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September 3, 2015 in Blog

Dramatic price reductions on a beautiful Giesler/Blackbird runabout, and a classic 18 ft Shepherd
We have been instructed by the owners of both boats to reduce the price on the Giesler/Blackbird from $25,000 to $19,999 and on the Shepherd from $25,999 to $19,000. Information on both boats is below.
Giesler/Blackbird runabout: 15.5 ft, 2014
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This runabout is a Giesler hull, attractively finished by Blackbird Boatworks of Port Sydney, Ontario in 2014 in the classic Muskoka style.
Its running length is 15\’ 6 with a beam of 65″; and the trim of a gentleman’s racer.
The engine is a brand-new 40 hp 4-stroke Yamaha with less than 10 hours run time. Top speed is 32 mph plus (The engine has not yet been run at full throttle as it is still “breaking in”. It features a remote start, tilt and a speedometer. It will get this boat up to speed.
The boat has never been trailered and is boat-house stored on Lake of Bays. The sale includes life jackets and paddle. Storage compartment in stern end. Red pin striping between deck planking. Owner is moving to Alberta.
Price: Was $25,000. New price: $19,999 For contact information, see ad number pb639 on the Reproduction Boats page, or click on the link. pb639
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Classic Shepherd runabout, 18 ft, 1955
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This Shepherd runabout, boat house stored, comes with a glass wind-shield, ivory white upholstery and a completely rebuilt engine.
Notes from Michael Cooke,the technician, below.
“Since 2007 I have performed the following work on the 1955 18 foot Shepherd.
All the wiring has been replaced with ABYC standards. This included all new switches, all new Stewart Warner “Wing” series gauges. The electrical system was upgraded from 6 to 12 volt and a new starter and generator were installed. At this time, a new coil and a Petronics electronic ignition system was also installed. A second, larger (1 and 1/8th” diameter.) bilge pump was installed as a back up to the main bilge pump.The fuel tank was removed and cleaned and new fuel gauge sending unit installed. The varnish on the back half of the boat was stripped and redone, due to fading and moisture blistering.. The whole boat has been varnished as well at the same time. I also changed the copper exhaust system. The engine was rebuilt by Patrick Keefe of Antique Marine Engines in Pickering, Ontario, in 2011. This included all new pistons, hardened valve seats, valve guides, valve springs and one valve. I sistered a couple of cracked frames under the engine before the engine was reinstalled in the boat.”

Price: was $25,999. New price: $19,000. For contact information see ad number pb609 on the Classic/Antique Boats page, or click on the link: pb609
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