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15'6 Feet 1958 Lyman

The culmination of a 3-year restoration project, my 1958 Lyman is picture-perfect and ready to make your summer memorable. This beauty is a rare, 15'6 runabout with numerous upgrades and a 1962 Evinrude Big Twin 40HP Outboard in as pristine condition as the day she came home from the factory. The keel and all structural parts are made from clear white oak, the planking material is made from 3/8" Clinker-built fir that is overlapped at the joints so that it is twice as strong as straked hulls. The decks, rails, stern and all of the interior wood is made from Philippine Mahogany. All of the hull fasteners used were specifically built for the Lyman Co. out of silicon cut bronze clout nails that were deeply embedded and reversed clinched. The literature from the day proudly declared, and is still evident 65 years later, that the fasteners never need to be tightened! In fact one of the reasons these hulls are so durable, strong, and safe is that there are approximately 2000 clout nails and more than 850 screws used in planking alone. I tried to keep as much of the original patina as possible while still breathing new life into her with layers of high-end topside primer and paint and exterior/interior varnish. She was carefully stripped and sanded by hand. All of the hardware on the boat is period correct and for the most part, nickel-plated brass, including the anchor guides, bow base cleat, and the stern cleats. The Perko bow light has the original late 1950s port and starboard glass lenses, as well as a hole for a flag pole. Stainless steel full length rub rails have been installed on the gunwale and stern spray rails. One of her more unique features is her 1940s Chris Craft split speedster windscreen frame and glass. This windscreen provid /Motor/ The motor is a 1962 Evinrude Big Twin 40HP. These motors are renowned for their simplicity and reliability. The motor is in perfect running order and looks amazing on the inside and out. The motor was repainted with the original, authentic Evinrude polychromatic blue. The carb, ignition (points\condensers) have recently been rebuilt. The fuel lines and electrical wiring have been replaced as needed. The lower unit oil was replaced when the impeller (water pump) was replaced. When the lower unit was apart, the gear case was inspected and there was minimal to no wear. The compression for the upper and lower cylinders is X and Y respectively. The current and previous owner have always run the motor with AVG (leaded high octane aviation fuel) since the mid 1980s therefore it is likely that this motor has never seen any ethanol fuel! That said this motor will safely run on modern unleaded fuel but like any modern small motor, you have to make sure not to store the motor for extended periods without completely draining it so that the fuel system does not get mucked up. /Electronics/ All of the wiring has been replaced and upgraded to modern standards using high quality marine-grade BlueSea fuse panels, copper wiring, and period correct switch gear. Extra capacity has been added in case the next user intends to install a modern marine radio and\or USB charger. The stern has been pre-wired for a stern light if desired. A second new battery has been added for redundancy along with an NOS A/B switch, a new bilge pump, and a new (unused) in-hull transducer (depth finder). What makes this Lyman different than any new boat is that it will never be worth any less than what you pay for it as long as it is properly cared for. PLEASE, serious buyers only. Willing to work with buyer to have boat professionally shipped to your location (but please note, price does not reflect delivery/shipping.)

20 Feet 1949 Chris Craft Custom Runabout

The Chris Craft 20ft Custom Runabout succeeded the pre-war 19ft Custom Runabout or Barrel Back. Only 369 hulls were produced between 1946 and 1949. This is hull number 334, was built in the final year. It was among the first post-war runabouts to showcase the distinctive blond decking. During their heyday, these boats were known for their luxuriousness, featuring genuine leather upholstery and a sturdy 4-piece folding windshield. The current owner acquired this boat in 2010 and began restoration work in 2011. A new upholstery was installed, while the bottom, although in good condition, underwent sanding, tightening of fasteners, recaulking of seams, and a fresh coat of bottom paint. The boat's bottom swells tightly. Additionally, a new chine plank was added on the starboard side. The topside finish was stripped and meticulously redone with 12 coats of varnish. The bilge was thoroughly cleaned and repainted. The correct Iva Lite spotlight was installed, and all chrome accents were re-chromed, buffed, and reinstalled. All the original factory hardware, including the fold-down windshield, is included with the boat. In 2006, the engine was replaced with a small block 350 V8. The fuel tank and lines were also replaced at that time. In the spring of 2021, routine maintenance was performed, including rebuilding the carburetor, installing a new water pump impeller, fitting new spark plugs, and replacing the throttle cable. In the spring of 2023, the bottom was repainted. The boat comes complete with a custom cover and a custom tandem axle trailer. Due to their rarity, few of these boats remain in existence. With its ideal 20-foot size, the 20' Custom Runabout is a perfect runabout, and this one is ready to be enjoyed!

