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thompson sea coaster 8 years 10 months ago #42148

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I ran across this boat at a car recycler yesterday,,they said $300.
is this anything special ? it appears really complete.i have a few more pics but do not know how to post more than 1 at a time ?
ok figured it out.

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Re:thompson sea coaster 8 years 10 months ago #42159

I'd jump on it..

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Re:thompson sea coaster 8 years 10 months ago #42160

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I would jump too. $300 is a pretty small investment for a Thompson with a trailer and motor. Good luck.
Neil

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Hey guys i was told it does not have a title on the boat or trailer only a bill of sale is this a big deal ? in Colorado you only have to have a title for the trailer, are they hard to get ?

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Re:thompson sea coaster 8 years 10 months ago #42188

If you don't want it. tell me where it is. I will go get it :cheer:
By the way you and I are really close to each other.
I'm only about 5 miles away from you. i'm at 136th and Colorado.
Mike

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Re:thompson sea coaster 8 years 10 months ago #42254

Grab it. You could scavange the hardware and get $300.00 by selling it piece by piece. But don't do that. Get her and retore her and have fun with her.

Look for a hull ID stamped into the wood of the transom inside the boat, most often starboard side and sometimes stamped upside down. Also look for a rectangular metal builder's tag with manufacturer name and location and serial number. Serial number and hull ID are DIFFERENT. With both I can tell you what year she is.

Pull up the floor boards and look for rotten ribs especially where they butt up against the keelson. Look for a hook or hog in the hull from improper storage.

www.thompsondockside.com has a discussion forum for Thomspon et.al.

Andreas
President
Thompson Antique & Classic Boat Rally, Inc.

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Re:thompson sea coaster 8 years 10 months ago #42263

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Boy I wouldnt have left the yard without that.. Nice looking little boat!

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Re:thompson sea coaster 8 years 10 months ago #42510

Andreas,
I looked at the thompson boat today. I sent you a private e mail. I love the boat but have questions on if it can be saved.
thanks
Mike

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Re:thompson sea coaster 8 years 10 months ago #42528

Know nothing about them other than to say that is one pretty little boat.

My little 17' fiberglass runabout is "nothing special," but we've had more fun with it than you can measure.

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Re:thompson sea coaster 8 years 10 months ago #42697

I have decided to go get the Boat this saturday. And bring it home.
I am going to need as much help as i can get trying to bring this boat back. Not sure if i have lost my mind or not. LOL
Mike

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Re:thompson sea coaster 8 years 10 months ago #42699

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Go Mike.
You will do fine and it will turn out beautiful.
Neil

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Re:thompson sea coaster 8 years 10 months ago #42702

Thanks Neil,
I don't know much about wood boats, But i guess i will be learning shortly.
Mike

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Re:thompson sea coaster 8 years 10 months ago #42755

Congrats!

www.thompsondockside.com has the discussion group for Thompson Boats et.al.

Brochures for Thompson Boat et.al. are available for purchase on a CD-ROM at www.wcha.org and www.dragonflycanoe.com

Look for the hull ID stamped into the wood of the inside of the transom. Also look for the serial number on the metal builder's tag. Serial number and hull ID are different. I can get you the model year with those two codes.

Good luck!

Andreas Jordahl Rhude
President
Thompson Antique & Classic Boat Rally, Inc.
a non-profit corporation

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Re:thompson sea coaster 8 years 10 months ago #42761

Mike,
Glad to hear your getting her. Have no fear there's plenty of folks to help you through her restoration. Get a copy of "The Complete Wooden Runabout Restoration Guide by Don Dannenberg". It's like $25 and change on Amazon.com. Great book, it talks a lot about Chris Crafts but still applies to the majority of wooden runabouts.

Bob

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Re:thompson sea coaster 8 years 10 months ago #43203

Picked up the thompson yesterday. did some more looking at the ribs. looks like most of them have some rot. and the boat is not sitting on the trailer very well. the bunks are short and that is why the roller is pushing up the center of the boat. here are some photos of the underside.
Mike
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