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by Rob

Classic 18′, 1955 Shepherd being restored for sale.

February 4, 2019 in Uncategorized

Before restoration

The 18 ft Shepherd, pictured above and below, (before and during restoration) is being professssionally restored for re-sale. Please ssee notes from the owner below.

Before restoration

Before restoration

Shepherd runabout: 18 ft. 1955
Notes from the owner:
“This boat has been in storage for approximately 30 years.  Powered by a 135 hp, six cylinder Chrysler Special Crown engine. Sale includes a custom tandem axle trailer. You have to see this boat to believe it! Have all original paper work and manuals.”
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Since this ad was first published, the Shepherd has undergone significant professional restorative work.. Once the boat has been completely refurbished, with new upholstery, etc, the asking price will be $28,000. Please see new notes from the owner below. (The purchaser will be able to select his/her choice of upholstery.)

“Just getting back to you on the 1955 Shepherd. We pulled the motor, inspected, cleaned and detailed motor: new fuel lines, tank sent out cleaned and new sending unit. Gauges, switches and electrical were pulled and repaired as needed. All floor boards and cover boards were removed, hull inside inspected clean-sanded and refinished. New floor boards made and covered in Nautolex. Cover boards were stripped, stained and varnished. The hull had all varnish removed, bleach, sanded, stained, and 6 coats of varnish so far.
Left to do: Six more coats of varnish, bottom stripped, sealed, and painted, upholstery, and re-chrome.”
Ed: note: Additional photos below show the boat in its current restoration process.
Price: $28,000  For further details and contact information, please click on the link.  Ad number pb796

by Rob

Significant price change on 18 ft. Giesler “Georgian Bay”

January 31, 2019 in Uncategorized


We have been instructed by the owners to adjust the price on this pristine Giesler Georgian Bay. Original price: $18,500.  New price: $15, 750. Please see comments from the owner below.

Giesler “Georgian Bay”, 18 ft., 2007

2007 Giesler Georgian Bay 18 foot runabout, custom seat cushions, custom gauges and steering wheel, walk through seating, 2008 60 hp Mercury Big Foot 4 stroke, matching trailer – all in as-new condition. Stored indoors for 49 weeks each year and used on Muskoka lake for 3 weeks each summer.

For further details and contact information,  please click on the link. Ad number pb834. Additional photos below.

by Rob

Our newest listing: an historic Herald Brothers sailing canoe.

November 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

Herald Brothers sailing canoe: 16 ft, 1906

Notes from the owner:
“This is a very rare canoe. Basswood planking.  Restore or leave it original.”
(Editor’s note: This canoe would be a wonderful winter restoration project!)

Price: $3,000     For contact information, please click on the link.   Ad number pb839   (Additional photos below.)

by Rob

Another “recently sold” from Port Carling Boats

November 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

Congratulations to the buyer and seller of “Baby Grand”, a well maintained and restored Chris-Craft Capri. The boat sold through the Port Carling Boats website  for the asking price of $25,000 CDN.  More details and photos of the “Chris” are below.

Chris-Craft Capri: 18 ft, 1959
This beautiful Capri features two tone decking, red upholstery, and a recent mahogany plank bottom replacement! The Capri comes with its original fittings. Also included in the sale is a trailer and mooring cover.
Additional comments form the owner: “1959 Capris were the first to have V8 engines (gm 283).this one was rebuilt 1989 (info from former owner).the bottom replacement cost was $10,000. the weight 2300-2500 pounds.Trailer is single axle with 15 inch tires, no brand, custom made for a ski boat, bunks not rollers. speed at least 35 mph. Boat owned by myself since 2003. Only engine work since was impellers(water pump) and exhaust tubes; distributor.

by Rob

Our newest listing: an 18 ft. Shepherd plus another “just sold.”

October 30, 2018 in Uncategorized

Our newest listing: a Shepherd utility, 18 ft., 1952.

Please see notes from the owner below.
This mahogany plank runabout was completely restored by my late father following his retirement in 2010. It has been stored indoors and never put in the water and includes a custom built single axle trailer. Complete with a rebuilt flat head 125 HP, 6 cylinder Gray Marine with Paragon transmission and professionally re-upholstered maroon seats. Quick Launch Marine Survey (QL1132) done in June of 2011, rated in good condition, appraised at $13-14,000. Price: Asking $12,000.  For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb842 (Additional photos below).


Congratulations to the seller and buyer of this 1955 Chris-Craft Continental. (below)  The boat was advertised at $16,500. Once again the boat was sold through the Port Caling Boats website.  The owner, Doug H., stated that he received a fair price for the Continental.
Chris-Craft Continental: 20ft, 1955
This 1955 mahogany Chris-Craft  was located in a neighbour’s dry (dirt floor) boat house in 2012.  It had been in storage for twenty years! The boat was wet sanded, re-varnished and all the chrome was re-polished. The Continental has always been boat house stored and offers strong wood in great shape.  The boat runs really well…a fast 28 mph+, powered by a 6 cylinder 120 hp Hercules with three carbs.  The engine has been converted to a twelve volt system, so it starts easily. An automatic bilge pump has also been installed in the boat. Last year a fresh coat of copper bottom paint was applied to the hull. The Chris-Craft seats four or five comfortably and handles the ‘big water’ of Georgian Bay.  The sale includes four life jackets and a safety kit.

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