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by Rob

Our newest listing: a “fibreglassic” Munro Torpedo: 15 ft, 1954?

August 2, 2017 in Uncategorized


Munro Torpedo: 15 ft: (1949-1954)
Munro claimed the Torpedo was the first fibreglass boat made in Canada.  (He
was wearing a red plaid suit at the time) The DOT sticker is lost.
This boat has been in my family since the early sixties. It was out back at
Munro Boats.  We originally skied with a 15 hp. engine  The Merc 350 was a 16th
birthday present. Restorative work has been undertaken on the Torpedo. The transom, transom knees, plywood floor, steering cables and hull deck joint are all new.
My old  “hot rod” lives currently on the big waters of Lake Huron, and
needs a new family of kids on a smaller lake
(Editor’s note: The sale includes the 35 hp Merc. engine, with low hours, which will push the Torpedo to 30 mph. Also included in the sale is a single axle trailer and two steel Mercury fuel tanks with original finish.)

Price: $3,900  For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb754
Additional photos below.

by Rob

Upcoming Antique and Classic Boat Society Events:

August 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

There are at least nineteen ACBS boating events happening this August in the USA and Canada.  We hope that you can find time in your calendar to attend a least one of them, (if not more!)  The first show in the list is one of the largest in North America, complete with a live auction, vendors and a stunning on-site Antique Boat Museum.

Clayton New York:   August 4-6
53rd Annual Antique Boat Show at the Antique Boat Museum. Annual boat auction.. Contact Michael Fulsom michaelfolsom@abm.org

Traverse City MI:  August 5
30th Annual Classic Boats on the Boardwalk on the Boardman River. Waterland ACBS Chapter: Contact Deb Parker 616-249-0529

Wolfeboro Falls NH  August 10
11th Annual Boathouse our. Visit beautiful boat houses on Lake Winnipesaukee.  Contact Lisa at 603-569-4554

Sturgeon Bay WI   August 12-13
27th Annual Door County Classic and Wooden Boat Festival at the Maritime Museum.  Dozens of classic boats on display. Sikaflex boat building contest and more.  Contact 920-743-5958

Homewood CA:  August 11-12

45th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours D’Elegance at Obexer’s Boat Company. Marque Class: Chris Craft Racing Runabouts. Contact Neil at neil@liquidblueevents.com

Port Sanilac MI:  August 11-12
Port Sanilac Antique Boat Show at the Port Sanilac Municipal Harbour. Registration forms available at www.michacbs.com or contact Jeanne at jeanneharper@bellsouth.net

Wallaceburg Ontario: August 11-13
29th Annual WAMBO Wallaceburg Antique Motor and Boat Outing featuring antique boat, antique and specialty cars fire trucks, motorcycles. models and toys.  Contact www.kent.net/wambo/

Hessel MI August 12
40th Annual Le Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of Arts.. Showcasing Hacker Craft boats.. Les Cheneaux Historical Association. See www.lciboatshow.org

Alton, NH August 12
41st Annual Alton Bay Boat Show.  An informal non judged vintage boat show at Alton Bay town docks on East Side Drive. Contact Lisa at 603-569-4554

Manotick, Ontario:  August 12
Ottawa International Antique and Classic Boat Show at the Rideau Ferry. Manotick Classic Boat Club. Visit www.manotickclassicboatclub.ca

Big Bear, CA:   August 18-20
34th Big Bear lake Boat Show:  Southern California ACBS Chapter. Contact Charlie at 909-844-5337

Pewaukeee WI   August 19
13th Annual Pewaukee Lake Antique and Classic Boat Show at Lakefront Park.. Glacier lakes ACBS Chapter. Visit www.glacbs.org

Frisco, CO:    August 19
Frisco Classic Boat Show at  Frisco Town Marina. Boats on display from 9-12:30. Free. Parade following, weather permitting. Rocky Mountain Classics ACBS Chapter. Contact Wayne at 970-409-0087

Kingston, New York:   August 19-20
33rd Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show at the Hudson River Maritime Museum.. Hudson River Chapter ACBS. Contact Justin at jfasulo71@hotmail.com

Mooresville N.C:   August 25-26
Charlotte Antique and Classic Boat Show at Trump National Golf and Country Club, 120 Trump Square. Contact Ed or Judy at 704-871-7747

Gull Lake, MN:      August 26
9th Annual Gull Lake Antique and Classic Boat Show at Bar Harbour Supper Club, 8164 Interlachen Rd. Contact Jason at 612-834-5020

Holland, MI.        August 26
Holland Museum Vintage Boat Show, 11-4. Contact Connie at 616-796-3329

Pentwater, MI      August 26
21st Annual Wooden Boat Show and Parade, hosted by the Pentwater Yacht Club on the Village Green and the shores of Pentwater Lake.  Contact www.pentwateryachtclub.com

Lake Oswego, OR.    August 26-27
18th Annual Oswego Heritage Council Collector Car and Classic Boat Show.  Events at George Rogers Park, Sundeleaf Plaza and Foothills Park/Boat Dock Rides and tours aboard a PT boat.  Visit www.oswegoheritage.org/car-boat-show-1/

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.

by Rob

The ACBS (Toronto Chapter) Spring Boat Shop tour concludes!

May 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

Enjoy this final segment of the ACBS (Toronto Chapter)  2017 Spring Boat Shop Tour in Muskoka, Ontario. Highlighted in Tom Adam’s Port Carling shop is  “Rita,” a 50 foot Minett cabin cruiser, built in 2014, RIta is in the final stages of a two plus year restoration.  The staff at Duke Boats in Port Carling are in the process of refreshing a Miss Canada III replica, and a late 1950’s Chris-Craft – complete with fins.

A gentle reminder: Cottage season is fast approaching: even the waterskiing bride in the photo below will need accommodation for her Muskoka wedding! Ontario Cottage Rentals offers a multitude of cottage rental offerings, at different price points and in many locations. Be sure to check out ontariocottagerentals.com for a preview, (or click on our “Cottages” tab above for a sampling of some beautiful getaway spots.)