Lapstrake Demo

Upon closer examination, I discovered that the 1958 Lyman Outboard I purchased on eBay recently was actually quite complete.  The windshield, including all the glass, all of the interior furniture, and all the deck hardware and trim were present.  The Lyman’s hull is constructed of five-ply Douglas fir plywood lapstrake planks.  The hull sides and bottom … More Lapstrake Demo

My Little Johnson

No outboard motor came with my 1958 Lyman Outboard; however, sitting in my garage is a nice little 1958 Johnson Seahorse 35, which came with my 1958 Glastron 16′ Fireflite barn find.  This motor will not only be exactly age-appropriate, but also very nice looking, the right color combination for this boat, and appropriately powered for a 15′ lapstrake.  Mark Gunter … More My Little Johnson

Trailer Tramp

Back in April, 2015 I managed to be the only eBay bidder for a 1958 Lyman 16′ Outboard, which I bought for a song from a guy in Cataula, Georgia.  So, I paid my money through PayPal and in early May, Patrice and I borrowed an 18′ farm trailer from her sister, attached it to my truck, and … More Trailer Tramp