1959 Lyman Runabout Buffing Milestone

Ahhh…. The beginning of the end of preserving our 1959 16.5-foot Lyman runabout is just barely beginning to peek over the horizon.

Rick first wet sanded the varnished exterior and interior through six grits, starting with 600 and finishing with 1500.

Buffing using our go-to suite of Presta cremes followed. The result? Pure glass. While he was buffing, Joe was busy in our clean room transforming the sea of parts into a forest with each suspended from the ceiling. The result? More glass and no dust.

The suspended parts have yet to be final varnished on the reverse sides of what you see in the clip.

It has been almost exactly one year since we shot her intake video, and now, final assembly of all wooden components cannot be far off.