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by Thommyboy
Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: Roamer Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: FREE CC Roamer in MN
Replies: 0
Views: 2802

FREE CC Roamer in MN

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/b ... 09575.html

I have nothing to do with this boat. Just sharing the information
by Thommyboy
Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Help in Kentucky!
Replies: 11
Views: 5649

You are a naughty, naughty monkey! Bring her to NYC and put her in your apartment! Or better yet, make her your apartment. Probably larger than some Manhattan apartments!

Congrats!

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: outboard CC Sea Skiff
Replies: 3
Views: 1953

outboard CC Sea Skiff

Found another outboard CC Sea Skiff for sale: http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/boa/3427767997.html These were built by Thompson Boat Company of New York, Inc. at Cortland, NY - a wholly owned subsidiary of Chris-Craft. Only made for one year, 1962. I have no connection with this boat or the seller...
by Thommyboy
Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1961 17' cavalier windshield
Replies: 4
Views: 1745

I had a similar situation with my 1955 Thompson Thomboy. When I obtained the boat 12 years ago the pleixiglass windshield was cracked. The seller told me that some chucklehead grabbed the top of it to help pry himself out of the seat. The plastic cracked. The crack did not move or grow for a decade....
by Thommyboy
Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Thomspon Boat - General Discussion
Topic: Chris-Craft Sea Skiff outboard for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 3319

Chris-Craft Sea Skiff outboard for sale

Just thought I would share this for sale boat. I have nothing to do with it. Chris-Craft Sea Skiff outboard made at Thompson Boat Company of New York, Inc. in Cortland, NY. As far as I can tell, these were exactly the same as the "Thompson of New York" boats, just badged with the CC Sea Skiff emblem...
by Thommyboy
Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bilge Drains
Replies: 13
Views: 4113

"Venturi" drain is what the one is called that goes thru the hull bottom and has the little scoop under the planking.

My 1957 Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. 16'-7" Sea Lancer lapstrake outboard has one. It's brass.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Thomspon Boat - General Discussion
Topic: Future home of Thompson Boat Restorations
Replies: 15
Views: 12124

Nice pic of boat house taken 22 Sept 2012 from a boom truck while cutting trees. Still not finished inside.
Andreas
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by Thommyboy
Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Roamer Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: what happen to roamer?
Replies: 5
Views: 4568

There at least four (4) CC Roamer boats roaming around Lake Minnetonka, MN. I see them fairly often.

Skipp LaJoy has his for sale again.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Chris Craft Project Boats
Replies: 15
Views: 4519

he he. I have about 12 boats awaiting restoration! None are Chris-craft. They are all Thompson or Thompson Boat related. I have projects to last me for 50 years!

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: Interesting Project
Replies: 1
Views: 2434

CC bought the molds and tooling from OMC. Ted Thompson, Jr. told me that he and brother Bob went to Waukegan, IL to make the deal and get everythng packed up and sent to Cortland, NY.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: starting boats
Replies: 3
Views: 1676

My 1957 Johnson 35 HP outboard motor is not all that impressive when she starts. The big block inboards are kool to hear.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: starting boats
Replies: 3
Views: 1676

We all did it three times at the Madison, WI show last Saturday.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: Clear Lake Iowa show CANCELLED
Replies: 2
Views: 2422

Clear Lake Iowa show CANCELLED

The annual Clear Lake, Iowa classic boat show slated for 21 July 2012 has been CANCELLED. Apparently the water level of Clear Lake is dangerously low. The group decided to cancell. I am sure they will be back in 2013. Plenty of water here in Minnesota with our record breaking rainfall amounts all sp...
by Thommyboy
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 18' Tonka Craft
Replies: 4
Views: 2709

carvel planked, cedar strip, or lapstrake hull? inboard or outboard? The building where the boats were built is still there on Wayzata Bay on Lake Minnetonka. High end office suites and an always failing restaurant in the upper level. I was a few hundred meters away from it yesterday afternoon. Not ...
by Thommyboy
Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: What is this barn find?
Replies: 8
Views: 3564

Maybe one of the Iowa builders?

