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3/27/2019 15:21:394025Charleston $15,000.00GMW, white, teak rails. Two suits of sails, Deibals and quantum. I race both. Trailer, two spin poles, bottom, top and mooring cover. Blade bags. All the lines you could want, It is a 4000 series GMW so stiff and fast. Love the boat but baby on the way.jolly82@me.comI can send with serious inquiries.17'
2019-04-093998Mayo, Maryland14,900.00 OBO2005 GMW hull- first of the new layup. Very stiff. 3 pounds under weight at 2018 nationals. GMW blades, recently faired, sea Sure fittings, Water Rat tiller and JCD hiking stick. all lines replaced in 2018. 2005 Cradle ride trailer. 2018 Quantum/Gillum top cover, rudder cover and centerboard cover. sailors tailor bottom cover. Dieball 2015 main and jib and kites. Would like to see the boat get used this up coming season.

Lower price- $14900.00
4/12/2019 18:49:083957Seattle$10,000.00White NWOD hull built in 2001 and substantially strengthened and faired in 2016. New epoxy bottom in 2016. New trailer and mast in 2016. Foils are pristine. Rudder is round-head. Two sets of North sails (one spinnaker) suitable for club racing. Mast (black) was 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. All rope halyards. Spinnaker cleat mounted at bottom of mast. Vang led to centerboard cap. Lunch cleat for mainsheet. Detachable jib barberhaulers. Spinnaker douse basket in front of mast. Trailer is a “Tuff” aluminum trailer, built 2015. Custom molded bunks to fit hull. Tows beautifully. Current registration in Washington State and clean title. Covers, spares, safety gear: Travel top cover -- very good condition;
Sailor’s Tailor bottom cover, nearly new; Full-skirt dock cover, poor condition;
Rudder & centerboard covers, both excellent condition; Class legal anchor & anchor line; Two spinnaker poles; safety equipment, many spare parts.
9/4/2017 10:22:143934Fairfield, CT$12,500.00This is an updated classified. Bottom line is I haven't had time to sail it the past 6 years and would like driveway space back.

Hull 3934 is a dark green NWOD beauty. I am the second owner and I purchased it in 2007(?). It was built in 1999. The previous owner sailed it a couple years before storing it. I sailed it for 4-5 years before storing it. This Thistle probably has only been sailed 6-8 years and has been well loved, it wants to be loved even more and SAILED!!!!!

I completely revarnished the mohagany with purple heart rails 6 years ago and started doing touch ups again 3 years ago. Unfortunately work, winters and hot summers have gotten in the way and I haven't had a chance to finish the project. All the hardware is off and clearly marked in bags for replacement. The bailers were replaced and then never sailed with.

The mast is a black anodized with newer replacement halyards. The boom's outhaul needs replacement. There is also a crack on the tack end. I reduced the price of the boat to reflect a boom replacement.

Sails are okay. The original set is satisfactory for day sailing/practice. There is a 2009 Proctor Main that was used for the 2009 Nationals. The spinnaker is also a 2009, also only used for Nationals that year. A new jib would make 3934 race ready!

I'll even toss in the anchor, paddles, water bottles, extra lines, extra parts and maybe a toolbox and whatever other stuff I find around the basement.

The trailer is lower with okay tires.

I have photos and can email them to interested buyers.

Email is the best contact

203-521-7455 17'
12/30/2018 17:45:173932Seattle, WA$6,900.00This is a NW One Design boat in excellent, race-ready condition. Main/jib are 3 years old, but have been raced only about 1/3 of each season. 206 852-5892I am having difficulties creating an online photo album but can send you photos on request.17'
3/20/2019 22:09:353928Portland, Oregon$11,300.003928 - 1999 GMW - Minimum weight - Clean

Teak rails, always dry stored in the winter

- Galvanized trailer (not pictured)
- 1 North Fisher Mainsail (~10 days)
- 1 North Proctor Jib (~10 days)
- 1 North Radial Spinnaker (~8 regattas)
- 1 gus spinnaker (good condition)
- 1 North Proctor Main & Jib (well used, fair condition)
- Padded blade bags (rudder bag almost new)
- 2 aluminum spinnaker poles (1 new)
- 2 tiller extensions
- Top and Bottom travel cover (< 3 years old)
- Sailors Tailor skirted cover
- Black mast and boom
- Extra port rail

Solid condition with only a couple small repairs (see pictures)
Willing to diver in the NW or to Nationals
Competitive boat, ready to race
John Gridley - 503-730-0432 - jsgridley@comcast.net'
7/4/2018 7:18:373909Kansas City$10,500.00For sale Great Midwest 3909, excellent condition, race ready. Delivery option available.
Call a Joel for more details. 913-710-1287'
6/15/2016 8:29:573884Columbia, SC$10,500.00#3884 - GMW, Light, Stiff, Race Ready, Minimum Weight. Lightly sailed and raced with two in fresh water. Green hull with oak & mahogany rails. Like new “Fisher/North sails (jiffy reefing main, radial spinnaker & jib). Top & bottom covers, padded CB & rudder bags, Wesco trailer, E-Z adjust padded hiking straps, and lots of extra hardware plus a set of day sailing sails. Choose between thwart mounted jib cleating or GMW JibMasters. Current South Carolina title so it can easily be re- titled in any state.

