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    Default Looking for Thompsons Speed Demon

    Run onto few pictures of model 600 Speed Demon, and it's a really cool boat....but there was another model called: Rough Water Speed Demon Model 500. Looking for more information's about the 500 model.....possibly plans to build one

    Here is Model 600

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    .....................another view of Model 600

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    ........here some info about the Model 500

    Speed Demon

    thank you

    Wojo
    1955 Fontana 18' - 1958 Atomic 4
    1960 Skippy 12C FeatherCraft - 1947 Mercury KD4 Rocket
    1985 Glen L15 - 1980 Johnson 7.5 hp
    2016 kayak Mill Creek 13

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    Default Re: Looking for Thompsons Speed Demon



    This is a picture from the Geneva Lakes boat show. Maybe you can track it down from there.

    The pictures of the Model 600 Speed Demon bring back memories. I built a model of it from a kit in shop class at summer camp, around 1960 or so. Those kits can still be found on EBay.
    Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?
    When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
    And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,
    And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
    Job 38: 8-11

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    Default Re: Looking for Thompsons Speed Demon

    Great looking boat. Thank you Geoff !
    1955 Fontana 18' - 1958 Atomic 4
    1960 Skippy 12C FeatherCraft - 1947 Mercury KD4 Rocket
    1985 Glen L15 - 1980 Johnson 7.5 hp
    2016 kayak Mill Creek 13

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    Nice boats. There are NO plans for any of the boats made by Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. Everything was destroyed over the years as they ceased making certain models. Also, items were destroyed in the various ownership changes of the company and the moves.

    The Speed Demon models were made for a few years in the early 1950s. Molds and tooling would have been destroyed by the company just a few years after they ceased making those models.

    Andreas
    President - Thompson Antique & Classic Boat Rally, Inc.
    a non-profit corporation

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    Default Re: Looking for Thompsons Speed Demon

    [QUOTE=Geoff C;5477034]

    This is a picture from the Geneva Lakes boat show. Maybe you can track it down from there.

    This boat pictured at Geneva Lakes is a "Super Deluxe Runabout" model, not a Speed Demon I know the owners and the boat.

    Andreas

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    Default Re: Looking for Thompsons Speed Demon

    Quote Originally Posted by AndreasJordahlRhude View Post
    Nice boats. There are NO plans for any of the boats made by Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. Everything was destroyed over the years as they ceased making certain models. Also, items were destroyed in the various ownership changes of the company and the moves.

    The Speed Demon models were made for a few years in the early 1950s. Molds and tooling would have been destroyed by the company just a few years after they ceased making those models.

    Andreas
    President - Thompson Antique & Classic Boat Rally, Inc.
    a non-profit corporation

    Sad news.......
    There must be one sitting somewhere in the garage / shed ......
    Thank you Andreas !!!

    Wojo
    1955 Fontana 18' - 1958 Atomic 4
    1960 Skippy 12C FeatherCraft - 1947 Mercury KD4 Rocket
    1985 Glen L15 - 1980 Johnson 7.5 hp
    2016 kayak Mill Creek 13

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