Thompson Decks

martin ferwerda

W/C Canoes
This is a variation I had not seen before for Thompson, with the groove in the decks, but then again, we do not see many out here in the Pacific Northwest. These are from a 1938-39 Thompson Indian.
 

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Dave Osborn

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The deck photo of Thompson decks from Martin are the typical decks that I have seen on several Thompson canoes here in Wisconsin.
 

Kathryn Klos

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Dan's canoe ID website shows three different Thompson deck styles-- www.dragonflycanoe.com/id/ ; click on "Thompson" on the left. One deck looks Old Townish, one looks Penn Yanish, and one looks RacineWisish... so, folks could be confused. No telling what will confuse people though--- there's a museum in Hessel with a Thompson which has the Old Townish deck, which is correctly identified as a Thompson.... and a Morris with a heart deck, identified as an Old Town.

Kathy
 
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martin ferwerda

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The decks I posted were different than on Dan's site, so I thought they might be unusual because of the slot routed in the open ends, but I guess not. Most of the Thompsons I have seen have these type decks.
 

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Dave Osborn

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here is a Thompson that I completed a couple of days ago.....
 

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Dave Wermuth

Who hid my paddle?
Outstanding.

well done. Looks great. Same color as Roxie's Shell lake and Mini Cooper. Should have the Shell Lake done by August.

Martin, I'd never seen a grove in the edge of the deck before. So now I know.
 
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