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by Rob

New price on custom Gentleman’s Racer.

March 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

Custom Gentleman’s Racer: 20 ft. 2010


We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price of this one-of-a-kind Gentleman’s Racer. Originally priced at $235,000 CDN, the price is now $179,000 (negotiable).  Please see note from the owner below.
“After 6 years of working on evenings and weekends,  David Young’s Gentleman’s Racer is finally complete.(2010) David, now 58, started building boats with his father in the basement of their home, at the age of 14. After working at many boat-building companies, over the years, including Windsor Boat Works in Gravenhurst, and the last 9 years at Duke Marine in Port Carling, Ont. David decided in 2003 to build a 20’ Gentleman’s Racer of his own. Powered by a 350 cu. in. Mercruiser 350 HP Fuel Injected “Black Scorpion”. This virtually brand new boat is one a kind, with many personalized upgrades & hardware castings that were first carved from wood by David himself. Additional information is available, regarding the special features and materials used.” For more information please contact Davids through the link here.  Ad number pb418 . (More photos below)

 

by Rob

Our newest listing: a beautifully restored Chestnut “Pal” canoe.

March 18, 2017 in Uncategorized


 Chestnut “Pal” Canoe: 16 ft, 1972
Notes from the owner:
“Bought new from factory in Oromocto, NB in 1972. Has not been in the water since being completely restored by North Bay Adventure Company in 2014. Re-caned seats, and beautiful ash carrying yoke. Original Chestnut decals.”
Price: $3400. For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb731Ad number pb731

by Rob

Shepherd runabout: 22 ft, 1957-fully refurbished in 1998

March 16, 2017 in Uncategorized


Shepherd runabout: 22 ft., 1957
The Shepherd was refurbished in 1998 by Dwight Boyd of Clarion Boats. The work undertaken included a full refinishing, with extensive bottom work and some new planking. The engine underwent a complete rebuild.  Over $35,000 was spent in the restoration. The sale includes a custom made tandem axle trailer with hydraulic brakes, a travel cover and safety equipment.
Price: $27,500. (More photos below.)  For contact information,  please click on the link.  Ad number pb728

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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

ACBS Toronto Winter Workshop was a “roaring” success.

March 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

Some sixty enthusiasts attended the session at Parry Automotive.

Carburetor basics were explored. Most point gaps, for example, are 16 to 18 thousands of an inch!

Hats off to Jeff Titshall and the other staff at Parry Automotive in Orillia, Ontario,  who graciously hosted a well attended workshop on marine engines.
Included in the session was information on distributors (hands on), carburetors, oils, transmissions, pistons, blocks and the effects of ethanol in gasoline.
Rony Haylock, of Ronny’s Marine, was also on hand with a beautifully restored “fibre-glassic”. The morning’s acitivites were much appreciated by attendees, as was the generous gift package handed out to all.  Many thanks to Parry Automotive and Toronto Chapter ACBS for hosting this very successful event.
Enjoy the photos and video below.

Cylinder compression should not vary more than 5 pounds per sqaure inch through all cylinders.

Ronny Haylock uses a high lustre paint topsides on his “fibreglassics” ( rather than a gelcoat, which will fade.)

Removing the top plate allows viewers to see how the forward and reverse gear works in an marine transmission.