Hafer Boat Works at Spirit Lake (1896-1968)
Wilson Boat Works at Okoboji

Mary Kennedy at the Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum at Arnolds Park may be a good contact person.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Thu May 31, 2012 5:41 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: Ski Challenger
Replies: 3
Views: 5466

US Marine was the parent company to Bayliner.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Wed May 30, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: A little disappointed!
Replies: 6
Views: 3302

Define "5200 bottom". That can mean a lot of things to many different people. Did the "restorer" throw a tube of unopened 5200 down in the bilge and call the boat a "5200 bottom"?

As suggested, you need to chat with the previous owners to figure out what was done.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Wed May 09, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Research Related
Topic: Seasport 16 Gull Wing questions
Replies: 11
Views: 11788

Colour could be a custom order. Or maybe never made it into a brochure or price sheet. Sames goes for the descrepancy of the logo locations on the boat. Changes were made all the time in production and they did not necessarily get into print.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Great Article in Classic Boat
Replies: 13
Views: 4872

There is nothing new in this topic. The lawsuit was public knowledge long ago and documents could be made available to the public. I would surmise that the Classic Boating magazine article was written by the editorial staff of the magazine. The "shenanigans" are absolutely no surprise to me. Andreas
by Thommyboy
Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:13 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Research Related
Topic: Seasport 16 Gull Wing questions
Replies: 11
Views: 11788

According to the Jerry Conrad book "Chris-Craft: The Essential Guide", your boat ORCZ-16-2114V is a 1973 or 1974 model year boat. There 490 of these models made between 1971 and 1974.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Research Related
Topic: Seasport 16 Gull Wing questions
Replies: 11
Views: 11788

She was most likely made at the Cortland, New york plant. The Gullwing molds and tooling were purchased by Bob and Ted Thompson for Chris-Craft from Outboard Marine Corp. (OMC) circa 1971. Everything was moved from Illinois to Cortland, NY. I don't think Chris-Craft changed much from teh OMC (Evinru...
by Thommyboy
Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: Older fiberglass hull construction, better or not?
Replies: 29
Views: 30805

The tri-hull Gullwings were built at Cortland, NY. They may have also been built at other plants.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: Older fiberglass hull construction, better or not?
Replies: 29
Views: 30805

Chris-Craft purchased the molds and tooling of Evinrude. That's where the Gull Wing models originated. Ted Thompson, Jr. remembers going to Illinois with his brother Bob to make the deal with OMC - Evinrude's parent. Everything was moved to Cortland, NY. I don't think Chris-Craft ever changed the hu...
by Thommyboy
Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Anyone recognize this boat?
Replies: 14
Views: 5963

He got Carver for about $6 million and they had something like $30 million in finished boats awaiting shipment. Plus the inventory, land, buildings, molds/tooling. Can't tell me it wasn't worth more than what he paid.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Anyone recognize this boat?
Replies: 14
Views: 5963

He bought back Larson and Carver and several other boat brands from the bankruptcy court at auction. Got 'em all for next to nothing.

The super rich get richer and my income decreases annually. Trickle down my a**.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:58 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Anyone recognize this boat?
Replies: 14
Views: 5963

Windsor Craft. Made in Turkey for Irv The Liquidator Jacobs' Genmar before it went bankrupt. Major problems with the boat. Apparently delamination of the hull and finishes that peeled off in sheets.

Only a handful were built.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Vinyl problem...
Replies: 3
Views: 2948

If it's Nautolex, you can get it almost anywhere. Don't buy it thru West Marine. Find it on-line someplace that will much less expensive. I have purchased from www.defender.com in the past.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Labels for Switches on '74 Lancer Dash
Replies: 1
Views: 3264

They look like the same type used on earlier wooden boats that were chromed, not painted black.

I have seen them pop up on eBay regularily.

Maybe Jim Staib has a stash of them?

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Help in WI
Replies: 2
Views: 1528

Winneconnee, WI is home to Dwight Jechort - a professional boat restorer.

There are several in the Milwaukee area and Lake Geneva environs.

I suggest you get familiar with the Glacial Lakes chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society (www.acbs.org) and start networking with the members.

Andreas