Negotiating The Price For The 1950s 'Lyman' Boat

The guys head to Santa Barbara to try and unload the boat that they just acquired for ten grand. They learn that this boat was made in the 1950s for use on the Great Lakes. Hopefully, they can get the right price.

- NOT SO FAST.WE'RE STILL 3 GRAND IN THE HOLE,

AND THAT BOAT IS NOT COMINGBACK TO L.A. WITH US.

IF WE'RE GONNA SAVE THE DAY,

THAT THING BETTER FLOAT.

- AND TO FIND OUT,

WE'RE HEADING DOWN TO THE DOCKSTO MEET GORDON.

HE'S A LOCAL FISHERMANAND BOAT COLLECTOR.

HE'S THE LAST MAN STANDINGBETWEEN US

AND ULTIMATE VICTORY.

- LET'S SEE WHAT WE GOTUNDERNEATH IT.

CAN WE TAKE A PEEK?- YEAH.

- WOW, MAN.THIS IS UNREAL.

IT'S LIKE CHRISTMASALL OVER AGAIN.

- IT WAS A VERY EXPENSIVECHRISTMAS, THOUGH.

- THIS IS A LYMAN BOAT, MAN.

FROM 1955 TO 1957,THEY BUILT ABOUT 1,500

OF THESE 18-FOOT RUNABOUTS.

LYMANS CAME FROM THE 1860s.

THEY BEGAN MAKINGTHESE ROWBOATS AND SKIFFS.

AND THEN THEY JUST KEPT GOING.

THIS COMESFROM THE VIKINGS, MAN.

THIS IS THE WAYTHEY BUILT THEIR SHIPS.

THEY BUILT 'EMWITH THESE LAYERS.

IT'S A LOT STRONGER

WHEN IT'S LAYERED LIKE THAT.

CALLED LAPSTRAKE.

- THAT'S PRETTY COOL.

- THIS WAS ORIGINALLY MADE

FOR GREAT LAKES KIND OF FISHING

AND STUFF LIKE THAT.- OH, YEAH, YEAH.

- THAT'S WHY YOU HAVETHE PLUMB BOW.

YOU CAN SEEHOW IT CURVES IN HERE.

IT'S DESIGNED TO TAKETHE LAKE CHOP

AND TO CUT THROUGH IT.

- ALL THIS MODERN REFURBISHING,

IS THAT AN ISSUE FOR YOUOLD-TIMERS, OR IS IT AN ASSET?

- FIRST OF ALL, I DON'T LIKEBEING CALLED AN OLD-TIMER, BRO.

SECOND OF ALL,WHAT REMAINS TO BE SEEN

IS HOW WELL THIS THING'LL FLOAT

AND HOW WELL IT WILL DRIVEIN THE WATER.

- WHAT WOULD THIS BOATBE WORTH?

- I THINK YOU'RE LOOKINGAT 20 GRAND,

MAYBE 22 GRANDTO THE RIGHT BUYER.

- SO TELL ME, CAPTAIN QUINT,ARE YOU THE RIGHT BUYER?

- WELL, NOW I GET TO DOWHAT I DO REALLY BEST, TON.

NOW I'M GONNA LOOK FOR PROBLEMS.

I LOOK AT THE ENGINE.OOH, THAT'S A BIG BITE HERE.

YOU CAN SEE THE DAMAGE HERE.SOMETHING HAPPENED.

IT HIT A ROCK.

AND IT SEEMS TO ME

THAT YOUR BOTTOM NEEDSA SEVERE PAINTING.

UNTIL WE PUT IT IN THE WATERAND WE DRIVE IT A LITTLE BIT,

THAT'S REALLY GONNA SHOW MEWHAT KIND OF CONDITION

THE BOTTOM IS IN.

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