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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.)

by Rob

Our ACBS (Toronto) Spring tour of wooden boat shops continues.

May 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

Our tour continues with a peek at the boat shops of Butson Boats, Harwood Watercraft and James Osler’s shop near Port Carling. Enjoy the video below.

by Rob

Significant price reduction on a beautiful Chris-Craft Constellation: 37 ft, 1963

February 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

pb717-1Chris-Craft Constellation: 37 ft, 1963
Notes from the owner:
A comprehensive restoration was completed in 1998 including the finishes being stripped down to bare wood from top to bottom. The bottom was redone with Interlux antifouling paint and above the water line it was primed with epoxy primer and top coated with acrylic polyurethane. The teak decks where sanded down to fresh wood and recoated with Tuffshield for a virtually maintenance free finish. The swim platform and all other miscellaneous teak surfaces were also refinished.
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In 2000 the engines were upgraded with twin 8L V10s (see advancedmarinepropulsion.com). The vessel continues to be stored inside during the off-season and looks and performs as best in class.
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In addition to the engines and surface finishes the alcohol counter burners have been replaced with electric burners. All engine gauges were rebuilt in the 1980s and all of the wiring was upgraded or replaced to ABYC standards. All instrumentation is in A-1 working order.
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Original price: $49,000. New price as of Jan. 2017 $39,500. WOW! For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb717pb717-8
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