by Rob

A Crandall designed hydroplane from the 1930s is re-created in Honey Harbour, Ontario

August 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

The McCullough brothers of Honey Harbour Ontario, already boasting a number of restorations to their credit, have been working over two years to re-create a hydroplane created by renowned designer Bruce Crandall in the 1930s. The original pattern has been lengthened to 19 feet. Originally powered by a four cylinder flathead engine, the enhanced version of the design will be propelled by a 350 Magnum engine, pushing this stepped hull racer far past its forbearer’s speed record. Mike and Bill have reached a stage in the construction where they can begin applying the cedar rivet-fastened skin to the frame.
Enjoy the short video below.

by Rob

Our newest listing: a Lyman designed runabout: 14′, 1958

August 11, 2017 in Uncategorized


   Custom wooden lapstrake outboard runabout: 14 ft., 1958:
This versatile boat was constructed at a boat building class in Michigan in 1958, (based on a Lyman design) and is in very good condition. As with all wooden boats, it takes a few days for it to “take up”. There are possibly some strakes that could have some fastenings tightened.
The runabout is powered by a 28 h.p. Evinrude engine and comes complete with a canvas top and single axle trailer, which would benefit from a cleaning and new paint. Please see the description below, which details the accessories included in the sale.

Price:$7,995. For further details, photos and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb755 (additional photos below)

List of equipment and accessories on board “WEE MAC”

Four sections of new canvas cover the seating area. The side panels at each side of the front seat have clear panels. The aft end of top panel is attached to the metal frame, and can be rolled up on the aft section.

The front and back seats have a new full width cushion.

A hand operated windshield wiper is located on the starboard side of the windshield.

A small rear view mirror is located in the center of the windshield.

A hand operated air horn is located on the port side of the foredeck.

The steering wheel and the single lever gearshift are located on the starboard side at the front seat.

A compass is located in the center of the boat and the instrument panel is to starboard.

A speedometer and clock are located outboard of the steering wheel.

A storage box is located on the back of the forward seat on the port side, and a light fixture, a small bell, and a small fold down table is on the back of the forward seat on the starboard side.

A portable fuel tank is located behind the front seat on the port side.

A Danforth anchor is secured  underneath the forward seat with 5’ of chain and approximately 100’ of line, coiled on the starboard side of the hull.

Four large fenders are stored under the aft deck, along with deck lines. A portion of the back of the aft seat back folds down to provide access to the power switch and aft compartment, where the battery is located.

A combination red and green running light is located at the forward end of the foredeck, and a white light on a pole is located on the starboard side of the aft deck. Each have a switch.

A fire extinguisher is located under the foredeck on the port side.

A hand bilge pump with a hose extension is located on a shelf under the foredeck.

A rubber fending strip extends completely around the boat attached to the rub strake.

The windshield is the back window of a 1957 Ford car.

Four adult life jackets, and one child life jacket.

by Rob

It’s still available: Custom Duke, 22 ft, 1950

August 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

One of a Kind, 1950 22 ft. Duke Special custom built for a Muskoka Lakes client.

Notes from the owner:
“This mahogany runabout was custom built in Port Carling in 1950 and is unlike other Duke runabout. There is a pass through from the rear seat to the front…no crawling over decks. The boat is 95% original wood, with all new white oak engine stringers and a pressure treated plywood floor replacing the original spruce dead wood . The engine, a 6 cylinder Gray marine of approximately 105 HP, rebuilt by PAL engines in 1987, comes with manuals.”

Price: Original price was $40,000 New Price: $29,995   WOW!  For further details and contact information, please click on the link: Ad number pb684  (Additional photos below)

by Rob

Our newest listing: a “fibreglassic” Munro Torpedo: 15 ft, 1954?

August 2, 2017 in Uncategorized


Munro Torpedo: 15 ft: (1949-1954)
Munro claimed the Torpedo was the first fibreglass boat made in Canada.  (He
was wearing a red plaid suit at the time) The DOT sticker is lost.
This boat has been in my family since the early sixties. It was out back at
Munro Boats.  We originally skied with a 15 hp. engine  The Merc 350 was a 16th
birthday present. Restorative work has been undertaken on the Torpedo. The transom, transom knees, plywood floor, steering cables and hull deck joint are all new.
My old  “hot rod” lives currently on the big waters of Lake Huron, and
needs a new family of kids on a smaller lake
(Editor’s note: The sale includes the 35 hp Merc. engine, with low hours, which will push the Torpedo to 30 mph. Also included in the sale is a single axle trailer and two steel Mercury fuel tanks with original finish.)

