Listing #Date PostedHull NumberBoat LocationAsking PriceDescriptionContact NameContact EmailContact PhoneLink for PhotosPosted to new website?Contacted OP?
0997/10/20202898Hudson, OH$200 OBOComplete package, boat and trailer need significant
0987/9/20203654Cranston, RI$5,500GMW Thistle Light Blue. Was Newport Fleet Fall Series Champion in 2018. Stiff, competitive Hull. Also has Venture Galvanized trailer. Sails ok for club racing. Can send photos on request, will eventually load some here.
Chris Takacs
0977/8/20203399Galion, OH$3,900.00 OBOGood Condition, Light Blue Douglass McLoed & Hull, includes 3 sets of Sails (One set never used) 2 Spinnakers. Aluminum Spinnaker Pole. Trailer included. Comes with mooring cover and cable lifting bridle. All Harkens blocking. This was my father’s boat and has not been sailed in nearly 20 years. Spent most of its sailing years racing at the Mohican Sailing Club on Charles Mill Reservoir in Mifflin, Ohio. Has been stored inside since. Always competitive.Ray Weithmanrweithman@rrohio.com419-295-1411Photos Available Upon Request
0966/30/20203726Beaufort, NC$2500 OBOFox Hull #3726
Hull is in excellent condition, no stress cracks anywhere (Awlgripped around ‘04) and flotation tanks are solid and watertight.
Sailed once in 2006 and stored indoors since. Wesco Low rider trailer. Trailer is structurally sound (forward mast support could use a repair), but hasn’t been used since 2006. Needs wooden rails replaced. Race rigged, all hardware, numerous sails (spinnakers, North mains and jibs and a couple of other brands), halyards and control lines, spinnaker pole and McLaughlin blades included. Hull and deck covers and other accessories are available, but will be sold separately.
Link for photos coming soon
Delivery not available.
0956/29/20203435Bennington, NH$2,500Good shape, 2 complete sets of sails (one set of repaired bedsheets and one set of crisp sails) Black mast and rigging is
0946/16/20203487Phoenix, AZ$3400 OBOFeatured in Bagpipe, this is a fantastic racing Thistle restored by Michael Gillum. Fiberglass hull, dry and sturdy boat. The wood and lines are in fantastic condition, the hull has 2 areas of light patchable hairline cracking on the port side.

Comes with 2 sets of sails (1 used only once) + 1 Spinnaker, and very sturdy trailer with spare. The lines have all been rigged up so the skipper has most of the control over the fine tuning, also color coded.

Carbon Fiber spin pole and Aluminum tiller. Motivated to sell, really a great boat, please let me know if you have questions or would like to see some pictures!
0936/14/20202971Stuart, FL$3500 OBOClean F/G with good trailer Sails and all accessories for a fun day Photos AvailableJohn.Heemsath@yahoo.com772.285.4858Please call for photos Thank You
0925/27/202061Minneapolis, MN$2,0001952 Thistle: Exterior of hull has been fiber glassed and painted orange. Black anodized aluminum mask and boom. 3 sets of sails including 2 spinnakers. Stored indoors. Please Email for more information if interested. Good condition and ready to sail! Andy KarlAAndyKarl@gmail.comYes
0905/8/20202425Rochester, NY?$3,500Race ready585-225-3069
0894/30/20201079Raleigh, NC$5001952 D & M Wooden Thistle ( hull 1079 ) in good condition. Not a project. Boat could use some varnish touch up but is fully seaworthy and has a heavy duty tailored cover. It comes with nice trailer in good condition. I have one wooden mast and one aluminum mast. Sails in good condition. I am selling it because I have not sailed it in two years. No time. I have $3500 into it but will sell it for $500 to someone who will appreciate and take good care of her. Jeffnmette@aol.com919-426-8410
0884/11/20201362Duluth, MN$850Wooden cold molded 60's vintage Thistle in nice condition, includes wooden mast, sails, on a road worthy trailer.218-226-8545
0874/7/20201356Washington, DCTradeAs with almost every wooden boat owner who works to restore a boat and then has kids, the time has come for me to get a glass boat so that I can sail as opposed to working on the boat. I'm hoping to trade the boat to another Thistle owner who has a 3900 or 4000 series teak GMW who wants to live the woody life, know what it's like to sail a special hull number and have your competitors ask you "how do you point so high?" and "why do you seem to have a speed advantage upwind?". You'll even get lots of parking lot friends for free because they'll come to look at their reflections in the Epifanes.

