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by Thommyboy
Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Inside storage in Michigan
Replies: 36
Views: 9076

Re: Inside storage in Michigan

Do not put the boat in a heated space. Unheated, gravel or dirt floor is best.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:56 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Chris Craft production #'s
Replies: 11
Views: 2875

Re: Chris Craft production #'s

I was at the Jerry Conrad presentation and if I recall correctly and this was a surprise to all, the largest volume boat made by Chris-Craft by far, was the 8 ft pram kit boat.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Thomspon Boat - General Discussion
Topic: Thompson Boat Rally
Replies: 5
Views: 10327

Re: Thompson Boat Rally

Thompson Boat Rally sugar fix. Great cake!!!
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by Thommyboy
Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Thomspon Boat - General Discussion
Topic: Thompson Boat Rally
Replies: 5
Views: 10327

Re: Thompson Boat Rally

One of the 35 watercraft displayed at the Thompson Boat Rally. She's a 1964 T & T Boats, Inc. 18 ft. Breakers. My brother John and his daughter Anika are pictured. The clan has had the boat since new and she is enjoyed now by the third generation of the Rhude family http://i232.photobucket.com/album...
by Thommyboy
Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Thomspon Boat - General Discussion
Topic: Thompson Boat Rally
Replies: 5
Views: 10327

Re: Thompson Boat Rally

As of today, 33 boats pre-registered. I expect another 5 - 10 to just show up unannounced. Woot Woot!! There will be one, ah hmmm, Chris-Craft at the Thompson Boat Rally. I promise I will not relegate them to the back 40. The boat and owner will be treated with respect. ;) Saturday 22 June 2013 hour...
by Thommyboy
Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Thomspon Boat - General Discussion
Topic: Thompson Boat Rally
Replies: 5
Views: 10327

Re: Thompson Boat Rally

One week until the Thompson Boat Rally. Plenty of room for additional watercraft. Come join the fun!

You do not have to own a Thompson et.al. to participate.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Carriage bolts versus Hex Head Bolts
Replies: 1
Views: 1355

Re: Carriage bolts versus Hex Head Bolts

Same strength. They serve a different function. The carriage bolt recesses itself into the wood and is held there static so there is no need for another wrench to hold it while tightening the nut. With a hex head bolt you will need a washer under the head and one at the nut plus two wrenches to tigh...
by Thommyboy
Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:40 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Stern shots
Replies: 42
Views: 10326

Re: Stern shots

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by Thommyboy
Sun May 26, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Thomspon Boat - General Discussion
Topic: Thompson Boat Rally
Replies: 5
Views: 10327

Thompson Boat Rally

It's soon time for the Thompson Antique & Classic Boat Rally. It takes place Saturday 22 June 2013 at Nestegg Marine in Marinette, WI. NO judging and NO awards. It's a great low key event to go for boat rides, chat with fellow enthusiasts, eat cheese and brats and drink beer, meet the guys that buil...
by Thommyboy
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:38 am
Forum: Thomspon Boat - General Discussion
Topic: Big Thompson retrieval
Replies: 21
Views: 7548

Re: Big Thompson retrieval

Dreaded ROT in cockpit combing cabin sides. Only on port side! http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee189/ThompsonBoat/Thompson%20SeaLane%20Cabin/WindowRot-03_zps51f70f53.jpg http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee189/ThompsonBoat/Thompson%20SeaLane%20Cabin/Rot-01_zps0837aada.jpg http://i232.photobucket...
by Thommyboy
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: Thomspon Boat - General Discussion
Topic: Big Thompson retrieval
Replies: 21
Views: 7548

Re: Big Thompson retrieval

Table http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee189/ThompsonBoat/Thompson%20SeaLane%20Cabin/Table-04_zps734446e7.jpg The mahogany board is hinged and folds up under the deck when table is not in use. Brackets on table and folding support connect. Other end of table is supported by a pole (it's gone AWOL)...
by Thommyboy
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: Thomspon Boat - General Discussion
Topic: Big Thompson retrieval
Replies: 21
Views: 7548

Re: Big Thompson retrieval

Regarding weight I used the listed weight of the boat in the brochure, just under 2,000 pounds. Added 500 pounds for the engine and outdrive and 1,000 pounds for the trailer. Just estimates. I did not weigh it.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Thomspon Boat - General Discussion
Topic: Big Thompson retrieval
Replies: 21
Views: 7548

Re: Big Thompson retrieval

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1980s MerCruiser outdrive
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by Thommyboy
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Thomspon Boat - General Discussion
Topic: Big Thompson retrieval
Replies: 21
Views: 7548

Re: Big Thompson retrieval

Door to the ice chest
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Enclosed head
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by Thommyboy
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Thomspon Boat - General Discussion
Topic: Big Thompson retrieval
Replies: 21
Views: 7548

Re: Big Thompson retrieval

My boat is a 1962 model year. This image is from a 1963 model year Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. brochure, picturing the galley. Note the stove in the pull out drawer. My stove is AWOL: http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee189/ThompsonBoat/Thompson%20SeaLane%20Cabin/SeaLaneGalley1963_zpsaa9b124d.jpg ...
by Thommyboy
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Thomspon Boat - General Discussion
Topic: Big Thompson retrieval
Replies: 21
Views: 7548

