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by Rob

Our Newest listing: a reproduction Greavette Dispro

November 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

Greavette Reproduction Disappearing Propeller Boat: 18.5 ft, 1980s

This Greavette reproduction Dispro, built but not completed by the Coldwater Canoe Company in Coldwater, Ontario, awaits completion by a wooden boat enthusiast.  It comes complete with the disappearing propeller mechanism and a number of “extras”,  including rudder, fitted cover,  etc.  The Georgian Bay model features enclosed perimeter decking for heavier water and weather conditions. Power with the engine of your choice.  Even an electric engine would be viable for this project boat. What a wonderful winter project!

To view a brief video of the Greavette Dispro, click on the video below.

Price: $1,800 For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb789
Additional photos below.

by Rob

ACBS home Shop Tour: the finale!

November 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

N.H, our secret sleuth, concludes his autumn ACBS Home Shop Tour with a visit to Wayne’s World, a spacious facility overlooking Lake Scugog in Southern Ontario.
Our sleuth tells the story below in his own words and photos. Enjoy.
“I hummed and hawed that it was 2:00 pm. Could I make the drive to Wayne’s World in Port Perry in time? I knew Wayne Robinson had quite the collection of Aristocrafts and antique memorabilia. Then I read that Ken Kirk would also be displaying some of his collection of antique outboard race-boats. Wayne confirmed by phone that he would be open so off I went.
When you roll up to Wayne’s World you see a large barn-like building overlooking Lake Scugog. Out front, as well as a sign for Wayne’s World, rests a number of fibreglass boats, including a red and white hard-top fibreglass Aristocraft with a large, white, 80 hp Mercury “Tower of Power” crowning her transom. This is quite a sight for the entrance into the building.

On the ground floor sits Ken’s extensive collection of outboards, including Allez IV, a lovely mahogany planked step-hull racer with a round sheer-line.
I really liked the 1930/31 N-36; the single step Fred Jacoby 9′ 6″ racer.



CZ-1 is a 1979 12 ft DeSilova K/R runabout utility with a 1930s Evinrude Speedtwin modified engine that runs on an alcohol, Castor Oil fuel mixture. Also on display is a lime-green/orange 1930 Penn Yan Marathoner with a dual step bottom. At fourteen feet, seventy-five pounds and a canvas deck, this is one of only three known to exist. It just made my day to finish the Home Shop tour with this exhibit.

Every small child’s dream boat!

Penn Yan Marathoner.: one of only three know to exist.

Aristocraft collection

 

1979 DeSilva K/R with a 1930s Evinrude modified engine.

On the second floor of the building is Wayne’s amazing collection of Aristocraft boats

 

I hope that you enjoyed the tour and the recap.”

by Rob

Our newest listing: Thompson runabout, 18′, 1963

September 18, 2017 in Uncategorized

Thompson lapstrake runabout; 18′, 1963

The Thompson underwent a major restoration in 2013-14, including a new keel, thirteen new ribs and three new planks. An upgraded out-drive was installed, the topsides were stripped of paint,  sanded and varnished (7 coats of varnish) and the bottom was repainted with racing bronze). The boat seats six comfortably. A new padded engine dog house was fabricated. The four cylinder Mercruiser I/O 110 hp engine runs well.  The included trailer offers an electric winch, guide bars, reinforced fenders  new tires (2014), new wiring and new bearings (2017). The included floating boat house, in very good condition, weighs about 240 pounds and measures 20′ x10′
Price – $8500 (with boat house) or $7,500 without boat house.

For further details and contact information,  please click on the link.  
Ad Number pb783
  
Video and additional photos below.

by Rob

The Elco boat company… a unique history and an electrifying, “shocking” story

September 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

Enjoy this landmark video of an historic American boat company, well ahead of its time, even in the last century. For the sake of the environment, the Elco approach to power is a most welcome advancement.

by Rob

Century Raven still available: West Point Skiff finds new home.

September 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

For any of our viewers trying to contact the owner of this beautifully maintained Century Raven by email, please try again by clicking on this  link to his full page ad. (Below)
Ad number pb759  (An error was made when inserting the email address on the ad page.)

Congratulations to the vendor and buyer of this charming West Point Skiff. Listed at $10,500, the package included a newer 50 hp Evinrude E-Tec engine and a trailer in very good condition. (Previous ad number pb739)