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Old 10-03-2007, 02:43 PM
chicagoboats chicagoboats is offline
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Wanted 18' Lyman Islander

I am looking for an 18' Lyman Islander at a good price. I have built a few boats and am looking to rehab one. I want my first rehab to be fairly simple (replace a few planks, maybe some ribs) does anyone know of a boat like this?
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Old 10-03-2007, 02:55 PM
moTthediesel moTthediesel is offline
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Just as an idea for you: My friend bought a good solid 18' Lyman a couple of years ago here (Thousand Islands, Northern NY) for $5k. Not show condition, but a nice user with a 6cyl Graymarine.
Great little boat, he just loves it, and all for the price of a used jetski!
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:32 PM
chicagoboats chicagoboats is offline
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Thank you much, I am looking a little cheaper
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:24 AM
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You might try here:

or here:

or here:

or just Google wood or wooden boats for sale.

You might try the paper "boat trader" type magazines, also.

I suspect that you'll have to spend a lot of time searching. The old boat classifieds seem to list mostly restored or well maintained boats in good to excellent condition.

If you are focused on Lyman, OK; but considering other brands might help your search. Cruisers, Inc., for example, made a beautiful runabout in wood at one time. Lapstrake like a Lyman, with a nice flair and clipper bow.

Good luck in your search!

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