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by Rob

Shepherd runabout: 22 ft, 1957-fully refurbished in 1998

March 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

Shepherd runabout: 22 ft., 1957
The Shepherd was refurbished in 1998 by Dwight Boyd of Clarion Boats. The work undertaken included a full refinishing, with extensive bottom work and some new planking. The engine underwent a complete rebuild.  Over $35,000 was spent in the restoration. The sale includes a custom made tandem axle trailer with hydraulic brakes, a travel cover and safety equipment.
Price: $27,500. (More photos below.)  For contact information,  please click on the link.  Ad number pb728


by Rob

Friday August 15, 2014

August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

Our newest listing:
Classic Shepherd runabout, 18 ft, 1955
This Shepherd runabout, boat house stored, comes with a glass windshield and a completely rebuilt engine.
Photos and notes from Michael Cooke,the technician, below.
“Since 2007 I have performed the following work on the 1955 18 foot Shepherd.
All the wiring has been replaced with ABYC standards. This included all new switches, all new Stewart Warner “Wing” series gauges. The electrical system was upgraded from 6 to 12 volt and a new starter and generator were installed. AT this time, a new coil and a Petronics electronic ignition system was also installed. A second, larger (1 and 1/8th” diameter.) bilge pump was installed as a back up to the main bilge pump.The fuel tank was removed and cleaned and new fuel gauge sending unit installed. The varnish on the back half of the boat was stripped and redone, due to fading and moisture blistering.. The whole boat has been varnished as well at the same time. I also changed the copper exhaust system. The engine was rebuilt by Patrick Keefe of Antique Marine Engines in Pickering, Ontario, in 2011. This included all new pistons, hardened valve seats, valve guides, valve springs and one valve. I sistered a couple of cracked frames under the engine before the engine was reinstalled in the boat.”
Price: $25,999.
For further information, please see ad number pb609 on the Classic/Antique Wooden Boats page, or click on the link. pb609

by Rob

Saturday July 26, 2014

July 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

Our newest listing: a classic custom Shepherd runabout, 22 ft, 1952
This beautiful classic Shepherd has been regularly maintained over the years.
The Shepherd is powered by a 125 hp. 6 cyl.Chrysler Crown engine, in great running condition.
Notes from the previous owner:
“We replaced four planks and some boards on the transom (2009). The hull is in good shape. It was re-caulked before last season. I had a new head installed five years ago. An oil leak fixed last year. Other than that the compression is still good. I refinished the boat in 2009 and then again in 2011, I believe. That was just to freshen up the varnish and add a few extra coats for depth. The interior was all redone in 2009, as well as the chrome.
The previous owner was the original owner from 1952. I do not know what they did to it over the years as they had passed away when I bought the boat. It appeared to have been well maintained.”
The current owner of the boat replaced one transom plank in 2013, repainted the bottom and had the engine tuned.
(Purchased in 2013, the current owner has no cottage or boat house to store the Shepherd, and is reluctant to trailer it regularly, though he is very satisfied with the boat.)
The Shepherd comes complete with an Eagle tandem axle trailer in excellent condition.
Price $17,999 For contact information, please visit ad number pb599
on the Classic Wooden Boats page, or click on the link.   DEC. 2014.Sorry, this boat is sold.