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Mecum Auction Results for Todd Warner Boats Collection

This past weekend, Mecum Auction and F. Todd Warner set antique boat pricing on its ear. Called the Warner Collection, it was amazing in size and gone/ sold at no reserve. No reserve brings up pricing on some items and brings down others if there is only one bidder.

What happened at this Auction? Some skids of antique boat parts went cheap.  A few boats went for what one would expect in this economy. A few boats may/may not have been a steal.

Without knowing condition; is the 1959  Century Coronado with a hardtop OK going for its $39,000 as a fair deal today? Another one, same year, same model, went for $6,000. Same Auction. Same crowd of bidders.

Charlotte Classic Boats 9/9-12/2010

September 9th ~ 12th, 2010
Queen’s Landing on Lake Norman
1459 River Highway, Mooresville, North Carolina
Free Public Exhibition September 11, 2010

Each September… for more than a decade the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society has presented
for the public enjoyment the most impressive display of vintage power boats in the Carolinas. On Saturday September
11th, 2010 the Charlotte Antique and Classic Boat Show will hold its 13th annual public exhibition. Classic mahogany
beauties, ashore and afloat, surging across the waves with roaring V-8 muscle or cruising sedately in their splendor, the
participating exhibits will hail from distant home ports across the country from Michigan to Florida. Family runabouts
and gentleman’s racers — elegant cruisers and rough ‘n tumble skiffs — even a world speed record challenger and a
handmade steam launch! The variety will be dazzling.

Among the featured exhibits this year is the original 1931 Harmsworth Cup winner “Miss America IX .”
Designed and driven by legendary inventor and entrepreneur Gar Wood, “Miss American IX” reached 102.256 miles
per hour during her trials, thus becoming the first watercraft to exceed 100 miles per hour – the world speed record!
“Miss America IX” was originally powered by a pair of supercharged 1000 hp Packard V-12s, however her current
owner, Mr. Chuck Mistele , has her fitted out with a matched pair of slightly more sedate 454 cubic inch Chevrolet
Corvette engines. Though not quite in the same league as the original record-breaking Packards, her modern power
plant roars with authority that is as much felt as heard. “Miss America IX” is not to be missed!

Lyman Classic Wood Boat turns Turtle

Lyman classic boat -before- right side up

The gang gets ready for flipping the Classic Lyman wod boat

Here is a 17’ outboard 1959 Lyman clinker-built classic wood boat that needed to be flipped from right-side on its trailer up to upside down on the same trailer.

She needed some bottom work and it is always easier to look down at your work Also who wants dust and 5200 dripping down on your head?

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“A Celebration of Classic Boats & Cars”

this wood Lyman boat cruiser may not be at the show

The Lyman Boat Owners Association is proud to host:

11th Annual

All Classics Festival

“A Celebration of Classic Boats & Cars”

August 20-22, 2010

(Classic Car Cruise-In August 21 @ 11:00 am)

Huron Municipal Marina, Huron, Ohio

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26’ Lyman Boat w/ Crusader V-8 marine engine straight shaft inboard drive

This Lyman is often considered the top example of a wood classic open cruiser. At 26’ 2” with a 9’ 1’ beam and a deep cockpit she is a strong candidate for very large Bay or Great Lake boating. With two berths forward, a dinette, small galley, and big helm station a couple can go boat cruising for a week in fair “cruising” comfort while enjoying one of the finest riding experience ever achieved in a under 35 foot boat.

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17 Outboard 1959 Lyman “Clinker-Built”

1959 Lyman outboard 17'

Offered only for two model years, 1959 and 1960, the 17’ which could take a 75 Hp Evinrude outboard was sandwiched between the 16 1/2’ Lyman model rated for up to a 60 Hp outboard and the Lyman 18’ often powered by twin 35-45 Hp Outboards.

It is a handy boat, lightweight, easy to trailer, and seating five with a large space to walk around in mid-cockpit, between the front and rear seats. A splash well was built-in with this model.

These boats were finished with a special color Lyman exclusive stain and varnished deck, seats, and windshield and a semi-gloss white paint on the lapstrake (clinker-built) hull sides.

Lyman Boats was at its production peak in 1955, with over 5,000 boats produced in sizes from 13’ to 20’ in length. As the founding family died and fiberglass took the lead as the matieral of choice for small boats, Lyman Boats made their last boat in 1973. Bernard Lyman built his first boat in 1873, and by 1875, boat building was his full time way to make a living, according to Tom Koroknay, now known as “Doc Lyman”, the Lyman expert. Note: While Bernard was the founder, his son, Bill, led the company to great heights during his time in mgt.