"SeaBird", 21 ft, 1933

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Boat Details

Year:
1933
Manufacturer:
Port Carling Boat Works
Model:
custom triple cockpit
Length:
21
Beam (width):
4
Weight:
Draft:
20 inches
Hull Material:
mahogany/cedar
Storage History:
always boat house kept
Condition:
excellent

Engine Details

Year:
1933
Manufacturer:
Chris-Craft
Cylinders:
Horsepower:
100 hp
Maximum Speed:
30 mph
Hours on Engine:
unkown
Fuel Type:
gasoline
Condition:
good

Trailer Details

Year:
1995
Manufacturer:
home built - in good condition
Axle Type:
two
Brake Type:
n/a
Weight Capacity:
3000

Additional Equipment & Accessories

Included in Asking Price:
trailer, four life preservers, custom burgee, flag
Available at Additional Cost:

Asking Price: $25,000

Posted Date:November 30, 2015

Triple cockpit Port Carling Boat Works “SeaBird”: 21 ft, 1933
Custom built triple cockpit in 1933 for a Doctor near Huntsville,Ont.always boat house stored. Fully restored 15 years ago.
In 2004,
8 planks replaced on bottom
All new decks fore and aft
New covering boards
New dash
New forward and rear walls in engine compartment New upholstery Original transom and topsides
12 coats of varnish
Totally re-chromed
Original Buchanan engine replaced with Chris-Craft KSO Converted to 12 Volt
(Owned by medical doctor near Orillia ,Ontario since late 50’s Three owners prior to that. )
In 2015:
2 coats varnish refresh
New battleship linoleum on floorboards.
Engine tuned.
A custom fitted Tandem axle bunk trailer is included in the sale.
1933 build date confirmed
Additional notes from the owner, Aug 2016, below:
Recent Marine survey: No. Buyer is welcome to perform one.

Traditional wood soak-in bottom: yes. Not epoxy. but all wood as original in 1933

How much wood repair from original?

Boat was fully restored In 2004 by Blackbird boats:

8 planks replaced on bottom ( garboard plank plus next three on each side.
All new decks fore and aft
New covering boards
New dash
New forward and rear walls in engine compartment .
New upholstery .
Original transom and topsides
12 coats of varnish
Totally re-chromed
Original Buchanan engine replaced with Chris-Craft KSO Converted to 12 Volt. Boat used sparingly since restoration.

In 2016 further touch ups by current owner:

New mahogany veneer floorboards.

Engine tuned and detailed

A Tandem axle 3000 lb trailer was modified with bunks to suit the boat.No brakes. The boat was always apparently boathouse stored on Lake Ceci near Huntsville since new in 1933 – no trailer ever required until 2015.

1933 build date of boat confirmed

No wood rot evident. No broken or cracked frame members evident.

The original Buchanan engine is no longer available . A four cylinder Buchanan Junior similar to the original could be sourced if the buyer wishes.

The new floorboards require stain and varnish to complete. Seller prepared to do that if buyer wishes.
Additional notes from the owner:
The following represents some historical background on the 1933 Seabird I gleaned following a discussion with Dave Alexander, brother of the last owner, Dr. Gail Maddell, on August 31,2016.

The boat was built in 1933 and purchased new in 1934 by a Dr O’Brien for use at his cottage on Lake Cecebe, north west of Huntsville.

He sold the boat after WW 2 to a Mr. Baker , a salesman in Toronto , who continued to use the boat on Lake Cecebe. His daughter-in-Law , Cathy Baker , continues to live full time on the lake and remembers the boat well.

In the late 40’s the original 4 cylinder Buchanan engine was changed to a 6 cyl Buchanan to give the boat more power for water skiing the local youths. .

The boat was sold in the 70’s to a Kawartha lakes owner but about 5 years later came back near its original home to a new owner on Ahmic Lake near Huntsville.

In the early 90’s Dr. Gail Maddell saw it in storage in Raaflaub marina in Magnetewan, bought it for $8500, and returned the boat to its original Lake Cecebe home.
Her brother Dave Alexander converted the engine from 6 to 12 volt and changed the head in the mid 90’s on the 6 cylinder Buchanan to a Chris Craft head.(they both used the same Hercules block). So, the engine is still today a Buchanan but with a Chris-Craft head.

In 2004 Dr. Maddell commissioned a total professional restoration of the boat at Blackbird Boats. The boat saw very little use between then and July, 2015 when the boat was sold to Gary Bryson on the Bay of Quinte near Napanee. Gary has refurbished and detailed the engine and installed replacement mahogany-veneered floorboards throughout. A tandem axle trailer was added and modified with bunks to suit the boat to complete the package.

Price: $25,000 USD. ad #pb667

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Contact Name: Rob
Current Location of Boat: Belleville,, Ontario
Phone Number: 705-788-1802 (residence)
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