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For Sale:

1959 Thompson Off Shore

low hours on 2006 Evinrude 50 H.P.ETEC (bought new)

New transom in 2000. Includes hydraulic steering, custom cushions. The boat is solid and could use some varnish but is perfectly usable as is. It is kept in the water on Webster Lake. The Venture trailer is single axle, new tires and in excellent condition.

$4,800.00 OBO Jim, 508-868-6157,
4 South Point Road, Webster MA. (MA)


1959 Thompson Off Shore

For Sale:

1958 Thompson 17’ Sea Lancer

1960 40hp super Sea Horse Johnson Electric start Motor.

Boat and motor re-stored 2011-2012. Super nice clean boat which has been a multiple ACBS award winner. Boat is turn key and ready to use. 1989 Trail Lite trailer with new bunks and lights.

Call Mike 951 403-3223 $ 5900.00 OBO (CA) (205)

1958 Thompson 17’ Sea Lancer 1958 Thompson 17’ Sea Lancer
1958 Thompson 17’ Sea Lancer 1958 Thompson 17’ Sea Lancer
For Sale:

1960 Cortland built Thompson Sea Lancer 17'

with 75 HP Johnson Super Sea Horse OB motor, spare propeller, 3 gas tanks, anchor, vintage fire extinguisher, two ladders and Hosclaw trailer.

This boat has been garage kept and is structurally in excellent condition. We are the third owners having bought it from the sister of the original owner.

The boat currently is located in Orefield PA.

You may call or text 717-756-3155 and ask for Gary. You may email me (PA) (204)

1960 Cortland 1960 Cortland
1960 Cortland 1960 Cortland
1960 Cortland 1960 Cortland
1960 Cortland 1960 Cortland
For Sale:

1958 Thompson Sea Coaster restoration project

Boat is totally disassembled and I’ve begun to craft many new parts (such as Keel, keelson, many ribs, and the steamer for bending wood) during the seven years that I’ve been working on it. I have all the original hardware and title.

$700.00 OBO. William Malicki, (405) 227-3362 (OK) (203)

For Sale:

1959 Mercury Mark 78A Dockbuster.

The engine was cosmetically and mechanically restored around 2005. It went to two - three ACBS meets a year. The last time it saw water was in 2010. (Freshwater only).

The engine comes with proper throttle and two metal tanks. It is probably the fastest 70 horsepower you are ever going to put on the transom!

It’s located in Los Angeles. $800.00, Miles 818-437-9087 (CA) (202)

1959 Mercury Mark
1959 Mercury Mark
1959 Mercury Mark 1959 Mercury Mark
For Sale:

1970 Thompson GV 173 “Ski Bird”

Mercury 1150, 6 cylinder, 115 H.P.

All “original” including canvas. 16’ with 86” beam.
Sportsman tilt trailer. Boat includes “original” extras.

$3,500.00 Boat is in Deerfield, Illinois. Bill Domm, 847-945-5183 (IL) (201)

1970 Thompson

1970 Thompson

For Sale:
1951 Thompson Take-Along
1951 Thompson Take-Along 240 Totally Restored 

12’ overall length, 3’10” beam. All wood interior, includes original oars, hardware, boat cover and a Johnson Motor. I am the 2nd owner. The boat is located in Northern VT. $2,500.00 OBO

Steve 413-822-9107
(VT) (200)

1951 Thompson Take-Along

1959-61 16' Thompson Sea Coaster

I am looking for a 1959-61 16' Thompson Sea Coaster with the
Plexi-glass windshield.

Attached is a 1991 picture of the exact boat I am looking for
but I will entertain all 59-61 16' Sea Coasters, preferably in reasonably good shape.

Jim Alger, 517-881-8693 (MI)

Thompson Sea Coaster

For Sale:

1962 Thompson Sea Lancer

17'2" with original 100 HP Volvo Penta inboard/outboard. Dual axle Tee Nee trailer. Was viewed by collector/enthusiast in 2010 when our family purchased it. Reported on Thompson discussion boards as, "Both boat and engine in extremely good condition. The engine is very CLEAN and no rot or water staining visible."

Improvements since purchase in 2010: Replaced lower keel (everything beneath floor inspected and the boat is structurally sound with no rot); oil pan gasket replaced in 2011, no looseness in rod bearings; new battery in 2013; all (LED) trailer lights function as new; replaced roller bunks with 2"x6" bunks; replaced fuel pump; alternator checked out by Fondy in 2013 and in good health; repainted bottom from brown/white to blue/white.

We have all original parts including bilge pump, trailer lights, fuel pump (rebuild kit still available from Penta). Will include sturdy boat stands, extra prop, half gallon of leftover bottom paint and original roller bunks.

