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Haggard Fab
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This thing is where its at!


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That is badass. Love vintage wooden boats. What engine is in it?


60hp Greymarine. Cyl 4 is low on compression, but she fires right up and is always happy to putt down the river. I never thought I would have so much fun going so slow on the water.

The lake was pretty flat though on Sunday so we ran her up to 2000rpm’s and let her eat.


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Love it. How big? Age?
Did you travel out of state to pick it up? Mind sharing a budgetary cost?
 

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Woodies are a labor of love, thats for sure.


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Yes I know. My uncle had one for years.

I just meant I love boats in general. Been a boater my whole life.
 

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We sold our tournament ski boat last fall. We have been talking about the possibility of an old woodie.
 

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The last wooden boat show was at had a couple of vintage Hackers that had modern V8 power plants. They were very much bad ass boats.
It’s a big enough job keeping up on a fiberglass boat, a woody would be like having a kid.

“Hops And Props” wooden boat show is on September 21st in Manistee
 

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We sold our tournament ski boat last fall. We have been talking about the possibility of an old woodie.
He said "old woodie" :teehee:


Not a boat person myself, but always loved the look of the vintage runabouts. There's a posting for a Century Resorter down where I work which is tempting, but the only thing I know about boats, is the old wooden ones are even more work and money than the new ones.
 

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Haggard Fab
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Love it. How big? Age?
Did you travel out of state to pick it up? Mind sharing a budgetary cost?


Its a 1954 Lyman Islander 18. It belongs to my fiancees cousin who lives in Florida, but keeps it in Michigan. He purchased it in Ohio and had it trucked in. I think all in he has less than $15k into it. Its heading south this fall though so he can spend some time tinkering on her this winter.

All my life all I have wanted to do is hammer down and make some noise. On this, she sounds like a tractor and barely breaks 10 knots and I love it!


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Yes I know. My uncle had one for years.



I just meant I love boats in general. Been a boater my whole life.

My love for playing with 4x4’s is only trumped by being on the water. My old man introduced me to boats somewhere around 5 and I raced laser sail boats for about 5 years of my youth.




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My love for playing with 4x4’s is only trumped by being on the water. My old man introduced me to boats somewhere around 5 and I raced laser sail boats for about 5 years of my youth.


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I'm similar. The only thing I love more than being outside / in the woods / up north is being on the water. :woot:
 

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Its a 1954 Lyman Islander 18. It belongs to my fiancees cousin who lives in Florida, but keeps it in Michigan. He purchased it in Ohio and had it trucked in. I think all in he has less than $15k into it. Its heading south this fall though so he can spend some time tinkering on her this winter.

All my life all I have wanted to do is hammer down and make some noise. On this, she sounds like a tractor and barely breaks 10 knots and I love it!


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Sounds perfect.

My love for playing with 4x4’s is only trumped by being on the water. My old man introduced me to boats somewhere around 5 and I raced laser sail boats for about 5 years of my youth.
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I've had the good fortune to grow up on a lake and then live on a lake most of my adult life. You either hate it or love it ~ I love it. My brother has been racing sailboats of all types for over 40 years. It's not my cupotea but I have had several sail boats for pleasure. Now we have a pontoon boat and a small fishing boat but if the right woodie came along, ................. hmmmm... :teehee:
 

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I've had the good fortune to grow up on a lake and then live on a lake most of my adult life. You either hate it or love it ~ I love it. My brother has been racing sailboats of all types for over 40 years. It's not my cupotea but I have had several sail boats for pleasure. Now we have a pontoon boat and a small fishing boat but if the right woodie came along, ................. hmmmm... :teehee:


The way he operates, this one will probably hit the market next year. It will probably be in the Tampa area though.

Getting used to the side steer has been a trick and I have learned a lot about the tendencies of a single screw. I love the challenges of it, and it makes me look like a seasoned captain when I jump into something with and i/o or an outboard.


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The way he operates, this one will probably hit the market next year. It will probably be in the Tampa area though.

Getting used to the side steer has been a trick and I have learned a lot about the tendencies of a single screw. I love the challenges of it, and it makes me look like a seasoned captain when I jump into something with and i/o or an outboard.


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What do you mean? What type of boat have you piloted in the past? Strictly twin engine center consoles? :sonicjay:
 

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Haggard Fab
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What do you mean? What type of boat have you piloted in the past? Strictly twin engine center consoles? :sonicjay:


Inboards handle way differently (mostly while reversing) than i/o’s and outboards. Unfortunately I haven’t had an opportunity to operate anything over 25ft other than a 38ft scarab a couple times about 13 years ago.


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All my life all I have wanted to do is hammer down and make some noise. On this, she sounds like a tractor and barely breaks 10 knots and I love it!


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“It is more fun to drive a slow boat fast than drive a fast boat slow”
 

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“It is more fun to drive a slow boat fast than drive a fast boat slow”
I dont think I have had my four winns liberator past 30 mph all summer and it's a 50 + mph boat haha. And I still have lots of fun!

Although given the choice I would hold the throttle wide open way more, preggo wife though has a different opinion

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Inboards handle way differently (mostly while reversing) than i/o’s and outboards. Unfortunately I haven’t had an opportunity to operate anything over 25ft other than a 38ft scarab a couple times about 13 years ago.


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Yep, I agree with that.
 
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