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Thompson wins prestigious award!

Postby a j r » Mon Sep 11, 2006 3:20 am

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! www.acbs-bslol.com

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!

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Postby todddressler » Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:16 pm

Congrats...Nice old boat. Thanks for your time at the show.

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Postby JRPfeff » Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:40 pm

Andreas,

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

Jim

p.s. Did the ChrisCraft crowd let you sit at their table after you won the award?
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Postby a j r » Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:15 am

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!!! :)

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Postby a j r » Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:18 am

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."

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