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Monday July 6, 2015

July 6, 2015 in Uncategorized

Our newest listing: a MAGNIFICENT McNeil and Norris long deck launch; 36 ft, 1922
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Notes from the owner:
This is a completely restored 1922 launch built by McNeil & Norris in Bala Ontario. The restoration of this boat was completed in the summer of 2010. Ian Marr who has had years of experience working on Muskoka boats and has worked for most of the Muskoka restorers was one of the principles in the restoration. I had the hull gone over in the summer of 2014, some minor repairs done and the hull re-caulked with 3M 5200 so that the boat could be placed directly in the water. The 6 cylinder Gray Marine engine has been completely restored. Also included in the sale is a custom built triple axle trailer with surge brakes. The boat was put in storage on a custom 3 axle trailer in 2011. All gas was drained from the fuel tank and carburetor so that a restart would require minimal effort. I have a photo album of the restoration showing all the new wood installed. This boat will be sold as is where is as the logistics and risk of launching, retrieval and re-pickling would be prohibitive and would be on the prospective purchaser. I do have pictures and some video on the launch underway and it is typical of a displacement launch of this size.
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I have historical pictures of Pleasant View when it was owned by McNeil & Norris in Bala shortly after it was built. I also have pictures and other historical data from it’s long service with the Pleasantview Lodge on Mortimore’s Point.
During the restoration I kept an album of the restoration, clearly showing the work done. Photos can forwarded to serious parties.
Price: $199,900. For contact information, please see ad number pb649 on the antique/classic wood boats page, or click on the linkpb649

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