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by Rob

Our newest listing: a 1964 Greavette Disappearing Propeller Boat

October 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Greavette Disappearing Propeller Boat: 1964 (#3)

“Hope” is in very good operating condition. Both the boat and Coventry Victor engine have been “top to bottom”  rebuilt/refurbished and both are running very well. (Sept 2020) Two new coats of exterior varnish were applied this past July. A new bilge pump and mini pump at the bow end were installed in Aug. 2020 (suggestion of Ian Dickson,(Dispro expert!) for all Dispros.
The trailer, with Bearing Buddies, is in very serviceable condition. Custom clips hold the cover in place during transport. The cover has been repaired/protected and is quite serviceable. “Hope” comes with two beautiful spoon-blade oars.
(Everything works!) In my opinion,this Greavette offers excellent value for the price. If it weren’t for a sudden, catastrophic illness,
there’s no way I would sell this beautiful Dippy  Rob A.

Ad number pb922
Price: $6000 CAD

 

Someone is going to get a great buy!
See the video below…

 

by Rob

Our newest listing: a charming Dispro: 18 ft., 1920s.

May 3, 2020 in Uncategorized

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Notes from the owner below

This is a 1920s Dippy with 1916 Waterman K2 5 hp twin cylinder engine
Manufactured in Tonawanda, New York
Details as follows:
——-Trailer——
New tires including spare
Keel well supported with 13 rollers
Two launching walk boards with cleats
Winch and strap in Dippy for pulling on rather than stressing stem
Two boat guides are at rear of the trailer
Bearing Buddies
Spring leafs removed for softer ride –  added shock absorbers
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New stern post, all new white oak ribs, 2 new garbord planks, all seats are new., new engine box all with good cypress.
Original (impossible to find) running light with both lenses
Correct rear light and correct Wilcox Critden Muffler
Engine rebuilt with new rings and wrist pins. Much scraping of main bearings for good crankcase compression.
4 auto greasers ( not original)
Correct 4 blade prop,new universal, including a spare. Also includes expensive wire starting drum, spring, ratchet and cast bridge.
2 6 volt batteries with built in charger and selector switch
Fire extinguisher and bilge pump with switch
Two new spoon billed oars with oar locks made in Maine.
Correct device for 2 cylinder twin (drum brake)
Custom water temp indicator and water flow sight gauge
3 coats of Epiphanes varnish inside and out.
Custom canvas boat cover with great hold down ropes

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Price: $15,000  CAD. (about $10,400 USD at the current exchange rate,  as of May 4, 2020)

For further details, photo and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb899

Check out the video below to see the Dispro in action!

by Rob

Our newest listing: A Waterford Dispro replica, 16.5 ft, 1980s

November 23, 2017 in Uncategorized


Waterford Disappearing Propeller Boat reproduction: 16.5 ft. 1980s

This replica Waterford “Dispro” was a project undertaken by Hugh Thompson of Orillia, Ontario, who passed away before the boat could be completed. The current second owner is downsizing his boat collection, and is looking for a new home and an enthusiast to complete the project.. The lines for the Waterford were taken from a deteriorated 1913-1914 model.  The planking is cypress.  Included in the sale is the dispro mechanism and materials to complete the boat, including rudder, ribbing supplies, etc. This  Dippy will make a wonderful winter project.  Add an engine of your choice  (even electric!) and go!.

Please click on the video below for a brief view of the Dippy. (Additional photos below)

Price:  $1,500.  For further details and contact information,  please click on the link.  Ad number pb790

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by Rob

Our Newest listing: a reproduction Greavette Dispro

November 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

Greavette Reproduction Disappearing Propeller Boat: 18.5 ft, 1980s

This Greavette reproduction Dispro, built but not completed by the Coldwater Canoe Company in Coldwater, Ontario, awaits completion by a wooden boat enthusiast.  It comes complete with the disappearing propeller mechanism and a number of “extras”,  including rudder, fitted cover,  etc.  The Georgian Bay model features enclosed perimeter decking for heavier water and weather conditions. Power with the engine of your choice.  Even an electric engine would be viable for this project boat. What a wonderful winter project!

To view a brief video of the Greavette Dispro, click on the video below.

Price: $1,800 For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb789
Additional photos below.

by Rob

Dippy lovers take note: an “Uncle Sam” model is available.

August 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

It has been said that the owners of Disappearing Propeller Boats have more fun than any other boating group. These folks, usually members of the Dispro Owners Association, have even braved the volatile waters of Georgian Bay on several of their “misery tours”.
Dispros were a staple of the waters of Ontario and beyond for many decades. The fact that many are still operational speaks well of their durability and charm.
Our website currently offers an Uncle Sam model Dispro, with a rebuilt hull, engine and propeller device. Please see the information below…

Lindsay Built Dispro: 18.5 ft, 1928
Wanita is 18′-6″ in length and was rebuilt by Fred Forster (hull),  Paul Dodington (engine) and John Thomson (device) and re-launched Sept. 1996. (all well photographed).

Gently used since then.  She is in excellent running condition and comes complete with hunter green seat cushions and boat cover, spare prop and original bow lights.  Her trailer is like new an in excellent condition. .  Located near Dorset, Ontario.

Original Price: $20,00. New Price (Feb, 2017) : Will entertain offers around $18,000
For contact information please click on the link. Ad number pb523  Additional photos below..

 

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