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Thompson Decks

Discussion in 'Canoe Photo Index' started by martin ferwerda, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. martin ferwerda

    martin ferwerda LOVES Wooden 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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  2. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

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

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    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

    martin ferwerda LOVES Wooden Canoes

    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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  5. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

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

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  6. Dave Wermuth

    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.
     
  7. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    oops, spell check

    I mean I'd never seen a Groove. G-r-o-o-v-e.
     

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