Posts Tagged ‘classic’

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Check off what you want for your stay and to get up-to-that-days choices and then fill the start and end dates for the days and nights you are planning to be in St. Michaels, MD.

This is THE resourse that I find is best for rooms, b&b’s, and vacations rentals for this area. They all call into a central telephone number each day what they still have foryou.

Do not miss dining here!

207 N Talbot St, St. Michaels, MD Key Lime Cafe friday night Tapas

Friday night is Tapas night.

Small plates, good food, order a little or order a feast. Your choice.

Say hi to the friendly staff from seabuddy when you stop by. This is a not to be missed downtown St. Michaels, MD experience

Boaters note: the Chesapeake Bay museum slips, Higgins boat yard, and St. Michaels Marina are just a short walk. St. Michaels is a boater’s town.

Special Event: The Antique and Classic Boat Festival with its’ 11 acres of classic boats and Festival events like the Arts on Navy Point imbedded in the boat show; runs just the three days of 18 19 20 of June in 2010.

Jeffrey Beard Seminar June 19, 2010, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD : Built in Maryland: Chris-Craft, Owens, Cruis-Along, & Whirlwind

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Built in Maryland: Chris-Craft, Owens, Cruis-Along, & Whirlwind

 The Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Club is underwriting this presentation by noted boating expert Jeffrey Beard. Mr. Beard’s private collection of boat catalogs, notes, and other memorabilia rivals those of most Museums within the world. His files and records are considered one of the largest, if not the largest such collections of original material in private hands.

The Chesapeake Bay Chapter – ACBS has underwritten the hour long Boating Event Talk by Jeff Beard that will be fully supported with slides, boat catalogs, and other resources from his personal files as one part of their dedication to furthering Boating Education / Knowledge on Boats and their role in the Chesapeake Bay. Mr. Beard has also agreed to extend his formal presentation time with an open question and answer session immediately afterwards, for those with queries about the boat brands of Maryland.  

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has made available meeting space in their Steamboat Building on their 18 acre museum grounds and historic buildings.  

CBC-ACBS indicates that this seminar will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, June 19, 2010.

There is no cost to attend this seminar once you are on the museum property. The museum waives any property entrance fee to members of their Museum, but this St. Michaels non-profit organization does collect $13 from non-member adults to support their ongoing efforts. Ask before you pay about Senior, Children, and Military discounts. It’s also a good idea to inquire about Museum membership for you or your family. seabuddy certainly gets more than my donation back in the value after attending an event or two or visiting other Museums as already a member of the CBMM .

for more information: 410-437-8108, ask for Maryann

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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.

Born the same year as the owner was: 17’ Chris Craft Wood Special Runabout boat

restoring 1942 Chris Craft wood Special Runabout

17’ 0” by 5’ 8”, special light weight (by about 130 lbs – about 7%; with a lower hull side aft and a slightly narrower (5%) beam. A true double planked Mahogany wood Classic Chris Craft, although technically by ACBS rules she is within the designation of an “Antique”. An Antique Class wood boat is a boat built from the years 1919 and up to and including 1942.

The original Chris Craft engine has been rebuilt, the double bottom planking is now all replaced, and the hull side planking is new. The Deck is pretty much all original wood.

Coming along but more to do

This one is still in the shop with many happy hours of labor ahead for her owner to bring her up to high restoration standards in all areas. Since the boat is a 1942 model and the owner was born in 1942, he mentally associates her good health with his. An interesting standard for one’s health and a fine one by me.

Here's what she will look like when finished

This project is ongoing at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD.

The Museum runs an “Apprentice for a Day” program for several weekends each year.

You can watch, learn, and do at each stage of a wood boat Building along side a master craftsman boat builder.

Cheap, easy to join, call Dan Sutherland at 410-745-2916 ext 186.

Join anytime at any step of any boat building, but the next boat building project starts for 13-18 year old teens on June 19-20. Us old men should look to the project starting 10/16-17, 2010 or the one starting on 11/13-14, 2010.