Don G Lyman runabout

Last wood boat and then, a classic car

I have been messing around with wooden boats for a long time, I bought and restored my first boat when I was a young boy. My father always had wood boats and would never buy a fiberglass boat and passed the love of the wood boats to me. Mom alway said that glass boats just do not ride like wood. Later in life I owned a nice fiberglass boat and really enjoyed it, but I found a 1957 Pennyan Captivater 14 ft runabout in poor condition. It was the first boat I restored in a long time, I did the boat using most of the original wood where I could, even if it some of the scares still showed. I used that boat for a number of years until I found someone wanted it more thanI did. I had a chis craft ski boat, but I really am an outboard guy, so I sold that boat. A friend told me about the 1953 Lyman that he just bought and asked if I was interested in the boat. I bought the Lyman and the picture is it coming out of my garage for the first time. She now ready for the water and I will us her in the North Country of New York State where we live.

The car pictured is a 1940 plymouth coupe with I bought last year, I drove her all last summer in my local area, I took time to get to know the car and to gain trust in her. This year I may take her to some local shows and cruise nights. We really enjoyed taking her to the ice cream store in the evenings.

Everyone sound have choices, boat or car........

Don

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