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by thompsonboatboy
Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Shop Tools
Replies: 6
Views: 1971

Tilting band saw
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Andreas
by thompsonboatboy
Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Trailer for my 20' Custom
Replies: 4
Views: 2986

Jerde Trailers are popular with the woodnen boat crowd in Minnesota. They are custom built right here - somewhere west of Minneapolis.

I have no experience with them and can not attest to the quality.

Andreas in Independence, MN near Lake Minnetonka
by thompsonboatboy
Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Starter Rebuild Kits
Replies: 9
Views: 3083

Had starter rebuilt for $45.00 for the 1966 Evinrude 100 HP outboard motor at Shiroo Electrical Rebuilding Inc. Glencoe, MN 320-864-6200

Andreas
by thompsonboatboy
Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: I need help identifing this boat please
Replies: 2
Views: 1866

Very cool!

I cannot assist you with an ID or assembly instructions, sorry.

Andreas
by thompsonboatboy
Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Research Related
Topic: Pre-Chris Craft fiberglass production at Thompson Boats
Replies: 4
Views: 4164

I just read the "Classic Boating" article. I noted the inaccuracy about Thompson Boat Co. of New York, Inc. having their toes in a fiberglass program prior to the purchase by Chris-Craft in January 1962. As you know, this is not true. Thanks Paul for the explanation. Also, the new fiberglass Corsair...
by thompsonboatboy
Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Lancer Interior
Replies: 1
Views: 3187

I got some wood grain vinyl stuff for my 1966 CC Corsair thru J C Whitney on-line. Not expensive and looks just like the original stuff.

I think it is designed for use on fake woody sided autos.

Andreas
by thompsonboatboy
Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:28 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 16' 1956 Chris Craft w/ Outboard
Replies: 20
Views: 6921

Yes, she's sitting on a Tee Nee trailer. There are some Tee Nee brochures in the Glassic Library section of www.fiberglassics.com

Andreas
by thompsonboatboy
Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: HGTV's feature of John Winn's Million Dollar Boathouse
Replies: 11
Views: 3983

The episode first aired about a year ago. Yup, it's daddy Winn and three sons. Hummm, I am the fifth of six sons. Maybe my father's business should have been called "Rhude Structures" or "Seven Rhude Timbers" or "Timber Rhude" or "Rhude Engineered Timbers" or maybe use the actual last name "Ruudsber...
by thompsonboatboy
Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bending plywood for hardtop
Replies: 8
Views: 2822

Steaming better not delaminated plywood. That would indicate use of non-waterproof adhesive. No one makes plywood without use of waterproof adhesive these days.

Andreas
by thompsonboatboy
Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Chrysler engine on a stern drive
Replies: 1
Views: 1220

Chrysler engine on a stern drive

Hey all, I just obtained a wooden lapstrake stern drive boat by Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. She's a 1963 Off-Shore Deluxe 20'-4" model with Eaton Marine Powernaut outdrive, serial number B-20548. The engine is a Chrysler straight 6, model 225AYALX and serial number 80503. Cast into the block is the...
by thompsonboatboy
Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:16 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Chris Craft Antique Boat Club Decals?
Replies: 23
Views: 5065

I want Thompson Boat window decals too! Want to complete with the "Skeeter" and "Rapalla" bass boat tow vehicles I see all the time. I made one myself a few years ago with clear stuff from Office Max. It faded away to nothing in about 4 weeks.

Andreas
by thompsonboatboy
Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Okoboji, Iowa show cancelled
Replies: 2
Views: 1130

Okoboji, Iowa show cancelled

The Okoboji, Iowa classic boat show has been cancelled due to flooding. It was slated for 29-30 July 2011.

Andreas
by thompsonboatboy
Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: 1966 CC Corsair Sport V
Replies: 13
Views: 12590

Picture of the rig in the water, July 2010 at Clear Lake, Iowa:

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by thompsonboatboy
Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Stringers, How bad would partial sister stringers be??
Replies: 17
Views: 7184

You have the bottom off. You have replaced the frames and topside planking. Why would you not replace the stringers if they are questionable?

Andreas
by thompsonboatboy
Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Open Flame Question
Replies: 17
Views: 3341

Folks smoke on their boats. Folks have charcoal and gas grills on their boat. Why would a candle be any different?