Arthritic knees keep me from competitive Thistle racing. Priced at less than 1/3 price of a new fully rigged Thistle package……………… A great boat at a great price…………………. $10,500

Bob Lockwood (803) 917-4160 17'
8/30/2018 7:18:003872Westport, CT$14,500.00Proven winner!

Nationals -- 5th!
Atlantic Coasts Championship -- 1st!
Long Island Sound District winner-- 1st!
Westport Fleet 99 Fleet Champion -- 1st!

"Mo' Mojo"
Ready to race today at the top level of TCA. Boat includes:
* Great Midwest hull with teak rails. Blue gelcoat exterior with a two thin white boot stripes
* Class minimum weight of 515 pounds without corrector weights
* Wesco Trailer (including bolt-on double-deck rig)
* Complete sail inventory, lightly used and in regatta condition
* 2017 Fisher Main (7 days of use)
* 2017 Procter Jib (7 days of use)
* 2016 Fisher Main (~10 days of use)
* 2017 Fisher Main (~10 days of use)
* 2017 North Full Radial AirX 500 spinnaker (~10 days of use)
* Flawless Waterat rudder
* JCD carbon fiber tiller extension aluminum aluminum tube tiller
* Sherry Composite carbon fiber spinnaker pole plus lightweight aluminum spare
* Top and bottom covers
* Blade covers
* Very clean, crew-friendly rigging

The boat is going fast, but we wanted a brand new GMW boat and recently purchased 4049.

Can be sold at a reduced price with a GMW rudder instead of the Waterat rudder. (you'll want the Waterat) and/or with a reduced sail inventory (but they're fast-- you'll want them, too).

$500 discount if you buy it before I have to store it for the 2018/2019 winter!; 203-545-412517'
4/28/2019 9:03:153871Cleveland, OH$8,900.00GMW built, champagne color, fully equipped race ready with Wesco trailer, North Proctor main and jib in good condition, spinnaker fair 216-548-067217'
7/26/2018 12:43:303848Cooperstown/Upstate NY$12,500.00Bright red with grey waterline w/white pinstripes. Teak with Fabula Honey Teak Finish (glossy and way more durable than poly)

-It’s in excellent shape both inside and out. Always stored under a fully skirted cover, or indoors in offseason. Any Niagara Frontier sailor can attest to the condition of the boat.
-Pretty much turnkey, although it does not have a compass
-Standard GMW rigging with a few enhancements. Black spars, well tuned. Alum spin pole. Jibmasters, adjustable padded hiking straps. Sheets, halyards etc. all in good condition
-Primary suit of sails in good/very good condition, with a back-up main and 2 or 3 extra jibs. Spinnaker is very good, with a backup that is sailable but tired. All North. Mains are Fisher, jibs mixed
-Faired foils. Rudder bag. Round alum tiller & round rudder head
-3 covers; Top & bottom trailering. Full skirt 2 year old mast up cover.
-John Baker custom made trailer w/spare
- My Dad bought the boat new from GMW.
-Pics & more info email me
-Selling because I got a new Thistle (yay!)
7/13/2017 8:05:343812Rochester, New York$10,500.00NEW PRICE - 5/15/18 3812 – GMW: white hull/mahogany woodwork with trailer. Stored inside during winter months. Sheets and halyards in good condition.
Boat is fared and ready to race.
(2) spinnaker poles, one carbon
Centerboard and rudder covers
Custom rudder
New Main and Jib
Lots of extra sails
Regatta Dolly
call or text Robert Bryant (585) 354-7812 or laser.bryant@yahoo.com17'
1/7/2019 17:41:023802Seattle Washington$5,200.00Thistle 3802, Spence Built. Race ready. Has been raced with the Seattle Fleet for over ten years continually. Aluminum spars, carbon spin pole. New main, jib and spin, raced last year, still in great shape. Also 2 extra jibs, extra main, and heavy air (heavy cloth) spin. Comes with trailer. All hardware in good condition. Blades in good condition, stiff hull. Has dock top cover, and traveling covers. Bags for blades. bump2pass@gmail.com'
2/1/20193800Irrving TX$9,500.00This Thistle has been lightly sailed and lovingly cared for. GMW built in 1987 and I am the original owner. We raced her for one season and then the children came along. We have day sailed her since and she has been a significant part of our family for many years. The Honduran teak has been oiled at least once per year and she has always been covered and lovingly cared for. The boat is in excellent shape.
This is a rare chance to own a Thistle with an even hundreds number!
#3800 purchased new from GMW in 1987
White with custom red racing stripes molded into the hull
Honduran teak wood
Light and stiff – only day sailed, usually without spinnaker
Always dry stored on trailer with cover
New North jib and spinnaker, could use a new main
New halyards, all lines in good shape
Quilted rudder bag, padded hiking straps, other goodies
Wesco trailer with new tires and new wheel bearings – ready to travel to a new home
Price New reduced price $9,500.00
Steve Dillier
Steve Dillier
214.669.0787 Cell
Jun 28, 20153768Otsego, NY$6,700.00This GMW boat won the 2017 Hyde Bay Overall, the 2015 Kingfisher, the 2014 Hyde Bay North, the 2013 Hawkeye, the 2011 Labor Day and many other club series over the years. It comes complete with trailer, spare tire, cross bar mast support, bearing buddies, mast up cover, travel cover, rudder cover, sets of sails, large Plastimo compass, Stay masters, new and spare tillers, new (2018) lines, adjustable hiking straps, spinnaker halyard retractor, anchor and upgraded blocks and cleats throughout. Teak trim is sanded and oiled. Spare centerboard is available for sale. Willing to trailer boat partway towards buyer or meet buyer at a regatta. Call or text me at 607-293-0500 for details. See pictures on craigslist.gphelan200@gmail.com'
3/27/2019 12:45:073746Jacksonville, FL$7,500.00I am selling Thistle #3746. She is in Jacksonville, Florida, and looking for a good home. Seat and bow tanks have been replace and inside is finished with two-part epoxy paint. Styrofoam under stern grating. Thwart is new as well as standing rigging port and starboard. Many sails. She is quite stiff for an old gal. Running rigging is up-to-date and turn key. $7500.00. Please contact if interested.
John Fewell
904-635-8197, jhfewell3@gmail.com17'
5/18/2017 15:57:293685Fresno, CA$5000 OBO1981 GMW #3685. Champagne with orange boot top. Teak. Two owner. Many sails including new North Main. Heavy duty low slung trailer. Sister ship to "Moo Cow" #3687. Potential delivery to 2017 Nationals via double-deck with another California boat. Pictures on Facebook.559 439-0293 kerans@comcast.net17'
4/11/2019 19:06:463613Columbus, OH$4,000 or $6,000 w/ brand new Fisher Mainsail and new centerboardGMW Thistle with teak woodwork. Refinished both the hull and woodwork and they are looking good. A solid boat that is minimum weight at 515 pounds. Older Shore sails and a suit of Proctors with an extra option to include a brand new never been used Fisher cut mainsail. Shore Station trailer has good over-the-road tires. or 614-893-3821I will email pictures17'
Oct 19, 20153553Detroit$2,500.00Douglass McLeod fiberglass thistle with trailer. Black aluminum mast and boom. Hull is faded red but in good racing 586 260 342917'
3/11/2019 9:28:073472Mobile, Alabama$2,300.00Douglass McLeod fiberglass thistle with trailer. Black aluminum mast, aluminum boom. flspafford@bellsouth.net'
4/5/2018 13:28:263336Redding, CT$3,500.00Good solid hull, 2 sets of sails, spinnaker, racing rudder, aluminum mast and stays.

