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by Thommyboy
Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Thompson Connection defunct?
Replies: 1
Views: 1116

Thompson Connection defunct?

What happened to the "Thompson Connection" section? Has it be omitted?

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: October boating in fun
Replies: 1
Views: 2424

October boating in fun

Boating on Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota on 04 October 2009. Kinda chilly, but no snow was falling!

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This is a 1966 Chris-Craft by Thompson 17'-6" Corsair Sport V with 1966 Evinrude 100 HP.


Andreas
by Thommyboy
Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:50 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: New Owner and Member needs lots of help with ID
Replies: 47
Views: 13994

The "NCZ..." is a state of North Carolina assigned ID. It has nothing to do with the manufacturer or when the boat was built. Someone at one point registered this boat in North Carolina, and the state assigned this ID to the boat.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:23 am
Forum: Thomspon Boat - General Discussion
Topic: my "new Thompson cabin cruiser
Replies: 13
Views: 10667

Jim,

I assume you are aware of www.thompsondockside.com

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: Thomspon Boat - General Discussion
Topic: my "new Thompson cabin cruiser
Replies: 13
Views: 10667

Thompson of Peshtigo serial number 20826 falls into the 1961 model year range. Of course, the hull ID stamped into the transom is the defining item needed to verify the year. I have never heard of a Thompson Boat having any type of ID on the windshield. In 1961 centerline length of the Off-Shore Cab...
by Thommyboy
Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:54 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: 1966 CC Corsair Sport V
Replies: 13
Views: 13074

Boat is pretty much completed. New seat upholstery. New wood grain covering on ceiling boards, seat bases, dashboard. Filled all the holes in the floor and painted. Buffed the hull. New steering cable. Painted a white boot stripe. Painted the motor. New propeller. New registration numbers. All I nee...
by Thommyboy
Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Thomspon Boat - General Discussion
Topic: my "new Thompson cabin cruiser
Replies: 13
Views: 10667

Hi, Nice boat. What year and length is she? Numerous differnt details from my '59 Off-Shore Cabin Cruiser. What is the hull ID and serial number (they are different) for the database I maintain? The hull ID is stamped into the wood of the transom inside the boat and the serial number is on the metal...
by Thommyboy
Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: Newbie with 76 23 Lancer
Replies: 8
Views: 6147

Don't trust the paperwork such as bill of sale, title, registration to be accurate. These are notorious for being inaccurate. If built after November 1972 there will be a serial number stamped into the fiberglass on the outside of the transom on the starboard side. The first three letters are a code...
by Thommyboy
Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: what to do with the old wood as i restore a Chris Craft
Replies: 8
Views: 3312

Cool idea.

When my employer was making white oak glued laminated timber frames and keels and skegs and deck beams, etc... for the US Navy MineCounterMeasure 224-ft. ships in the 1980s, someone did this same thing with scraps from our production. I never did get one!

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: On eBay, Not mine, 1965 C/C XL-175 Sunlounger
Replies: 3
Views: 3064

I noticed her.

A guy in Hudson, WI has a 1964 XL175 I/O that he will be listing for sale on craigs list.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Lake Minnetonka, MN show invites YOU
Replies: 3
Views: 1893

We still have room at this MN show. If you are on the fence about bringing a boat, please jump on over to our side!

We want this to be another great show and it's those folks that make the effort to bring a boat that make it a great show.

Registration form is at: www.acbs-bslol.com

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:06 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Lake Minnetonka, MN show invites YOU
Replies: 3
Views: 1893

Lotsa Century boats registered so far. Not so many Chris-Crafts! Step up folks and get your CC registered. Don't wanna be shown up but single bottomed Centurys now do ya!?

www.acbs-bslol.com for registration form.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: I'm looking for a book.....
Replies: 17
Views: 5318

ACBS member and radio personality Joe Soucheray of St. Paul, MN wrote a book a number of years ago about his adventure searching for, locating, obtaining and restoring a wooden Chris-Craft power boat that had belonged to his dad and family many years earlier. I have never read it.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Lake Minnetonka, MN show invites YOU
Replies: 3
Views: 1893

Lake Minnetonka, MN show invites YOU

Everyone is invited to come and display your vintage boat at the 34th annual Lake Minnetonka, MN Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous. The one day show is held on Saturday 12 September 2009 from 10 to 4. We still have room for in-water displays as well as displays on-land. I will be displaying my fiber...
by Thommyboy
Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:49 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: I'm looking for a book.....
Replies: 17
Views: 5318

I have two books about small sailboats that you can borrow. "Tinkerbelle" by Robert Manry was published in1965. It's about his adventure of sailing an Old Town boat across the Atlantic ocean from Mass to England. "Sloop" by Daniel Robb was published in 2008 and covers the restoration of his family's...
by Thommyboy
Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Got some awesome shots yesterday with my 59 Continental
Replies: 28
Views: 7965

