1962 18ft thompson & 1962 75hp johnson super sea-horse e

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1962 18ft thompson & 1962 75hp johnson super sea-horse e

Postby 59FLPAN » Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:58 am

HI, JUST PURCHASED A 1962 18FT THOMPSON WITH THE ORIGINAL 1962 75HP JOHNSON ELECTRAMATIC SUPER SEA-HORSE, THE HULL WAS BUILT IN CORTLAND N.Y. , SERIAL # 13978 , ENGINE MODEL 4VAL-14, SERIAL # 2248877, WHAT IS THE MODEL OF THE BOAT? WHERE SHOULD I GO TO FIND ORIGINAL OWNERS MANUALS FOR BOAT AND OUTBOARD ENGINE? ARE THERE ANY SITES TO VISIT FOR INFO ON ORIGINAL OEM ENGINE PARTS? THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR THE INPUT.

GOOD DAY TO ALL
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Postby Phill Blank » Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:28 am

Jeff,

Thompson did not have owners manuals for their boats.

To determine which model boat you have we need more info. Go to the Main Page on this site and click on "What Do I Have". Get all the info requested there and along with some photos of the boat we should be able to help you identify the model.

As for the outboard motor you can obtain reprints of the OEM owner, serice and parts giudes from Ken Cook Co. in Milwaukee, WI. Their webiste is www.outboardbooks.com. Be sure you enter your model number correctly or it will not locate the manuals.

Your motor Model Number is a "V4AL-14" not 4VAL-14 as shown in your original message. They have the owners, service, parts and accesories manuas available for this model.

In your area I have a few possible loctions for NOS parts for Johnson outboards. These are Bayside Marine in Duxbury, MA, Millway Marine in Barnstable, MA, Russell Marine in Worcester, MA., Nauset Marine in Orleans, MA, Parker Marine in Alton Bay, NH, Thrston's Marine in Wiers Beach, NH and Hudson Marine in Salisbury. This are from an older list so I am not sure if they are still in business or not. Also check out American Outboard Salvage in Cordova, MD.

Good Luck,

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1962 18ft thompson & 1962 75hp johnson super sea-horse e

Postby 59FLPAN » Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:10 pm

THANK YOU PHIL FOR YOUR INFO, I WILL SEND A PHOTO

GOOD DAY TO YOU
JEFF
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Postby LancerBoy » Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:01 am

Welcome aboard!

Cortland built Thompson Boats are a bit difficult to identify. The serial number is pretty much meaningless in determining the model year.

We need more infomation. What company name is on the serial number plate, completely and exactly. This is very important. What is the accurate centerline length of the boat? What is the gunwale length of the boat? What is the beam? What is the transom width? Is there an Outboard Boating Club capacity plate with maximum HP and weight capacity listed?

Photos are very helpful. You can email me directly: thompsonboat@msn.com

There are NO owner's or operating manuals for Thompson boats. The companies just never published them. Manuals for the outboard motor pop up on eBay auctions all the time.

You can also get good information about old outboard motors at the "Ask An Expert" area of www.aomci.org. the Antique Outboard Motor Club of America. They have chapters all over North America. Find one of their events near you and go check them out.

www.old-omc.de has old Johnson and Evinrude brochures posted on their site.

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1962 18ft thompson & 1962 75hp johnson super sea-horse e

Postby 59FLPAN » Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:55 pm

the plate reads THOMPSON BOAT CO.
OF NEW YORK INC.
CORTLAND NEW YORK
SERIAL # 13978

I DON'T KNOW ANY OF THE DEMENSIONS RIGHT NOW, SHE IS STORED IN MY BARN IN PHIPPSBURG MAINE

I WILL SEND YOU SOME PHOTOS.

THANKS SO MUCH
JEFF
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1962 18ft thompson & 1962 75hp johnson super sea-horse e

Postby 59FLPAN » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:26 am

ok andreas, maybe you can help me now with my 1962 thompson built in cortland n.y., there are know coastgaurd plates, the lenght is 19feet, transom width is 6 feet, beam is 81.5 inches, freeboard is 32 inches high, hieght of transom from bilge to motor mounting is around 20.5 inches high

the plate on the starboard side of transom reads

THOMPSON BOAT CO.
OF NEW YORK INC
CORTLAND NEW YORK
SERIAL # 13978

also the boat sits on a tandem axle trailer
mastercraft 1971 model#v-1800-T

hope i have a handle on my numbers
jeff
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