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Old 05-01-2020, 04:50 PM
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Hi All,

Im new here so please bear with me. Last year before my grandfather passed away, he gave me his 1958 Woodson Thunderbird Miami Cathedral Hull boat. It is probably not worth anything, but has a lot of sentimental value. Keep in mind, this will have to be a full restoration so any and all information will be extremely helpful. I can only find little to none information about this boat online. I am looking for some sort of "blue print" of what the boat is supposed to look like with size and dimensions. I know, this is a shot in the dark. Pictures of one that is water ready would even help. If you have any information or suggestions, they are more than welcome. Thanks!






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Is that the model Thunderbird used on the tv show Flipper?
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Unfortunately it is not. I have some pictures of what I have, but cant post them until I respond 10 times according to the rules.
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Originally Posted by Cade0182 View Post
Unfortunately it is not. I have some pictures of what I have, but cant post them until I respond 10 times according to the rules.
keep responding
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post
keep responding
Will do.
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I have also found a picture of the same boat on a different forum from a guy who is running into the same problems. Seems like no one has one of these boats. I am currently waiting to be accepted in the other forum as well.
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Luke halpin (Sandy) still lives in FL.
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I assume that you have already Googled, but..........

https://www.google.com/search?rls=or...iw=900&bih=515

https://www.google.com/search?client...ZmdAy0Q4dUDCAs
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Go post kudos on other people's build threads to up your post count and post pictures. I'm curious.
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Yes sir, its a slow process. Ill get those photos up soon enough!
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[QUOTE=glacierbaze;13608517]I assume that you have already Googled, but..........


Yes sir, the search doesnt go much further than that unfortunately.
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Someone has 10 posts... let’s see some pics!


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I remember J. A. Woodson also made boats under the Woodson brand back in the 60's Fishermen's Paradise sold hundreds of them. Boat motor and trailer were $1495. My best friend in high school had one that we took to Bimini several times.
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According to my mom, Grandpa (Bill Murl Bohard), went back to Florida to get the boat. (He left it in Florida in storage after a divorce for several years). When he got there of course the boat had gone through a few hurricanes and people stole all of the good stuff from the boat. He then brought it back to Oklahoma to where he was residing and he never got back to restoring it the way he had it.

I went to my mothers last night for dinner and she had a old box in the living room that she got from his house the last time she went up there. Looking through the box, I found Gold. Not literally but it was Gold to me. There were around 100 picture, give or take, of him and when he had the boat in prime condition. Let me tell you, this boat was slick. Mom said that every time they went out into the water, several people would always stop them asking what kind of boat it was and where he got it. She said half of the time, these people where driving around the big yachts, so it had to impress them. I will post some of the pictures I found here shortly.
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looks like you have a challenging restoration but one very much worth it.
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Here are some of the pictures that I found last night.






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I never knew Woodson was associated with Thunderbird. My father had a 19' Thunderbird tri-hull. It actually rode pretty good.
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Originally Posted by Still Stoked View Post
Luke halpin (Sandy) still lives in FL.
Any idea how I would get ahold of a person like that?
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Love the tow vehicle in the last picture. You've come to the right place for info. Cool hull, excited to see where this goes.
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