1356 has been lovingly restored over the years and has every go fast modification you might imagine. New spars, lots of new wood, faired blades, custom trailer, minimum weight, new varnish, and the list goes on.

Some of the recent race results are:
Multiple Central Atlantic District Championships
Top three finishes in individual races at nationals
Top 10 in ACCs
Lots of club wins
0853/15/2020270Chandler, AZ$1,5001949 Boat in good condition. excellent cover, not sailed in 20 years. Mast, boom aluminum and in good working condition. no sails or rudder. great yard trailer - bill of sale. May deliver/ meet part
0843/5/2020726Indianapolis, IN$5,000WoodieCepike@aol.comNone
0833/1/20203206Los Gatos, CA$900 OBOServiceable, but hasn't been in the water for a number of years. All rigging, trailer, boat cover and lots of extras included with sale. kwbldr@gmail.com408-234-4454Please email for photos
0822/6/20203325Redlands, CA$2,300The boat is by D & M, built In 1974. Good condition. It has had very light use in its life. I have owned for 25 Years. Gel coat is original. The wood Is teak. The halyards were cut when some work was done, so they need to be replaced.

I apologize for the pictures. After these were taken the wood was sanded and oiled which makes the wood look much better. Cover by Rooke has strong material, but ripped by some strong winds. The trailer is nice, all aluminum. Sails I think are North. Have been stored rolled up in the rafters. This is still a good looking boat.
0811/26/20203029Jacksonville, FL$3,000For various reasons, I must sell my 17 foot Thistle, sail #3029. It was built by Clark in 1972 and I restored it several years ago. The boat comes with two sets of sails (main, jib, spinnaker). One main has reef points for short-handed or heavy wind sailing. The trailer is road ready with custom built cradles. I am asking $3000 and am firm on the price. Local pick-up and cash or Pay-Pal only. Feel free to give me a call if you want to come look at her.!AsXQ8mYklFKKiNcUj9EBoZJH-QjKUQ?e=wS8AZX
0801/24/20203274Richmond, CA$4,000Clark hull. Fiberglass w/ teak trim. Includes boat, new custom-built trailer, 1 suit racing sails, 2 suits practice sails, new top & bottom covers.
0791/4/20203074Austin, TX$5,000race ready,with trailer,two masts, two booms, two centerboards, two ruddersrjhlista@gmail.comN/A
07812/27/2019Tracys Landing, MD$1500 OBOD & M Fiberglass, some older sails, up on blocks in barn, not sailed in many years, but have been kept indoors and up on blocks - hull number unknowngrahamplaster@gmail.com619.985.7391
07712/17/2019576Cooperstown, NY$3,500Thistle 576. D&M Woodie. White epoxy above the waterline, West System and varnish bottom, transom and interior. It's in pretty good condition and race rigged. Sails are good, and the trailer is not bad either. It has measured in, although probably hasn't been TCA registered in quite a while. I don't have any good pics of the boat, other than some regatta action shots from a few years ago, which I can share upon request. The boat has been a part of the Otsego Sailing Club Thistle fleet for decades, and gently club raced the past 20 years.
07611/22/2019Finger Lakes, NY$500Thistle Sailboat, mast Boom, blades, older sails, road worthy trailer. Don't know much about it just need it
07511/12/20193269Covington, WA$3,0001973 Clark Thistle Hull Number 3269. Recently updated running rigging as well as angle brace update. Three sets of well used mains and jibs, one Spinnaker. New boat cover for at the dock. Trailer is in working order.Robert.h.hyslop@Gmail.comPlease contact for photos
07310/9/20192632Provo, UT$4,0001969 clark760-937-6000
0729/30/201966Rochester, NY$4,500Beautiful woodie with stiff, West System/glass hull. Bright finish interior. Mahogany rails and grates. GMW silver mast and boom w aluminum spinnaker pole. Mostly Harken hardware and Jibmaster jib sheeting. North spinnaker bags, foam and inflatable flotation and galvanized trailer. Recent improvements include new mast-up cover, replaced aft section of keelson, replaced centerboard blocking with drum, and brand new spinnaker and jib halyards (yet to be installed). She does take on some water either through CB trunk or scuppers but not enough to keep her on land! Older set of sails.dnaetzker@gmail.com585-690-5008Photos on request
0719/29/20193285San Diego, CA$2,500White fiberglass
0709/1/2019Buffalo, NY$1,500Fiberglass hull (I’ll add the hull number to the post later), freshly painted top and bottom, faired and bottom paint put below the waterline last winter. Wood re-varnished this summer.

