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by Bill Dunn
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Correct HP Outboard
Replies: 1
Views: 35145

Re: Correct HP Outboard

I have a 1959 Thompson Sea Lancer, which is 17 ft. It is rated for up to 90 hp. When I first got it , it had a 1963 Merc 850 in-line 6 cyl. The boat handled it very well with a top speed of about 34 or 35 mph. The motor weighed about 250 lbs with power trim. I have since had to replace the transom b...
by Bill Dunn
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Thompson Boat Rally 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 63735

Re: Thompson Boat Rally 2019

Great job as usual Andreas. There are several postings of pictures on Fiberglassics.com. Thank you for all you do to keep this alive. Good job on the weather this year. Next time see if you can do something about the high water so it would be easier to have our boats in the water :D :D .
Bill
by Bill Dunn
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Thompson Boat Rally 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 64505

Re: Thompson Boat Rally 2017

Andreas, I hope there are a lot of last minute action. I have been to 4 out of the last 5 Rallys and have had a good time at all. The knowledge and friendship is always flowing freely. It doesn't matter the condition of what you bring, everyone there will appreciate what you have. If you are plannin...
by Bill Dunn
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Thompson Boat Rally 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 64505

Re: Thompson Boat Rally 2017

Hi Andreas,
Did you get my e-mail? I am looking for a packet. I already have motel reservations and plan on bringing my '59 Sea Lancer.
Thanks,
Bill

Sorry, just checked my e-mail. thanks for the response. I will get it filled out and mailed.
by Bill Dunn
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Restoration
Topic: 1963 17' Thompson Garage Find
Replies: 21
Views: 59432

Re: 1963 17' Thompson Garage Find

Can't help you with the bubbles, but it looks like you got a good one. I didn't notice any dark spots where water was left standing, except a little towards the bow. Make sure you check along the transom where it meets the hull. With the extra board they put on the outside on the New York boats, it ...
by Bill Dunn
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Thompson Boat Rally 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 64505

Re: Thompson Boat Rally 2017

I already made my hotel reservation. Are you going to mail anything out for registration?
Bill
by Bill Dunn
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 2017 Rally?
Replies: 2
Views: 20720

2017 Rally?

Hi Andreas, Just wondering if the Rally is being planned for this summer? My boss is asking about when I'm taking my vacation, so I was wondering about dates. I'm looking forward to it and I hope we have weather like we had last time. I hope we might be able to tour your workplace again. That was in...
by Bill Dunn
Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: another Off-Shore Cabin Cruiser appears
Replies: 11
Views: 45729

Re: another Off-Shore Cabin Cruiser appears

As usual, another great find for you Andreas! That one looks like a keeper, except for that last picture. Any plans coming together for a Rally this summer?
Bill
by Bill Dunn
Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Restoration
Topic: 1957 Cruisers 16' hull# 7 G5423
Replies: 10
Views: 28791

Re: 1957 Cruisers 16' hull# 7 G5423

Welcome to the world of old wood boats!! When you get done with all of the work, it will be worth while. I get compliments on my Sea Lancer every time I put her in the Mississippi a few miles north of you in the La Crosse area. I bought my boat from my brother-in-law's parents, and his mother was fr...
by Bill Dunn
Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Trailers
Topic: New Trailers
Replies: 3
Views: 50662

Re: New Trailers

Thanks for the info. I will look into any dealers in my area.
Bill
by Bill Dunn
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Trailers
Topic: New Trailers
Replies: 3
Views: 50662

New Trailers

Does anyone know of a brand of new trailers that will work on our wood boats? I want one rated for around 2000# and has rollers for the keel and bunks in the back for the transom. The trailer I have is over 50 years old and was rated for 1100# back then. That is about what my Sea Lancer and 115 hp M...
by Bill Dunn
Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: What do I have here?
Topic: my 64 sea coaster
Replies: 9
Views: 31388

Re: my 64 sea coaster

The 4 would make it a 1964, to agree with Andreas' information. The 1501 would make it the 1501st boat made in 1964.
Bill
by Bill Dunn
Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Andreas health report
Replies: 16
Views: 62123

Re: Andreas health report

Glad to hear the great news!!!
Bill
by Bill Dunn
Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tanka Craft
Replies: 2
Views: 20070

Re: Tanka Craft

The guy I bought my Thompson from had one before he bought the Thompson. Nice looking boats with similar lines like a Thompson.
Bill
by Bill Dunn
Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Glue
Replies: 6
Views: 20064

Re: Glue

Thanks Andreas. I didn't think about using that. What do you use around the outside edge to seal it to the hull? Would 5200 be good for that too? Obviously, I don't plan on having to do this again, so getting it apart shouldn't be an issue!! Would Boatlife be a better product for this?
Bill