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    Re: Doug fir for bowsprit?

    123103This lil ship has a glued laminated timber bow sprit and all masts and booms are glued laminated timber
  2. Re: Can pressure treated plywood be painted?

    Yes of course it can be painted. It must be dry however
  3. Re: Looking for someone to come see boat I inherited and tell me IF its sea worthy

    location?

    there is a very active Thompson Boat facebook group (two actually): Thompson Antique & Classic Boat Rally AND Thompson Boat Owner's Group. There may be another Thompson boat fan nearby
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  4. Re: 1961 Thompson with Volvo Penta stern drive

    119856Photo by David J. Rhude, MD
  5. Re: 1961 Thompson with Volvo Penta stern drive

    119663She was used for wedding photos on Lake Minnetonka on Saturday! Congrats Stina and Nick!
  6. Re: 1961 Thompson with Volvo Penta stern drive

    Anywhere from $100 to $10,000. I sold a 1959 Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. 17 ft. Sea Lancer with 1958 Johnson 50 HP outboard motor and restored trailer for $8,100 earlier this year. Everything...
  7. Re: Kirby Paints....Shipping Costs To Minnesota

    Pay the shipping fee, no big deal in the big picture. You have an old boat you are painting, yes? How does $17.00 fit into the big scheme of other costs for working on an old boat?

    Kirby has a...
  8. Re: 1961 Thompson with Volvo Penta stern drive

    Nice rig but too bad someone painted the transom. It should be stained and varnished. It's Philippine mahogany for the stained and varnished work. Painted hull planking is Douglas fir marine plywood....
  9. Re: 1961 Thompson with Volvo Penta stern drive

    Come see this boat and many other vintage watercraft TODAY only 10 September 2022 at Lord Fletcher's on Lake Minnetonka, MN at the classic boat show. 9 am to 4 pm CST. Free and open to the public
  10. Re: 1955 Thompson 14 ft Thomboy runabout

    Thanks! The seat upholstery and crash pad were brown, a change from the original red and white. I found remnants of the original when I removed the brown. I am glad I went to the true original red...
  11. Re: 1955 Thompson 14 ft Thomboy runabout

    come see this lil Thompson boat on display at a classic boat show on Gull Lake near Nisswa, MN on Saturday 27 August 2022. The event is held at Bar Harbor Super Club and is free and open to the...
  12. Re: 1955 Thompson 14 ft Thomboy runabout

    116896My sister-in-law made the new upholstery to match as close as possible the original. I installed the crash pad and hide-em.
  13. Re: 1961 Thompson with Volvo Penta stern drive

    Yes the lemonade yellow was standard colour for the Thompson Sea Lancer between 1958 and 1962
  14. 1955 Thompson 14 ft Thomboy runabout

    Not too long ago I completed restoration of this 1955 Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. 14 ft. Thompson runabout. Pushed by 1957 Evinrude 35 HP motor. All sitting on a circa 1957 Holsclaw boat...
  15. 1961 Thompson with Volvo Penta stern drive

    Uff da I did it again. I adopted ANOTHER Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg Co. plywood lapstrake speedy boat! This gal is a 1961 17 ft. Sea Lancer with 80 HP Volvo Penta stern drive. Sh115857e was in the same...
  16. Re: 1959 Cruiser. Need advice on sealing transom.

    In 1959 Cruisers, Inc. had numerous models, here are some with centerline length listed: Mariner 13'-2" rated for up to 45 HP; Seafarer 15'-9 1/2" rated for up to 75 HP; Commander 17'-0" rated for up...
  17. Re: 1959 Cruiser. Need advice on sealing transom.

    Is she a wooden plywood power boat made by Cruisers, Inc. of Oconto, Wisconsin ?
    Andreas
  18. Re: Penn Yan 14 ft Swift CUT -where are the Hull ID Serial #s Located ?

    I do not know anything about PENN YAN hull ID/serial # system (I do know about Thompson Boat and her various spin-offs). But any boat built in USA prior to November 1972 will NOT have a federally...
  19. Re: 1959 Thompson Restoration - Hull Advise

    The most likely area of leaking on this type of boat is the outer keel and stem. Sand them down so you can see the putty filled countersunk screws and carriage bolts. remove the white lead putty and...
  20. Re: 1959 Thompson Restoration - Hull Advise

    Nice looking boat. I think she is a Cortland, NY built boat (from windshield side frame shape and what I can see of the seat backrests). there were SEVERAL Thompson Boat firms: Thompson Bros. Boat...
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    Re: A Dan Kidney Boat...Questions

    Groovy boat! I have some Dan Kidney & Sons information in my archive. I will be home next week and can check. The company morphed into Fox River Boat Works around WW II era and finally closed in the...
  22. Re: Wooden Boats of Wisconsin/Minnesota

    Thanks Tom. I was at the Todd Warner auction. I remember only one Thompson Boat - a 12 ft. Take-Along car topper.