Silver aluminum mast and boom; two rudders, two tillers, spin gear, two full sets of reasonably crispy sails, trailer, there is also a mooring cover that will need some sewing to be used. If interested please email me and I’ll send you all the photos Inhave plus any others you’d like.

I’ve got way too many boat projects going on right now to sail or maintain this one, so it’s got to go.
0698/19/20191461Columbus, IN$2,200Mahogany Thistle For Sale - $2200
Hull #1461 – Built in 1963
Mahogany with West System Clear Fiberglass Hull
Beautiful Sailboat, good for racing or leisure
Two sets of sails (one good, one with small tear on main)
New Rudder & Tiller and Sheets
Hull recently refinished; Mast needs refinishing soon
Custom covers – Top, Hull, Tiller, Rudder
Good condition shorelander trailer
0687/31/20193808Hopatcong, NJ$9,5003808 - White GMW w/ ash & mahogany rails. Bottom professionally faired and boat completely re-rigged before 2018 summer. Has always been kept in freshwater venues. Black mast and boom. 2 full sets of 2017 Quantum sails, both with less than a year of races on them. Compass/Centerboard/Rudder/Trailer/Top and Bottom Covers. About 11 pounds underweight at 2018 Nationals. Boat was 4th at 2019 Atlantic Coast Championships and 2nd at 2019 NJ/LIS Super Districts. Located in New Jersey, delivery negotiable. $9,500. Waterat centerboard and rudder also available.
0677/31/20193749Fennville, MI$1,500Go Blew. Good Condition. With trailer. Lots of sails and spare parts. Asking $1500(616) 644-5428
0667/28/20193658Melbourne, FL$1,200 Thistle 17, new North Sails,
0657/27/20192457Olympia, WA$10,000Restored Browmark@aol.comGoogle photos
0647/21/20192904Columbus, OH$1,500Lots of extras. Need work on one seat. 2 sets of sails. trailer and cover
0637/19/20193347Kemah, TX$3,8001974 Thistle restored race readyRbusby@tnpha.org713-202-7132
0627/15/20193032Portland, OR$3,000The boat is complete with all (3) sails, jib included. Centerboard refurbished and overall condition is great. Beautiful teak and mahogany wood. Also features spinnaker pole, aluminum mast and trailer that is road ready. Many races won with Derrell Peck. Ready for the Thistle Nationals.morriecraig@yahoo.com541-609-0402
0617/13/20193036Portland, OR$3,000repainted and in beautiful condition. Fast boat. own racesmorriecraig@comcast.net541-609-0402not yet
0606/19/20192622Morrisville, VT$1,250Older boat, Aluminum mast, wood boom, 3 mainsails, 1 jib, 1 spinnaker, I've been freshwater sailing her for 11 years. Needs some love, including a new rudder. Trailer has new shocks and bearing buddies.elmorebartons@aol.com802 888 8869
0596/15/2019148Wenham, MA$500D&M woodie #148. She's been in one family since dirt was rocks, but we don't know her earliest history.

Last sailed 2013. She's a project. Needs keelson and transom work, but hull laminates are sound. ALWAYS stored inside.

Boat is complete - Two masts (one black anodized one gold anodized), wood boom, aluminum spinnaker pole, kick-up rudder (believed original), centerboard, rudder, tiller, main, jib, and spinnaker. Still has original lockers. No significant modifications.

No trailer. She's currently stored (upside down) in a rack in our garage. Back your trailer in and we'll lower her down on it.

While we would like to get something for her, the bottom line is that she needs a new passionate owner, and we need the garage.

