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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

Classic 18′, 1955 Shepherd being restored for sale.

February 4, 2019 in Uncategorized

Before restoration

The 18 ft Shepherd, pictured above and below, (before and during restoration) is being professssionally restored for re-sale. Please ssee notes from the owner below.

Before restoration

Before restoration

Shepherd runabout: 18 ft. 1955
Notes from the owner:
“This boat has been in storage for approximately 30 years.  Powered by a 135 hp, six cylinder Chrysler Special Crown engine. Sale includes a custom tandem axle trailer. You have to see this boat to believe it! Have all original paper work and manuals.”
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Since this ad was first published, the Shepherd has undergone significant professional restorative work.. Once the boat has been completely refurbished, with new upholstery, etc, the asking price will be $28,000. Please see new notes from the owner below. (The purchaser will be able to select his/her choice of upholstery.)

“Just getting back to you on the 1955 Shepherd. We pulled the motor, inspected, cleaned and detailed motor: new fuel lines, tank sent out cleaned and new sending unit. Gauges, switches and electrical were pulled and repaired as needed. All floor boards and cover boards were removed, hull inside inspected clean-sanded and refinished. New floor boards made and covered in Nautolex. Cover boards were stripped, stained and varnished. The hull had all varnish removed, bleach, sanded, stained, and 6 coats of varnish so far.
Left to do: Six more coats of varnish, bottom stripped, sealed, and painted, upholstery, and re-chrome.”
Ed: note: Additional photos below show the boat in its current restoration process.
Price: $28,000  For further details and contact information, please click on the link.  Ad number pb796

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.

by Rob

Toronto International Boat Show now open!

January 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

The Toronto Internaitonal Boat Show offers the largest land based exposition in North America.   There is a boat for every style, taste and budget imaginable.

For access to the Boat Show Guide,  please click on the link below.

http://www.nxtbook.com/kerrwil/canadianboatshows/torontoboatshowguide2019/index.php#/0

 

by Rob

What’s new at Butson and Brackley Boats.

January 18, 2019 in Uncategorized

Duke Playmates are no longer just the “everyman” boat.Both the staff at Butson Boats in Bracebridge and Brackley Boats in Gravenhurst have exciting projects on the go. Of particular interest at Butson’s is a Grew Day cruiser, nearing completion after a top-to-bottom restoration. Meanwhile, Paul Brackley and his “cohorts” are tackling a mammoth Minett-Shields. Enjoy the photos below and stay tuned for the video!.
Butson Boats photos

Grew Day Cruiser nearing completion.

This really was a top to bottom restoration.

The beautfiul sleek lines on this Grew really add to its character.

 

 

 

A fresh coat of varnish on a cureved deck works wonders.

The “lowly” Duke Paymate is becoming far less lowly as time passes.

Gypsy II is an orginal Butson Gentleman’s racer back for a refresh.

Bottom’s up.

This runabout should be shortly ready to go!

A Minett-Shields and Shepherd receive some T.L.C at Brakcley Boats (below)

This beamy Shepherd will enjoy some fresh varnish, new upholstery, rechroming and other enhancements.

This Minett-Shields takes extra care as her hull construction is complex and intricate.

Wimur II features a two step hull

Mahogany bottom work procedes on Wimur II

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