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Old 03-19-2013, 10:16 AM
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There's a lot to be said for the boats in these posts. There's no substitute for quality workmanship and a little bit of upkeep goes a long way. Here's my 1985 Robalo that is in as good of shape today as she ever was.







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Old 03-19-2013, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Fiji Oneil View Post
But not that old
What kind of boat is this? What footage?
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:25 PM
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:49 PM
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Here's my old schooler. 87 Whaler 11 Sport. Found her on CL, she was sitting in a side yard for 5-years with nobody showing any interest in her. Brought her back to most of her prior glory!


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Old 03-19-2013, 05:02 PM
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My sig is a 1987 fourwinns before that was a 1976 starcraft sold looked like showroom condition have always like the look of older boats i am 30 years old and to me all new boats have the same bubbly winshield. And look I love these classics
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by GotChrist View Post
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?)
This particular Lyman has been in salt her whole life with no major problems besides the usual wooden boat maintenance. All the thru-hull fittings are grounded, and zincs are on the prop shaft and trim tabs. I have so much fun with this boat but the girlfriend says one of my toys has to go!
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by GotChrist View Post
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?)
It's surprising how many Lyman's are on Lake Erie. My buddy had a 26' and it was a nice riding boat, it was under powered with a small V6. The boat always had something wrong with it, it almost sunk when a plank came loose and we had to all sit in the back of the boat to try to keep the bow up so the water wouldn't pour into the boat. It always seemed like the motor wasn't going to start but it did everytime I was on the boat thankfully.

His spring ritual with that boat convinced me I never want to own one.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:21 PM
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I forgot about my little boat, 1976 Starcraft w/ the original Mercury 85HP outboard. The outboard was rebuilt back in 2005 and is still going strong. The floor and transom have also been replaced. It is a well built aluminum boat because I've beat the hell out of it on Lake Erie and it doesn't leak a drop.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:16 AM
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All nice looking rigs fellas! Here's mine
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'75 Starcraft Cheiftain 25'
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:11 AM
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1978 23' SeaCraft Seavette
Damn,I love the looks of the Seacraft Seavettes.Is yours the one that was for sale on the classic Seacraft site about three years ago? If I remember right,it had a 502hp ZZ502,Mercruiser TRS drive and a killer stereo system.
What a sweet boat.
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You don't see many that big. OB or I/O?
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:20 AM
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1975 24' T-Craft
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by RogueAngler View Post
You don't see many that big. OB or I/O?
It was the biggest one he had built at the time (1971). I think he built one bigger wooden boat, maybe 23 or 24 ft. I/O, original engine was a 318 Super Bee turning a Volvo OD.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:03 AM
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I love checking this thread...I'm glad I started it!!!!! It's nice to be able to relate to these old school boats. When I read threads about 38 foot twin diesel cruisers...I think...I can't relate to that...I can't afford the bottom paint for that!!!
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:01 AM
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1962 Chris-Craft 'Chrisovich' Sportfisherman 33 - in the family since 1967.
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WOO!!!!!
Mark V...sweet setup!
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by big easy View Post
Damn,I love the looks of the Seacraft Seavettes.Is yours the one that was for sale on the classic Seacraft site about three years ago? If I remember right,it had a 502hp ZZ502,Mercruiser TRS drive and a killer stereo system.
What a sweet boat.
Thanks... yeah its the same boat, I bought it about 2 years ago.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:27 AM
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My sig is a 1988 Kencraft Buxton Pilothouse. With a 230 HP 5.0 ltr small block v8 straight inboard. Currently getting a refit with; new fuel tanks, new stringers, and a new deck. Hope to get another 25 years!

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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!
Beautiful Lyman! Especially like the deceiver image in the name on the transom.
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