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by Portside
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Member
Replies: 1
Views: 12945

Re: New Member

Welcome! Not too much activity on this site lately however there exists a ton of great advice over the years. I have not been on the site often either mostly because I can not find much more to do with my boat! I also have a T&T '62 Breakers. I know Andreas has one too. It's a great boat.. serio...
by Portside
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: what does the future hold?
Replies: 4
Views: 19862

Re: what does the future hold?

Robert- Basically, if Andreas says the site is "on its death bed" then that is most likely the case. It's been a robust site in the past with a wealth of great information on Thompson boats. I've been using it since 2009 and had great responses to some perplexing questions. In my opinion t...
by Portside
Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Hooked bottom
Replies: 14
Views: 24512

Re: Hooked bottom

Interesting and creative solutions to a nasty and tricky problem. If I were approaching this problem, I would reject the notion of moisture and pressure to reverse what has likely taken 30-50 years to create. The wood fibers have assumed a new and quite permanent direction creating the "hog&quo...
by Portside
Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: picture of a pretty boat
Replies: 2
Views: 12667

Re: picture of a pretty boat

T&T looking good and great history.. keep on cruising Breakers! Rare boat!
by Portside
Sat May 21, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Thompson Paints, finishes, colors, tips.
Topic: Marking the waterline
Replies: 4
Views: 13829

Re: Marking the waterline

Yes, top of my red stripe is just below the splash rail at transom. I think the bow is more critical to be certain it's not too low near the actual waterline. If anything, I'd error on making the bow a wee bit higher than at the stern. Yeah, sanding.... and then there's that!
by Portside
Tue May 10, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Thompson Paints, finishes, colors, tips.
Topic: Marking the waterline
Replies: 4
Views: 13829

Re: Marking the waterline

Jason- I have a couple of suggestions being I finished my waterline and bottom paint last year. I used Pettit's hard copper bronze with a 1 1/2" red stripe. More accurately, I did it the first time two years ago. I realized in trying to actually hit the waterline the boat did not look right sit...
by Portside
Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Stem Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 10819

Re: Stem Repair

Thanks Phil, makes sense to me too. My thought on all tight now was that the screw shanks would not be subject to a broken seal which could result tightening later. Probably over-thinking this issue. I do remember to the long cure time on Boat Life Caulk now that you mentioned it. I'll likely wait t...
by Portside
Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Stem Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 10819

Re: Stem Repair

Thanks, Phil.
Today, did the job as stated and all went well. One messy job.
One question I have.
The cure time on both these adhesives is about a week. I have the screws pretty snug but I could crank them tighter.

Should I do that now or wait until the caulk and adhesive is cure?
by Portside
Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Stem Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 10819

Stem Repair

I replied to the post on "Glue" but thought it best to start a new post since I was really asking a question and not giving a reply. I was reading the post on "glue" as I am starting my rebuild of part of the outer stem on my '62 T&T Breakers. This is a 3 piece (3/8" thi...
by Portside
Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Refinishing interior
Replies: 4
Views: 9853

Re: Refinishing interior

Hey. A nasty job no matter what you use, but.. I use a variety of scrappers all sharpened, often, and really sharp! I even custom grind edges allowing me to get into those nasty tight corners. I use Red Devil 1"-1 1/2" wide. Yes, with these really sharp scrappers you can cut and gouge wood...
by Portside
Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Outer keel and stem replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 25381

Re: Outer keel and stem replacement

Jason. Can you or anyone explain why you must find quarter sawn for the outer keel? I would think most any white oak in correct thickness would be more than suitable (treated with CPES). Finding white oak in length and thickness is difficult enough let alone quarter sawn.
by Portside
Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Seat cushions
Replies: 6
Views: 10540

Re: Seat cushions

Hey Tom- Thought I recognized that Cruisers. I defy anyone to show me better upholstery job than what was done on my T&T by Eugene Standaert of Cumberland, WI. He's not basically a boat upholstery guy. He was a professional classic car upholstery guy but has taken on a few boats. As my contact s...
by Portside
Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Depth finder
Replies: 4
Views: 12522

Re: Depth finder

Thanks Phill-
The manufacturer says it will not work thru wood. Just wondered if anyone had tried to skirt the material issue with an ingenious solution. I am not real interested in cutting a 2"hole in the bottom for a transducer.
by Portside
Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Depth finder
Replies: 4
Views: 12522

Depth finder

Looking at a Hawkeye glue-down mounted transducer depth finder D10D. Anyone have one of these installed? Mfg says works on solid fiberglass or aluminum. Work on a wood hull?
by Portside
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: fun pictures of your boats
Replies: 58
Views: 105964

Re: fun pictures of your boats

Dan, go to "About Dockside Views" in the Board Index and find the one on posting photos. Follow directions. Takes a while the first time but you get the hang of it. Worked for me!

Portside