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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:22 am
by Darrell Van Eck
Thanks Andreas for all the hard work you put into getting the rally together, it was a lot of fun.

It was great seeing and talking to everyone, and seeing all the great boats! Hope to do it again.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:42 pm
by a j r
Thanks Darrell for the comments.

It was a GREAT event. There were 41 boats total (4 did not register and I have no clue who the owner's were!). Weather was perfect. Commaraderie was high!

Shall we do it again in two years?


I need pictures

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:51 pm
by a j r
By the way, I NEED photos of the Rally. Classic Boating magazine wants to do a spread about the event and I need lots of photos to submit. I really never got around to taking any this year.

Please share with me!

Boats in the water underway are especially desired.

Actual print copies or pics on a CD are great. Send to me at:

Andreas Jordahl Rhude
4054 Wentworth Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55409-1522

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:52 pm
by Rodney Syverson
Yes!!! Without a doubt the best way to learn the most about your Thompson Boat. If you are contemplating restoring your Thompson, Cruiser or any lapstrake runabout you will not find a better resource than the information available at the Rally. Photo's I took at the 2002 Rally were invaluable when it came time to put my 62 Sea Lancer together.
Thanks for all the Hard Work Andreas
Rod Syverson :)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:03 am
by a j r
I went thru the registration stuff again and found one more boat. So there were 42 boats total on display during the Rally.



PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:59 am
by Ron P
Are you going to hold the rally again next year or are you going with every other year? Cheers Ron P

PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:43 am
by TreelineIII
I too had a great time. I was able to meet many of you who I but only have seen your messages on this site. You guys do walk the walk. The boats I saw truely reflected the knowledge you share on this site. I only hope my boat turns out as nice. I appreciate all of your willingness to share info, and in many cases getting me in contact with what I needed.
Next rally I will have my boat with....floating or not. And if the answer is not, then it will have a for sale sign on it. This will not be the case.
Andreas, I know you attempted to put together a build contest. I have seen this done at other rallys, and it can be a great deal of fun. Andreas, don't give up on this, next rally it will be.
Great job.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:39 am
by a j r
The Rally will be every two years from here on. So the next one will be in August 2008.


PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 6:27 pm
by JRPfeff
Great job Andreas.

Bobbi & I had a great time. Seeing all the awesome boats at the rally gave me the urge to get to work on my second boat. Hopefully I can get this one done the right way for 2008.


PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:15 pm
by a j r
Here is a link to five photos I posted from the Rally. Thanks to Joe Wagner for sharing several of his pics: ... rowse/eee7

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:42 pm
by HGF

Great fun and great motivation to get cracking on my 14' Sea Skiff! Thanks to you and the folks at Nest Egg Marine for hosting us. Thanks to Chuck for the splashing entertainment in the harbor, and for the ride back to the airport.
I'll send you a few photos, as well as audio files of your presentations. Look for them on CD by next week.

Re: Rally

PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:54 am
by Hank Schloemer

This was my first visit to the rally, and I enjoyed it completely. Also my first visit to Nest Egg, and was impressed at their gracious and helpful manner. Thank you for your hard work in organizing the event.

Hank Schloemer
64 Cruisers Barnegat

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:18 am
by a j r
I never did get a look at your boat Hank. I did get one picture taken from the pedestrain bridge. She looks like a beauty. I bet she can fly with the twin engines!

I wish I had time to take a good look at ALL the boats.