She is a 1955, 20′ Lyman Runabout, Hull #1028 that we are told was at one time used as a commercial fishing boat off the coast of Maine. The intriguing aft steering mechanism supports that contention.
If you have ever seen a steering unit like that detailed in this video, please let me know! We have everything but whatever protruded through the floor and functioned as either a tiller or a steering wheel.
But she had been in Vermont for almost 20 years when we found her; at least 10 of which were spent sitting on a wood cradle crammed into a barn.
She is the Lyman introduced in an earlier clip that reported us having stripped over 85 pounds of paint from her topsides.
That was then. We are well into the deconstruction phase of her preservation, what with another 18 pounds of paint having been removed and virtually everything having been stripped from the hull’s interior.
We will offer periodic updates as the preservation project continues.