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by Rob

A Visit To Dispro Heaven…the movie!

November 24, 2019 in Uncategorized

Further to our recent photo coverage of DIsappearing Propeller Boats from the collection of Ian and Barb Dickson, Muskoka cottagers, enjoy the the video of the “best little boats afloat” in the video below.

by Rob

Thursday August 13,2015

August 13, 2015 in Uncategorized

Disappearing Propeller Boats: the 100th Anniversary Celebration
Imagine some 80 “Dispros” gathered together in Port Carling, Muskoka to celebrate 100 years of existence. Consider, too, that some of these boats date back almost to the time of their first inauguration. That’s amazing longevity for a wooden boat.
Enjoy the video of the celebration below.

by Rob

Tuesday August 11, 2015

August 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

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More than 80 Dispros arrived in Port Carling last Saturday


ATTACK OF THE DISPROS!
For those enthusiasts devoted to the Disappearing propeller Boat, last Saturday’s 100th anniversary Dispro celebration in Port Carling, Ontario was a feast for the senses. It is likely the only time…past, present or future, that some eighty Dippies will be gathered at the same location. With owners dressed in period costumes, the docks seemed to step back in time. (Stay tuned for the Dippy video). In the meantime, enjoy the photos below. ALL HAIL THE DIPPY!
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This Dippy was one of only two for sale at the celebratrion

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Almost all of Port Carling’s docking space was taken up by the Dippy invasion!

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Dippy owners are renowned for their imaginative boat names!

Dippy Lover’s Nirvanah.

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by Rob

Wednesday November 5, 2014

November 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

Remembering that 2015 will be the year of the Disappearing Propeller Boat, we offer these lovely shots of this especially lovely Dippy taken by photographer Michael Walker. To see more of Michael’s beautiful photos, visit www.michaelwalkerphotos.com
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by Rob

Monday October 6, 2014

October 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

Disappearing Propeller Boats video
The charming “Science on the Move” video below, shows a series of ‘Dippies” in all their glory, including insights on the operation of their sometimes cantankerous engines and disappearing prop mechanism. (Please be patient. The video doesn’t really begin until the 33rd second.) Enjoy!

Port Carling Boats – Antique & Classic Wooden Boats for Sale