I purchased this to work on it in my basement and just haven't had the time. The transom needs some repair, the traveler works fine (ie alignment is excellent). No rot, has clean teak rails. Its an easy project, perfect father son bonding project and you've got a wonderful boat that has class and fun. Yes, its on a trailer. You get that also. Hull color is the light blue as provided in the photo link of a similar boat leading the pack (middle of page).
3/24/2019 14:19:003305Redding, CT$3,000.00D&M #3305, one family owner since 1974. Minimum weight, rails replaced, 2 sets of good race sails, 1 set of club race sails, top and bottom covers, trailer, and all safety equipment. Proven quick boat, just needs to find the right skipper to keep her in the water. Reach out with any questions, boat is available for Spring 2019!203-803-9842 ebeihl@hotmail.com17'
7/30/2017 8:58:263302Doylestown, PA$2,800.00Thistle # 3302 nice condition teak all redon .comes with trailer,mooring cover,main sail,jib and spinnaker and sail bags.all ringing is operational and othenick . Boat is docked on lake Nockimixon.
Any questions call 215 651 0825 joe
2/16/2019 11:33:313285San Diego, CA$2,500.00Fiberglass hull with teak rails in good condition. Extra sails, spinnaker poles, etc. Flotation tanks. Rigged for racing. Includes Garges galvanized trailer with 13" wheels and / (619) 583-733117'
7/27/2018 11:45:363211Lake Hopatcong$2,500.00Clean boat, race ready with trailer. Great starter boat. If interested I can send or 973-769-911617'
Apr 8, 20153175Sechelt,BC2000 FirmExcellent boat. Was mint when we got it a few years ago and only a little weathering now. All aluminum rigging and great sails. Trailer is a rusty piece of junk . Would not do for long 604-885-558917'
5/1/2019 8:06:153083Kansas City$2,000Really well preserved D&M. It was in a storage facility for about 20 years and in addition to being dry, it did not have a hundred holes drilled into the trunk as people changed the rigging. The trailer is one of those killer 'King Trailers', low and light so that you could tow it with a Prius. Sales are okay and we used them for club racing. Great starter boat or one to sail at the club and leave your fancy schmantzy traveling GMW in the garage. Boat is in Kansas, which of course is the home of Superman, I can probably get it 4 hours from Kansas City if it is leaving the area. If you opt for the whole, sweet regatta rig which include the 11 year old Toyota van, let's (816) 803-3920'
5/18/2019 9:49:513010Columbus, Ohio$1,400.00Douglas and McCloud Thistle ready to race with two complete suits of sails (jib, main, spinnaker) . Latest set is Fisher that are in good condition. Has a white polyester cover for dry sail covering. Teak rails in excellent condition with braces added by Great Midwest. Tilting trailer included. Has a wood centerboard and aluminum mast (no winches in mast). Could use seat reattachment and has leaky bailers otherwise very sound. Bob Eiber, 614-599-5143 or eiberrj@gmail.com'
4/3/2019 17:12:142929Lyons Oh$1,750.00Original sails, main, jib and spinnaker. Painted in 2017 with rust-oleum marine paint. Trailer comes with it 4195830525'
7/27/2018 10:13:412861Cincinnati, OH$2,695.001970 Clark fiberglass Thistle w/aluminum mast and wooden boom. Purchased from the original owner in 1980, used sparingly and stored inside unused last 30 years. Good, sound condition with only minor repairs needed to make it ready to sail and enjoy. Harken block hardware, good sails w/2 spinakers. Trailex aluminum trailer with newer tires & 513-543-218417'
8/1/2018 16:53:102710Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington$5,000.00Thistle "Marigold" is being offered for sale.
Good condition, fiberglass with wood trim, sails and trailer.
Custom aluminum hiking outriggers and extendable bowsprit.
Stored in covered shed.
Contact Morgan at (360)298-6084 or for more info.
Mar 5, 20162689Salem, Oregon$4,900.00Thistle #2689, Builder: Shock, mid 60's.
Excellent Condition and Race-ready.
Fresh varnish, wood mast and boom, 2 sets of fair condition North race sails & spinnaker.
Top & bottom covers. Covered and stored indoors always.
Road worthy trailer with custom hull-fit fiberglass bunks, new wheels & tires 2012.
Sailed Eugene Yacht Club entire life.
Second owner; all reasonable offers considered
3/28/2017 11:34:032624Fork Union VA$1,100.00Older fiberglass Thistle in need of some work. Comes with a never used Great Midwestern black mast. The rails seem solid though in need of sanding and varnishing. small crack on lower starboard side ( about 8 inches long) comes with nasty but usable trailer, older but sailable sails, wooden boom, rudder, have all parts except the (434) 842-551717'
12/23/2016 8:24:442615Kansas City$2,500.00Thistle 2615 - Skye Kite
Builder: Fillip (San Angelo, TX)
2 mains
3 jibs
1 spinnaker
All in serviceable condition
Aluminum spin pole
Bristol trailer
Stored inside year-round for the last 10 years.
8/14/2018 9:20:512599Salem, OR$2,000.00I bought this boat about 6 months ago, and just don't have the time to race her. Is in great condition and ready to sail. She has all brand new shrouds and headstay, spin pole, 6:1 internal outhaul, traveler, main sheet, wheels and tires, etc. Comes with all faired blades, aluminum tiller, with extension and the silver mast and boom. All woodwork has been recently redone with 45's and floor stiffeners installed. There is one set of old vintage 1974 nationals sails, and a newer set of dieballs that are in great shape. She is in great shape and ready for a good home.Sonnygbsn@yahoo.com'
6/4/2017 12:13:002488Wilmington,NC$1200 or best offer D&M Thistle 2488. I good boat with some upgrades. Good set of North racing sails. Harken hardware and all new sheets. I lost my crew/son to racing his Laser. A great boat for the price.Tbrake66@msn.com'
8/3/2017 15:34:162398Somerset, NJFreeAttempted to restore older Thistle but project became too much for me at my age. Hull, Mast, boom,and sails available. Not race-worthy but can be weekend daysailer when finished. Trailer not roadworthy. Come pick it up with your own trailer.Mjcarnese@msn.com17'
Nov 21, 20152266Austintown, Ohio$750.00Used 1965 17' Thistle Sailboat
For Sale By Dealer

