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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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March 6, 2013

Giesler Boats: The Giesler Boat company, located in Powassan, Ontario, has a newer facility to manufacture their trademark cedar strip  motor boats, canoes and row boats.  With nineteen models to choose from, there’s a “woody” for every budget and need. Giesler is  the only company in Ontario building  wooden boats on a “production” scale. Their models, […]

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March 4, 2013

Time to circle your calendar : July 6th, 2013 This coming July will be witness to to the greatest race boat show in Canadian History…150 race boats from the past hundred years of racing.  In water displays, boats in motion, a field of dreams and multiple vendors will help make the show a real.   […]

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March 3rd, 2013

Summer Boat House: Now, that’s more like it!  A boathouse shot taken in the summer  This lovely, historic, 75 foot boathouse is situated  on the Muskoka River, several kilometres south of Huntsville, Ontario. Decades ago, this structure housed the steamboat Phebe, used for commerce on the River and on Penn, Fairy and Mary Lakes.  Although […]

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