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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

An incredible moment in the vintage boating world: “Rita” is re-launched!

September 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

It’s not every day that we’re privileged to behold the spectacle of a 103 year old, fifty foot cabin cruiser rise like a phoenix from a restorer’s shop. Yet that’s what happened today on Lake Muskoka, to “Rita”, an iconic 1914 Minett Day Cruiser. All 17,000 pounds of her were carried on a massive flat bed trailer, transported to Gravenhurst Bay, then hoisted skyward on a huge crane for a re-crhistening in Lake Muskoka. Rita has spent over two years in Tom Adam’s Port Carling Boat shop,  where she received a completely new bottom and transom.  This is no small feat in a fifty foot vessel. Rita’s massive 200 horse-power, 2500 pound, six cylinder Sterling engine was also completely rebuilt by Matt Fairbrass.  Matt, Tom Adams and his staff have every right to feel proud of the results of their hard work. They (and Rita’s owner) have saved this unique piece of nautical history for future generations to enjoy. Hats off to you all.! (Enjoy the photo and video below)

by Rob

Our newest listing: a Century Raven, 22 ft, 1957

August 31, 2017 in Uncategorized


A classic Century Raven: 22′, 1957
This Raven is very original. A new transom was installed and planking repairs were undertaken recently. The Century was refinished about six years ago. The Chrysler 6 cylinder engine, with only 30 hours run time, has been converted to a 12 volt system.  A new fuel tank and fuel pump has been installed (as well as many other upgrades completed.) A dual axle Shorelander trailer with surge brakes (in excellent condition) is also available for  $2,500. extra.
Price:  $17,500. For additional photos, details and contact information, please click on the link.  Ad number pb759

by Rob

Dippy lovers take note: an “Uncle Sam” model is available.

August 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

It has been said that the owners of Disappearing Propeller Boats have more fun than any other boating group. These folks, usually members of the Dispro Owners Association, have even braved the volatile waters of Georgian Bay on several of their “misery tours”.
Dispros were a staple of the waters of Ontario and beyond for many decades. The fact that many are still operational speaks well of their durability and charm.
Our website currently offers an Uncle Sam model Dispro, with a rebuilt hull, engine and propeller device. Please see the information below…

Lindsay Built Dispro: 18.5 ft, 1928
Wanita is 18′-6″ in length and was rebuilt by Fred Forster (hull),  Paul Dodington (engine) and John Thomson (device) and re-launched Sept. 1996. (all well photographed).

Gently used since then.  She is in excellent running condition and comes complete with hunter green seat cushions and boat cover, spare prop and original bow lights.  Her trailer is like new an in excellent condition. .  Located near Dorset, Ontario.

Original Price: $20,00. New Price (Feb, 2017) : Will entertain offers around $18,000
For contact information please click on the link. Ad number pb523  Additional photos below..