Line, accessories and cover included
3 sails included - Fair condition
Price + Tax, Title and Doc Fee (10% of sale price)
Buyer responsible for shipping or pick up
2/11/2017 7:47:042103Marietta, OHAsking $2500Jim Mills is selling 2103. Douglas MacCloud white fiberglass hull with trailer, 2 sets of sails, and 1 spinnaker. Racing equipped, Always stored inside. Purchased and built from a kit in 1965.740-585-231517'
Nov 25, 20142060Arizona$3,500.001967 Thistle. 2060

New wood almost through out, rails, transom and center wood. Aluminum mast. 2 sets of full sails. Full canvas covers. Trailer is in good shape. Ready to take out on the lake. Have not measured it in for years, I did not have time to race anymore.
4/8/2019 9:38:322036Delaware1900.00 OBOD & M Fiberglass, aluminum mast, newer centerboard, new Harken blocks, wooden tiller with Harken extension, 3 sets of sails (one almost new), needs some rail work, on trailer (untagged).Call 302-547-6152 or email rbrt.hammond@gmail.comPhotos on request17'
4/15/2017 10:52:242023Fairport, NY$2,900.00Thistle #2023 - rails are in great shape. Almost all new rigging. 4 yr old trailer. Mast up cover. Full set of used sails. Purple, green and white spinnaker.