I like the shots. And so what IF the boat was for sale.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: XK-19 HULL NUMBER UP NEED HELP
Replies: 4
Views: 4077

According to Jerry Conrad's book "Chris-Craft: The Essential Guide" on page 646 your boat is a 1971 model, one of 51 XK-19's built that year. There were 276 built during the entire production run between 1970 and 1974. She is 19'-3" long, 7'-4" wide weighs 2,861 pounds. She has a 34 gallon fuel tank...
by Thommyboy
Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: 1966 CC Corsair Sport V
Replies: 13
Views: 13074

I was out on the lake again today. Got home and removed the seats and vinyl covered side panels. Filled the holes from previous seats and other stuff. Will paint the existing fiberglass floor pan. I think I am going to use meranti plywood, stained and varnished, for the side panels lieu of the vinyl...
by Thommyboy
Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: "Blue Bomb" heads in a new direction
Replies: 26
Views: 24750

GREAT story. I do not envy your journey. But, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Here's a picture of my version of the "blue bomb" on Lake Minnetonka, MN on 14 August. This is a 1966 Corsair Sport V outboard 17'-6" and she floats! Andreas http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/1813/59382248.th.jpg
by Thommyboy
Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: 1966 CC Corsair Sport V
Replies: 13
Views: 13074

Here she is on Lake Minnetonka, MN Friday 14 August. My version of the "blue bomb" floats!

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by Thommyboy
Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:05 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Wood Grain Vinyl - Corsair Sport V
Replies: 3
Views: 5453

Thanks for the info. Bill. I too, have been asking around about wood grain vinyl and hitting a dead end.

Formica.....very interesting.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Wood Grain Vinyl - Corsair Sport V
Replies: 3
Views: 5453

Wood Grain Vinyl - Corsair Sport V

Anyone ever replace the wood grain vinyl on the interior of their CC Corsair boats? It's in the cockpit ceiling, on the dashboard and the bulkheak under the deck. Need to find replacement material for my '66 Corsair Sport V outboard 17 1/2 footer. Any sources for this vinyl? Does anyone know what th...
by Thommyboy
Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: U-25 Sportsman Plans
Replies: 3
Views: 1796

Yup, U-22 owner and user as well and CC ski boat and Larson outboard and self-built 1920s runabout. the disease hit him too.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: U-25 Sportsman Plans
Replies: 3
Views: 1796

No plans here. A buddy has one of these monsters, a 1950 twin screw. It's a gray boat. I helped remove the engines last Autumn.

Mariners' Museum is a possible source.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: 1966 CC Corsair Sport V
Replies: 13
Views: 13074

Received my hull card copy from the Mariners' Museum today. The blue bomb shipped from Cortland, NY on 27 June 1966 to Cleveland Yacht & Supply in Cleveland, Ohio. Fun to know this fact.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: 1966 CC Corsair Sport V
Replies: 13
Views: 13074

Brought the boat today to the motor repair guy. He will take a look. Was there anything on the floor other than the fiberglass from the factory? Was there vinyl like Nautolex? or was it just the fiberglass? What was the enclosure made from that covered where the battery and fuel tank sat under the m...
by Thommyboy
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: looking at 19' lancer, need tips
Replies: 16
Views: 8676

Yes, but Chris-Craft did eventually make the Corsair or what became the Sport Boat Division boats at other locations. I don't know when. A Tennessee plant and one in Maryland made the Sport Boats. Maybe this was after Cortland was closed in 1974??

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:14 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: looking at 19' lancer, need tips
Replies: 16
Views: 8676

Check out the Chris-Craft Lancer Club: http://classicchriscraftlancers.com/

This boat was probably made by Thompson Boat Company of New York, Inc. at Cortland, NY - a wholly owned subsidiary of Chris-Craft.

Andreas
by Thommyboy
Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: What the heck is a Clipper Bow?
Replies: 25
Views: 20667

Here's a clipper bow. This is a 1964 T & T Boats, Inc. 17'-11" Breakers. It's been in my family since it was obtained at the liquidation auction in May 1965. Originally called "My 5 Sons" she was renamed "My 6 Sons" when child number 6 arrived in 1967. I am son number 5! Andreas http://i232.photobuc...
by Thommyboy
Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:50 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: What the heck is a Clipper Bow?
Replies: 25
Views: 20667

Wasn't clipper that dolphin on TV with Ranger Ricks and his sons Sandy and Bud? Oh, er, that was Flipper. Never mind. The 1959 product line of Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. was advertised as have a more clipper bow than previous years' boats after a redesign. They stem was not as plumb as previous an...