17 Feet 1950 Chris Craft Special Runabout

This boat "Putt Putt"was purchased by me in 1990 and went through an extensive restoration at that time that included a complete new West System Epoxy encapsulated marine plywood bottom to make it lighter and non-soak so it could be trailered easily. The engine was completely rebuilt with new crankshaft, pistons, gaskets, seals, etc and modernized with the addition of a 12 volt electrical system, oil filter, oil pressure safety switch, electric fuel pump. The chrome which is complete was re-chromed professionally the same year. In addition a center mount auto bilge pump was installed. New upholstery and complete new varnish in 2021. Awesome little boat!! We used this boat approx 2-3 weeks a year until about 1995 and then was used very little for the next 26 years but was kept in our garage under cover. In 2021 my daughter wanted to use it as part of her wedding so the varnish was redone (14 coats) and the upholstery was redone and I pulled it 1100 miles to Maine for the 3 weeks we were there. It ran perfectly and is now back in our garage in NC. My estimate is that it has probably has less than 200 hours use since the 1990 restoration. It is a beautiful very functional craft that is great for family activities with the open back which makes it a great watersport boat for skiing, tubing, etc. Carries up to 5 people and I love skiing behind it. The boat came from Lake Lanier in SC originally and I used the boat on Lake Keowee in SC mostly and spent several weeks on Lake Webb in Maine 2 different times. It has always been trailered since I owned it. This boat needs nothing currently except for love and care and routine maintenance. Thank you.

21 Feet 1955 Chris Craft Cobra

This 1955 Chris-Craft 21’ Black Cobra is perhaps the first-and-only true vintage Hot Rod boat in the classic-boating hobby. This boat is believed to come about as a collaboration between Jim Street and his friend, George Barris. Prior to Street’s passing in 2017, he was known as the only original Cobra owner left, having purchased the boat new in 1955 at the age of 21. Street special-ordered Hull No. BR-21-010 custom from Chris-Craft through his local dealer. Since even the top-option Cadillac V-8 was not powerful enough for Street, he ordered the boat without an engine. This enabled him to install a Henry Meyer-built Cadillac V-8. He took delivery in February 1955. Soon after, a blower was installed to make the boat even faster. The hull modifications included painting the hull sides and iconic fin gloss black, blonde-stained covering boards, eight Buick porthole ventilators and quad exhaust tips. The Interior featured an array of added instruments, a port-side dash and a Batmobile-style twin-grip yoke steering control. This is the boat seen in the iconic "Beach Photo" staged with the Golden Sahara and was the featured attraction at the 2nd annual Bakersfield Motor and Boat Show in 1959 alongside the Golden Sahara II. In the more recent years the boat has had the bottom refastened, interior redone and a new wiring harness installed. We also had the super charger rebuilt and the engine gone through. We are trying to preserve the history Jim Street has created with this boat. Included in the sale is the trailer seen in the pictures.

20'6" Feet 2016 Conklin Craft Torpedo Runabout

The Building of the boat started in 2006 and was completed it in 2016. The construction is 1/2" mahogany fastened to white oak frames with silicon bronze screws. All wood members including the bottom are sealed with Smiths CPES and assembled with 3M 5200. Don Danenberg's method was used,. all wiring is new with a fuse panel installed. There is a small extinguisher up front and a 10 lb one mounted in the engine compartment with a remote cable. It has a bilge blower and bilge pump and all USCG required safety equipment. The shift lever is mounted on the steering column for easier operation. Both the deck and topside planking is book matched and no corners were cut. This was not a kit but a one off along the lines of the early Chris Crafts. The boat runs a dry bilge and the packing's are drip free. Despite the torpedo hull, maintenance is fairly easy. For example to winterize there are no plugs to pull in order to drain the engine block. There is a installed valving at the seacock to allow the engine to be run on the trailer by means of a hose set up drawing water from a large trash can with a plastic bag liner. when its time to winterize You simply move the hose from the water source to a bucket of 3 gallons of Environmentally safe antifreeze. When it starts coming out the exhaust blue - shut the engine off. Over $40,000 invested in materials alone for boat , not including labor.

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