My x liked to burn candles all the time, even in the nylon tent while camping. The tent candle was a bit much for me. Yikes!

Andreas
by thompsonboatboy
Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Chris Craft Buff (It ain\'t Yellow!)
Replies: 16
Views: 7627

Lemonade yellow was a standard Pettit colour from the 1950s and 1960s. It was used by Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. on the Sea Lancer model. George Kirby, Jr. Paint Co. of New Bedford, Mass makes a perfect match and this was used on my '57 Sea Lancer. It is a very pale yellow. Andreas http://s1.posti...
by thompsonboatboy
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: Blue Bomb Part III
Replies: 15
Views: 8190

click on Paul's link to get book info and how to order.

Andreas
by thompsonboatboy
Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: Blue Bomb Part III
Replies: 15
Views: 8190

Brilliant!

Bring her to the Clear Lake, IA show in July. I'll bring my "blue bomb" too.

Andreas
by thompsonboatboy
Mon May 30, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: George Kirby Paints
Replies: 19
Views: 7257

Beautiful!

Andreas
by thompsonboatboy
Mon May 30, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Glass over wood, good, bad or ???
Replies: 26
Views: 5868

Bad idea. Indivuals and corporations have been glassing wooden boats since fiberglass was first around the boating world in the 1940s, so Sierra Boat Company didn't originate this technique. My 1955 Thompson 14 ft. Thomboy wooden strip built boat has factory applied fiberglass to the bottom. It has ...
by thompsonboatboy
Tue May 10, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: sunlounger 135 transom plug?
Replies: 4
Views: 5421

I have the same drain plug in my 1966 CC by Thompson Corsair Sport V 17'-6" outboard. It is above the floor pan. There is NO drain plug below ther floor pan in the bilge area. The splash well has a couple of drain holes thru the transom. No plug necessary. Very typical of an outboard wooden or fiber...
by thompsonboatboy
Sun May 08, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: George Kirby Paints
Replies: 19
Views: 7257

Telephone Kirby, do not email them. I love Kirby paints and highly recommend them. GREAT people, a small family owned business operating since the 1840s, and wonderful products. They will custom mix colours if you can't find one of their standards you do not like. I have used their paints on lapstra...
by thompsonboatboy
Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:53 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: technical manuals
Replies: 9
Views: 5020

Nat Hammond sold his marine literature business several years ago. The collection went into hiding.

Andreas
by thompsonboatboy
Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:11 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: ice out on Lake Minnetonka today
Replies: 10
Views: 2350

And today there is snow on the ground in Minneapolis. Winter will not let go.

Andreas
by thompsonboatboy
Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: My new Boat Buzz resolution....
Replies: 21
Views: 5035

Photo Nazi

Andreas

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by thompsonboatboy
Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:50 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: ice out on Lake Minnetonka today
Replies: 10
Views: 2350

How's this for an answer! 'Ice out' on Lake Minnetonka is declared Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune Updated: April 14, 2011 - 12:01 PM Lake Minnetonka's "ice out" declaration has been made. The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office says that this year's ice out -- a marker that wintry conditions are...
by thompsonboatboy
Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: ice out on Lake Minnetonka today
Replies: 10
Views: 2350

ice out on Lake Minnetonka today

three cheers for ice out today on Lake Minnetonka, MN. Air temps were 40 F at 11:00 AM, so boating is still a a few weeks off.

Andreas
by thompsonboatboy
Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Need a boat hauled from WI to NY
Replies: 7
Views: 3206

quit your job. launch the boat in the Mississippi. travel by boat down stream to the Gulf and head southeast toward Florida. cruise around Florida and take a left and go north to Long Island! every state has it's own unique rules about over sized loads. start looking at each state's DOT website. Or ...
by thompsonboatboy
Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:33 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Help identify a boat...
Replies: 4
Views: 2428

You can see a logo on the port stern hullsides. Looks like MFG. "Molded Fiberglass Products"

Go to www.fiberglassics.com in the Classic Library area to find brochures.

Andreas
by thompsonboatboy
Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Nautolex Flooring in Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 1900

mail order thru Defender

Andreas