THis Greavette Executive was once owned by Ted Turner
Tim Butson and his staff have their hands full this winter, with restoration projects flying out of their steam-box (so to speak)! The shop currently hosts two Greavette Executives, a custom ski/speed boat, a Shepherd prototype, a Grew Overnighter, a two masted ketch and a Duke Playmate.
Enjoy the photos and video below.
Tim estimates that this ski/speed boat will reach 70 mph.
The Grew Overnighter, seen in this photo, is undergoing a top to bottom restoration. (See the photo below.)
The Grew has been strengthened with thicker lap planks, a reinforced transom and beefier ribs. When installed, the superstructure will provide additional support.
This Shepherd prototype design later appeared as a ski boat in Florida
The second Greavette Executive, early 1970s. rests beside a very substantial ketch
This 34 ft. two masted East Coast ketch, also from the 1970s, is in for some major bottom work and other repairs..
Note the massive rudder.
“Pip Pip” a charming 1949 Duke Playmate (an “everyman” boat built by the hundreds) awaits major work before returning to Magnetewan, Ontario.
With their Buchan midget engines (see photo below) these Playmates sip gas so gently that a day long excursion on one tank is taken for granted.
Hundreds of these small, reliable engines were built by Buchanan Marine in Orilla, Ontario
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Our congratulations to Dan and Becky Van Gelder on their thriving canoe restoration business in the Huntsville, Muskoka area. With some ten projects on the go, there is no shortage of work this winter and beyond. What began as a hobby and love of canoeing and canoe restoration for the couple has become a full […]
This year’s annual ACBS show in Michigan featured an aerial video of beautiful Gentleman’s Racer currently available on the Port Carling Boats website. Watch the beginning of the video to see this contemporary classic in action. A description of the boat is below. . Custom Gentleman’s Racer: 23 ft, 2009. Notes from the owner below: […]
Chance of Snow
Snow showers developing late. Low -12C.
Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High around -5C. Winds W at 10 to 15 km/h.
Bitterly cold. Cloudy skies early. A few snow showers developing later in the day. High -17C. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 30%.
Mainly sunny. Very cold. High -18C. Winds N at 10 to 15 km/h.
A mainly sunny sky. High -16C. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 km/h.