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by Rob

Beautiful weather, boats and autos crown the ACBS Gravenhurst Boat Show

July 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

This year’s July 8th, 2017 vintage boat and auto show, sponsored by the Toronto Chapter ACBS, was a well attended celebration of our automotive and marine history. Admission to the show was free this year, in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. Despite an overcast start to the day, (with some areas experiencing power outages) the sky cleared and the crowds arrived! Congratulations to all involved for a very successful show. Enjoy the photos below and stay tuned for the upcoming video.

This mini tug was surely the cutest boat at the Show.

A beautifullly maintained/restored Duke Playmate

Very rare 1940s Chris-Craft with cuddy

 

“Hers” is a a very welcome repeat Chris-Craft visitor at the Show

“Slightly Altered” is a custom Gentleman’s Racer currently for sale on the Port Carling Boats website. Price: $45,000

This very attractrive electric boat bodes well for future more environmentally friendly boating.

The Canadian Electric Boat Co. strikes again!

Best to be wearing sunglasses when viewing this very striking “fibreglassic”.

Unusual and attriactive covering boards on this Gentleman’s Racer

No Gravenhurst Boat Show is complete without the steamship Segwun on the scene.

The vehicles at this year’s show were all “Concours D’Elegance” automobiles.

Several Amphicars made their way to to the Show this year.

The classic lines of these autos have a class, grace and beauty all their own.

This well maintained Chris-Craft Sea Skiff Cuddy is also for sale on the Port Carling Boats website..$15,900

A gorgeous Chris-Craft triple cockpit.

by Rob

Beautiful long deck launch still available:

July 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

Hutchinson long deck launch: 28 ft, 1920

Notes from the owner:
“The Queen” was built in Alexandria Bay , New York, in 1920. She is 28 ft in length, with a 6 ft. beam and draft of 2 ft. Boat and trailer together weigh about 6,000 pounds. The Queen is powered by a 4 cylinder, 63 h.p. Kermath gas engine, in excellent condition. She was at one time used by priests for transportation to an island retreat near Clayton, New York, and also for a period of time as a guide boat. Her deck was cropped off and steering was a stick!
She was once owned by Kenneth Barager of Fairport New York, and then was purchased by one of the founders of the ACBS- Walter Weber. Walter had some work done on her and she was in dry dock for a time. It was then we purchased The Queen and a total restoration was done, as we call it…a backyard restoration. We have had her for 20 years”. She has a convertible top, mahogany interior and dyed cow hide upholstery, white cedar hull and mahogany decks. A Dilly trailer is included.”(Editor’s note: at the time of the current owner’s purchase, the boat underwent a full hull up restoration, with Elco Boat Works renewing the hull, and the current owner, a semi professional restorer, replaced the sides and deck, and built the seats, cabinetry, with plans provided by the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton New York. This past summer, the hull was re-caulked and repainted. Boat motor and trailer are all in excellent condition.
For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb644

by Rob

Price reduction on pristine Chris-Craft Reproduction: 19.5′, 2013

July 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

We have been instructed by the owners to reduce the price on this recently built Chris-Craft reproduction from $55,500, to $49,500.  Please see details below.

Reproduction Chris-Craft Barrelback runabout: 19.5 ft.(plus swim platform) 2013
This 2013 contemporary reproduction is modeled after a 1939 Chris Craft Barrelback.
Built by Reets Boatworks, Mayfield, NY USA.
Includes Searra Custom Trailer, single axle with surge brake.

** Selling to purchase a boat more suited for the family. **

HULL CONSTRUCTION:
Double layer of crisscrossed 1/4″ marine grade plywood with carbon fiber cloth sandwich, joined with West System epoxy.
3/8″ minimum thickness bookend laid Philippine mahogany outer layer
Interior coated with West System epoxy
All joints sealed with Sikoflex
10+ coats of varnish
POWER:
Mercruiser Scorpion 350 cubic inches, 330 HP V8
FITTINGS:
All new chrome plated brass fittings
Castings: Bud Bracken, Maine Classics
Chrome plating: Graves, Alabama
33 gallon aluminum fuel tank
FINISHING:
Varnish: Petit Z-Spar Flagship
Bottom paint: Petit hard racing paint, PET-1959Q
HISTORY:
This is a 2013 contemporary reproduction modeled after a 1939 Chris Craft Barrelback. Built by Adam Retersdorf, owner of Reets Boat works in Mayfield, NY.
The hull is a double layer of crisscrossed , 1/4″ marine grade plywood with a layer of carbon fiber cloth between, overlain with a 3/8″ minimum thickness bookend laid Philippine mahogany outer layer. All layers are joined with West System epoxy. The interior is coated with West System epoxy and all joints are sealed with Sikoflex.
Power is a Mercruiser Scorpion 350 cubic inch, 330 HP V8.
Fittings are all new chrome plated brass, with the casting done by Bud Bracken of Maine Classics, and the chrome plating by Braves of Alabama. Boat is 19.5 feet plus swim platform.
Swim platform was added to the design.
Trailered to shows and lakes. Maintained by, and Winter stored
Boat has been shown at many ACBS Boat shows. Contemporary 2nd place at Winnipesaukee Boat Show 2015.

DELIVERY: Available for local pick up. Will deliver within a reasonable distance.
Price: $49,500.  For contact information please click on the link. Ad number pb716


by Rob

Get set for the huge vintage boat/auto show in Gravenhurst, July 8.

July 3, 2017 in Blog

The Toronto Chapter,  ACBS,  is once again hosting one of the largest international antique and classic boat shows in North America.  Over 100 vintage vessels will on display at the wharves in Gravenhurst Ontario (about a 2.5 hour drive north of Toronto).  And that is only the beginning.  The show will include Concours D’Elegance vintage autos, children’s activities, a flea market,  “field of dreams” and over fifty vendors.  (Port Carling Boats will be one of them.  Be sure to stop by and say “hello”. )
There are also a number of pre and post show day activities, beginning on July 4th and ending the day after the show.
Best of all, in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday bash,  admission to the show is FREE.  

For further details, visit https://www.acbs.ca/index.php

by Rob

Our newest listing: a Peterborough Nomad: 16 ft, 1958

June 30, 2017 in Uncategorized


Peterborough Nomad: 16 ft, 1958
The Nomad is a quintessential “cottager boat” that you can tour, fish and ski from. Original cedar hull, with mahogany decks, seat and transom. The chrome is original. The restoration, including ribbing and an epoxy treatment for the hull, has brought the boat to pristine condition.

The canvas top is in great condition and has all the zip-in windows. The mooring cover is brand new and unused.

The matching motor is a mechanically perfect 35 hp. Johnson Sea Horse outboard. (with approx. 4-6 hours of run time) painted in classic maroon and cream.

The rarely used modern trailer is in top condition.

Included are all those accessories needed to enjoy the boat: anchors, vintage skis and swim ladder, brand new bumpers, trailer guides, interior upholstery for seats, etc.

This is a complete package. Just add water.

Price: $4,995. Sorry,  this boat was sold on July 27, 2017