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Old 11-09-2016, 20:20   #1
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Thistle owners?

Are there any Thistle owners on here?
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Old 12-09-2016, 06:27   #2
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Re: Thistle

Someone from another group directed me here saying there were some Thistle owners but I guess I'm it.
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Old 12-09-2016, 06:38   #3
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Re: Thistle

Howdy!
I like a Thistle.
It has a special place in my heart. As I raced on one many years ago. Won some silver too!
But I don't own one. (I would)

Good luck on your search.

My guess is that a forum just for Thistle owners must exist, but not on this site (forum). I would expect there to be more Thistle owners and sailors on Sailnet.com or at sailing anarchy.
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My guess is that a forum just for Thistle owners must exist, but not on this site (forum). I would expect there to be more Thistle owners and sailors on Sailnet.com or at sailing anarchy.

Thanks for the reply. I've been looking but haven't found any. Lots of fleets/clubs that require paid membership but no active forums of any kind that I've found.

I bought one last week for my first boat and am finding out they can be pretty difficult to single hand, which I'll be doing and, since I've only sailed cruisers/day sailers in the 25' range, I've been looking for someone that would allow me to pick their brain.

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Re: Thistle

Have an acquaintance who raced and maybe owned one and may still.

I'll enquired with him.


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Thanks for the reply. I've been looking but haven't found any. Lots of fleets/clubs that require paid membership but no active forums of any kind that I've found.

I bought one last week for my first boat and am finding out they can be pretty difficult to single hand, which I'll be doing and, since I've only sailed cruisers/day sailers in the 25' range, I've been looking for someone that would allow me to pick their brain.

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Hi Rick.
The thistle is an old (designed many years ago) racing "dinghy" class boat, and was considered a high performance racing boat. Designed to be sailed with crew, not designed for singlehanding, though that is not going to stop some..

It will have more sail controls and lines for you to identify and manage than some simpler boats.

There are Thistles all around the USA.

You may find some Thistle sailors through their fleets.if you have questions, I would look for a fleet, contact them, and establish some contact with an onpwner who can help you with tips.

Here in CF, there are a few Thistle owners, past and present. I don't know them by name. You could search the threads for mention of Thistles in the links in this Google Custom search I did for you. Good luck. If you see a Thistle owner, send them a Private Message.

https://cse.google.com/cse?cx=011403...tle&gsc.page=2
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Have an acquaintance who raced and maybe owned one and may still.

I'll enquired with him.
Thanks, Adelie. I appreciate your reply.
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Hi Rick.
The thistle is an old (designed many years ago) racing "dinghy" class boat, and was considered a high performance racing boat. Designed to be sailed with crew, not designed for singlehanding, though that is not going to stop some..

It will have more sail controls and lines for you to identify and manage than some simpler boats.

There are Thistles all around the USA.

You may find some Thistle sailors through their fleets.if you have questions, I would look for a fleet, contact them, and establish some contact with an onpwner who can help you with tips.

Here in CF, there are a few Thistle owners, past and present. I don't know them by name. You could search the threads for mention of Thistles in the links in this Google Custom search I did for you. Good luck. If you see a Thistle owner, send them a Private Message.

https://cse.google.com/cse?cx=011403...tle&gsc.page=2
I'm fairly web savvy but have never heard of a custom search. I appreciate your help and will check it out.

All of my sailing has been on inland lakes in cruiser type boats like the Catalina Capri 25' or Colgate 26, etc., so this boat is a little more technical than I would like but I'll give it a go. If it doesn't work for me I'll sell it in the spring and get something else. This is really just to play around with until it gets too cold to sail, which can be mid November here in Missouri.
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I'm fairly web savvy but have never heard of a custom search. I appreciate your help and will check it out.

All of my sailing has been on inland lakes in cruiser type boats like the Catalina Capri 25' or Colgate 26, etc., so this boat is a little more technical than I would like but I'll give it a go. If it doesn't work for me I'll sell it in the spring and get something else. This is really just to play around with until it gets too cold to sail, which can be mid November here in Missouri.
I thought of buying one last year.

If you can find crew, you may have more fun on it.

There may be videos on YouTube showing them sailing...I seem to recall seeing one last year.

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I thought of buying one last year.

If you can find crew, you may have more fun on it.
I have a willing crew but they have zero experience. It'll be interesting to say the least. Thanks for your help.

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A Thistle is a lovely boat to sail. I don't own one but my husband learned to sail as a teenager on a Thistle and has fond memories.

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Re: Thistle

I have a Thistle that I am fixing up. Unfortunately, I haven't had it sailing yet so can't give any good advice!

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I have a Thistle that I am fixing up. Unfortunately, I haven't had it sailing yet so can't give any good advice!

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I don't even know if I have everything I need. Right now I'm fixing up a newer trailer I bought for it, new LED lights, wheel bearings, tires and wheels, straightening a bent jack and moving the winch back. The boat itself appears to be in good shape except for a few blocks and shackles I had to replace. I just need someone to tell me that I have everything I'll need.
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I used to sail a Windmill, a smaller one design racer. I could not touch a Thistle in light air, beautiful and fast! I don't know why it would be such a challenge to singlehand unless you were flying a spinnaker.
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Re: Thistle owners?

There are MANY Thistles out there, and they race and have "Nationals" and there are many crews who are experts.

To get an idea of how a three person crew (standard) sails (with spinnaker) just go to YouTube and search for "Thistle." You will see many videos of the boats screaming (fast for a small mono) across lakes and how the crews operate. There are also videos with experts coaching and narrating what should be done to sail them most efficiently. Plenty you can learn from online for free.

Good luck and Good Winds!
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