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by Rob

Custom Gentleman’s Racer: 17 ft, 2011

August 7, 2018 in Uncategorized


This custom gentleman’s racer is the last of three on our website designed by Ray Hunt and built by master craftsman John Adams.  Again, the fibreglass bottoms, 50 mph speed capability and included trailer offer distinct advantages to lovers of these speed boats.  Please see notes from the owner below.

Custom Gentleman’s Racer: 17 ft. 2011

This Gentleman’s Racer features an offshore fiberglass deep V-24o dead rise hull, .(Ray Hunt designed. These hulls finished 2nd place just behind the famous 30 Bertram Moppy raced from Miami to Nassau in the early 1960s.)

Jim Wynne, who drove this class of boat, was hired by Chris Craft to design the X-K, Lancer, and Commander runabouts built from the ’60s thru the ’70s.

The hull no. was the manufacture date.  “G” iand “F” are the vintage race boat series for the boat’s length and HP.

In addition to the great ride this hull provided, its construction had fiberglass hat sections stringers – no wood to rot.

The hull was  completely gutted, cut down and tumble home provided. Deck and framing are West epoxy to hull with wood composite from 5/8” to 1 3/4” at the hull. Deck and covering boards are 3/8” book matched mahogany. Dashes are ribbon striped with curved grain to match the crown of the deck.The engine is mounted mid-ship to laminated Douglas Fir, epoxied to fiberglass stringers.

Power for the racer is provided by a 12011, 350 cubic inch, 230 hp.  engine.
The transmission is a Borg Warner Velvet Drive hydraulic one-to-one with a stainless steel shaft and a Michigan propeller.

This “F-77” boat comes with a custom single axle  trailer with 15 inch wheels.

Also included is a full custom Sumbrella mooring cover with Velcro openings for mooring line access.

The seats are rolled and pleated marine vinyl . The racer seats three..

All hoses are marine grade, custom C.C. approved aluminum gas tank with vintage Stuart Warner gas, temperature, oil, volts and tachometer gauges

The Gentleman’s Racer  provides excellent bow storage.

The boat is also equipped with a Bower ventilation system and bilge pump.

The racer features vintage hardware and a wooden steering wheel with a mahogany bow and stern pole with navigation lights and flag. An  under-the-dashboard mounted fire extinguisher, anchor and line, matching dock lines, paddle, and hook combo are also included.   The port and starboard lights are from a 1927 Canadian racer.

Price: $28,000 USD    For further details and contact information,  please click on the link.   Ad number pb831. (Additional photos below.)


 

by Rob

Incredible price reduction on a superb custom Gentleman’s Racer

May 17, 2018 in Uncategorized

 We have been instructed by the owner to reprice this beautifully constructed  20 ft, Gentleman’s Racer, completed in 2010, after six years of expert craftsman labour.  Originally priced at $235,000,  the new price on the boat is $125,000. Please see notes from the owner below.

“After 6 years of working on evenings and weekends,  David Young’s Gentleman Racer is finally complete. David started building boats with his father in the basement of their home, at the age of 14. After working at many boat-building companies, over the years, including Windsor Boat Works in Gravenhurst, and  9 years at Duke Marine in Port Carling, Ont. David decided in 2003 to build a 20’ Gentleman’s Racer of his own. Powered by a 350 cu. in. Mercruiser 350 HP Fuel Injected “Black Scorpion”.this virtually  new boat (with only about two hours on the engine) is one a kind, with many personalized upgrades & hardware castings that were first carved from wood by David himself. Additional information is available, regarding the special features and materials used. Dor additional details and contact information,  please click on the link  Ad number pb418.  (Slide-show below)


by Rob

Modifications to “Slightly Altered”, a 2012 Gentleman’s Racer

February 3, 2016 in Uncategorized

This past summer, the owner of “Slightly Altered”, a 22 foot custom Gentleman’s Racer, made some significant modifications to “spice up” this beautiful vessel.
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Notes from the owner:
“We stripped the boat of all hardware and refinished her.
Decks and hull were all water sanded. The deck was sprayed with 2k Urethane for better UV protection and hull was sprayed with two part urethane Plum Crazy Purple pearl with Sassy Grass Green waterline with ghost skulls on aft sides and 2 coats of clear Urethane. It showed well in Gravenhurst last summer. I also built a windshield with green glass. The motor has had a Holley 600 CFM performance carb and a Wiend 8016 Stealth Aluminum High rise Intake installed as well.”
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(Editor’s note: before these engine modifications, the racer would reach 47 mp with its 350 engine. Although I have not seen this boat, judging from the photos and text, it seems to me like a heck of a buy at $45,000, particularly as a tandem axle trailer is included in the sale). For contact info, please click on the link.
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by Rob

Tuesday April 14, 2015

April 14, 2015 in Uncategorized

It’s still available: 22 ft. Custom Gentleman’s Racer
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Built in 2012 by Done-Rite Restorations in Lambton, Ontario, this racer features an epoxy coated double layer plywood “no soak” hull. Book matched deck planking and many customized features add to this beautiful boat’s lustre, as does vintage re-done chrome. Her 350 over-bored engine will push the boat to 47 mph. With a beam of 7 ft, she seats three in the main cockpit. “Slightly Altered” has been designed so that a forward cockpit (mother-in-law seat) can be added. Originally listed at $65,000, the new price is $45,000. In our view, this figure must be well below the production costs of this racer.
For contact information and additional photos please visit ad number pb526 on the Reproduction Wooden Boats page, or click on the link pb526
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