Call 585-489-1344 or e-mail at
4/18/2019 14:26:471891Smyrna, GA$5,000.00Refurbished in 2019 and ready to race. 770312744117'
5/13/2018 12:59:451862Victoria Canada$5,500.0017 foot Mahogany Thistle - Mint condition. Ready to sail. Comes with Trailer and full boat cover.
email for photos.
May 21, 20151763Buckeye Lake, OH*Make me an Offer* I am motivated to sell it.Newly refurbished hull #1763 is looking for a new home. Buckeye Lake has decided to lower the lake level for the foreseeable future, so this boat will not be able to be enjoyed like it should. Boat is fully rigged and sail ready!
What comes with this boat:
State-of-the-art LoadRite galvanized trailer
Brand new wood rails and refurbished wood throughout the entire boat (Done professionally by Doug Laber at GMW)
Professionally refurbished hull with new blue/white paint
Sailors tailor "mast up" top cover
3 jibs
3 mainsails
1 spinnaker
2 silver masts
1 boom
2 spin poles
2 rudders
1 tiller
1 bridle
Plenty of extra hardware & tie downs (cleats, pulleys, batons, etc.)
6/12/2015 10:52:551739Matthews, NC$1,000.00I have used this boat for about 15 years. I have restored what I needed to in order to sail this on the water. This boat is not race ready, but with a little work it could be. I would say that this boat is in good condition. This boat can be sailed as is.
What's included: The 17 foot hull (Mad Dog is the name), all lines, three sets of sails (including a set of used racing sails), plus a spinnaker. The mast is aluminum and the boom is wood. There is floatation, swing keel, everything needed to sail. There is a trailer for it that tilts (this is a real blessing).
I also have an electric motor that I will sell for an additional $200 and I'll throw in the maintained marine battery.
5/30/2018 13:08:311731Michigan$4,950.001963 Fiberglass, Refurbished in 2012, Gold Mast but everything else is good for racing. All new hardware when refit. Rebuilt trailer included. 2 sets of Mains and Jibs (no Spinaker)ernsnrg@charter.net'
6/27/2018 15:50:041537Fort Collins, CO$1,495.00Fast and fun racing sailboat for sale! This boat is made to move. Enjoy it for day sailing or racing.

Comes with 2 sets of sails, full setup for sailing the main sail, front jib, and the spinnaker. Trailer is in good shape with working lights. I also recently painted the boat and trailer. Garage stored for the last 3 years.

For more information on this class of sailboat:

Please call me with any questions: 970-four30-five5three3 970-430-5533'
9/6/2018 19:10:351443San Jose, Ca$1,000.001960 Douglass & McLeod mahogany hull needs some work Skita spruce mast Dacron sails with trailer ras1443@sbcglobal.net17'
3/29/2019 14:25:401362Saginaw, MN$1,500.00Cold molded mahogany thistle dinghy in good condition, mid 1960's vintage218-226-854517'
7/2/2017 8:35:261330Louisville KY$3,400.00D&M Hull 1330
Hot Molded Mahogany hull
Clear Epoxy coated (waterline finished natural)
Hull faired / stiff and tight, just varnished interior
3 set of sails (best used for practice)
1 spinnaker
Silver aluminum mast and boom
Roadworthy trailer with cross bunks cut from lofting dimension to support the hull design.
Full cover, lifting bridle,
Always stored indoors during the off season and dry stored during the summer.
Rigged to club race
For more Pic
12/14/2016 12:17:491316Western North Carolina$8,500.00I purchased the boat from Michael Parramore in Maryland July 2015 without sails. He used the boat for one regatta a year for a few years. As soon as I got it, I payed Steve Shaw in Mooresville to have him work on the bottom fairing/filling in spots, adding epoxy to small areas showing bare wood. I raced the boat one weekend at WCSC that November. I then sent the boat to Charleston to have Will Tyner work on the bottom more and address issues of the boat taking on water. I am asking $8,500 without sails or $10,200 with my Dieball set that has been used maybe 6 days total.

