I signed up for access at the Thompson web sight but never got an email to ask a question so I'll ask here. A friend has what is believed to be a Thompson. Its about 12' and he found this number stamped in the transom. BX21149D1. We are not positive about the D. He would like to know anything he can learn about his boat. Year? Model?
I'm no expert but I think the first number indicates the year, so in this case, I'd say it's '52. You should have no problem posting your question on the Thompson site. Andreas Rhude is the Thompson expert.
As Tubs said,Andreas Rhude is the expert.Email him at. email@example.com Tubs is correct on date.According to Andreas,BX denotes the workers who built your your boat.Here are pictures of my 14'(the seat braces are not original.Yours should be bent oak).Is Your friends canvas covered?
Stanly, Your Thompson sure is similar to my friends boat as are your pictures Garry. His was in really bad condition when he decided to save it so much of it isn't original either. Still no email back for access so I'll just message Andreas directly. Thank you to all that responded.