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Welcome to the Port Carling Boats site

 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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Regatta Competition

  For over a Century, the Muskoka Lakes Association has held its annual summer regatta on the Saturday of Civic holiday weekend. The regatta has evolved over the century to include new events and expanded challenges, but the highlight events have returned after the hiatus of COVID. Usually organized into a junior and senior regatta, […]

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Smaller Boating Treasures

  Who wouldn’t like to have a glorious wooden launch or sailboat? The wind in your face, the feel of the wood under your hands, the rush of power are all very alluring. This sense of craftsmanship can be enjoyed and experienced at a much smaller scale for the creative of mind. Big launches, such […]

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Airplanes vs Boats

  Airplanes and boats both float, in a sense. Both depend on the medium they travel through for buoyancy. Airplanes have to be light and aerodynamic and fast boats need to be able to rise more on the surface of the water to plane. In the early 1980s, Dwight Boyd was on a quest with […]

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Altair’s Solution

  As reported in the previous blog, Altair never suffered from lack of power. The challenge was to control propeller torque, and to balance planing and steering control at speed. Owner John Peck believed he had figured out what the root cause of Altair’s problem was. In 2004 she suffered damage when falling off a […]

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Helping Hands in Landing

  Murray Walker, owner of Rainbow IX, was in quarantine having been unfortunately afflicted with COVID just prior to the show ACBS-Toronto annual summer boat show in Gravenhurst on Saturday July 9th. So the boat was safely piloted to the show by Chris Bullen. It would be both an honour and take considerable courage to […]

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