The boat is stiff and fast. The board and rudder are supposedly really fancy, faired by some famous Nordic sounding name guy., 828-773-0633'
8/17/2018 19:40:011225West River, Md$5,500.00D&M formerly owned by chief measurer, reportedly very fast hull, completely West epoxy saturated, when refurbished had a new tight trunk installed, GMW board, GMW custom rudder, covers for both, below minimum weight, 45s, silver mast and boom, New Fisher main, jib and chute (used 3 times), new never used Proctor jib, chute bags, has GMW hard flotation kit and ripstop stick-on cloth to cover, but presently has flotation bags installed, galvanized Wesco trailer with spare, lots of extra sails, mast up top cover. Has been stored for a number of years as our son never took to racing, hence the new sails. Could use a cosmetic new coat on topsides and rail touched up, but ready to race as is.John Boyd (C)443-569-2075 (H)410-867-4226Help--have some on my computer that could be attached, but this form apparently won't let us. Not familiar with formats requested.17'
7/22/2016 13:32:451212Heber Ut$6,500.00#1212 D&M woodie. White hull, varnished interior. Very lightly used with original spars and sails, Trailer included. Interior in wonderful condition.
Two rudders, Some Harken hardware. Never raced. Original paint.
7/27/2017 12:07:051190Mishawaka, IN$5000.oboWoodie.Marginal Propensity. Restored to excellent condition. New rails, fwd grating, 45's, stanchions, seat thwart, fwd trunk separator, 7'keelson (appx), associated hull plys, trunk cap, etc. Harken hdwr throughout. 2 suits sails (one junk), alum spin pole. Black alum ARO spars. New halyards. Main side mast exit. Wood lead cb. Wood rudder. 2 covers; rook skirted mast up and Sailors Tailor mast up/down/trailing. Gator breaking trailer. Petit Bikini blue hull. Bright topside and transom. Measures in @ min weight. Purchasd/sailed '89 season then under restoration/storage for 10 yrs. Lightly Sailed 2 more seasons then covered in garage since 2001. Life jackets, anchor, spare tire, and Loos tension gage included.Reasonable offers considered. Must sell due to health issues. Images via email upon request. 574.256.718217'
5/18/2019 14:54:291115Seattle, WA7000Nationally competitive wood Thistle:
Hull #1115
Fully restored and updated with modern race rigging
New centerboard trunk and center thwart in 2012 by Larry Liggett
1 Set of North Sails (Fisher) used in only 1 regatta
1 Set of North Sails (Fisher) suitable for club racing
Trailer Cover
Envelope Cover
North Sails Centerboard Cover
Rudder Cover
This is a boat capable of winning at a high level as it placed 3rd in the East Coast Fall Series in 2012. or 410-206-877517'
3/22/2018 14:20:371089Lee's Summit, Mo. $3,500.00Please help me! I'm a Thistle class sailboat in very good condition (if I do say so myself!), and I'm languishing in a dark garage! I need to be in the water, but my owners just don't have time to sail me anymore. We've had some great times sailing, floating and even racing -- I'm pretty quick when my spinnaker is up! -- but I've been sitting on my trailer for two seasons now with no exposure to the elements. I have beautiful teak trim, blue stripes on my white fiberglass hull, an aluminum mast, and my mainsail, jib and spinnaker are all in great shape! My trailer's good, too, and ready to take me out for some fun! I even have a fancy custom cover with my name stitched into it! Please let me know if you might be able to help me. I need some sun, wind and waves to make my life complete!'
7/25/2016 9:27:021082Chillicothe, Ohio$2,400.001959 D & M no, 1082 Hull was restored in the late 80's by Great Midwest Yacht and dry sailed sparingly since. I purchased last year and spent 3 months getting everything detailed. Fresh ValSpar varnish, 1 set of matching number sails carrying tech inspection stamps from 1967 Thistle Nationals (professionally washed), no rips or tears, Floatation blocks covered in beautiful matching red canvas covers, All blocks disassembled and cleaned/greased, all new Dyneema halyards, new boom rigging, etc., freshly painted and detailed trailer with float on guides. After completing I have only had her out twice. Needs a home that can give her more time on the lake!614-580-0422'
Mar 22, 20161072Missoula, MT$3,000.00Minimum weight,very stiff Hull. Natural wood finish. West epoxy rebuild in 1980. Raced heavily until 1995, dry stored since 2006.Complete with a a lot of extra parts.Built 1957 for nationals by Schock Boats in Newport Beach Calif.hinklepe@gmail.com17'
8/7/2018 21:56:521016Abbotsford, B.C. 15 mins from Washington State $5,000.00Good condition, always stored indoors. 2004 galvinized trailer. Ready to sail. Going to college, needs a good 604 853 382917'
8/24/2018 10:58:48994CHEESEQUAKE, N.J.$850.001950'S DOUGLASS & McCLOUD THISTLE w TRAILER

