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1963 Restored Antique “Wooden Runabout” - 18’ Thompson Sea Lancer - $14,000 (Cheboygan, MI)

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Grass Bay Trail Cheboygan, MI
boat type: powerboat
propulsion type: power
condition: excellent
engine hours (total): 525
length overall (LOA): 18
make / manufacturer: Thompson
model name / number: Sea Lancer / 1800
year manufactured: 1963
MAJOR RESTORATION (2013-2015) 85% ORIGINAL: Replaced Keel & 2 Hull Ribs, Engine Rebuilt, Mahogany/Oak Ribs Refinished (10 Coats) Varnish, New Gages & Boat Rewired. Stripped & Refinished Hull with 3-coats of Pettit Easypoxy Polyurethane. She was on display at the “Hessel Wooden Boat Show” in 2015. Includes Restored Shorelander Single Axle Trailer ! This Is NOT a Project Boat !

CONSTRUCTION: Lapstrake 5-Ply Marine Plywood over Steam-Bent White Oak Ribs & Varnished Mahogany Topsides.

ENGINE: 1962 Volvo Penta, 4-Cylinder, 80 HP, Aquamatic AQ80, Model PZ 8520 I/O. Rebuilt I/O Unit. Pneumatic power Tilt/Trim.

Engine Disassembled, Cleaned & Repainted with 3-coats Ceramic Engine paint. Hoses, Belts, Gaskets, Spark Plugs, Fuel Lines, Impeller and Fuel Pump/Filter Replaced. Carburetor Rebuilt and New (18 Gal) Aluminum Fuel Tank installed. Valves and Timing adjusted and engine retuned. Static & In-Water Engine Tested for Peak Performance multiple times during restoration !

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS: Rewired/Upgraded per ABYC Electrical Standards. Added: Fuel & Volt Gauges, Circuit Breakers/Fuses, Battery Cut-Off Switch and (2) Bilge Pumps.

INTERIOR RESTORATION: Replaced floor with 1/2” Marine Plywood covered with MariDeck Vinyl. Replaced Control Panel and Vinyl covered Back-to-Seats. Built New Mahogany Engine Enclosure with Opening Lid.

Why Am I Selling This Classic boat ? I’ve had some recent medical issues preventing me from enjoying this Wooden Beauty! It’s time to let her go to someone who appreciates her and will enjoy cruising on the water turning heads with Thumbs Up !!

To view my YouTube video of the 1963 Thompson Sea Lancer Restoration … Click on the following link:

https://youtu.be/i11fYHsOOVQ?si=Yk3mB7dwJm3v5Y_b

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