May 28, 2019 in Uncategorized
This final video, above, of the ACBS (Toronto Chapter) Spring tour in Muskoka, Ontario, 2091, highlights some of the amazing reconstruction work done by local restorers to keep treasured classics on the water.
May 25, 2019 in Uncategorized
Grew Cruiser: 17 ft. ll in. 1968
This incredibly original Grew Cruiser has been with its current owner for 31 years. It has always been stored indoors. It has had 6 day trips to the lake in 2016. Its\’s powered by Aquamatic 80 Volvo inboard/outboard. The hull is of marine grade plywood lapstrake design and had a paint refresh in spring 2016.It comes with top with a stern curtain and clear side window panels-all of which are in great condition. The interior wood is made of mahogany with a Nautolex vinyl decking and floor covering. The trailer was custom built for this boat and is included. it had new rollers and bearings installed in 2016.
May 22, 2019 in Uncategorized
We have been instructed by the owners to reduce the prices on two classic Muskoka-built boats. Full descriptions below.
Notes from the owner below:
RARE 1962, 21 ft DUKE RUNABOUT spent its life cherished by one Lake Rosseau family. Built by Tim Butson’s father, now 93, who worked for many years with Charlie and Arthur Duke of Dukes, Port Carling. (Now with his son at Tim Butson Wooden Boat Builders)
Original 8 Cylinder BUCHANAN engine runs well with rebuilt carburetor, new distributor cap, rotors, throttle cable and battery. Regular maintenance always provided. All ownership documents available.
The original steering wheel, instrument panel and original upholstery are in excellent condition due to boathouse storage. No trailer, as the Duke was always moved by water on Lakes Rosseau and Muskoka..
Looking for a good home.”
(The sale includes a paddle. ropes, fire extinguisher, emergency kit, 2 flags and life jackets)
Original price: $20,000. New price: $15,000 or best offer. The seller is motivated. Must sell. For further details, photos and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb852
Notes from the owner below:
“Beautiful 1970 Greavette 21 foot Sport utility Skiff on a new matching custom built tandem trailer. Newly refinished top to bottom she seats six persons in comfort in a newly upholstered interior. The original engine and outdrive run perfectly. Originally built in Gravenhurst Ontario she has spent her entire life so far on the Muskoka lakes. The family cottage just sold and regrettably the Greavette must also be sold.”.
Original Price: $25,000. New price, May 2019: $18,999. For further details, photos and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb826
To view a brief video of the boat, click on the image below.
May 21, 2019 in Uncategorized
As a follow-up to photos of the recent spring Muskoka boat shop tour, we offer this video for your enjoyment.
May 18, 2019 in Uncategorized
The next part of our tour includes stops at Stan Hunter’s Milford Bay shop, Tim Butson’s shop in Bracebridge and Paul Brackley’s shop in Gravenhurst
Stan is gradually reducing his armada of “woodies”. We expect that there will still be some Duke Playmates like the one pictured below, for rental this summer.
Wen-O-Wae is surely content with the varnish work and other refurbishments undertaken at Stan’s shop.
Tim Butson has lots on the go this spring. The Greavette dispro below has benefitted from new bottom planks, amng other work.
The double ended row boat, below, offers two rowing positions. Commonplace in the early 1900s, these vessels were known for their “courting opportunities!”
New ribs, anyone? (below)
The Century Resorter pictured below, is reaching the final stages of her “refreshing”.
This Butson Gentleman’s racer was built by a Butson grandfather…in the shop now for some tidy up.
The Chris-Craft below is almost ready for relaunch. What a beautifull varnish job!
As well as an enormous yacht tender, (to be described in our upcoming video) Paul and his staff are performing major surgery on Wimur II, a thirty-four foot iconic Muskoka stepped-hull vessel. Wimur will be repowered with a modern V8 engine.