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by Rob

Our newest listing: a new Whitehall sailing/rowing skiff:

June 14, 2019 in Uncategorized

Please see notes from the builder below:

  Whitehall sailing & rowing skiff: 16′  4″,  2019

This brand new Whitehall is the real thing. Her lines are from Howard Chapelle’s American Small Sailing Craft, she is built to the same standards that have made Whitehalls the durable high performance work boats that they have been known for since the age of sail.
The hull is eastern white cedar on steam bent white oak frames on 9 inch centers fastened with stainless steel, bronze and copper. The keel, stem, dead wood and floors are white oak, the knees are grown white oak crooks, thwarts are white pine. The single 80 sq.ft. sprit sail, made by the noteworthy Kingston sail maker Andy Soper, can be rigged or dropped in minutes and stowed in the boat off the center line to facilitate rowing. It comes with one set of ash oars and a brand new  customized, galvanized  trailer. (1500 lb capacity)
(Additional photos below)

Price: $9,200         For additional details and contact information, please click on the link.   Ad number pb865

Ce tout nouveau Whitehall est la vraie chose. Ses lignes sont issues du voilier américain Small Sailing Craft de Howard Chapelle. Il est construit selon les mêmes normes qui ont fait de Whitehalls les bateaux de travail durables et performants pour lesquels il est connu depuis l’âge de la voile. La coque est en cèdre blanc de l’Est sur des cadres en chêne blanc cintrés à la vapeur sur des centres de 9 pouces fixés en acier inoxydable, en bronze et en cuivre. La quille, la tige, le bois mort et les planchers sont en chêne blanc, les genoux sont des croûtes en chêne blanc, les thwarts en pin blanc. Le single 80 pieds carrés sprit sail, fabriqué par le remarquable fabricant de voiles de Kingston, Andy Soper, peut être monté ou largué en quelques minutes et rangé dans le bateau hors de la ligne médiane pour faciliter l’aviron. Il est livré avec un jeu de rames de frêne et une toute nouvelle remorque galvanisée sur mesure.

by Rob

Major price reduction on a Chris-Craft Continental, 20 ft.

May 30, 2019 in Uncategorized


We have been advised by the owner to reduce the price on a Chris-Craft Continental, 20 ft., 1955
Please see notes from the owner below.

“This 1955 mahogany boat has always been stored in a boat house. Strong wood in great shape, runs well, fast 28 mph+ 120 hp, 6 cylinder Hercules engine with three carbs, 12 volt system, so it starts easily. Located in 12 Mile Bay, Georgian Bay.”  The running lights on the boat and auto bilge pump are operational. The Continental received new copper bottom paint two years ago.The sale includes an RCF canvas bag with four life jackets and safety kit as well as a mahogany stern flag pole.”

Original Price $20,000.  New price: $13,500 CDN (May, 2019) WOW!  For further details, additional photos and contact information, please click on the link Ad number pb781

by Rob

A last look at the Muskoka wooden boat shop tour.

May 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

This final video, above, of the ACBS (Toronto Chapter) Spring tour in Muskoka, Ontario, 2091, highlights some of the amazing reconstruction work done by local restorers to keep treasured classics on the water.

by Rob

New prices on two eye-catching Muskoka classics.

May 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

We have been instructed by the owners to reduce the prices on two classic Muskoka-built boats. Full descriptions below.

Duke utility 21 ft., 1962

Notes from the owner below:
 RARE 1962, 21 ft DUKE RUNABOUT spent its life cherished by one Lake Rosseau family. Built by Tim Butson’s father, now 93, who worked for many years with Charlie and Arthur Duke of Dukes, Port Carling. (Now with his son at Tim Butson Wooden Boat Builders)

Original 8 Cylinder BUCHANAN engine runs well with rebuilt carburetor, new distributor cap, rotors, throttle cable and battery. Regular maintenance always provided. All ownership documents available.

The original steering wheel, instrument panel and original upholstery are in excellent condition due to boathouse storage. No trailer, as the Duke was always moved by water on Lakes Rosseau and Muskoka..
Looking for a good home.”
(The sale includes  a paddle. ropes, fire extinguisher, emergency kit, 2 flags and life jackets)

Original price: $20,000.  New price: $15,000 or best offer. The seller is motivated.  Must sell.    For further details, photos and contact information, please click on the link.  Ad number pb852
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Greavette Sport Utility Skiff: 21 ft., 1970

Notes from the owner below:
“Beautiful 1970 Greavette 21 foot Sport utility Skiff on a new matching custom built tandem trailer. Newly refinished top to bottom she seats six persons in comfort in a newly upholstered interior. The original engine and outdrive run perfectly. Originally built in Gravenhurst Ontario she has spent her entire life so far on the Muskoka lakes. The family cottage just sold and regrettably the Greavette must also be sold.”.

Original Price: $25,000. New price, May 2019: $18,999. For further details, photos and contact information, please click on the link.  Ad number  pb826
To view a brief video of the boat, click on the image below.

by Rob

The ACBS (Toronto) Muskoka boat shop tour continues.

May 18, 2019 in Uncategorized

The next part of our tour includes stops at Stan Hunter’s Milford Bay shop, Tim Butson’s shop in Bracebridge and Paul Brackley’s shop in Gravenhurst
Below:
Stan is gradually reducing his armada of “woodies”. We expect that there will still be some Duke Playmates like the one pictured below, for rental this summer.

Wen-O-Wae is surely content with the varnish work and other refurbishments undertaken at Stan’s shop.

Tim Butson has lots on the go this spring. The Greavette dispro below has benefitted from new bottom planks, amng other work.

The double ended row boat, below, offers two rowing positions.  Commonplace in the early 1900s, these vessels were known for their “courting opportunities!”

New ribs, anyone?  (below)

The Century Resorter pictured below, is reaching the final stages of her “refreshing”.

This Butson Gentleman’s racer was built by a Butson grandfather…in the shop now for some tidy up.

The Chris-Craft below is almost ready for relaunch. What a beautifull varnish job!

As well as an enormous yacht tender,  (to be described in our upcoming video) Paul and his staff are performing major surgery on Wimur II, a thirty-four foot iconic Muskoka stepped-hull vessel. Wimur will be repowered with a modern V8 engine.

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