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  • Allen Pump Action Cleat

    Allen Pump Action Cleat

    Allen
    $48.65
    A pump action cleat is a clever way to quickly hoist your spinnaker on a dinghy or small sailboat. Ideal on boats like the Thistle where the skipper often raises the kite and needs to do so quickly. Max Line Diameter - 4mm Weight - 37 grams Hole...
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  • Harken 22 mm Hi-Load Traveler Car w/ Fixed Sheaves

    Harken 22 mm Hi-Load Traveler Car w/ Fixed Sheaves

    Harken
    $219.95
    Harken ball bearing traveler cars with multipart purchases allow easy adjustment of loaded sails from the cockpit. ONE DESIGN APPLICATIONS This fitting is commonly used and/or recommended for the following one design sailboat applications: Thistle...
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  • Harken 22 mm Low-Beam Light Duty Track Ends

    Harken 22 mm Low-Beam Light Duty Track Ends

    Harken
    $9.95
    When end controls are not used, add endstops to absorb shock loads. ONE DESIGN APPLICATIONS This fitting is commonly used and/or recommended for the following one design sailboat applications: Thistle Traveller Track Endstops (x1)
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  • Ronstan Small Cam Cleat (Grey) N

    Ronstan Small Cam Cleat (Grey)

    Ronstan
    $26.19
    Intensive development efforts have produced this range of cleats that provide unbeatable holding power, yet are designed for easy cleating and releasing of control lines in every application and load condition. Through the use of advanced composites,...
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  • Harken Bullseye Fairlead H237 Harken Bullseye Fairlead H237

    Harken Bullseye Fairlead H237

    Harken
    $6.95
    Use the 237 and 339 where there is little deflection in the line such as when routing a spinnaker pole foreguy aft along the cabin house. Use with Harken 241 cam base. A (mm)32 mm A (in)1 1/4 in B (mm)38 mm B (in)1 1/2 in Fasteners (mm)5 RH...
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  • Shroud Adjuster (Ronstan)

    Shroud Adjuster (Ronstan)

    Ronstan
    $22.06
    The fine tune stay adjuster provides for a quick and easy way to adjust stay tensions. It greatly reduces the risk of losing the stay when adjusting rig tension. 316 stainless steel Pin - 3/16 inch Increment Length - 5/32 in. Qty. Adjustment Settings -...
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  • Harken Micro Aluminum Cam Cleat H468

    Harken Micro Aluminum Cam Cleat H468

    Harken
    $34.95
    Harken ball bearing cam cleats hold lines securely and release instantly for easy, precise trimming. Aluminum Cam-Matics are hardcoat-anodized for high-load, high-wear, continuous adjustment applications.. Height (mm)22 mm Height (in) 7/8 in Length...
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  • Harken Aluminum Cam Cleat H150

    Harken Aluminum Cam Cleat H150

    Harken
    $42.95
    Harken ball bearing cam cleats hold lines securely and release instantly for easy, precise trimming. Aluminum Cam-Matics are hardcoat-anodized for high-load, high-wear, continuous adjustment applications. Aluminum construction Works with line diameters...
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  • Ronstan Medium Cam Cleat (Grey) N

    Ronstan Medium Cam Cleat (Grey)

    Ronstan
    $28.92
    Intensive development efforts have produced this range of cleats that provide unbeatable holding power, yet are designed for easy cleating and releasing of control lines in every application and load condition. Through the use of advanced composites,...
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  • Harken Standard Fairlead H425

    Harken Standard Fairlead H425

    Harken
    $7.99
    Lightweight, fiber-reinforced fairleads feature stainless wear guards for long life and are available in various colors for color-coding your cams. Height above cam (in) 5/8 in Height above cam (mm)16 mm Length (mm)56 mm Length (in)2 3/16 in Width...
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  • Harken Micro Fairlead H424

    Harken Micro Fairlead H424

    Harken
    $6.99
    Lightweight, fiber-reinforced flairleads feature stainless wearguards for long life and are available in various colors for color-coding your cams. Height above cam (in) 7/16 in Height above cam (mm)11 mm Length (mm)41 mm Length (in)1 5/8 in Width...
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  • Harken 29 mm Single Fixed Block H348

    Harken 29 mm Single Fixed Block H348

    Harken
    $15.95
    Low-friction Carbo Air blocks are lightweight, strong, reliable—and affordable. Companions to the popular Harken Black Magic block line, these small, compact blocks have very high working loads for safe, easy trimming. Sheave: 29 mm / 1 1/8 in...
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  • Harken 40 mm Single Block H2636

    Harken 40 mm Single Block H2636

    Harken
    $35.95
    Low-friction Carbo Air blocks are lightweight, strong, reliable—and affordable. Companions to the popular Harken Black Magic block line, these small, compact blocks have very high working loads for safe, easy trimming. Sheave: 40 mm / 1 9/16...
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  • Harken 40 mm Ratchet Block H2608

    Harken 40 mm Ratchet Block H2608

    Harken
    $67.95
    Carbo Ratchets allow sailors to hand-hold loaded lines and offer balance between holding power and controlled easing. 2608, 2609, and 2614 have on/off switches. Sheave: 40 mm / 1 9/16 in Length: 86 mm / 3 3/8 in Weight: 49 g / 1.7 oz Shackle pin: 4...
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  • Harken 40 mm Carbo Block H2650

    Harken 40 mm Carbo Block H2650

    Harken
    $28.95
    Low-friction Carbo Air blocks are lightweight, strong, reliable—and affordable. Companions to the popular Harken Black Magic block line, these small, compact blocks have very high working loads for safe, easy trimming. Sheave: 40 mm / 1 9/16 in...
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  • Ronstan 40 mm All Purpose Single Block

    Ronstan 40 mm All Purpose Single Block

    Ronstan
    $21.83
    40mm single block from the Ronstan All Purpose (AP) blocks range, a great all around solution for a variety of rigging applications. Self-lubricating Acetal polymer sheaves running on polished stainless steel races perform equally well with dynamic loads...
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Rigging Diagram

Use the diagram below to reference Harken part numbers to appropriate application on your Thistle sailboat. Parts recommendations are offered as a guide for common applications.

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Mainsheet System

To control the big mainsail on a Thistle, skippers use two 40 mm Carbo singles blocks on the boom and one on the traveler car. Some skippers like to cleat the mainsheet and bolt a swivel base (we recommend the 205 Swivel Base w/ Cam Cleat)with a 57 mm ratchet block to the end of the centerboard cap. To help with getting the boom across quicker, a jibing line is attached to the boom at the same location as the forward block. When it comes time to jibe, the skipper pulls the jibing line across instead of pulling in yards of mainsheet.

Traveler System

All Thistles must have a traveler track across the top of the transom. Use a low-beam Small Boat track with a car and a 40 mm Carbo block shackled to the car. Some boats opt to not use a traveler on that track and instead bolt a 40 mm Carbo single stand-up block in the middle. The control lines are led outboard and turn forward to 29 mm Carbo cheek blocks and micro cams with fairlead covers. The advantage of using a traveler is the ability to bring the car above centerline while sailing upwind and easing the main to centerline to induce vertical twist that is fast in choppy conditions.

Diagram provided by Harken. West Coast Sailing is an approved seller of Harken sailboat hardware.

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