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by Rob

Our newest listing: a beautiful Hacker-Craft, 20 ft, 2001

May 3, 2016 in Uncategorized

Hacker-Craft runabout: 20 ft, 2001
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Notes from the owner below.
This single owner, two cockpit Hacker-Craft is in excellent condition and meticulously maintained. The Hacker-Craft is boathouse stored in Barrie, Ontario area. his runabout is finished in traditional stain colours with green interior. The Hacker-Craft is powered by an 8 cylinder, 350 cubic inch Marine Power engine, with only 242 hours on both motor and boat. Regularly maintained each spring and fall, the boat was professionally re-varnished in 2007 by Mike Windsor.
The included dual axle trailer, which comes with surge brakes, 16 inch wheels, fenders and vertical guide bars, readily supports the boat’s 3200 pound weight. Also available for purchase is an optional Marine Railway.
Price: $62,900 For more information and contact details, please click on the link. Ad #pb687
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by Rob

Chris-Craft inspires a Boattail Speedster!

April 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

What a project! It’s difficult to imagine the funds, patience and creativity to pull off a custom build like this!

Story from Eduardo Engel
“Highbouy” BOATTAIL SPEEDSTER (from Deco Rides)
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“We purchased a wrecked 1997 C-5 Corvette, then engaged Ram’s Rod Shop in Dover, DE to strip away the parts we didn’t want/need, and the ‘Vette ended up in Hudson, FL for the Brandl family to attack. We supplied the C-5 ‘Vette, a 1937 Studebaker for the frame, a Fat Man Fabrications front suspension, wheels and tires, a Dick Rodwell/Stanley Wanlass Salt Lake Rodware windshield, an Alumicraft grille and a Deco Rides Boattail body. Superior did the rest. Normally we retain close control on construction of our projects, but other than design direction, we had so much faith in Superior that we let them have almost free reign on most of the construction. We trusted them and we’re happy with the result.

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Since having fun with cars is a big part of our mission in life, from the inception of the project we thought it would be fun to make the Boattail look like a vintage wood speedboat. The idea was to adhere wood veneer to the top surface of the body and add the white calking lines to make it look like an old Chris Craft from the 40’s… Then we planned to use Cliff McKillop of The Good Stuff Paint Company in Rochester Hills, MI to do the job, as he is a highly respected “wood look” guy with more reasonable prices. But because that would have required taking the car out of the FL shop and transporting it to MI for a month, then transporting in back to FL, and because we wanted to have the car done for the Detroit AUTORAMA … we chose another artisan. Strictly by coincidence, and as an incredible stroke of luck, we found out that Melissa Brandl, wife of Rich Jr. (who built the majority of the car at Superior), has been refinishing furniture and kitchen cabinets for her livelihood. We asked her if she wanted to tackle the job (which would save us months plus a round trip to Michigan) and gladly, she accepted the challenge.”
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by Rob

Volunteers save a “Dippy” in Gravenhurst, Ontario

April 7, 2016 in Uncategorized

Have you ever wanted to restore a wooden boat, but lacked the resources, space and know-how to do it?
Take a cue from these volunteers in Gravenhurst, Ontario, who meet every Wednesday morning in a Gravenhurst Bay workshop to hone their woodworking and restoration skills. Currently on tap are a 1930s Disappearing Propeller Boat, as well as a Rice Lake and Peterborough Prospector canoe. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to contact the Antique and Classic Boat Society to set up your own group!
PS: One of the group owns the Dippy, but has promised access to it for group members.
Enjoy the photos and video below.

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This 1930s Lindsay Dippy was tree damaged in a storm.

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Volunteer Ray Richards finds his “groove” with a sanding block.

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Small, closely spaced ribs help to identify this Rice Lake canoe as historic.

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MIke Schumaker scrapes the interior of this Peterborough Prospector

by Rob

Our newest listings: two project sailboats.

March 31, 2016 in Uncategorized

For those who love sailing and may be seeking out an economical project boat (or two), we have the answer.
The two Belle Isle Bearcat sailboats below can be yours for $500!
The price of either single boat is $300. Both Bearcats are in basically sound condition, but require intensive cosmetic attention. Please see the descriptions and links for both below.

Belle Isle Bearcat: 14 ft, 1950
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This is a centre-board day sailer. The boat comes with three sails, a wooden mast and boom. Included is a trailer with mast supports.
“GP14” stands for General Purpose, 14 ft. This boat’s weight is 340 lbs. and the mast is also shaped hollow, 22 ft.in length with 112 sq.ft. sails.
I will consider selling the two sailboats together for $500.
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The price of this boat alone (pb682) is $300.
For contact information, please click on the link. pb682
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pb681-2Belle Isle Bearcat: 13.25 ft, 1960
The hull on this boat is sound, but the boat needs intensive cosmetic care. (sanding, paint or varnish). All equipment is included except the the control cable and block for the boom; (that controls the main sail.)
The light weight of the boat (240 lbs) makes it easily trailerable. Also, the shaped hollow mast is 21 feet long with 113 sq.ft. of sails.
Trailer included.
Notes from the owner “I have a small trailer underneath the Enterprise which could come with the boat, but it wold be safer to transport the boat on another trailer.
Great project boat!
Price$300. For contact info, please click on the link. Ad number pb681

by Rob

Friday March 18, 2016

March 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

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For lovers of Gentleman’s Racers…more wooden “eye candy” from Whippet
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a 26 ft, 1925 Ditchburn racer, reflects the extraordinary skill of the Ditchburn brothers and their staff. Built around the same time as the Dix and BIV, with the same torpedo shaped hull, Whippet’s 300 hp. 8 cylinder Hispano Suiza engine powered this gentleman’s racer to astounding speeds, particularly given her early vintage. It is another testament to the Ditchburn brothers quality and craftsmanship that this racer is still “alive and well”!
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