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Peshtigo plant boat construction picture

PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:12 am
by LancerBoy
1963 or 1964 photo at Peshtigo plant of Thomspon Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. Note the temporary bracing on this boat under construction.


PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:45 pm
by Dan Wolf
Is it me, or do this pictures make everything look soo much easier and cleaner than our projects. I think I'd love to build one of these boats from new material in a shop that does this stuff day in and day out. How long do you think it takes these guys from start to finish? Just some whimsical thoughts...Dan

PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:30 pm
by LancerBoy
Pete Thompson told me one time the number of hours to complete a Sea Lancer. It was something like 9 hours to do all the building (keelson, stringers, transom, all the ribs, planking, floor riser, floor framing, plopping the pre-assembled deck framing into place...)

At their peak, they were finishing 30 boats per day at Peshtigo!