    Andreas
  23. Re: Wooden Boats of Wisconsin/Minnesota

    766341959 Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. 17 ft. Sea Lancer. Plywood lapstrake hull construction. Pushed by 1958 Johnson 50 HP Super Seahorse outboard motor. Photographed In August 2020 on Lake...
  24. Re: Wooden Boats of Wisconsin/Minnesota

    76632766331955 Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. 14 ft Thomboy "stink pot" made in Peshtigo, Wisconsin. The in-motion photo is by Rod Melotte on Lake Monona in Madison, WI. She has never been restored....
  25. Re: Wooden Boats of Wisconsin/Minnesota

    766291936 Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. Cub wooden sail boat. Made in Peshtigo, Wisconsin and shipped to Lake Superior near Marquette, Michigan where she was used by three generations. I adopted her a...
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    Re: Alaskan yellow cedar

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    Alaska cedar glued laminated timber beam made in Peshtigo, WI
  27. Re: 1965 Carver 17' runabout - parts/accessories sources

    There are numerous "lapstrake" boat type Facebook groups. At least two for Thompson et.al.: Thompson Boat Owners Group and Thompson Antique & Classic Boat Rally. Since both Wally Markham and Glen...
  28. Re: 1965 Carver 17' runabout - parts/accessories sources

    the hardware and steering wheel and navigation lights were almost always common, off-the-shelf items from makers such as Kainer or Wilcox Crittenden and Jervis. You can find old stuff like this at...
  29. Re: 1956 Chris Craft Sea Skiff 18 - Refurb

    best of luck with the restoration. make her seaworthy and make her pretty again!

    there is a very active Chris-Craft antique boat group if you were unaware

    Andreas
  30. Re: Clean, empty shop, thinking about a project.

    How about restoring a classic boat? I have sheds full of them ! and many other people do also

    Andreas
  31. Re: New member, 1st project, 1943 Thompson Runabout

    welcome aboard

    Andreas
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    Re: 1965 Carver 17' runabout

    Not sure about Carver, but Thompson Boat and Cruisers, Inc. and T & T Boats and Grady-White Boats screwed the plywood planking to the ribs and used stove bolts to attached plank to plank. The put...
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    Re: 1965 Carver 17' runabout

    Carver Boats were made in Pulaski, WI (just west of Green Bay) until a few months ago. In 1963 Wally Markham and Glen Nordin of Cruisers, Inc. (a Thompson Boat spin-off) purchased the floundering...
  34. 1959 Thompson Sea Lancer restoration

    6597565976Just about completed with restoration of this 1959 Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. 17 ft Sea Lancer. Plywood lapstrake planking over steam bent white oak ribs. Pushed by the stinkiest of the...
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    Re: Moving a Chris Craft

    I have pulled plenty of boats since I was awarded a driver's license at age 16. It can be an adventure! Longest haul was from Boise, Idaho to Minneapolis in March of the year with a 1962 stern drive...
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    Re: Moving a Chris Craft

    . All my boats that I trailer have a safety chain attached to the boat itself at the bow eye

    Andreas
  37. Re: 1958 Peterborough Capella Restoration

    Welcome aboard !

    Andreas
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    Re: Early Grady White Pamlico

    Link to a bunch of Grady-White Boats brochures and history...

    http://www.fiberglassics.com/library/index.php?title=Grady_White
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    Re: Early Grady White Pamlico

    I too get very excited when I find such items. When I found the original incorporation papers of Grady-White Boats that was a woo hoo moment. It helped to disprove the company's claim of starting to...
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    Re: Early Grady White Pamlico

    59929earliest known single sheet flyer for Grady White Boats
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    Re: Early Grady White Pamlico

    Your Grade-White chromed hullside emblem is not the first one used by the company. it was a modification of the original logo, so your boat would not have been made in the first months (or someone...
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    Re: Early Grady White Pamlico

    Grady White Boats was a spin-off that came out of Cruisers, Inc. of Oconto, WI and Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. of Peshtigo, WI. Glenn "Bud" Grady was sales manager of Cruisers, Inc. in 1959 when he...
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    Re: Dunphy runabout restoration

    The Dunphy X55 was a sheet plywood planked inboard utility with stained/varnished hullsides- very similar to a Century Resorter of the time. Dunphy made them for a year or two just before their...
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    Re: Murphy Boat Works - 24 Centurion

    Coolio boat ! I responded to your inquiry in the other section. I visited with Mr. Murphy at a classic boat show in 2002. My guess he was in his 70s at that time. I have no idea if he's still alive....
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    Re: Murphy Boat Works?

    I do not have any information about the boats that were made by Mr. Murphy. I wonder if he is still living? When I saw him in 2002 I would guess in was in his early 70s.

    Andreas Jordahl Rhude
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    Re: 1956 carver runabout

    Carver Boat Corp of Pulaski, Wisconsin ??? They only made small outboard pleasure boats in the 1950s.

    There was a Carter Craft Boat firm in Florida

    Andreas
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    Re: Cruiser Inc part needed

    There are several "Thompson" boat facebook pages that are very active. Cruisers, Inc. of Oconto, WI was a spin-off that came out of Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. of Peshtigo, WI. I am not aware of any...
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    Re: Trailering with motor attached?

    I cannot remove and reinstall outboard motors on any of my classic wooden and fiberglass boats. They are just too big and heavy. I use transom saver on some and just lash the motor so it stays as...
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    Re: Trailering questions

    definitely do not hang the stern off the end of the trailer. have full support at the transom especially if it's an outboard.

    Andreas
  50. Re: 1964 Runabout Prop Ventilation/Cavitation Struggles

    MerCruiser was not the first stern drive. Volvo Penta made stern drives in 1959 and Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. of Peshtigo, WI (NOT Thompson Boat Co. of New York, Inc. at Cortland, NY which was...
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