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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.”