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Thompson database What's your boat?

Postby a j r » Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:59 pm

I have finally started to get the database initiated for hull ID and serial number of boats made by Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. at Peshtigo, WI. Up to now, I have done this by hand on index cards (really!!) I have gotten all known to me Thompson of Peshtigo boats entered.

I have 379 entries total (379 boats and canoes). Fifty percent or more are incomplete in some fashion. All I know is a hull ID for some. I don't have a year or model or owner's name for many. Some I just know an owner's name but have no boat model or year, etc...

Of the 379 total, 95 are Sea Lancer and Super Lancer models; 80 are Sea Coaster and 12 are lapstrake Thomboy models; there are 29 Off-Shore models; 5 Lap-Chine; 22 Take-Aong; 15 strip built 1950s Thomboys; and 31 miscellaneous TVT strip built boats. There are numerous misc. models.

I am entering boat year, hull ID, serial number, model, owner's name and address and contact informaiton.

I am concentrating on boats built 1970 and earlier, both wood and fiberglass. Eventually I will do this for boats by Cruisers, Inc.; T & T Boats, Inc.; Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. at Cortland, NY; and Thompson Boat Company of New York, Inc.

If you want to be added, let me know via a direct email or phone call.

What is the reason for this? It helps in determining the production of these boat builders. As an example, there were more Sea Lancer models in the database than any other model. This surprised me, given the fact that the Sea Coaster was in production for seven years longer than the Sea Lancer. It also aids in determining a year of boat if all that is know is the serial number (no hull ID known).

Keep in mind that hull ID's are stamped into the wood of the transom, inside the boat. Serial numbers are on a small recangular metal tag. They are different. Also, hull ID's did not start to get placed on Thompson Boats until circa 1946 and serial numbers were first used circa 1957.

Get in touch to see if you are included.

Andreas Jordahl Rhude
4054 Wentworth Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55409-1522
phone: 612-823-3990
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Postby a j r » Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:43 am

I started and completed the database for T & T BOATS, INC. of Wausaukee, WI. 52 boats total. And again, a number of entries are very incomplete. One is only a guy named Stu with a 1961 boat. No model, hull ID, complete name or contact information.

If you have a T & T or know of one, get in touch with me.

Thompson Boat of NY will be next (only 25 or so to enter).

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Postby kevx » Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:38 pm

Let me should you ever need help with the database. I just completed my BS in database technologies, and always eager to work on projects.

As soon as I get my boat home I'll post the information so we can verify her identity and get her in the database.

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Postby LancerBoy » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:17 am

Thanks for the offer of assistance. I just add "new" boats to the database as I learn of them.

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