Waterford Disappearing Propeller Boat reproduction: 16.5 ft. 1980s
This replica Waterford “Dispro” was a project undertaken by Hugh Thompson of Orillia, Ontario, who passed away before the boat could be completed. The current second owner is downsizing his boat collection, and is looking for a new home and an enthusiast to complete the project.. The lines for the Waterford were taken from a deteriorated 1913-1914 model. The planking is cypress. Included in the sale is the dispro mechanism and materials to complete the boat, including rudder, ribbing supplies, etc. This Dippy will make a wonderful winter project. Add an engine of your choice (even electric!) and go!.
Please click on the video below for a brief view of the Dippy. (Additional photos below)
Price: $1,500. For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb790
It’s still available…charming Disappearing Propeller Boat
Dippy lovers take note. It’s not every day that a “Dispro” becomes available at this price.
The greatest boat afloat!! This 1948, 18 ft. Greavette “Dippy” has been family owned for over 30 years, Maintained by Paul Dodington. Not prefect but very close. boat was restored 30 years ago and hasn’t had much use since then.
The Dippy is powered by a single cylinder St.Lawrence engine, with a maximum cruising speed of about 7 mph. (The engine is a gas miser! Many hours on a single tank) Price: $10,000 For contact information, please click on the link. pb646
Dramatic price reduction on Disappearing Propeller Boat We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price on this charming “Dippy” from $10,500 to $7,500 WOW!
This boat may be of special interest to our American friends as the Dispro is located in Tennessee, (although at this price, it would be worth the drive south from Canada!)
For contact information, please see ad number pb632 on the Antique/Classic Boats page, or click on the link. pb632 More photos and info below.
This charming dispro was restored in 2011. It has been carefully maintained, is complete and runs well, with an engine “in perfect running condition”. There is a spare St. Lawrence, (similar to the St. Lawrence
engine in the boat) available for $500. The sale includes a single axle trailer, canvas cover, spoon blade oars, electronic ignition, fitted cushions and a glass aquascope (to examine the disappearing propeller mechanism).
The greatest boat Afloat!! Family owned for over 30 years, Maintained by Paul Dodington. Not prefect but very close. boat was restored 30 years ago and hasn’t had much use since then. The”Dippy” is powered by a single cylinder St. Lawrence engine.
Price: $10,000. For contact infornmation, please see ad numkber pb646 on the Classic-Antique-Wooden-Boats page,
or click on the link. pb646
Our newest listing: A charming, very reasonably priced Disappearing Propeller Boat; 18 ft. 1936
This graceful Lindsay “Sport Special” Dispro was restored in 2011. It has been carefully maintained, is complete and runs well, with an engine “in perfect running condition”. There is a spare St. Lawrence, (similar to the St. Lawrence
engine in the boat) available for $500. The sale includes a single axle trailer, canvas cover, spoon blade oars, electronic ignition, fitted cushions and a glass aquascope (to examine the disappearing propeller mechanism). Price $10,500. For contact information and other details, please see ad number pb632 on the Classic/antique Boats page, or click on the link. pb632
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