10
Aug
08

Our Thompson Brothers Runabout Part 6 – A bit of photo fun

We seem to be in the home stretch now in the completion of our little boat.  The varnish is dry, the interior cleaned out a bit, the seats refurbished and placed back in the boat.

Today…for the first time since we bought the boat…I got to sit in it! 

Practicing looking oh-so-cool.

Practicing looking oh-so-cool.

We still need to install the electrical system, and get the motor back and the fuel tanks restored by August 23rd for the boat show.  For the first time, I think we may make it.  To show some progress, here are a few photos for the next Thompson Brothers Boat Co. catologue.

 
Looking ashore for any spectators!

Looking ashore for any spectators!

Waving at people seemed to be popular back when these boats were made.  I thought I had better practice a bit.
Waving at people seemed to be popular back when these boats were made. I thought I had better practice a bit.
We installed the bulk of the hardware today, and temporarily fitted the windshield which had to be re-cut by the glass company.  They were very helpful though.  The folks at Trinity Glass in Toledo provided me with enough scrap gasket material to protect the glass as needed.
We pulled the boat out into the yard to take advantage of the wonderful weather in NW Ohio today.
We pulled the boat out into the yard to take advantage of the wonderful weather in NW Ohio today.
cleats, nav lights, radio antenna, etc.
This is a side shot. Note the “hardware”. IE: cleats, nav lights, radio antenna, etc.
And now a shot from the other side.  With the trailer, she just fits in the garage with about an inch to spare.
And now a shot from the other side. With the trailer, she just fits in the garage with about an inch to spare.
And that is how she sits as of today.  Work will continue Monday on the electrical system and final details for the next week or so.
Stay tuned!
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