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Our Thompson Sea Coaster's name is Jo-Le. +/- 1960 At the time (1986) I had 2 kids (boys) Joshua, 4 & Levi, 5, thus Jo-Le

The History; I bought the Thompson in 1986, restored & remodeled her that year from April to July. Boat, trailer & 25 hp johnson: $1,200.00

Total remodel costs, (wood, fasteners, finish, pfd, anchor, lines, gauges, motor work, etc) $1,800.00

I'm a cabinetmaker and the woodworking was easy and fun for me.

I added mahogany front and rear decks and the rear seat/storage set up. The rear seat/storage set up afforded a cross beam support that really stabilized the boat! We enjoy early morning and evening rides in Jo-Le, on a calm, quiet lake! These rides with my son or wife, along with the times (days-months) spent together working on Jo-Le will be deeply felt & remembered forever. Remembering back on it is great!

I just can't stop working on I'm considering, remodeling the bottom, transom, rear deck and seating to house a 4cyl I/O 120 hp. It would look like a Old Thompson-Lapstrake, but 'taken to the limits'

Birdie Miller & family



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