The year 1962 was the only year that Thompson Boat Mfg. Co. had the padded upholstered "eyebrows" on the dashboard. The boat's hull ID H20307 indicates it was the 307th of all boats built in the model years 1962, most likely mid to late December 1961. Serial number 21410. Previous to our purchase, it was owned by one meticulous owner. Both upholstery and canvas top are original and imperfect. Upholstery and weathered canvas lop may need to be replaced.

Boat is in Neenah, Wisconsin. $5900.00 Eric and Gina Larsen, 920-810-1091 ericandgina@ameritech.ent (WI)

1962 Sea Lancer

1962 Sea Lancer 1962 Sea Lancer
1962 Sea Lancer 1962 Sea Lancer
For Sale:

Thompson Burgees:

All burgees have correct reading on both sides with the official authorized Thompson logo. They are 10.25'" high and 16" long with two brass grommets.

Printed Burgee in blue or red with white printing,
$30.00 including shipping

Embroidered Burgee in blue or red with red or gray bird and white lettering, $55.00 including shipping


Thompson Apparel:

Embroidered Caps: red, khaki & blue · $25.00

T-shirts: more colors available than what is shown · $20.00

Polo shirts
: more colors available than what is shown · $20.00

: hooded & crew neck. more colors available than what Is shown · $30.00.

All prices include shipping

Mary: or 715-287-3374
(WI) (193)

Printed Burgee
Red Burgee
Embroidered Burgee
T-Shirt Sweatshirt
For Sale:

Cruisers Inc. Burgees:

All burgees have correct reading on both sides with the official authorized Cruisers Inc. logo.  They are 10.25” high and 16” long with two brass grommets.

Printed Burgee in dark blue with white printing,
$30.00 including shipping

Embroidered Burgee dark blue with white lettering,
$55.00 including shipping


Cruisers Inc. Apparel:

Caps: $25.00

Polo shirts: $20.00

T-shirts: $20.00

: crew neck or hooded, 30.00

T- Shirts and Sweatshirts--
the logo can be in the center or on the left or right side.


All prices include shipping

Mary: or 715-287-3374
(WI) (195)

Printed Burgee
Embroidered Burgee

Polo Shirt Sweatshirts
For Sale:

18’ 1955-56 Thompson Off Shore wood boat.

1959, 50 hp Johnson Super Sea-Horse Super Quiet motor. Needs repainting. I have started the sanding for varnishing. Numerous additional photos available. Trailer is close to that age time frame also. Always garaged. Motor runs great. Has $1,000.00 new full canvas cover.
These boats were a main competitor to Chris Craft boats in the 1950-60's. Needs lower hull repair. Deep water boat. When fully restored has potential of possible $10,000 value.

303-798-8632, (CO) (192)

1955-56 Thompson Off Shore 1955-56 Thompson Off Shore
1955-56 Thompson Off Shore 1955-56 Thompson Off Shore
Thompson Logos:
Thompson Boat Apparrel
For Sale: 1963 Thompson 18 foot Sea Coaster with trailer
and a
1958 Cruisers Inc. 18 footer.

Both need a total restoration. $350.00 for both.
Mark 815-637-2559 (IL)

For Sale: Rare 17’ 1960 Thompson I/O on single axle trailer. Perfect for total restoration. $1,650.00 invested, asking $750.00 This boat is worthy of a good home. Joel (219) 874-5864(IN) (177)
For Sale: Thompson logos for the center of your wheel. They measure 1 15/16” across and will fit most steering wheels from the late 50’s to mid 60’s. They are made of vinyl and an exact duplicate of the art work. $19.95. Send check or money order to The Thompson Dockside, 10061 Riverside Drive, PMB 143, Toluca Lake, CA 91602 (CA) (115)
For Sale: '55 Thompson 14 ft. Thomboy in need of major restoration.  Comes with a 1995 Shoreland’r trailer.  A.J. Rhude, Minneapolis, 612-823-3990, email: (104)
To advertisers of boats selling for up to $10,000.00:
In addition to the Thompson Dockside newsletter and web site, all ads will appear in the next issue of Bone Yard Boats. (7)

For more information:
David Irving
Bone Yard Boats
P.O. Box 1432
Marblehead, MA 01945

For Sale:

Windshield/Deck Gaskit. New white rubber “original” profile, $5.00/foot plus shipping and handling. Also Glass Windshield Retainer, new white rubber notched for easy assembly, $1.25/foot plus shipping and handling. Call or write for samples, Rich Gausselin, 7 Williamsburg Rd, Evanston IL 60203 (847) 679-4052 (IL) (97)Gasket

Decals for your
Thompson Boat Restoration:

They are three color Gold, Black & Red silk-screened
“Waterslide” decal used on 1950’s and
earlier Cedar Strip built watercraft
Price is $30.00 (US) for a set of two (2) decals
Includes 1st Class mail to U.S. addresses only
Send check or money order made out to:

Phill Blank
5025W County Road C
Hurley, WI 54534
Phone: 715-561-3244

Antique Classic (5)




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