Re: Big Thompson retrieval

Galley http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee189/ThompsonBoat/Thompson%20SeaLane%20Cabin/07.jpg Ice chest http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee189/ThompsonBoat/Thompson%20SeaLane%20Cabin/SeaLaneIceChest-02_zps152ed1f3.jpg Potable water storage http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee189/ThompsonBoat/Tho...
by Thommyboy
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: Thomspon Boat - General Discussion
Topic: Big Thompson retrieval
Replies: 21
Views: 7548

Re: Big Thompson retrieval

Cockpit
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1962 GM engine
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by Thommyboy
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Thomspon Boat - General Discussion
Topic: Big Thompson retrieval
Replies: 21
Views: 7548

Re: Big Thompson retrieval

Helm
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V-berth
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by Thommyboy
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Corsair Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: corsair manual
Replies: 1
Views: 2148

Re: corsair manual

I doubt they ever had owner or service manuals for these boats. I have never heard of one nor seen one.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Manual(s) for 1964 Chris Craft
Replies: 2
Views: 906

I doubt there ever were Owner's Manual or Service Manual for these boats.

You may be able to find information about the engine and outdrive thru engine guru types.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Thomspon Boat - General Discussion
Topic: Big Thompson retrieval
Replies: 21
Views: 7548

It's soooo big. Ready to hit the road at Boise, ID: http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee189/ThompsonBoat/Thompson%20SeaLane%20Cabin/30_zps547c3efa.jpg Big rig parking at Motel 6 in Dillon, MT: http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee189/ThompsonBoat/Thompson%20SeaLane%20Cabin/29_zps04868671.jpg She ba...
by Thommyboy
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Boat transport, OR to MN
Replies: 4
Views: 3005

Got er! I had someone pull her from Portland, OR to Boise, ID. I met the boat there and pulled her back to Minnesota. 3,072 miles round trip for me!!!

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Thomspon Boat - General Discussion
Topic: Big Thompson retrieval
Replies: 21
Views: 7548

I'm home! 3,072 miles of driving in 5 days. I went alone, no co-pilot. The boat, engine and trailer probably weigh 3,500 pounds. The mountain passes in Montana east of Butte, MT were the most intense. Floored I could barely maintain 32 MPH going up!!! I was nervous but made 'er OK. Less than 10 mile...
by Thommyboy
Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Thomspon Boat - General Discussion
Topic: Big Thompson retrieval
Replies: 21
Views: 7548

Big Thompson retrieval

Hitting the road Thursday before dawn. Heading to Boise, Idaho to pick up "Super Duper Big Thom", the 22 foot Thompson lapstrake inboard/outboard cabin cruiser. Hauling her back to the Midwest where she started her life at Peshtigo, WI in 1962. 1,400 miles from the western fringe of Minnepaolis to B...
by Thommyboy
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: the proper step to restoration
Replies: 22
Views: 3684

I agree with the log book of your steps. I have done this on all my restorations. Takes a few minutes each time you work on the boat. It is a good record of what you have done and also it helps contemplate of the next steps in your head. Also helps years later if you want to recall what you had done...
by Thommyboy
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Boat transport, OR to MN
Replies: 4
Views: 3005

Thanks. How do I get in touch with him?

Andreas
thompsonboat at msn.com
by Thommyboy
Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Boat transport, OR to MN
Replies: 4
Views: 3005

Boat transport, OR to MN

I need to get this boat moved from Portland, OR area to Minnepaolis, MN area. Anyone going west to east in the very near future with an empty hitch? She is a 1962 Thompson Bros. 22 ft. Sea Lane Cabin Cruiser. Inboard/outboard. Probably 27 ft. long from tip of trailer to end of outdrive. Dual axel tr...
by Thommyboy
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Thomspon Boat - General Discussion
Topic: Thompson at Minneapolis Boat Show
Replies: 1
Views: 2168

Thompson at Minneapolis Boat Show

The Minneapolis Boat Show takes place 31 Jan - 03 Feb at the downtown Convention Center. I will have my 1957 Thompson 16'-7" Sea Lancer with her twin 1957 Johnson 35 HP outboard motors displayed. It will be in the booth of the Bob Speltz Land-O-lakes chapter/Antique & Classic Boat Society. Other boa...
by Thommyboy
Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Scarfing plywood
Replies: 17
Views: 3792

The dark line adhesive is most likely resorcinol or phenol resorcinol.

I certainly would never use 3M5200 for a scarf joint in plywood. Use resorcinol if you are proficient with it or an epoxy appropriate for marine plywood.

Resorcinol today does not contain formaldahyde.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Thomspon Boat - General Discussion
Topic: Thompson Boat Rally 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 1712

Thompson Boat Rally 2013

The THOMPSON ANTIQUE & CLASSIC BOAT RALLY will take place Saturday 22 June 2013. Once again Nestegg Marine at Marinette, WI is hosting. It is a non-judged, no award get together. open to any and all vintage baots but focus is upon Thompson and her various spin-offs, including: Cruisers, Inc.; T & T ...