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by Rob

Our newest listing: a beautiful Shepherd: 22′, 1956.

March 1, 2019 in Uncategorized

Shepherd runabout: 22 ft., 1956

This beautiful 22′ Shepherd has been very well maintained and operated on Lake Simcoe, Ontario. It features a 135 hp Chrysler Crown 6 cylinder engine with V-Drive transmission. There are dual spotlights, a siren, pennant, and a convertible top. The boat is in very good condition and has been stored in a garage when not in the water. Price includes a dual axle trailer.
. Contact Murray at 705-456-0320, by cell at 416-668-9781 or email:

Asking price is $24,500   CDN   For further details and contact information, please click on the link.    Ad number pb846
Additional photos below.

by Rob

… Lots of projects on the go at Stan Hunter’s boat shop.

February 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

A late January visit to Stan Hunter, Boat Builder, on Milford Bay, Lake Muskoka, uncovered some tantalizing restoration projects.
A 1930’s Swiss sailboat, a W.J. Johnson runabout and of course, Stan’s fleet of Duke Playmates for hire are receiving some tender loving care from this master boat builder. See what’s cooking at Stan’s in the video below.

by Rob

A peek into James Osler’s boat restoration shop in Port Carling, Ontario.

February 16, 2019 in Uncategorized

How James Osler and his staff managed to squeeze a mammoth 34 foot Minett launch into his shop, never mind flip it, remains somewhat of a mystery!  However,  they succeeded, and have been “operating” on the boat since then. The current power plant, a 6 cylinder Scripps engine, has been removed for refurbishment. Also on the “chopping block” is a major restoration of a 17 ft. 1950s Chris-Craft.  Enjoy the video below.

by Rob

Paul Brackley and staff perform major surgery on a monster Minett-Shields: Wimur II

February 9, 2019 in Uncategorized

Congratulations are in order for Paul and his staff members at Brackley Boats in Muskioka Ontario, all currently engaged in a “surgical renewal” of Wimur II, an enormous vintage Minett-Shields launch. Also on taop is a 22 foot Shepherd. Enjoy the video below.

by Rob

Classic 18′, 1955 Shepherd being restored for sale.

February 4, 2019 in Uncategorized

Before restoration

The 18 ft Shepherd, pictured above and below, (before and during restoration) is being professssionally restored for re-sale. Please ssee notes from the owner below.

Before restoration

Before restoration

Shepherd runabout: 18 ft. 1955
Notes from the owner:
“This boat has been in storage for approximately 30 years.  Powered by a 135 hp, six cylinder Chrysler Special Crown engine. Sale includes a custom tandem axle trailer. You have to see this boat to believe it! Have all original paper work and manuals.”
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Since this ad was first published, the Shepherd has undergone significant professional restorative work.. Once the boat has been completely refurbished, with new upholstery, etc, the asking price will be $28,000. Please see new notes from the owner below. (The purchaser will be able to select his/her choice of upholstery.)

“Just getting back to you on the 1955 Shepherd. We pulled the motor, inspected, cleaned and detailed motor: new fuel lines, tank sent out cleaned and new sending unit. Gauges, switches and electrical were pulled and repaired as needed. All floor boards and cover boards were removed, hull inside inspected clean-sanded and refinished. New floor boards made and covered in Nautolex. Cover boards were stripped, stained and varnished. The hull had all varnish removed, bleach, sanded, stained, and 6 coats of varnish so far.
Left to do: Six more coats of varnish, bottom stripped, sealed, and painted, upholstery, and re-chrome.”
Ed: note: Additional photos below show the boat in its current restoration process.
Price: $28,000  For further details and contact information, please click on the link.  Ad number pb796

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