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THISTLE built by Douglass & McCloud and designed by Sandy Douglass. Her first hull was built in 1945 with an overall lengh of 5.18 m or 17.00 ft long

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THISTLE Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft5.18 m / 17.00 ft
Builder(s)Douglass & McCloud
Designer(s)Sandy Douglass
Hull TypeCenterboard Dinghy
Number of Hulls Built4000
First Hull Built1945
Rigging TypeFractional Sloop


Overall Length (LOA) 5.18 m / 17.00 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)5.18 m / 17.00 ft
Beam (width)1.83 m / 6.00 ft
Draft1.37 m / 4.50 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 234 kg / 515 lb
Maximum Displacement234 kg / 515 lb


Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)3.00
Comfort Ratio4.3
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)46.8
Sail Area to Displacement47.63

Above Deck

Reported Sail Area17.74 m² / 191.00 ft²
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