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by Rob

Our newest listing: an historic Gidley inboard dory, 16′, 1915

November 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

Historic  Gidley inboard dory: 16 ft., 1915!

This VERY rare (likely the only one in existence) Gidley dory, built in Penetanguishene, Ontario in 1915, has spent most of its life on Sparrow Lake.  The current, second owner is downsizing his collection of wooden boats and would like to see the Gidley refurbished by a new owner. A new white-oak shaft log has been installed in the boat.  Apart from that, the vessel is structurally sound. The single cylinder Adams  “Make and Break” engine is not seized. Surprisingly, and fortunately, the original owner’s manual for the engine is included in the sale.
The purchaser of this Gidley will take possession of a really rare, historic vessel and have the satisfaction of bringing “her” back to life!

Price: $3,000   Ad number pb791

For a brief video of the Gidley,  please click on the photo below.  (Additional photos below.)

by Rob

Our Newest listing: a reproduction Greavette Dispro

November 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

Greavette Reproduction Disappearing Propeller Boat: 18.5 ft, 1980s

This Greavette reproduction Dispro, built but not completed by the Coldwater Canoe Company in Coldwater, Ontario, awaits completion by a wooden boat enthusiast.  It comes complete with the disappearing propeller mechanism and a number of “extras”,  including rudder, fitted cover,  etc.  The Georgian Bay model features enclosed perimeter decking for heavier water and weather conditions. Power with the engine of your choice.  Even an electric engine would be viable for this project boat. What a wonderful winter project!

To view a brief video of the Greavette Dispro, click on the video below.

Price: $1,800 For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb789
Additional photos below.

by Rob

Dippy lovers take note: an “Uncle Sam” model is available.

August 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

It has been said that the owners of Disappearing Propeller Boats have more fun than any other boating group. These folks, usually members of the Dispro Owners Association, have even braved the volatile waters of Georgian Bay on several of their “misery tours”.
Dispros were a staple of the waters of Ontario and beyond for many decades. The fact that many are still operational speaks well of their durability and charm.
Our website currently offers an Uncle Sam model Dispro, with a rebuilt hull, engine and propeller device. Please see the information below…

Lindsay Built Dispro: 18.5 ft, 1928
Wanita is 18′-6″ in length and was rebuilt by Fred Forster (hull),  Paul Dodington (engine) and John Thomson (device) and re-launched Sept. 1996. (all well photographed).

Gently used since then.  She is in excellent running condition and comes complete with hunter green seat cushions and boat cover, spare prop and original bow lights.  Her trailer is like new an in excellent condition. .  Located near Dorset, Ontario.

Original Price: $20,00. New Price (Feb, 2017) : Will entertain offers around $18,000
For contact information please click on the link. Ad number pb523  Additional photos below..

 

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

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/