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by Rob

Our newest listing: an 18 ft. Hunter, 1954

August 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

Hunter runabout,  18 ft., 1954

Please see information from the owner below.:
“We bought the boat 9 years ago. We have restored the engine, transmission, floor and hull. The boat runs great and doesn’t need anything. The trailer and cover are included. The Hunter is currently located in Montreal, Quebec.”
Price $20,000    For further details and contact information, please click on the link.   Ad number pb835.  Additional photos below.

S'il vous plaît voir les informations du propriétaire ci-dessous .:
"Nous avons acheté le bateau il y a 9 ans. Nous avons restauré le moteur, la transmission, le plancher et la coque. Le bateau fonctionne bien et n'a besoin de rien. La remorque et la couverture sont incluses. Le Hunter est actuellement situé à Montréal, Québec."
Prix ​​20 000 $ Pour plus de détails et les coordonnées, veuillez cliquer sur le lien. Numéro d'annonce pb835. Photos supplémentaires ci-
dessous.

by Rob

New prices on two classics and a “recently sold.”

July 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

We have been instructed by the owners to reduce the prices on the two watercraft below:

Century Resorter: 17 ft., 1950
Notes from the owner: “Rare 17 ft Century Resorter. This classic is a daily driver meant to be run and enjoyed. It has a good finish and runs well. 140 hours on it last summer. It has new upholstery (2018), Sikaflex bottom seams, and all original. Includes wood flag poles and Venturi bailer, spare rubber and trim-lines and fenders too. It has been converted to 12 volt. New custom trailer that allows one person launch and load. Powered by the original numbered Gray Marine Phantom Six , (six cylinder),112 hp. Has a rare foot throttle. Comes with custom canvas cover. I have too many toys and am selling this one”.
Original Price: $19,250. New price, as of July, 2018: $13,750. WOW!    For contact information, please click on the link.  Ad number pb810

Crackerbox Raceboat

Mid 1930’s Crackerbox Gentleman’s Racer: 14 ft., mid 1930s


This mid 1930s (precise year unknown)  Cracker Box Gentleman’s Racer offers a strong running 60 hp. V8 Ford flathead engine with period correct speed equipment,  including a  California mag.,  finned aluminum heads, etc. The boat is in generally good condition and the engine runs well. The sale includes a single axle trailer, which would benefit from new tires.

Original price: $9,900.
New price, May 2018,  $8,400
For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb792


Congratulations to the seller and buyer of this Duke Playmate project boat. (above) The Duke sold in eight weeks on the Port Carling Boats website and has gone to a professional restorer for a major “face-lift.”

by Rob

Incredible price reduction on tri-cabin trawler

April 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price of this charming trawler from $23,000 to $8,500! WOW! See the description, additional photos and contact information below.
Wooden Down East Nova Scotia Tri Cabin Trawler: 29 ft. 1949
This wooden vessel is built with a raked stem and round bilge with a flat transom and swim platform. The keel is full length with an opening for propeller protection and rudder support. The deck is built with short bulwarks and safety lines, raised cabin runs from the stern towards the bow leaving a short for deck. On the after part of this raised cabin is a bridge deck for the open helm station.
(The owner’s medical issues necessitate a sale)
Additional notes from the owner below
1. We’ve owned the boat for 30 years
2. Length is 33′ (29 on the waterline) includes swim platform and bow sprit,
3. Weight: 15 tons
4. Storage History: shrink wrapped every winter and transported to Gord Smith Marine location for maintenance
5. Engine details: 1954, Chrysler, Straight 8
6. Maximum speed: 10-15 knots (guessing)
7. Trailer: use VanTuyl marine transport to and from winter storage.