We're about 1/2 hour north of Boston.
0586/12/20191362Saginaw, MN$1,250This is a 1960's vintage cold molded mahogany thistle in fair condition. Includes sails and wooden mast, and all rigging and hardware. wabistan@gmail.com218-226-8545
0576/4/20191212Heber City, UT$3,000#1212 D&M woodie. Varnished interior, fresh white topsides. Very lightly used, with very solid trailer. Original sails, with two rudders. Some Harken fittings.jmaltman11@sbcglobal.net708 641 1510
0566/1/20193052Eliison Bay, WI$1700 OBOVery good condition; excellent sails marademacher2@gmail.com920-854-9857Photos on request
0555/18/20191115Seattle, WA$7,000Nationally 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.
0545/1/20193083Kansas 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 803-3920
0534/21/2019456Annapolis, 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 request
0524/18/20191891Smyrna, GA$5,000Refurbished in 2019 and ready to race. 7703127441
0514/12/20193957Seattle, WA$10,000White 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.
0504/8/20192036Delaware1500.00 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).rbrt.hammond@gmail.com302-547-6152Photos on request
0494/3/20192929Lyons, OH$1,750Original sails, main, jib and spinnaker. Painted in 2017 with rust-oleum marine paint. Trailer comes with it 4195830525
0483/27/20193746Jacksonville, FL$7,500I 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
John Fewelljhfewell3@gmail.com904-635-8197
0462/16/20193285San Diego, CA$2,500Fiberglass 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 583-7331
0451/7/20193802Seattle, WA$5,200Thistle 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
04412/30/20183932Seattle, WA$6,900This 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. tstaiger1@hotmail.com206-852-5892I am having difficulties creating an online photo album but can send you photos on request.
04310/29/2018Bellingham, WA$1,500HULL 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 her.troygessner37@yahoo.com337-254-0969 cell (text only please)
0419/6/20181443San Jose, CA$1,0001960 Douglass & McLeod mahogany hull needs some work Skita spruce mast Dacron sails with trailer
0408/30/20183872Westport, CT$14,500Proven 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!
0398/27/201857Vermilion, OH$9,500This 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.

0378/22/20182710San Juan Island$4,500Nice 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.
0368/17/20181225West River, MD$5,500D&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 (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.
0358/14/20182599Salem, OR$2,000I 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
0348/7/20181016Abbotsford, B.C. 15 mins from Washington State $5,000Good condition, always stored indoors. 2004 galvinized trailer. Ready to sail. Going to college, needs a good 604 853 3829
0337/27/20183211Lake Hopatcong$1,800Clean boat, race ready with trailer. Great starter boat. If interested I can send photos.bmurphy@reliableenvelope.com973-769-9116
0327/27/20182861Cincinnati, OH$2,6951970 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 & 513-543-2184
0317/26/20183848Cooperstown/Upstate NY$12,500Bright 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!)
0307/16/2018698N.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
0296/19/201854Madison, 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. 615-330-0755
0285/30/20181731Michigan$4,9501963 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
0275/13/20181862Victoria Canada$5,50017 foot Mahogany Thistle - Mint condition. Ready to sail. Comes with Trailer and full boat cover.
email for photos.
0264/5/20183336Redding, CT$3,500Good 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).
0253/22/20181089Lee's Summit, Mo. $3,500Please 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!
02412/25/2017959St Petersburg, FLWoodie 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 com
0239/4/20173934Fairfield, CT$12,500This 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

0228/3/20172398Somerset, 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
0217/30/20173302Doylestown, PA$1,500Thistle # 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
0207/27/20171190Mishawaka, 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. 574.256.7182
0197/4/2017900Northwest Ohio$7,500Thistle 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.
0187/2/20171330Louisville KY$3,400D&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 LINK TO PICTURES NOW WORKING and the boat is beautiful
For more Pic
0176/4/20172488Wilmington,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
0165/4/2017875Cleveland 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.
0155/3/2017881indianapolis. indiana$7,000Built 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.
0134/15/20172023Fairport, NY$2,900Thistle #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
0123/28/20172624Fork Union VA$1,100Older 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 842-5517
0112/11/20172103Marietta, 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 1965.740-585-2315
01012/23/20162615Kansas City$2,500Thistle 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.
00912/14/20161316Western North Carolina$8,500I 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.
0087/25/20161082Chillicothe, Ohio$2,4001959 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
0073/5/20162689Salem, Oregon$4,900Thistle #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
00611/21/20152266Austintown, Ohio$750Used 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
0056/28/20153768Otsego, NY$6,700This 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
0046/12/20151739Matthews, NC$1,000I 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.
0034/8/20153175Sechelt, BC$2000 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 distance.john@oomovers.com604-885-5589
00211/25/2014890California$3,000This 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.
00111/25/20142060Arizona$3,5001967 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.