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Monday April 15, 2013

Guy Lombardo’s Race Boat: Tempo VI The flashy race boat in the photo below was built in 1937 for G Simmons of the Simmons Mattress Company. It was originally powered by a 16 cylinder Miller engine and named “My Sin”. With that engine, under the ownership of icon music icon Guy Lombardo, (who renamed the […]

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Thursday April 11, 2013

Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club information page: The Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club has recently launched a “blog” page where restorers seeking answers to restoration issues can ask questions.  This may be a very useful resource for frustrated “woody workers”.   Entitled BOAT BUZZ, topics include cockpit/cabin interiors, electrical systems, engines, finishes, hardware and hull construction  Check […]

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Wednesday April 10, 2013

Stunning Minett-Shields Gentleman’s racer: Well, wooden boat lovers…if this absolutely gorgeous Minett Shields 18 foot Gentleman’s racer (above) doesn’t get your little hearts apoundin’,  I’ don’t know what will! Spring will soon be upon us, and the wonderful rumble of idling antique boat engines will once again resonate on Canadian and American lakes and rivers.  Let’s […]

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Tuesday, April 8th, 2013

Restoration Symposium at the Antique Boat Museum, Clayton, New York The Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Antique Boat Museum will be co-hosting their second in-depth hands-on restoration symposium in Clayton, New York next month, May 17-19, 2013. We will be covering subjects such as plank repair, cracks, gouges, etc.; staining and varnishing; engine […]

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Monday April 8, 2013

A “great value” boat on the Port Carling Boats website. The charming Long point Skiff in the photo below has recently been reduced from $7,500 to $5,500 so the owner can build another “woody.”  This wonderful fishing or utility boat, completed in 2011, boasts a 15 h.p four stroke long shaft Mercury outboard (1999), and […]

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