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by Rob

Check out our latest boat sales and learn to maintain your water pump!

March 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

Congratulations to the new owners (and vendors) of two beautiful classic wooden boats.
The first, an expertly restored Shepherd runabout, sold for close to the asking price of $30,000.
The second, a Duke runabout, also beautifully restored, was listed significantly below the cost of restoration. The new owner will surely enjoy many seasons of carefree boating at a very reasonable price.

The moral of the story?  Boats sell on the Port Carling Boats website!

Thanks to sponsors ACBS Toronto and Parry Automotive in Orillia, Ontario, mechanic Jeff Titshall offers tips on keeping your engine’s water pump alive…and the benefits of installing a “loop” to your pump.

by Rob

Bergersen Boats does it again: a magnificent 27 ft. Shepherd Twin Engine Express Cruiser.

March 15, 2017 in Uncategorized


Congratulations to the staff at Bergersen Boats, who recently completed the restoration of this stunning Shepherd Twin Engine Express Cruiser. Please see notes and photos from the restorers below.
“1953 27′ Shepherd ‘Falcon’
This amazing craft was painstakingly restored by Bergersen Boat Co. This hull is #13 in the first series of 27′ Shepherds built with a beam of 9′ 6”. This boat boasts the rare 331 Chrysler Hemis first offered in 1953. The engines were just overhauled including the Chrysler V-drive transmissions that have all reconditioned clutch packs and seals.

Top speed is 42 mph. This boat comes complete with kerosene stove top, head, original stainless cooler and sink. The bottom is original and the hull sides have been refastened with silicon bronze screws. All bungs were made from original old stock Honduras Mahogany from a ‘donor Shepherd’.
This craft has the original throttle and shift control levers that have been custom machined to operate modern control cables. You will never find a smoother shift on a Shepherd. The 200+ HP Chrysler Hemi’s have modern Delco electronic ignition systems that we machined parts and adapters to accept this incredible upgrade.
With this new ignition system the engines run better than they did when brand new. The boat has 15 coats of Epifanes varnish just applied, restored windlass winch for the anchor, a custom built mahogany swim platform which mirrors the intricate Bubinga and teak grating on the floor in the boat. Winner of the 2016 Geneva Lakes Boat Show Captain’s Choice Award.


Price: $210,000  For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb729 Ad number pb729

by Rob

A winter visit to three Muskoka boat shops: photos and a video

January 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

There’s lots of activity in Muskoka boat shops this winter…everything from a Dodge Water Car to a Stancraft “Beaver Tail”. The photos and video below tell the story
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Also in Mike’s shop is a 22 ft Greavette, 1958…awaiting a new bottom.
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Meanwhile,  the historic Segwun and her much younger sister WInonah II, wait out the winter in Lake Muskoka ice

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“Barracuda” above. is a 26 ft, 1929 Dodge Water Car

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The Water Car’s engine is the original DOdge-Curtis 8 cylinder engine

 

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Tim Butson’s shop includes a Duke runabout, (above) designed to Chris-Craft specs.

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An elegant Butson long deck launch, begun late 2014,  awaits some finishing touches.

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(A bow-on view of the beautiful Butson long deck launch.)

Check out the progress being made on the above boats  in this video visit to the shops of Mike Windsor, Paul Brackley and Tim Butson.

by Rob

A happy purchaser for a beautiful Shepherd!

October 13, 2016 in Uncategorized

Congratulations to the vendor(Brian), and the purchaser of this beautiful 22 foot Shepherd Deluxe Sportsman. The boat sold recently through the Port Carling Boats website. This particular Shepherd has undergone a top-to-bottom restoration. When viewed at the Antique and Classic Boat Show (Toronto Chapter) in Gravenhurst this past July, she simply sparkled. Her new owner will undoubtedly have great “trouble free” pleasure from this boat in the years to come.

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by Rob

More Shepherd runabout “eye candy” from Bergerson Boats

February 1, 2016 in Uncategorized

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(Photo above) Olivia Bergerson commented, “This 27′ Shepherd we did for a customer with some upgrades he wanted- custom seating, helm, swim platform, and new engines.”
The restorative work undertaken on the 27 ft. Shepherd is pictured below.
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The video below captures the initial launch of the restored 27 ft Shepherd… a proud and exciting moment!