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Old 03-18-2013, 03:50 PM
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great thread, might as well pitch in with my ride:



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Originally Posted by caltexflanc View Post
great thread, might as well pitch in with my ride
Is your boat a Chris Craft and do you have more pic's? She's beautiful.

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Old 03-18-2013, 06:15 PM
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1976 Bertram 26
Old 03-18-2013, 06:22 PM
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Just parted ways with my first light tackle baby a 1988 Alcar 16...god I have a lot of memories on her. 65hp on about as flat a fiberglass bottom as you were ever gonna get. Hydraulic tilt good for moving around the Cape Cod flats down to about 14" of water.

But she has gone to a good marine mechanic who is gonna breath new life into her after about a decade of suspended animation in my side yard.
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I've had a lot of fun restoring this boat but sadly have to let it go. Too much work owning two boats!
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Default Second tiara restoration

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FIRST RESTORATION 1982 TIARA 2500
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:51 PM
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73' seacraft 20SF

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Old 03-18-2013, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by whatmeworry View Post
I've had a lot of fun restoring this boat but sadly have to let it go. Too much work owning two boats!
I had a 22-1/2 footer which I rebuilt. I loved that boat and would cruise up to Mount Desert Island and back from Scituate Ma every summer plus Natucket and the Vinyard as well.
Great memories, I always wanted a bigger one like yours. She's a beauti!
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Originally Posted by gettes View Post
Thanks memco, she's in the process of getting wooded out and bottom refastened right now. She looks much nicer without the bow rail IMO. That Albatross is beuatiful, if theolog or anyone has more info(builder, year etc.) that would be great. Looks like a torpedo stern.

That memco is a sweet ride, I wasn't familiar with that builder. I share your sentiment on the reactions wood boats usually get around here, but frankly don't mind because that's why I was able to pick up my boat for about 1/3 of what a similar fiberglass boat would cost.
http://www.albatrossfleet.com/Introduction.html
http://www.nccoast.org/Article.aspx?...0-508eb45898f1

The Albatross boats are charter boats out of Hatteras, NC. I believe they were built by Milton Willis in Marshallerg, NC.
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1978 23' SeaCraft Seavette
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Originally Posted by 28memco View Post
Is your boat a Chris Craft and do you have more pic's? She's beautiful.
Several copycats out there but that's an original....53 Hatteras
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Originally Posted by Double tyme View Post
87 hydrasport
Awesome solid boats!
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Originally Posted by squid kid View Post
http://www.albatrossfleet.com/Introduction.html
http://www.nccoast.org/Article.aspx?...0-508eb45898f1

The Albatross boats are charter boats out of Hatteras, NC. I believe they were built by Milton Willis in Marshallerg, NC.
Thanks squid kid, those boats are awesome. Built the first one for $550, wouldn't that be nice today. I also thought it was neat how the article talked of him heading "Downeast" to get the boat built, I didn't know NC had a downeast but it's quite ironic that the style definitely has a mixture of Maine downeast and carolina features. I know what boats I'll be taking out if I ever make it down to NC for some giant fishing.
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Here's my 1977 Pacemaker 26' flybridge. And she's for sale in case anyone's interested
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My '85 Sea Ray Amberjack at sunrise last summer. Seems like it was years ago.
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Heres mine
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Not as old as most, but 1984 and 1989


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Funky funky funky fresh!!! All of them!!!
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Originally Posted by whatmeworry View Post
I've had a lot of fun restoring this boat but sadly have to let it go. Too much work owning two boats!
Lymans were made near where I grew up in Sandusky, OH. Many still own and cherish them. They eat Lake Erie nasty up. Great boats. Shame the fiberglass hulls never popped out of the mold properly. That cost Lyman and they eventually folded. A friend I grew up with owns the first fiberglass Lyman and has it for sale.
The older Lymans without the bow flare look funny, but sliced thru the waves like a hot knife thru butter.

How does yours hold up in the salt water? I'm curious as I don't think Lyman built with a salt water environment in mind? (Hull, engine, cleat, and other misc hardware?)
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