Price: $3,900  For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb754
Additional photos below.

by Rob

Upcoming Antique and Classic Boat Society Events:

August 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

There are at least nineteen ACBS boating events happening this August in the USA and Canada.  We hope that you can find time in your calendar to attend a least one of them, (if not more!)  The first show in the list is one of the largest in North America, complete with a live auction, vendors and a stunning on-site Antique Boat Museum.

Clayton New York:   August 4-6
53rd Annual Antique Boat Show at the Antique Boat Museum. Annual boat auction.. Contact Michael Fulsom michaelfolsom@abm.org

Traverse City MI:  August 5
30th Annual Classic Boats on the Boardwalk on the Boardman River. Waterland ACBS Chapter: Contact Deb Parker 616-249-0529

Wolfeboro Falls NH  August 10
11th Annual Boathouse our. Visit beautiful boat houses on Lake Winnipesaukee.  Contact Lisa at 603-569-4554

Sturgeon Bay WI   August 12-13
27th Annual Door County Classic and Wooden Boat Festival at the Maritime Museum.  Dozens of classic boats on display. Sikaflex boat building contest and more.  Contact 920-743-5958

Homewood CA:  August 11-12

45th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours D’Elegance at Obexer’s Boat Company. Marque Class: Chris Craft Racing Runabouts. Contact Neil at neil@liquidblueevents.com

Port Sanilac MI:  August 11-12
Port Sanilac Antique Boat Show at the Port Sanilac Municipal Harbour. Registration forms available at www.michacbs.com or contact Jeanne at jeanneharper@bellsouth.net

Wallaceburg Ontario: August 11-13
29th Annual WAMBO Wallaceburg Antique Motor and Boat Outing featuring antique boat, antique and specialty cars fire trucks, motorcycles. models and toys.  Contact www.kent.net/wambo/

Hessel MI August 12
40th Annual Le Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of Arts.. Showcasing Hacker Craft boats.. Les Cheneaux Historical Association. See www.lciboatshow.org

Alton, NH August 12
41st Annual Alton Bay Boat Show.  An informal non judged vintage boat show at Alton Bay town docks on East Side Drive. Contact Lisa at 603-569-4554

Manotick, Ontario:  August 12
Ottawa International Antique and Classic Boat Show at the Rideau Ferry. Manotick Classic Boat Club. Visit www.manotickclassicboatclub.ca

Big Bear, CA:   August 18-20
34th Big Bear lake Boat Show:  Southern California ACBS Chapter. Contact Charlie at 909-844-5337

Pewaukeee WI   August 19
13th Annual Pewaukee Lake Antique and Classic Boat Show at Lakefront Park.. Glacier lakes ACBS Chapter. Visit www.glacbs.org

Frisco, CO:    August 19
Frisco Classic Boat Show at  Frisco Town Marina. Boats on display from 9-12:30. Free. Parade following, weather permitting. Rocky Mountain Classics ACBS Chapter. Contact Wayne at 970-409-0087

Kingston, New York:   August 19-20
33rd Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show at the Hudson River Maritime Museum.. Hudson River Chapter ACBS. Contact Justin at jfasulo71@hotmail.com

Mooresville N.C:   August 25-26
Charlotte Antique and Classic Boat Show at Trump National Golf and Country Club, 120 Trump Square. Contact Ed or Judy at 704-871-7747

Gull Lake, MN:      August 26
9th Annual Gull Lake Antique and Classic Boat Show at Bar Harbour Supper Club, 8164 Interlachen Rd. Contact Jason at 612-834-5020

Holland, MI.        August 26
Holland Museum Vintage Boat Show, 11-4. Contact Connie at 616-796-3329

Pentwater, MI      August 26
21st Annual Wooden Boat Show and Parade, hosted by the Pentwater Yacht Club on the Village Green and the shores of Pentwater Lake.  Contact www.pentwateryachtclub.com

Lake Oswego, OR.    August 26-27
18th Annual Oswego Heritage Council Collector Car and Classic Boat Show.  Events at George Rogers Park, Sundeleaf Plaza and Foothills Park/Boat Dock Rides and tours aboard a PT boat.  Visit www.oswegoheritage.org/car-boat-show-1/