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by Rob

Remember the Mystic Boat Show in your vacation plans!

March 4, 2019 in Uncategorized

Why not mosey down to Mystic Seaport, Connecticut,  this coming June, for their annual boating event.  This classic wooden boat show is one of the largest on the east coast of the USA,, if not THE largest.

The 28th Annual Wooden Boat Show will be at Mystic Seaport Museum, June 28-30, 2019

Thanks to all for making the 27th Annual WoodenBoat Show such a success! This year we were fortunate to have a record number of beautiful wooden boats displayed at the show. Several boats were sold, awards were presented, boats were built, and memories were created. Such a fun weekend! Please mark your calendar for the 28th Annual WoodenBoat Show, June 28-30, 2019 with more in-water and on-land boat exhibits, reader-built boats, expert skills demonstrations, marine vendors, families building their very own boats, and so much more. We can’t wait to see you in Mystic, June 28-30!
Check out the Show’s website through this link. https://thewoodenboatshow.com/

Enjoy photos of past shows below.

by Rob

… Lots of projects on the go at Stan Hunter’s boat shop.

February 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

A late January visit to Stan Hunter, Boat Builder, on Milford Bay, Lake Muskoka, uncovered some tantalizing restoration projects.
A 1930’s Swiss sailboat, a W.J. Johnson runabout and of course, Stan’s fleet of Duke Playmates for hire are receiving some tender loving care from this master boat builder. See what’s cooking at Stan’s in the video below.

by Rob

A peek into James Osler’s boat restoration shop in Port Carling, Ontario.

February 16, 2019 in Uncategorized

How James Osler and his staff managed to squeeze a mammoth 34 foot Minett launch into his shop, never mind flip it, remains somewhat of a mystery!  However,  they succeeded, and have been “operating” on the boat since then. The current power plant, a 6 cylinder Scripps engine, has been removed for refurbishment. Also on the “chopping block” is a major restoration of a 17 ft. 1950s Chris-Craft.  Enjoy the video below.

by Rob

Paul Brackley and staff perform major surgery on a monster Minett-Shields: Wimur II

February 9, 2019 in Uncategorized

Congratulations are in order for Paul and his staff members at Brackley Boats in Muskioka Ontario, all currently engaged in a “surgical renewal” of Wimur II, an enormous vintage Minett-Shields launch. Also on taop is a 22 foot Shepherd. Enjoy the video below.

by Rob

What’s cooking at Butson Boats?

January 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

There never seems to be a shortage of activity at the shop of Tim Butson, Boat Builder, in Bracebridge, Ontario. Tim, Jurgen and Andrew are nearing completion of a top-to-bottom restoration of a beautiful Grew Day Cruiser. A Butson Gentleman’s racer, a Chris-Craft Sportsman, A Century Resorter and a Duke Playmate are all benefitting from some tender loving care at Butson’s. Enjoy the video below.

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