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by Rob

A Philip Rhodes sloop will soon “rise again”!

March 18, 2019 in Uncategorized

The Restoration of “Aurora”

Congratulations to Doug McDonald, who is nearing the cosmetic restoration of his thirty-three foot, 1961  sloop Aurora.  Purchased about five years ago, in partially restored condition, this Philip Rhodes “Swiftsure” model is one of 150 built in the Devries Lentch shipyard in Holland. (More photos and information below).

The boat was shipped by freighter over to the USA some years ago and eventually made its way to Canada. The sloop is currently “on the hard” in Penetang Ontario. The boat hasn’t been in the water for ten years.

Aurora’s hull was originally fabricated with hand laid fibreglass and decks, employing teak or mahogany on the trim, companionway covers and the like

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Luckily, the hull is is excellent condition, so no major structural repairs have been required. Some minor electrical work remains. Doug has applied Imron navy blue paint to the hull and used Cetol to refresh the woodwork. He prefers Cetol (about ten coats)  to varnish as he has observed that varnish can peel when exposed to continual sunlight. The deck of Aurora has also been repainted.

Doug has been working on boats on Georgian Bay off and on since the age of four. He is no stranger to the water and the workings of watercraft. As Aurora is about 95% completed, Doug hopes to have her plying the whitecaps in Georgian Bay this summer.  We wish him a dry launch and smooth sailing for years to come!

 

by Rob

Our newest listing: a Century Resorter: 16′, 4″, 1964

March 13, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

1964 Century Resorter “June Bug”:  Vintage Lake Cruiser

Notes from the owner below:

“16 feet, four inches in length, dark mahogany wood. Red & white interior trim (seats, engine cover, etc).

Engine specs: Gray Marine V-8, 175 HP.

The June Bug has been fully restored by Tim Butson (Tim Butson Wooden Boat Builder, Bracebridge). All records, documentation and artifacts will be turned over to the new owner.

Our family has owned this boat for 5 years. It is an incredible easy boat to handle in the water, providing a comfortable smooth ride, and exceptional power with the V-8. We have used this boat for skiing, wake-boarding, tubing, and cruising the lake.

Boat has always been stored indoors, and properly maintained to hold the 1960s feel.

2018/2019 summer/winter tune up has been completed; remove, replace, gap and install (8) spark plugs, remove distributor cap, clean and set points, annual carburetor adjustment. The June Bug is water ready.

Why are we selling? Over the past 5 summers, we have only put 14 total hours on it (see the picture with the hour indicator).

The boat is stored in Bracebridge.

If your family is in the market for a restored, vintage lake cruiser with the ability to ski, tube, wakeboard – look no farther than our ’64 Resorter.

.Trailer not included (trailer is not road worthy).

Price: $16,900   CDN      For further details and contact information, please click on the link.   ad number pb849
Additional photos below:

by Rob

Our newest listing: a Grew Jolly Giant, 23′

March 11, 2019 in Uncategorized

Grew Jolly Giant: 23 ft. 1953

Notes from the owner below:
“This “barn find”  Grew is a true Georgian Bay boat.  I have a complete survey from May 2016 by David Buchanan. He went over every inch of this boat and found it to be in sound shape. Bottom and side planks are all rot free and ribs and frames the same. The Grew received a market evaluation of $45,000 to $55,000

The boat is in need of a total paint and varnish job and new upholstery too. I put the Jolly Giant into the water last summer and got the engine working like a top. I installed a new gas tank, filters and carburetor.

The motor is a Buchannan 283 v8 and looks like and runs like new. I did a compression test and all cylinders are perfect.  (The engine is a Chevrolet small block V8, marinized by Buchanan, and installed in the 1960s). Running time on the engine has been low since installation.

This boat would be easy to complete cosmetically.  The price compares very favourably with the two other Jolly Giants on your website.”

Price: $25,000     For further details and contact information,  please click on the link.    Ad number pb848
Additional photos below

by Rob

Our newest listing: a Braydon Boy runabout, 16′

March 7, 2019 in Uncategorized

Braydon Boy runabout: 16 ft., 1957

Mahogany classic runabout with Johnson 40 hp outboard motor with electric starter.
Mahogany with red base and red and white seats and matching steering wheel.
Includes new galvanized trailer and red canvas custom cover and anchors.
Both the boat and motor were fully restored in 2017)
(Owner is selling due to a move from Canada)

Runabout classique en acajou avec moteur hors-bord Johnson 40cv avec démarreur électrique.
Acajou avec base rouge et sièges rouges et blancs et volant assorti.
Comprend une nouvelle remorque galvanisée et une couverture et des ancres personnalisées en toile rouge.
Le bateau et le moteur ont été entièrement restaurés en 2017

(Le propriétaire vend en raison d’un déménagement du Canada)

Price: $9,500 CDN  For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb847
Additional photos below.

by Rob

Remember the Mystic Boat Show in your vacation plans!

March 4, 2019 in Uncategorized

Why not mosey down to Mystic Seaport, Connecticut,  this coming June, for their annual boating event.  This classic wooden boat show is one of the largest on the east coast of the USA,, if not THE largest.

The 28th Annual Wooden Boat Show will be at Mystic Seaport Museum, June 28-30, 2019

Thanks to all for making the 27th Annual WoodenBoat Show such a success! This year we were fortunate to have a record number of beautiful wooden boats displayed at the show. Several boats were sold, awards were presented, boats were built, and memories were created. Such a fun weekend! Please mark your calendar for the 28th Annual WoodenBoat Show, June 28-30, 2019 with more in-water and on-land boat exhibits, reader-built boats, expert skills demonstrations, marine vendors, families building their very own boats, and so much more. We can’t wait to see you in Mystic, June 28-30!
Check out the Show’s website through this link. https://thewoodenboatshow.com/

Enjoy photos of past shows below.

Port Carling Boats – Antique & Classic Wooden Boats for Sale