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Monday March 11, 2013

30 ft. Hacker Craft Triple cockpit sells at Amelia Island Auction. The mesmerizing Hacker-Craft triple cockpit runabout in the photo below sold at the RM auction on Amelia Island last Saturday for a whopping  $242,000 (including a buyer’s premium. ) That’s about $8,000 per foot of boat! Obviously, not everyone is still hurting form the […]

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Sunday March 10,2013

Seabird Story continued: After about four months of part time work on refinishing the Seabird, she was loaded on her trailer and driven north to Mortimer’s Point on Lake Muskoka, where Don Mortimer cleaned up and re-installed the four cylinder Buchanan engine, the peripherals and  a new drive shaft.  Finally in the water, her beautiful […]

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Saturday March 9, 2013

The Seabird story continues… After sanding was completed,  (the former owner had used a wood bleach to lessen colour differences in the mahogany planking) Rob applied a coat of Brown Mahogany Z-SPAR Filler Stain to the bare wood.  This was a scary process…once you’ve applied stain, you can’t easily remove it, even if you don’t […]

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Friday March 8, 2013

A Port Carling Seabird story: This 18 foot Port Carling Boat Works triple cockpit Seabird was purchased in the mid 1980’s in the condition you see it here; stripped for re-sanding, with the hardware removed and the engine in pieces on the floor (with the oil filter housing full of sand. (an ominous sign!)  The […]

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Thursday March 7, 2013

The Bruce Crandel Flyer: The video below shows the step by step  construction of the Bruce Crandel 13 ft step hull Flyer being built in Norway. This is a very complicated hull because of its complicated bottom design, the curved shear line and its torpedo shape. This is a fascinating boat that parallels Baby Bootlegger […]

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