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by Rob

Price reduction on pristine Chris-Craft Reproduction: 19.5′, 2013

July 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

We have been instructed by the owners to reduce the price on this recently built Chris-Craft reproduction from $55,500, to $49,500.  Please see details below.

Reproduction Chris-Craft Barrelback runabout: 19.5 ft.(plus swim platform) 2013
This 2013 contemporary reproduction is modeled after a 1939 Chris Craft Barrelback.
Built by Reets Boatworks, Mayfield, NY USA.
Includes Searra Custom Trailer, single axle with surge brake.

** Selling to purchase a boat more suited for the family. **

HULL CONSTRUCTION:
Double layer of crisscrossed 1/4″ marine grade plywood with carbon fiber cloth sandwich, joined with West System epoxy.
3/8″ minimum thickness bookend laid Philippine mahogany outer layer
Interior coated with West System epoxy
All joints sealed with Sikoflex
10+ coats of varnish
POWER:
Mercruiser Scorpion 350 cubic inches, 330 HP V8
FITTINGS:
All new chrome plated brass fittings
Castings: Bud Bracken, Maine Classics
Chrome plating: Graves, Alabama
33 gallon aluminum fuel tank
FINISHING:
Varnish: Petit Z-Spar Flagship
Bottom paint: Petit hard racing paint, PET-1959Q
HISTORY:
This is a 2013 contemporary reproduction modeled after a 1939 Chris Craft Barrelback. Built by Adam Retersdorf, owner of Reets Boat works in Mayfield, NY.
The hull is a double layer of crisscrossed , 1/4″ marine grade plywood with a layer of carbon fiber cloth between, overlain with a 3/8″ minimum thickness bookend laid Philippine mahogany outer layer. All layers are joined with West System epoxy. The interior is coated with West System epoxy and all joints are sealed with Sikoflex.
Power is a Mercruiser Scorpion 350 cubic inch, 330 HP V8.
Fittings are all new chrome plated brass, with the casting done by Bud Bracken of Maine Classics, and the chrome plating by Braves of Alabama. Boat is 19.5 feet plus swim platform.
Swim platform was added to the design.
Trailered to shows and lakes. Maintained by, and Winter stored
Boat has been shown at many ACBS Boat shows. Contemporary 2nd place at Winnipesaukee Boat Show 2015.

DELIVERY: Available for local pick up. Will deliver within a reasonable distance.
Price: $49,500.  For contact information please click on the link. Ad number pb716


by Rob

Our newest listing: a rare Hutchinson, 21′, 1939

June 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

Hutchinson Utility Lapstrake Side-Steer:: 21 ft., 1939

This is a lovely example of a Thousand Islands hand-crafted boat: beautiful, useful and capable.
The Hutchinson has been well maintained as original, with some upgrades,  including wiring and upholstery. The six cylinder Chrysler Crown engine has been rebuilt. After a recent fresh coat of varnish, “Patricia” is ready to hit the water and go.

Price: $13,000.    For additional photos, details and contact information,  please click on the link.  Ad number pb749 (Additional photos below).

by Rob

Our newest listing: a Vic Carpenter Racing E-Scow: 28′, 1964

June 16, 2017 in Uncategorized


Vic Carpenter Racing E-Scow: 28 ft., 1964
This 28-foot cedar E-scow was built in 1964 by master shipbuilder Victor Carpenter in Port McNicholl, Ontario.

One of the earliest boats created in the legendary craftsman’s celebrated career, this E-class racing scow is genuinely unique; both a work of art and a piece of history.

Flat-bottomed, with two retractable aluminum bilge boards in place of a fixed keel, this is an incredibly fast vessel designed expressly for racing, outmatching anything short of a catamaran in terms of speed.

Unlike contemporary fiberglass scows, the hull and deck of this boat have been constructed entirely from cedar with a 30-foot mast of Sitka spruce.

Although it has been refinished several times since 1964, all of the original wood remains intact and in remarkably good condition. Incidental damage to deck and mast has been repaired in August of 2016 by Allman Boatworks in Huntsville, ON. Minor updates have been made to the hardware and custom sails have been replaced recently (includes main, jib and spinnaker).

Includes trailer, light set and optional electric pump system with 12V car battery for quick and easy bailing.

A rare combination of thrilling speed and exquisite class, this racing scow is truly a one-of-a-kind, painstakingly crafted by one of the all-time greats of boat building.
Price: $9,000 For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb746
For more on the incredible Vic Carpenter, please copy and paste the link below.

http://www.muskokaregion.com/community-story/3575961-local-couple-honoured-as-true-visionaries-in-marine-manufacturing/

(Additional photos below).

by Rob

Just sold: a Classic Lyman runabout; 21 ft. 1966

June 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

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Our most recent sale is this classic Lyman runabout.. The boat had been in the same family for 43 years!  The Lyman has undergone recent comprehensive restorative work with many new upgrades. This runabout is powered by a rebuilt 210 hp. Crusader engine. The sale included an upgraded trailer. No doubt the very reasonable asking price of $17,900 helped to interest the purchaser.  The vendor was pleased with the marketing provided by Port Carling Boats. Please see comments and additional photos below.
Hello Rob   You have a great website     I was able to sell my 1966  21 ft Lyman and it has been delivered so you may take down my adv .  Thanks for posting
Hank Why
Wolfeboro. NH

by Rob

A visit to John’s Little Boat shop, Omemee, Ontario

May 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

A visit to John’s Little Boat Shop, Omemee, Ontario
John Hendren has been working with boats since he was a teenager. Over the years he has acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience in boat restoration. His shop is currently home to a 1937 Morris (undergoing a massive “rebuild”) a Chris Craft in for a new bottom and other work, as well as an earlier 1900s Lakefield canoe. (Additional photos and video below).

This 1937 Morris is being built from the ground up, using a pattern boat.

The Morris’ Kermath Sea King engine, a 520 cubic inch, 6 cylinder “monster” weighing about 1700 pounds, will be reinstalled in the boat

 

Gull wing hatches were created for the Morris’s single engine to make engine access easier. Note the long deck, favoured with new mahogany planking.

This photo of the Morris was taken some years ago. The rear canopy is still available for re-installation..

John Hendren describes the Morris in the video below. Enjoy!

This hard chine Chris-Craft has been treated to a new, cold molded epoxied double layer 1/4 inch marine ply bottom.

This Lakefield canoe is somewhere in the neighbourhood of 100 years old! A stripping and revarnishing has done wonders for her.

John’s outdoor collection includes a sailboat belonging to the founder of Grew boats, as well as some other rare vessels.