1959 Lyman Runabout Varnishing Milestone

These 16.5’ Lyman runabouts from the 1950s are truly iconic, and this example is not exception.

She spent time in Ohio before being in Florida for many years, and arrived needing significant structural and cosmetic preservation.

Finally, however, we are applying the final coats of Pettit Flagship varnish to her hull and windshield, and to a seemingly endless sea of components – no pun intended.

Since much of it was just wrong, we still face the challenge of sourcing period correct hardware items like chocks and cleats, etc.

For us, reassembly is the absolutely most enjoyable element of the preservation process.

What for so long presented as piles of wood in odd shapes begins coming together organically, and her absolute beauty reemerges.