another thompson

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another thompson

Postby andre lafrance » Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:10 pm

an elderly couple, friends of my wife, gave us a Thompson that had not been used in years - especially with a crack in the hull. I haven't found any serial numbers on the id plate BUT at the top of the plate it has MODEL GV 170. it is about 16' long and must have been a beautiful boat at one time - dual spotlights, dual horns, etc. the couple haven't been able to find the title, but think they purchased the boat in the 60's. the name plate at the stern says Thompson boats Peshtigo Wisconsin. I'd like to restore it, but first I have to finish my '57 Thompson. any information is appreciated. thanks...
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Re: another thompson

Postby LancerBoy » Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:01 am

Fun.

GV-170 indicates "Glass V 17 footer". It's a fiberglass boat with V hull and 17 foot long. This model was introduced to the line of Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. in 1968.

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Re: another thompson

Postby andre lafrance » Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:49 am

thank you...
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Re: another thompson

Postby LancerBoy » Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:05 am

Link to a 16 footer in 1968 - similar I am sure to your 17 footer:
http://www.fiberglassics.com/library/Fi ... b67001.jpg
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Re: another thompson

Postby andre lafrance » Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:30 pm

that's it! except for the length and a few options, the boat is identical. thanks again...
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