Posted 1 month 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 4 weeks ago by Erik Beier
Thistle 3620 for sale. This boat is well sorted and ready to race. Extensive refurbishment in 2016 including: Installed full length stringers from front bulkhead to rear tanks (HDU/glass) Replaced keelson on both sides of CB trunk (mahogany/glass) Faired and painted hull exterior with AwlGrip. Painted hull interior to protect new fiberglass with AwlGrip. CB faired, refinished and polished. CNC machined mahogany rudder reinforced with glass and painted. One of the few rudders that actually meets the specifications in the plans. Updated rigging, all new lines. Traveler controls moved to rail. Custom build trailer with fiberglass cradles, offset axle to...
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 3 months ago by David Hansen
My wife and I campaigned a J/24 for 15 years when kids arrived on the scene. The Thistle seemed like a nice move given we had the Willamette sailing club only 3 miles from our home and there was a strong fleet. I sourced a boat locally and had a brand new custom galvanized trailer built for this boat ($1,500!) and proceeded to pull it into dry storage for winter. That was something like 10-11 years ago. We never even sailed it even once. Wow were we wrong about our available time with the kids and the boat has sat...
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 3 weeks ago by Wayne Pignolet
Posted 3 months ago by Wayne Pignolet
These sails are brand new. The main is still in the bag, rolled. The jib was up once on the boat, not even sailed. You can get the brand new sails for a discount. Main and jib together for $1,900 - plus shipping or maybe we can meet. Call with questions or email, if that is better.
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Posted 12 months ago by Tom Lawton
Clearing out space! These jibs have no damage but are a bit too tired for regattas (in my opinion). Jibs come with bags. I have a 2005 North Proctor, and 2008 Quantum for $50 each. These are probably best used for daysailing or practice days, and should have quite a few years left in them. I can send pics on request. Always stored indoors in the winter, and rolled - not folded. Buyer pays shipping, or we can arrange hand-off at a regatta in the northeast. I can email full-size photos on request, if you want to see more...
Posted 1 week ago by nancy yannuzzi
Beautiful Thistle in need of restoration (see photos). 17' long, 6' beam. Black racing mast in good shape. Full set of sails (garage kept), rudder and tiller. We believe is it is late 60's. We are the second owner. Trailer is not road worthy; only used for storage. You must make arrangements for hauling and moving.
Posted 2 months ago by Robert Neilson
I have an excellent condition thistle with race rigging and all of the original hardware as well. Race rigged mast and boom and also The original wooden mast and boom in excellent condition. Comes with two sets of sails and spinnaker. Two rudders one fixed and one kick up rudder, everything is there and it’s ready to go. Turtle bags/spinnaker bags and compass. Also included is a mast up cover and a mast down cover. I have a pair of ground cradles. It has been stored indoors. Trailer included. I have not sailed it since my dad passed away in...
Posted 2 weeks ago by John Anthony
We got the boat in mint condition to join a racing club and have not used it much . the hull and rigging are great . some small cracks around where the seat meets the hull and a bit of non structural fiberglass came off the transom . the teak work has gone natural from the brightwork it was . there was a club here but it faded away , our sons left and we have been looking at this boat for years now . this boat is a good deal because first we live in a remote area and...
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Posted 11 months ago by Chris Takacs
Great Midwest Thistle for Sale # 3654. Strong Solid Great Midwest yacht. Light Blue. Fast. Was 2018 Newport Fleet 169 Fall series Champion. Boat ready to race. 2 sets of Sails for Club racing. probably need upgrading. Minimum weight. Comes with Galvanized Venture trailer and working light bar. Spin pole paddles anchor and chain. Extra Spinnaker Pole. Rudder and Center board are in good shape. There are extra parts available if interested. Venture Galvanized trailer new in 2005
Posted 12 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 1 week ago by Charles Krafft
Collecting sails for the Seabags sail drive and wanted to offer perfectly usable Thistle sails to those looking for day sailing/cruising/club racing sails. All proceeds from sale will go to TCA growth and promotion fund. Suggested contribution $50/sail. Can deliver to Nationals in Cleveland, pick up in Maryland, or you pay for shipping. Mains will need battens. Contact me for specific details and photos.
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Posted 4 weeks 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...