Specifications below:
Located at Gord Smith Marine, Hwy # Flamborough (Dundas) Ont. (905) 628-4433

Built: Western Shore – Wilkins, Nova Scotia – 1949

Licence No. 36E 24338 Length: 33’ Beam: 9’ 8” Depth: 5’ 6”
Draft: 3’ 8” Freeboard Forward: 5’
Aft: 3’ 6”
Type of Drive: Single Motor Screw Trawler Yacht
Fuel: 189.27 liters (50 gals) Water: 189.27 (50 gals)
Holding Tank: 132.49 liters (35 gals)
Engine: Chrysler Marine, Straight 8, 160 h.p., gas fuelled
Cooling: Raw Water
Ventilation: 2 powered exhaust blowers
Gas detector in engine area
Controls: Morse two lever
GPS: New – Standard Horizon CP390i
Depth Sounder: Faria Marine Instruments Digital Depth Sounder
Construction: Carvel planked mahogany on steam bent oak frames of
1 ½” x 1 1/8” at”8” centres
Decks and superstructure – fiber glassed plywood
All trim above and below decks is mahogany
Bridge: A convertible cover as well as blue canvass Bimini and aft structure with new screened window sides and rear
Anchor: 22 lb. Danforth anchor, 10’ quarter in chain, ¾” nylon line
Compass: located on steering station (newer version replaced last 5 years)
Shore Power cord with numerous adaptors and extension cords
Depth Gauges: 1 working original, 1 additional new
VHF Radio, fuel gauge (new), Tach
Newly purchased Flare gun and extra flares
Fire extinguishers: 3 hand held Horn: 12 volt (deck mounted)
Fenders: 4 – 12” Mooring Lines: numerous
Life Jackets: 3 Mustang coats, 4 other
Life Ring: 24” with heaving line
8 ft Mast as if for a steadying sail
Rotating TV antenna

Compartments: Fore Peak: rope storage, extension cords, safety kit
Head: manual toilet with 35 gal. holding tank, sink unit & pump
Galley: microwave & 2 burner electric stove
4 cu ft. 12/110 volt refrigerator w/small upper freezer
Sink unit w/ 12 volt pump, hot water from engine
8’ counter top with cupboards and drawers
Main Cabin: Settee, 4’ teak coffee table, end tables, designer carpets.
Aft Cabin: designer carpets, one settee berth, one single berth
Hanging locker, vanity drawers and cupboard
**Head, galley and main salon have parquet flooring**
ALL SEA CONNECTIONS ARE BRASS VALVED
Professionally maintained since 1986
Original Price: $23,000
New Price: April 2018:  $8,500 For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb710

by Rob

A look back at some of the beautiful wooden boats of 2016:

January 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

As an early January snowstorm, complete with strong winds and icy temperatures, rages around the town of Huntsville, in Muskoka Ontario, (our headquarters), we console ourselves with the knowledge that daylight hours are gradually lengthening and the summer of 2017 awaits!
In the meantime, we take heart in revisiting some of the beautiful antique, classic and fibre-glassic watercraft that continue to grace the lakes and rivers of North America and beyond, thanks to the loving care and commitment provided by their owners.
May the photos below help to reignite your passion and interest in the world of wooden boating.

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by Rob

A beautiful cruiser excursion for Hillary and Donald?

November 14, 2016 in Uncategorized

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Many thanks to David Hughes, a Canadian citizen, who kindly responded to our suggestion of a wooden boat ride for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Elect Donald Trump.
We hoped that such a relaxing outing would help heal the wounds of a divisive American election campaign.
Should Hillary and Donald accept the invitation,  they would be welcomed aboard Mr. Hughes’ rare Martinique cruiser. As  David notes,  “They could ride in the open cockpit while we traversed the Detroit River, view the Windsor/Detroit skyline – reminisce…tell tale tales…and laugh, and laugh, and laugh!”

Notes, additional photos and a video on this beautiful boat are featured below.. Many thanks to Mr. Hughes for sharing and to Andy Breschuk for the photographs.
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Mainstay is one of 2 true Matthews Martinique “Express” stock cruisers in existence…she still has her original twin Chrysler marine 331 Hemi engines and Onan generator motor. She is a work in progress (much work was done on the frame(s) and rudders this season). Hopefully all needed work will be completed in about 5 years time when I retire and can then enjoy her cruising on the Great Lakes.
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