Vintage Mercury outboards from the mid-1950’s are sometimes referred to as “old green and red ones” because of the color of the engine housings – they were green or red. When I was a kid my dad had a green Mercury Mark 30 outboard, much like the one in the lower left corner of this … More Old Green and Red Ones
I am working on the interior of my 1958 Lyman Outboard. I have been using a chemical stripper and a wire brush to remove the old varnish. Then I have been sanding the lapstrake planks with my Dremel Multi-Max Tool with 80-grit sandpaper. It’s slow and tedious work, not to mention the burns I get from the … More Tedium and Frustration…
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
My apologies. It’s been a while since I have posted anything to the Double Jack Texas Speedboats blog. But, in the meantime there has been a lot going on in the antique and classic wooden boating world as I know it. I am newly inspired and anxious to get started again. I have quite a … More Welcome Back, Double Jack!