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by Rob

Our newest listing: a Grew Jolly Giant, 23′

March 11, 2019 in Uncategorized

Grew Jolly Giant: 23 ft. 1953

Notes from the owner below:
“This “barn find”  Grew is a true Georgian Bay boat.  I have a complete survey from May 2016 by David Buchanan. He went over every inch of this boat and found it to be in sound shape. Bottom and side planks are all rot free and ribs and frames the same. The Grew received a market evaluation of $45,000 to $55,000

The boat is in need of a total paint and varnish job and new upholstery too. I put the Jolly Giant into the water last summer and got the engine working like a top. I installed a new gas tank, filters and carburetor.

The motor is a Buchannan 283 v8 and looks like and runs like new. I did a compression test and all cylinders are perfect.  (The engine is a Chevrolet small block V8, marinized by Buchanan, and installed in the 1960s). Running time on the engine has been low since installation.

This boat would be easy to complete cosmetically.  The price compares very favourably with the two other Jolly Giants on your website.”

Price: $25,000     For further details and contact information,  please click on the link.    Ad number pb848
Additional photos below

by Rob

Our newest listing: a Braydon Boy runabout, 16′

March 7, 2019 in Uncategorized

Braydon Boy runabout: 16 ft., 1957

Mahogany classic runabout with Johnson 40 hp outboard motor with electric starter.
Mahogany with red base and red and white seats and matching steering wheel.
Includes new galvanized trailer and red canvas custom cover and anchors.
Both the boat and motor were fully restored in 2017)
(Owner is selling due to a move from Canada)

Runabout classique en acajou avec moteur hors-bord Johnson 40cv avec démarreur électrique.
Acajou avec base rouge et sièges rouges et blancs et volant assorti.
Comprend une nouvelle remorque galvanisée et une couverture et des ancres personnalisées en toile rouge.
Le bateau et le moteur ont été entièrement restaurés en 2017

(Le propriétaire vend en raison d’un déménagement du Canada)

Price: $9,500 CDN  For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb847
Additional photos below.

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

Our newest listing: a beautiful Shepherd: 22′, 1956.

March 1, 2019 in Uncategorized

Shepherd runabout: 22 ft., 1956

This beautiful 22′ Shepherd has been very well maintained and operated on Lake Simcoe, Ontario. It features a 135 hp Chrysler Crown 6 cylinder engine with V-Drive transmission. There are dual spotlights, a siren, pennant, and a convertible top. The boat is in very good condition and has been stored in a garage when not in the water. Price includes a dual axle trailer.
. Contact Murray at 705-456-0320, by cell at 416-668-9781 or email:

Asking price is $24,500   CDN   For further details and contact information, please click on the link.    Ad number pb846
Additional photos 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.

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