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Posted 2 weeks ago by Greg Kuiper

Have some miscellaneous parts left over from two Thistles that I purchased.  All parts are in good condition. The cover is free to anyone in San Diego or Orange County that wants it.  It's a Rook and pretty worn, but will definitely protect your Thistle from the elements. Gold mast - $200 Wood boom - $100 Centerboard - $200 Lots of older Harken gear if anyone lives in the Orange County, CA area and wants to check it out.

 Parts /  California / 47 views

Posted 4 weeks ago by Allen Roth

Thistle #690 is and can be a beautiful Woodie and comes with many extras! She has been stored in a garage for most if not her entire life. I was working on her, but when the Pandemic hit, I decided to get out on the water sooner rather than later and bought a fully rigged and ready Woodie. Now, 690 would like a new home and is valuable for restoration, or sad to even suggest it, parts. She had fiberglass over the exterior hull, and partially on the inside. All of that was removed. Her centerboard trunk, seats, and grates...

 Boats /  Ohio / 213 views


Posted 4 weeks ago by Charles Essi

Thistle 2905 has been an excellent boat for years and years in the Great Lakes and beyond. Fully rigged and ready to race. Comes with 2 sets of sails - 1 practice/fun (North Sails), 1 Crispy Race Sails with minimal use (Diebal). Two Spin Poles. New Sheets. Bottom and Top cover. Trailer included - new tires. Thistle Nationals is Scheduled for 2021 in Cleveland. Active fleet out of CYC, EYC and active Lake Erie Series throughout Summer and into Fall. Willing to make a deal to keep the boat local.

 Boats /  Ohio / 121 views


Posted 1 month ago by Janet Rupert

Built by Emery C. Kemp. This is a basic 1954 Thistle, complete but without add-ons, except for bailers installed by Great Midwest. It’s mostly been stored indoors or covered. I started stripping and sanding it, but have found that it’s more than I want to do. It leaks mightily at the keelson with possible rot, but there is none visible. More pictures are available for the asking. Has gold aluminum mast as the original wooden one broke during a gibe. Will not part out. Included: Work cradle built to Great Midwest specs New North cover New flotation purchased from Great...

 Boats /  Ohio / 226 views


Thistle 2615


Posted 2 months ago by Jim Haddock

Thistle 2615 - "Skye Kite" Built by Fillip in San Angelo, TX in 1970 Sitting on a circa 2000 Bristol galvanized trailer (originally purchased for GMW thistle 3942) Twings aluminum spin pole Mast-up mooring cover Stored inside year-round for the last 12 years. copy/paste the following link to see several more pictures of the boat

 Boats /  Missouri / 232 views


Posted 2 months ago by nathan ward

Hello! Selling my first Thistle in preparation for a move cross-country. I've been selling it for 3 years and it's time for it to go to a new home. This is an awesome boat for someone learning Thistles, or who is not competing at the highest levels. Check out the listing here: One detail I need to mention is that the boat does not have a title. I bought it in PA (where it was never titled) so could not get one in Ohio. I have sailed it frequently without any official Ohio registration numbers with no issues. I have...

 Boats /  Ohio / 268 views




Posted 2 months ago by Joe McCarthy

Restored wood thistle. Painted below waterline only. Project needs completion.

 Boats /  Connecticut / 257 views


Posted 2 months ago by Tom Staiger

3932 is in excellent, race-ready condition.  Sails are about 3 years old but have been raced about 1/3 of each season.

 Boats /  Washington / 379 views


Posted 2 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

 Boats /  Rhode Island / 250 views


Posted 2 months ago by Brian Milidrag

I've had this vote for over 20 years purchased from Eric Pomber. He completely rebuilt this boat.  It has been in dry storage and tarped. It did have a little mishap and needs a small repair...and the rails could use a little help. It is in pretty good shape overall...just needs some TLC and a new owner.

 Boats /  Michigan / 172 views


Thistle 1885


Posted 2 months ago by Chris Durfee

This boat needs the gunwales replaced. The replacement wood is included.  Some of the wood that is attached to the gunwales needs replacing.  The hull of the boat is in good condition.

 Boats /  Minnesota / 221 views


Posted 2 months ago by Wayne Pignolet

 Sails /  Idaho / 133 views


Posted 2 months ago by Jack Mahaney

This Great Midwest Thistle has had only two owners, Dan Reasoner and me.  Lovingly cared for by each of us. For the past 14 years she has spent 95% of her time in the garage under cover, mostly coming out only when there is a regatta.  This is a ‘turn-key’ boat, ready for Nationals as she sits today.  Someone will have great success with her.  (Free delivery to anyplace east of the Mississippi!)   THIS THISTLE HAS A HAPPY NEW OWNER!  THANKS FOR VIEWING & HAPPY THISTLING!!!

 Boats /  Georgia / 148 views


Wanted- Spinnaker


Posted 2 months ago by Scott Pakenham

Hi   I am looking to buy a good used Spinnaker for club racing.   Please email...

 Sails /  Rhode Island / 52 views

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...

 Boats /  Indiana / 231 views


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Posted 2 months ago by Brian Murphy

 Boats /  New Jersey / 169 views


Cheap Jibs!


Posted 3 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. The 2008 North Fisher (pictured) is probably still good enough for club racing - $75 (plus shipping) I also 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...

 Sails /  New York / 143 views


Thistle 3934


Posted 3 months ago by Lisa Simmons

It’s time for 3934 to move on.  I haven’t sailed the John L. Scott in almost 10 years.  I started renovating/refinishing it about five years ago but between work and other sailing I never had time to finish.  All parts are available, bagged and marked. Come and get it! located in Fairfield, CT will post photos later. asking $9,000 203-521-7455 mobile best to drop a text first so I answer.

 Boats /  Connecticut / 244 views


Posted 3 months ago by Carrie Foerster

Thistle 2358 is SOLD!!! ** More pictures available on request (only allowed to upload 6 on this site). One owner for last 27 years. Well cared for; stored in parking lot of Rush Creek Yacht Club (Texas) under a Sailor’s Tailor cover. ‘Bout Ready is in great condition for racing or cruising. Has been raced by Paul Foerster and his wife, Carrie, in local regattas, and sailed one long distance cruise in the Gulf of Mexico on Carrie’s 40th birthday (Rockport to Corpus Christi).  Recent minor damage incurred when a storm blew her off the trailer a year ago: minor...

 Boats /  Texas / 254 views


Thistle 3062


Posted 3 months ago by Morrie Craig

Thistle  for sale $2800.00 Winner of the 2019 Thistle Regatta, many races won with Derrell Peck! The boat is complete with 2 sets of north sales included Centerboard refurbished and overall condition is excellent Fiberglass hull with beautiful teak rails Clark boat 3062 Features spinnaker pole, aluminum mast and trailer that is road ready Extra sails, spinnaker poles and flotation tanks Rigged for Racing, bottom professionally faired and boat completely re-rigged in Summer 2017 Has always been kept in fresh water venues Compass/Centerboard/Rudder/Trailer/Top and Bottom covers, both with less than a year of races on them.

 Boats /  Oregon / 476 views


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