cb, wood ruder, new rails, fwd grating, 45 braces, and stanchions. Shock cord @ spin turtles and hiking straps has gone limp. Gator, breaking trailer w/bearing buddies and spare tire. Lights and wiring are...
Posted 3 months ago by Eileen Gladd
Wasabi is a well known club racer in the Annapolis and Westport areas. I got her in 2015/2016 and made repairs including retabbing the seats and replacing the keelson on both sides with Mahogany. She still has many years left in her and is ready to go as-is. She is set up perfectly and I have suggested others copy her running rigging because it is simple and effective. I have a kitchen full of 2nd and 3rd place trophies won with Wasabi. I haven't been able to get in front of the wood boats in the Annapolis chop, but...
Posted 1 month ago by Genevieve Iverson
For Sale – 17’ 1992 Thistle sailboat Hull #3802 – Seattle, WA - $5,500 This boat is in great shape, currently launch ready at Leschi, fast and ready to race! Previously "Rat Race" in the Seattle fleet, seller regretfully needs to part with it after moving away from the city during the pandemic. Would love to see it go to someone who will keep it in the fleet and race. Boat has been well maintained and fully covered. Teal fiberglass hull, oiled teak rails and grating and all standing and running rigging in great shape and ready to hit the...
Posted 2 months ago by JOHN GEYER
Hull 769 1950 Douglas McLeod minimum weigh stiff supper clean boat well rigged with good hardware Set of crisp Dieball racing sails Good 2’nd heavy air racing jib Set of good practice sails Three good spinnakers various weights Good faired legal weight center board with carry case Lindsay rudder with carry case New travel cover Taper brightly varnish mahogany spinnaker pole Laminated oak and mahogany tiler brightly varnished Good trailer with automobile axle and rims, sturdy well-supportive bunks Good silver mast and rigging, Boom is painted white 2000 – 2002: Prior owner, Wade Huff an engineer, machinist and woodworker, spent...
Posted 2 months ago by gerald phelan
Great Midwest 3768. Boat comes complete with trailer, spare tire, clean mast up cover, Shore Sails travel cover, rudder cover, 2 good sets of Fisher mains and Proctor jibs, North spinnaker and 1 spares, large Plastimo compass, Sta-masters to easily adjust schrouds, 1 new and 2 spare tillers, adjustable hiking straps, spinnaker halyard retractor, anchor, chain and line, Well cared for teak was just cleaned and oiled. No cracks around seats and tanks. Boat is stiff as both rails have been replaced in the past. Spare centerboard is available for sale. Call or text me at 607-293-0500 for details. It’s...
Posted 1 month ago by Doug Stumberger
White NWOD hull built in 2001 and substantially strengthened and faired in 2016. New epoxy bottom in 2016. Foils are pristine. Rudder is round-head. Two sets of North sails (one spinnaker) suitable for weeknight racing. Mast (black) new in 2016. Shrouds use Sta-masters. Boom (black) rigged to use high-tech line for outhaul. 3957 is rigged for racing using lightweight blocks & cleats where possible. Double-ended jib finetune, Cunningham, topping lift – all led to 45’s. Spinnaker cleat mounted at bottom of mast. Vang led to centerboard cap. Lunch cleat for mainsheet. All halyards are high-tech rope. Detachable jib barberhaulers. Spinnaker...