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Steering Wheel needed 1967 Thompson Offshore

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:15 pm
by cmassucci
Well my steering wheel disintegrated on me today. Plastic just broke off at the center. Anyone know where I get my hands on one? Not sure how the steering wheel changed over the years or between boat models that year. Not looking for a perfect one, but would like a decent one to keep it original. I will try and post a picture of my existing steering wheel for reference Thanks for the suggestions!

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:42 am
by Torchie
To my knowledge many of these steering wheels were dealer installed so there is a wide array of styles.
I would keep watch on places like E-bay or craigs list or Fiberclassics web site.

Also depending on what happened to your wheel it may be fixable. I just restored the steering wheel on my daughters 1960 Chevy at home and it looks great.
Post pics if you can.
Karl.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:06 am
by LancerBoy
By the early to mid 1960s, the boats made by Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. at Peshtigo had factory installed steering wheel.

In the 1965 model Off-Shore, the steering wheel was "M-2793 Aqua Marine". same wheel was utilized on the Sea Lancer and Sea Lane models. I assume "Aqua Marine" was the manufacturer's name.

I don't know if this was the same for 1967 model year boats, but it might be the same.

Andreas

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:19 am
by Charles Drumm
When I restored my 1962/63 era Thompson Sea Lancer I ended up buying some spare items from a guy parting out a boat. I think in my stash I have a spare steering wheel. I'll look tonight.

Chuck, Lakewood, Ohio
440-463-1100 Cell

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:31 pm
by LancerBoy
I heard two reports of a "Thompson" steering wheel selling at the recent Antique Outboard Motor Club Nationals in Tomahawk, WI.

Andreas