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by andre lafrance
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Restoration
Topic: floors and deck nails
Replies: 0
Views: 4799

floors and deck nails

hello! after nine years (four off to restore a vw bus), I've just temporarily put the deck - prime sapele ribbon - on my '57 sea coaster deluxe model 477. I don't think i'll have the time to seal, attach, and stain the deck before winter. so, I thought I'd work on the floors and seats. were floors p...
by andre lafrance
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Thompson Paints, finishes, colors, tips.
Topic: Petitt mist green paint
Replies: 1
Views: 16880

Re: Petitt mist green paint

hello. like you it has been some time since I've visited this site. I found the cd purchased years ago and looked up the 1957 colors.. yes indeed mist green was the color. you are so fortunate in that my sea coaster's original color was misty rose - read PINK! but I reluctantly went with the color. ...
by andre lafrance
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Restoration
Topic: 1958 Cruisers Seafarer
Replies: 22
Views: 39525

Re: 1958 Cruisers Seafarer

just an aside, buck. this coming july I will have begun my seventh year restoring a 1957 sea coaster deluxe (model 477). the most important thing I've learned is to take lots of pictures - LOTS! no matter how insignificant you may feel the picture is to you. also, keep a journal. at the end of a ses...
by andre lafrance
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Restoration
Topic: 1963 17' Thompson Garage Find
Replies: 21
Views: 40567

Re: 1963 17' Thompson Garage Find

sorry, I won't be able to help you. I have a 1957 Thompson sea coaster deluxe (model 477). I'm sure you'll eventually find what you're looking for here. this site is very helpful - once everyone returns for the summer from florida, Arizona, etc. :) having said that, there is another site I use quite...
by andre lafrance
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Restoration
Topic: 1963 17' Thompson Garage Find
Replies: 21
Views: 40567

Re: 1963 17' Thompson Garage Find

hello. maybe it's too late, BUT in the book REPAIRS by walter j. simmons he writes about what you have tried to do. I know because I did the same thing (sans the quick dry 5200). his method allows the strakes to remain very sharp - very crisp. no one would ever know that you had applied the caulk - ...
by andre lafrance
Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Restoration
Topic: paint
Replies: 2
Views: 7888

Re: paint

thanks
by andre lafrance
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Restoration
Topic: paint
Replies: 2
Views: 7888

paint

does anyone know how thompsons were painted at the factory - if in fact they were painted there? I'm just finishing the primer coats, and if the weather holds out I may get to the finish coats. on the primer coats, I used the roll and tip method. but i'm curious as to whether they used a spray booth...
by andre lafrance
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Restoration
Topic: gap
Replies: 5
Views: 11781

gap

getting ready to prime hull on my boat. what do you recommend to fill the gap between the garboards from the end of the outer keel to the transom? I planned on using famo wood filler BUT thought I'd better check. thanks for any suggestions...
by andre lafrance
Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Sea coaster transom
Replies: 4
Views: 10448

Re: Sea coaster transom

just my two cents - the screws from the inner transom braces to the transom on my sea coaster were not countersunk making for easy removal. I'm 99.9% sure that is the way they came from the factory as the braces were original to the boat. also, on my boat the edge of the transom did not have an adhe...
by andre lafrance
Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Restoration
Topic: keel attachment
Replies: 12
Views: 21385

Re: keel attachment

once again, thank you...
by andre lafrance
Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Restoration
Topic: keel attachment
Replies: 12
Views: 21385

Re: keel attachment

keel. outside. the part that meets up with the outer stem...
by andre lafrance
Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Restoration
Topic: keel attachment
Replies: 12
Views: 21385

keel attachment

after six years, it is time to attach the keel and paint the hull. looking for the best method since I don't want to clog the limber hole. possibly run a bead of compound down both sides of the garboards? coat the keel then attach it to the garboards? other? any suggestions are much appreciated. as ...
by andre lafrance
Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: Thompson Paints, finishes, colors, tips.
Topic: transom finish
Replies: 3
Views: 15099

Re: transom finish

once again, andreas, thanks...
by andre lafrance
Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Thompson Paints, finishes, colors, tips.
Topic: transom finish
Replies: 3
Views: 15099

transom finish

when originally built, were the lapstrakes, where they meet the transom, painted or stained? the boat is a 1957 sea coaster deluxe (model 477) 15 feet long. thanks...
by andre lafrance
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Thompson Paints, finishes, colors, tips.
Topic: pink!! really?
Replies: 2
Views: 10295

Re: pink!! really?

andreas, once again, thank you very much...