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by Rob

Our newest listing: a Hacker-Craft twin cockpit: 24 ft., 2003

April 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

Hacker-Craft runabout:  24 ft., 2003

Notes from the owner:
This beautiful Hacker-Craft features a 350 ci  V8 rear engine with an enlarged second cockpit. (Top speed; 43 mph.)
The single stain colour is enhanced by a buff interior colour. Both the boat and the engine are in excellent condition.
The Hacker-Craft was refinished in 2007 by Dwight Boyd, who installed wood floors in the boat.
This single owner runabout has always been stored in a Muskoka boathouse and maintained by a certified Muskoka Marina>
Extras include a compass and cover. (Additional photos to follow in May, 2019)

Price: $89,900       For further details and contact information, please click on the link.  Ad number pb856    (Additional photos below.)

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 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 classic SeaBird, 18 ft. 1940. Also, a “just sold” Chris-Craft.

October 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

Our newest listing: a Port Carling Boatworks Seabird, 18 ft., 1940

Notes from the owner and additional photos below:
“This SeaBird was completely refurbished in 1997 by Stan Hunter.  Receipts and photos are available, as is a full service history with manuals, a sales flyer and photo binder included.  The hull and keel of the boat are in sound condition. A 50 hp. Buchanan 4 cylinder Junior engine powers the SeaBird.  The engine has been recently serviced and is in good running condition. The SeaBird comes with a new stainless steel gas tank.”

Price: $15,000.   For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb841

 

Congratulations to both buyer and seller of this beautifully restored Chris-Craft (below). The asking price on this boat was $32,000. The owner stated that the boat sold through the Port Carling Boats website and that he received a fair price.

Chris-Craft Deluxe runabout: 17 ft., 1938
Notes from the owner below.

1938 Chris Craft 17 Ft, new stem/gripe, all bottom frames replaced or sistered, new transom framing, all new deck framing, all new mahogany planking, WEST SYSTEM bottom, new Stainless fuel tank, bilge blower, 8A bilge pump, all new chrome, all new upholstery (by Mike Sonny – last boat he did, original Upholsterer at Chris Craft),16 coats Interlux Schooner, fresh 302 Ford V8 with Interceptor conversion, new exhaust manifolds, rebuilt Velvet Drive transmission.

     

by Rob

Why not take your classic boat to a fall cottage getaway?

September 15, 2018 in Uncategorized

Autumn is a beautiful time in Muskoka, Ontario. The current warm weather, the absence of summer crowds and the emergence of beautiful fall colours make a week or weekend getaway in cottage country very enticing. Lower fall pricing is an added incentive!
Check out our newly updated and expanded cottage rental listings for information on cottage rental opportunities. (Click on the COTTAGES tab at the top of this page)
Photos of some of our listings are below.

Port Carling Boats – Antique & Classic Wooden Boats for Sale