12/25/2017 9:35:12959St Petersburg, FLNegotiableWoodie 959 in need of a good home. Black aluminum mast and like new boom. Road ready low profile trailer. Keelson beside bailers has some rot, but hull is sound. Rails and gratings in very good condition/ Great candidate for a rebuild. Rescued this one last year, but don't have the motivation or time to rebuild another wood boat right now. Price negotiable. Possible delivery assistance in the Southeast.stuart_grulke@yahoo dot com17'
7/4/2017 9:22:38900Northwest Ohio$7,500.00Thistle 900
Has been inside stored her entire life.
Beautiful DM Woodie, Floor model day-sailer - hull #900. She was purchased new in 1967 by Joe Becker from Sandy Douglas when he closed the Painesville, Ohio showroom. After sailing on Deep Creek Lake for 20 years, Joe passed her on in 1987. Boat was then lightly sailed and stored indoors. Encouraged by Paul Nelson she was then acquired in 2016 by an up and coming boat building shop founded two college students studying businesses administration.
Two tone grey and white hull:
Bottom of the boat was completely taken down to bare wood. Then autobailers were taken out/rebuilt then reinstalled flush then screw heads were faired over. Entire bottom was sealed with epoxy. Below waterline received five coats of interlux performance epoxy. Then wetsanded and longboarded to 1200 grit. Above waterline was painted with "platinum" interlux perfection. Bottom job consisted of roughly 48 man hrs. After paint new keel strips were installed with new centerboard gasket. Stock Gudgeons were replaced with new Gudgeons and pintles.
Immaculate natural interior. Stiff solid rails and grates with new 45's and new sidestay bushings/shroud plates.
New travler track.
New great Midwest black mast.
-new diamonds
-new spreaders
-new halyards
-new but casting
Refurbished D&M gold mast
-wire halyards
-rebuilt winches
-refurbished diamonds and spreaders
Original wood mast
-original halyards
-gorgeous brightwork
-reconditioned winches
Aluminum boom
-new outhaul
-U bail
Original wood Boom
-mint condition
-no chips, dings, dents
Wooden spin pole
Aluminum spin pole
Tapered aluminum spin pole
Rebuilt Pamco tilt up Trailer
-new tires
-serviced bearings
-new lightbulbs
-bunks re carpeted
New flotation to match current class rules (pre 2017 national vote)
Embroidered Rudder bag
Skirted mooring cover
Two trailering covers
Top cover
Fitted and secured flotation in Sunbrella and mesh fabric covers fore, aft and under seats. Vinyl coated anchor and lead chain. Original Boston dacron main and mitered jib plus multi-colored parachute silk spinnaker. Other extra sails included. Mast up mooring cover, 2 trailering covers and cotton duck storage cover. Lots of extras included.
Nov 25, 2014890California$3,000.00This is a Schock built 1956 WoodNThistle with Wood Mast/Boom, Black metal mast, newer North Sails, Harken blocks, professionally done West System bottom, full cover, nice trailer, has been lightly sailed, mostly club racing in Mission Bay Yacht Club. Very nice interior patina, has great character. This boat wants to go sailing, I have to let this one go, your gain! Stored at Mission Bay Yacht Club, want $3,000.
Nigel Wood (760) 212-3015.
5/3/2017 13:53:55881indianapolis. indiana$7,000.00Built ffrom a D&M kit by my father. Finished 3rd in Michiana districts in 1981. Very fast, stiff hull. Beautiful wooden boat with fiberglass overlay. Imron paint on bottom in excellent condition. New rales. Harken blocks. Excellent buoyancy. Race ready. Always stored indoors in winter. Elvstrom bailers. Adjustable hiking straps. North sails. 2 compasses. Full cover. Trailer with new electrical wiring and waterproof lilghts. Aluminum mast and boom, and spinnaker pole. Original bill of sale and official plans and specifications included. jwthistle@hotmail.com17'
5/4/2017 19:08:32875Cleveland ohio1500 obowoody in great shape with practice sails and trailer with spare wheel as well as other misc. parts . Bought in 2010, sailed once in Michigan since. If anything, Needs to be resealed, hull needs painting, still has original name for its fantastic previous owner. definitely not a scrapper, could be a passion project or a great practice boat. Been in a nice dry garage since 2010. christy.illius@gmail.com17'
4/22/2019 5:49:30758Wooster, OH$1,450.00built 1950?, owned since 1977, only sailed 3 times, in dry storage, not ready to sail, epoxied hull, still needs workbuss@sssnet.com17'
7/16/2018 11:14:02698N.W. OhioNegotiableThistle # 698 – Butterscotch - built by my grandfather, father and uncle from the kit in 1953 – all mahogany. This boat has been stored since 1990 and needs restoration. Have the all the original rigging, two wooden masts (one is a blank), one wooden boom and spinnaker pole, two lead centerboards, two wood tillers, original paddles – she is all wood! Complete documentation; blueprints and other records is included. She is an Ohio boat, sailed primarily at Cowan Lake in the’ 50-‘70’s and Grand Lake St. Mary’s in the ‘80’s. Have old sails including gorgeous lavender spinnaker, cover, homemade boat dolly for working on the boat and other misc. equipment. I don’t have the time or ability to restore this boat and want her to go to someone who does. Price is negotiable. Trailer is not roadworthy. Owner is in Dayton, boat stored in N.W. Ohio. Can email pictures. 937-260-3717

4/21/2019 4:39:39456Annapolis, MD$2,000 OBOThis original D&M Thistle is in excellent shape. I am the second owner. The first owner kept this boat stored in his plane hanger. It is now stored in my garage.
The trailer is custom made and state inspected. Ready to sail!
tzwaard@gmail.comPhoto’s available upon request17'
Mar 1, 2016447Carbondale, CO$1,500.001945 Thistle, mast and sails for the taking! Everything original. Beautiful piece of history, classic Woody! You will be the envy of everyone with this beauty on the lake! Should be in a museum! cmcconstruction123@gmail.com17'
09/10/18 12:24:36186Ohio$3,500.00D&M mahogany in great shape. Murphy main, jib, spinnaker. Wood mast, boom, rudder, spinnaker pole. West system clear and interlux clear in 1992. Fiberglass below waterline. Running rigging set-up as originally designed. Roller-reefing still often used. Trailer, cover, motor. Wonderful daysailer, needs a younger crew. $3500. Robert Rayl Norton, Ohio 44203;'
5/14/2018 10:15:47171Denver, CO$1,500.00The boat is complete with all (3) sails, jib included. Centerboard refurbished and overall condition is great.
Beautiful teak mahogany wood and glassed outside. Also features aluminium mast and trailer that is road ready.
Click on the link for all photos.
8/27/2018 9:31:2357Vermilion, OH$9,500.00This is a professionally rebuilt hull with ALL new wood parts - transom, trunk, gratings, thwart, seats and rails. The only original wood is in the hull shell itself, the stem and half the thickness of the keelson. Every part is fully epoxy encapsulated. The inside of the trunk is glassed and coated with graphite/epoxy before assembly. All parts are glued in place with epoxy. Interior is fully epoxied with two full varnish coats applied.

