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by Rob

Our newest listing: A Waterford Dispro replica, 16.5 ft, 1980s

November 23, 2017 in Uncategorized

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


by Rob

Monday August 3, 2015

August 3, 2015 in Blog

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).
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by Rob

Wednesday June 17, 2015

June 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

Our newest listing: a Greavette Disappearing Propeller Boat, 18 ft, 1948
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

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Make: St Lawrence

by Rob

Saturday September 20, 2014

September 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

Our newest listing: a Greavette Disappearing Propeller Boat, 1947.
This charming, well-cared-for “Dippy” (or Dispro) boasts recently varnished wood in good condition and beautiful custom upholstered seat cushions. “Kathryn” is powered by a factory upgraded Coventry Victor engine which was completely rebuilt by Paul Dodington (the Dippy Doctor) in 1995, at a cost of $5,200.
A new stem, stern post and keel were installed by Mike Windsor. Many original documents and a new custom mooring cover are included in the sale. The trailer is available at a negotiated price.
Price: $11,995 For further information, please see ad number pb618 on the Classic/Antique Wooden Boats page, or click on the link. pb618


by Rob

Wednesday July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

Our newest listing: a charming Greavette Disappearing Propeller Boat (Dippy): 18 ft, 1954
This charming 1954 Dippy was made by Greavette Boats in Gravenhurst, Ontario. The boat is in excellent condition. Power comes from a Coventry Victor (Midget), 2 cylinder engine, 4 to 6 h.p., with recently rewound magnets.
Equipment included: hand made spoon oars to fit, 2 custom upholstery cushions, automatic bilge pump, solar battery charger, tarpaulin cover. (Join the Dippy owner’s association and have fun touring the lakes!)
Price $10,000 For further information, please see ad number pb602 on the Classic/Antique Boats For Sale page, or click on the link. pb602