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Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #59862

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #59864

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That's a cool little boat! Slap one of your Classic Merc 4-cyl's on there and go cruising!!!!

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #59866

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That is what I was thinkin'. This little guy.
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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #59867

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indeed Neil..you done did it again!!!

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #59869

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Nice! And love the motor selection.

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Great to be on board.
Rick

Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #59870

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Yea Jim if I can't buy firewood buy the ton I will just buy it by the pound

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #59871

If you want to find out the year of your great find, go to Thompson Dockside with the hull number ( which should be located on the inside of the transom usually on the starboard side). It should be a letter followed by 5 numbers and another letter. Andreas might even respond to your request if you post the numbers here.
One of your 4 cyl's would push it right along and look good doing it!
Good luck,
Bill

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #59875

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Well Bill, I knew you and Andreas would be watching. The guy is sending me some more pics soon. This should be a great little runabout. I will for sure keep everyone posted. This loolked like a too good to be true finds. But for a hundred bucks, what the heck.
I will also get to visit my daughter in Portland. Two stones with one bird, or verse visa.
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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #59876

Niel, it looks alot better than the last one.I wish I could find one that nice instead of the fire wood they have around here. good luck with it, Skip.

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #59881

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Are you driving down 395? If so, you should stop off in the tri-cities on your way back and let me drool over the new find. I've got cold ones in the fridge!

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #59887

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I will be running 12 to 730 then down the river. Looks like I will be a little south of you. But I sure appreciate the offer and I will have one with ya someday I am sure.
Neil

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #59889

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Doh! For some reason I was thinking you were in northern idaho. Oh well, some other time!

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #59903

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Post a pic of the boat please Neil as the CL is gone.

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #59904

The picture is gone. I can attempt to help.

Andreas

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #59916

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I had talked to the gentleman last night and sealed the deal and he sent one picture. He said he would take the CL add down this morning since it sold to me. I did not save the shots from the CL add.
Here is the one I have until I pick up the boat. For the guys that did not see the add, it is boat only. No motor or trailer and it is $100.
And Andreas, I hope you will fill in all of the blanks when I get this guy home and have all the questions.
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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #59920

I am not "seeing" Thompson on this boat.

The seats and windshield and dashboard and splash well just do not look like anything from Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. or Thompson Boat Company of New York, Inc.

Additional photos from different perspectives may change my mind.

What "brand" was it sold as?

Andreas

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #59927

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Andreas
I just got off the phone with the guy. I was confirming the time that I would be there to pick it up. He had advertised it as a Thompson. He said that he had dug the paperwork out getting ready for me and he had made a mistake. It is a Cruisers Inc. He seemed sincere in his mistake and offered that if he had mislead me that I could back out if I wanted.
He is also going to send the pics that were in the original CL add. As soon as I get them, I will put them here. You have a good eye, you know your boats. Thank you.
Neil

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #59929

Neil, There's no way I could talk you into putting a Johnson on that one by any chance? LOL.

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #59934

Excellent find for $100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's going to look great with one of the Merc's on it.

Bob

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #59935

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Thats a great looking little boat Neil! Love it.

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #59942

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Thanks Bob. I have one picked out already.
Littlefin, funny that you would mention putting a Johnson on there.
I have a couple of 30 horse Johnsons. One is a Javelin longshaft that runs and a parts motor.
I went out in the shop this morning to have my morning coffee, and it seems as though my herd of Mercury's sometime in the night had ganged up on the two Johnsons and beat 'em up pretty good. The parts motor was under the bench with the head and lower unit torn off and the Javelin was showing battle scars in the paint, the shift lever was bent and a big chunk busted out of the prop! Well, I gave them all a good talking too and explained that they needed to play well together. The 1150 just sat there silent. The two 700's (twins of course) snickered and giggled. The 1350 said "I tried to stop 'em".
The dockbuster gang insisted the Johnsons were picking on the Mark 55 and when the Mark 58 tried to jump in and help, all hell broke loose. Grandpa KD4 mumbled something, but I couldn't understand him. The 850 said he might be a shorty, but he thinks he could of taken them by himself. Good thing the 800 was clamped tight on the Tollycraft or she may have killed the whole bunch.
So, if I were to put the Javelin on this boat, and not let the Mercs have their turn first, there would be a mutiny.
Oh yea, and just to be difficult, the two 1000's said they were taking the Evinrude twins to the prom this year. This Sh$# just never ends with this bunch!!
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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #59944

LOL, LOL. LOL.

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #59945

Nice, LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #59950

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Here are the shots I got.
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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #59978

Cruisers, Inc. makes a bit more sense to me. Windshield frame sidelights are short - not factory.

Cruisers, Inc. was formed in 1953 by second generation Thompson family members. They had the full blessing and cooperation of Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co.

Andreas

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #60265

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Here is what she looks like.

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #60279

Neil,
That's going to be a great boat. Good al around one, fish or ski, that back bench is quite versatile, plenty of room behind it by the looks of it.

Bob

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #60284

I don't think I could have passed that one up either.

Just to SWEEEEETTT!


[ I had to stop myself from saying: Nice wood. ]

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #60298

Really sharp looking woody there. Compared to the cruiser your about 10 yrs ahead on this one. Should look really sharp with a little merc hanging off the stern. I bet she will have a really soft ride to her. Skip.

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #60301

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Thanks everyone.
I have been scouring the hull for any id numbers/tags/placards. Nothing yet. The regs read 1965 Cruisers Inc. Does this look about right? I would have thought a little older. Doesn't matter, just curious.
Neil

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #60306

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well, if you need another steering cable, i have what appears to be a brand new one that looks to have the same ends on it as yours does sitting in my garage that i am not going to be able to use.

in other news, nice find!

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #60790

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Neil, great find! My first boat was a '55 Cruisers 14' bought new by my uncle and then sold to me in '60. Had a Big Twin 35 on it. Cruisers Inc is just 40 miles north of me and has a rich tradition of family pride and employment in this area. "Oconto Cruisers".
Take care of that jewel.
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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #60798

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Thanks Cal.
I got to float this one for about an hour yesterday. I hung a 50 horse longshaft on it and took her out. Smooth riding and quiet.
50 just isn't enough, but it isn't a speedboat either. here is a couple of shots.
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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #60804

Looking really good out there on the lake, Neil. You just can't beat a woody for a nice quiet ride. Looks like the dog likes it too. Skip.

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #60814

Neil,

I can tell your not totally happy with this one. Maybe you should donate it to a charity, like the Littlefin Foundation.

P.S. You can leave the Sweet Fifty on the back.

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #60819

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Thanks Skip. The boat is way easier to control that the dog!! He is a ton of energy.
Littlefin, bring a six pack of Blatz, a trailer, and a 23 pitch SS prop for a Merc 1350 and its yours.
Neil

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Re:Did it again! 7 years 4 months ago #60820

LOL

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Re:Did it again! 6 years 11 months ago #69536

Rice man I live here in the Tri -cities Richland
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