This hull is not yet faired or glassed and the outwales are not yet installed. The paint and/or varnish scheme you favor will determine how the fairing and glass work is done. For a completely painted exterior, I favor doing virtually all the heavy fairing work before it is glassed, burying the fairing material under the glass. I also prefer to install the outwales after the glass is applied.

I can complete this hull for you or you can do it yourself, knowing the hard work of a full rebuild is already done.

The asking price as-is is $9500.

Contact me with questions or to make an offer.
6/19/2018 14:21:4954Madison, Wisconsin$1000 OBOThis woodie was sailed intermittently in the 1950's, then brought
indoors to be refinished, a project that went on permanent hold.
It has been upside down on blocks in dry garage since 1961.
Most or all fittings have been removed; it's possible that a few
parts have gone missing. All parts and sails are original. There's
a little rot near the base of the stem that has been filled.
There's no trailer, but we saved a pair of wooden bunks that fit
the boat and could be attached to another trailer. 615-330-075517'
4/21/2017 11:34:357Ohio1947 Thistle #7, "Lucky 7" - Owned by our family since 1957. Official Thistle Class Association registered April 28,1947.
"Lucky 7" while under our ownership, has been trailered and garaged when not in use.
An Inspection and Valuation Report was made on October 7, 2015 by R.D. McLeod of Douglas & McLeod, Inc. and is referenced within this description. Excerpts from the report are as follows:
This is an original Thistle class sailboat, its equipment, built by
Douglass and McLeod, Inc. Grand River, Ohio 44045, and has the
original #7 drilled into the keel as the original haul number.
This #7 Thistle hull is in exceptionally fine condition consists of:
Natural - Interior and original mahogany floor strips, several coats
of varnish - minimum dark spots - varnish in very good condition -
lockers in place
Mast and boom - Sitka spruce, coated with wing dope prior to
several coats of CBEA Varnish to retain light color
Excellent condition. Recently done
The mast has been replaced from Douglas & McLeod Inc. and is
not the original but an exact duplication.
Not only is the condition superb but the originality, all parts and #7
being of value.
This boat has received excellent care over the years and should
be a credit to its owner. Original paints and varnishes were used
over the years whenever possible. No time or expense was of
concern when maintaining this boat.
The trailer is in excellent condition - repainted, very good tires -
Main sail and jib are Boston sails. The Gator trailer has newer tires and wheels and also vintage wheels, Gator hub caps and Goodyear trailer tires.
10/29/2018 1:44:58Bellingham, Wa. USA$1,500.00HULL NUMBER UNKNOWN: Wooden D&M Thistle, looks like the hull number is covered by an extra keelson board. Wooden hull 99% stripped of paint, rusty staple spots evident but structurally sound inside and out. Wooden mast and boom, no spin pole. Big sail inventory including 1 spinnaker old but in good shape. Rudder and keel look to be in excellent condition, I have a tiller but not sure if it goes with the boat. Hull is completely stripped of rigging and keel removed, I have a box of various rigging that I'm sure needs a bit to be complete and functional. Comes with an untitled Snowco trailer in good condition with new wheels & tires and new lights. You'll need a WSP 3-day trip permit to pull it home. Email me for photos and more information on the Thistle, I really wanted to tackle a full restoration on her but ended up at work for an extended period instead. I'm overseas right now but will return in late December. Of course the boat is stored indoors. I'm asking what I paid for 337-254-0969 cell (text only please)17'
8/22/2018 8:48:15San Juan Island$4,500.00Nice little Thistle with custom racing modifications. Fiberglass hull with wood trim. Comes with sails and trailer. Tiller extension. Custom aluminum hiking platforms and extendable bowsprit. Has been sailed gently and stored in a covered shed. Asking $4,500. Morgan (360)298-6084 madcapmarymorgan@gmail.com'
3/22/2018 8:35:50woodstock, ny$800.00not sure about the hull number. looks like a plate that had info on it was removed. There is a brass plaque that says "Custom Built for Capt. Maynard Aldridge".
glass hull. woodwork needs repair.
Gold mast with wood boom. boom needs replacing.
2 sails.
on craigslist, hudson valley, ny
5/21/2019 8:04:151700
Rochester NY
Complete and ready for club racing or daysailing. Desirable silver mast. Includes trailer and cover. Two mains, two jibs, complete spinnaker gear.