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 We hope the site will satisfy your love of wooden boats, cottaging and the holiday lifestyle. Check out our links at the bottom of this page, too! Your source for Cottage life in Muskoka Ontario and Antique and Classic Wooden Boats For information on our new boat listings, be sure to subscribe to our website […]

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Gold Cup Boats in Muskoka

  The racing heritage of Muskoka boats is always a popular topic, especially through the 1920s to 1960s with the Rainbows, the Shadow series, the Miss Canada’s large and small boats, and her successors. There is nothing like the thought of screaming along the water at record speeds to get the adrenalin going. Some might […]

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A Ride in an Electric Boat

  I finally had the opportunity to get a ride in Gladys, the electrified Greavette Dispro. This is the 1947 Disappearing Propeller boat, built in Gravenhurst, that had her Caron engine removed and replaced with an electric motor. All the calculations were done for needs of power, battery drain and speed, based on the hull […]

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Concerning Electric

  The last two blogs have covered the topic of converting a Dispro from its gasoline engine to electric. Owner Tom Wood, who has a second Dispro as well, a 1918 Port Carling boat, prefers his electric Dispro to the gasoline one. It is much quieter, no need to haul gas tanks around and the […]

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LandOLakes Boat Show is Always Exciting

  While the rest of us in Canada are suffering through extraordinary heat and no boat shows, the LandOLakes Boat show on Gull Lake in Minnesota was full steam ahead. As one of the last hurrahs of summer, there is a special sweetness to the event. I have been to it a few times and […]

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Boats Turning 100

  Could the wooden boats of Muskoka ever last 100 years? At one time it was almost unthinkable, unimaginable that the wooden boats would get THAT old. While from the point of view of a teenager, it seems incredible, but for more and more aging boat owners, not so amazing anymore! One hundred years ago, […]

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