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Redeeming Ruby

“It’s a nutshell pram.”

Our oldest was still in the womb when I first heard my husband utter that phrase. We were at a wooden boat show because Michael was in the thick of restoring a 1962 Windjammer sailboat that had been badly damaged in a hurricane. 1,089 more words


Celebrating 75 Years: The Harrah Years

Harrah purchased the yacht in 1962.  Under his ownership came her most notable changes: the flying bridge and the replacement of her original Kermath engines with with two V-12 Allison aircraft engines. 147 more words


Summer Update

The season for comfortable outdoor work is pretty limited in Maine so we decided to make the summer all about the boat with occasional work to keep from going bankrupt by it. 290 more words


Old Green and Red Ones

Vintage Mercury outboards from the mid-1950’s are sometimes referred to as “old green and red ones” because of the color of the engine housings – they were green or red.  319 more words


Tedium and Frustration...

I am working on the interior of my 1958 Lyman Outboard.  I have been using a chemical stripper and a wire brush to remove the old varnish.  393 more words


Trailer Tramp

Back in April, 2015 I managed to be the only eBay bidder for a 1958 Lyman 16′ Outboard, which I bought for a song from a guy in Cataula, Georgia.  306 more words


Welcome Back, Double Jack!

My apologies.  It’s been a while since I have posted anything to the Double Jack Texas Speedboats blog.  But, in the meantime there has been a lot going on in the antique and classic wooden boating world as I know it.  269 more words