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Thompson wins prestigious award!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 3:20 am
by a j r
I can't believe it but my 1957 Thompson (Peshtigo) Sea Lancer won the "Best Preserved Most Original" award at the 31st annual Bob Speltz Lake Minnetonka Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous!

I guess I had never thought of that particular boat as being "original." But after some thought I suppose she is. She has all her original wood except the outer keel and covering boards, all original finishes, and hardware...

It was a surprise to me!


PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:16 pm
by todddressler
Congrats...Nice old boat. Thanks for your time at the show.

Todd Dressler

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:40 pm
by JRPfeff

Do you mean this boat?
Well deserved award. I love that boat.


p.s. Did the ChrisCraft crowd let you sit at their table after you won the award?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:15 am
by a j r
Yup - that's the boat. She's my user boat so she has dings and scratches and peeling paint and dull varnish. She needs a complete strip and refinish job. Maybe this winter. The great thing is that this boat does not leak a drop!

I get the respect I and the boat deserve with this particular group. I have proven myself to them! Now, if it was a Lyman - forget about it! Thompson rules while Lyman drools!!! :)


PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:18 am
by a j r
Hey Jim, I'll be in Pewaukee on Sunday 15 October. I am the guest speaker at the meeting of he Glacial Lakes ACBS chapter that evening. My talk will be on "Wisconsin Pleasure Boat Builders of the 20th Century."