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1980 Lyman Sportsman

Old 07-14-2014, 09:15 AM
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3-1/2 year restoration project = a brand new boat!
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:27 AM
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Beautiful job. Lymans are very popular back home. They were built in Sandusky, OH, near Cedar Point.
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Old 07-14-2014, 11:23 AM
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What's up with the PVC pipe in the cabin?
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:53 PM
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Air ventilation from the deck cowling clamshells to the bilge/fuel tanks/engine compartment, pvc is rigid and doesn't sag or grow mildew.
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Thanks, yes - we boat in western Lake Erie, the shop I used for this project is in Sandusky, we still have the deck and hull molds to Lyman 24' and 21' power boats, vintage 1975-1980.
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:01 PM
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Nice looking boat, but that PVC looks like hell.

There, I said it.
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Originally Posted by allboats View Post
Nice looking boat, but that PVC looks like hell.

There, I said it.
Yup, I agree.
You're in the company of endless critics.
Remove the PVC and install vents on the engine box.

Otherwise, she looks great.
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Old 07-15-2014, 05:01 AM
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A PVC pipe in a plastic Lyman. Go ahead and hate me, but those are two things that should never exist. Glass Lyman's were a last ditch effort for the company to stay alive; too bad. I had family who worked in the plant and have neighbors who own a local restoration business. The remains of the original factory is now a waterfront bar/grille/conference/wedding venue. I remember my uncle (who worked at Lyman during their last few years- he said it was a shame that the company was in such turmoil and had changed hands so many times. He mentioned that a lot of the forms and patterns were piled to burn until a gentleman from Lexington OH named Koroknay basically saved all of it and is now THEgo-to Lyman guy.
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Old 07-15-2014, 05:42 AM
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I like it!

There was always a Lyman or ten around when I was a kid in the Thousand Islands, which is essentially the NE corner of Lake Ontario. My neighbor up there had (and still has) one of the FG models.

If I recall correctly, there were also some Lyman's made in the late 80's or early 90's. They tricked those out with lots of wood if you wanted it.
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Old 07-15-2014, 06:24 AM
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There are some people who swear they are the best running boat in Lake Erie. (Obviously for its size) I have seen them running in some nasty stuff and they push right through it. Great boat and I love to see the nice ones like this on the water. Awesome work!
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:16 AM
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Too funny. I liked the PVC. Thought it neat, charming, and well thought out.
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Very nice. Quite a few Lyman's were around the South Jersey shore points when I was growing up in the 60's. Not a fan of that PVC though. Has to be a better way.
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Old 07-16-2014, 12:02 PM
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Great Boat. I Had One Just Like It. In My Opinion One Of The Best Looking 20 Something Foot Boat Ever Made. Yea, The Pvc Doesn't Belong On A Lyman But Better Than The Flexible Stuff It Came With.
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Had a 21' Lyman built in 1966. Was on Lake Erie like all the others. Completely wood boat, transom started rotting so sold it. The buyer did a total restoration.

The boat ate up Lake Erie chop. Thats a fun place 3 months a year.......
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Originally Posted by IcutMetl View Post
A PVC pipe in a plastic Lyman. Go ahead and hate me, but those are two things that should never exist. Glass Lyman's were a last ditch effort for the company to stay alive; too bad. I had family who worked in the plant and have neighbors who own a local restoration business. The remains of the original factory is now a waterfront bar/grille/conference/wedding venue. I remember my uncle (who worked at Lyman during their last few years- he said it was a shame that the company was in such turmoil and had changed hands so many times. He mentioned that a lot of the forms and patterns were piled to burn until a gentleman from Lexington OH named Koroknay basically saved all of it and is now THEgo-to Lyman guy.
Complete BS. Those glass Lyman hulls were beasts and amazing boats by any other standard.
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Old 09-12-2018, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Brezinup View Post
Yup, I agree.
You're in the company of endless critics.
Remove the PVC and install vents on the engine box.

Otherwise, she looks great.
Vents on the box is not the way they came. He's sticking with the original external design and functionality with a better solution behind the scenes. Works for me.
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Old 09-12-2018, 07:17 AM
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Luv it !
Restored a 21 with my Dad in the late 70's. Still think about that boat a lot.
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Old 09-12-2018, 07:22 AM
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Very nice work.You have saved a classic.More people will pay attention to that boat than one costing 20 times as much.
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:26 AM
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The Boat is beautiful!!!!!!

there is fiberglass pipe - stainless steel pipe - aluminum pipe - sorry the pvc just doesn't make it
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Old 09-12-2018, 12:34 PM
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Congratulations! Really nice restoration job, ... except for the PVC. Perhaps at least cover it with "monkey fur" if you have some left so it is not so obvious and is a scosh softer?

Note , there is a tendency for PVC piping joints to crack eventually on a boat moving through waves. Ask the owners of a lot of old Mako 25s which have tried to sink becuase of their bizarre PVC drainage system. But that may not be a problem on yours with toilet drain size piping.
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