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by Rob

Our newest listing: a Chris-Craft cabin cruiser: 27 ft, 1955

June 12, 2019 in Uncategorized


Please see notes from the owner below.

Chris-Craft sedan Flybridge cabin cruiser: 27 ft., 1955

This classic Chis-Craft cabin cruiser is in good condition, as are the refurbished twin 6 cylinder 105 hp. engines.
With a displacement of 5000 lbs, the Chris-Craft is very trailerable. The sale includes forward and aft bilge pumps, a Lowrance, LGC 3000 GPS system, VHF radio, two thirty gallon fuel tanks, a fifteen gallon fresh water tank, 2 batteries with automatic charger, twelve life jackets, a life ring, two certified fire extinguishers, a newer shore cable, anchor, multiple lies and fenders, a porta-potty and a swim ladder. (Wiring is twelve volt.)
For the last four years, the cruiser has not been used for more than four to six hours annually.
The owner will assist with transportation costs.

Price: $19,900  USD (negotiable)   For further details, photos and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb864.
(Some additional photos below)

by Rob

A last look at the Muskoka wooden boat shop tour.

May 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

This final video, above, of the ACBS (Toronto Chapter) Spring tour in Muskoka, Ontario, 2091, highlights some of the amazing reconstruction work done by local restorers to keep treasured classics on the water.

by Rob

The ACBS (Toronto) Muskoka boat shop tour continues.

May 18, 2019 in Uncategorized

The next part of our tour includes stops at Stan Hunter’s Milford Bay shop, Tim Butson’s shop in Bracebridge and Paul Brackley’s shop in Gravenhurst
Below:
Stan is gradually reducing his armada of “woodies”. We expect that there will still be some Duke Playmates like the one pictured below, for rental this summer.

Wen-O-Wae is surely content with the varnish work and other refurbishments undertaken at Stan’s shop.

Tim Butson has lots on the go this spring. The Greavette dispro below has benefitted from new bottom planks, amng other work.

The double ended row boat, below, offers two rowing positions.  Commonplace in the early 1900s, these vessels were known for their “courting opportunities!”

New ribs, anyone?  (below)

The Century Resorter pictured below, is reaching the final stages of her “refreshing”.

This Butson Gentleman’s racer was built by a Butson grandfather…in the shop now for some tidy up.

The Chris-Craft below is almost ready for relaunch. What a beautifull varnish job!

As well as an enormous yacht tender,  (to be described in our upcoming video) Paul and his staff are performing major surgery on Wimur II, a thirty-four foot iconic Muskoka stepped-hull vessel. Wimur will be repowered with a modern V8 engine.

by Rob

Our newest listing: a 20′ Duke utility (and a “just sold.”)

May 17, 2019 in Uncategorized

Duke utility: 20 ft, 1951

See notes from the owner below.
“20′ 1951 Duke mahogany utility runabout. Bottom and ribs replaced 2010; re-varnished 2016; Re-built Buchanan Junior 4 installed in 2015; Upholstered with sun-proof fabric 20111; Stainless steel gas tank 2016; Brightwork recently re-chromed; Steering wheel re-finished 2018; custom weatherproof cover; Includes Shoreland’r trailer with custom bunks”.

Price: $17,500.  For further details and contact information,  please click on the link.  Ad number pb861    (Additional photos below)

SOLD in approximately three weeks!  (below)

Congratulations to the seller and buyer of this handsome 19 foot Kavalk Continental. Built in 1990 and refurbished in 2007, the boat is in beautiful condition. It features a rebuilt V8 engine and comes complete with a tandem axle trailer. With a top speed of 60 mph, this boat really flies. The very reasonable asking price of $29,500  was no doubt a factor in the sale.
We received the a kind note below from the vendor after the transaction was completed.  (Boats do sell on the Port Carling Boats website!)

“Hi Rob,
I am pleased to advise that indeed I did find the ideal buyer and we closed yesterday.
The buyer is from BC who met the builder in 1992 and wanted a Kavalk ever since. He flew out the next day and we concluded in spite of not having enough time to wash or otherwise prepare for a proper showing; right our of the shed!
Thanks so much for your wonderful ad and I will be sure to call on you again as needs arise.
Neil McLaughlin”

by Rob

ACBS Toronto Spring Boat Shop Tour, 2019. Part I

May 7, 2019 in Uncategorized

Last week we we began our Spring Tour with a visit to Peter Breen’s boat shop in southern Ontario. We continue the tour today with a stop at James Osler’s shop near Port Carling Ontario, then on to Duke Boats, Curtis Hillman’s facilit and Stan Hunter’s shop in Milford Bay. Despite extreme flooding, on the Muskoka Lakes, the “show went on!”

This Chris-Craft Riviera has had some major work undertaken

It was really wonderful to catch a glimpse of this one-hundred-plus year old steam launch, currently operated from Lake Rosseau. What a beautiful piece of living marine history! James reports that the owner regularly uses the boat and takes it “all over the place!” The steamer is in for some new caulking and other refurbishments.  (Photos below)

 

I wonder if engineering papers are required to operate this steamboat!

Historic beauty and grace.

This SeaBird has had major woodwork and engine work undertaken. It is currently on the market. The owner will consider reasonable offers.

 

As you can see, flooding in Muskoka this spring has been extreme. Luckily, Duke’s workshop is on the upper level!

This SeaBird is certainly one of the company’s more “upscale” models.

The Greavette Streamliner seen here has had “major surgery, including a new bottom.

The Greavette has been re-powered with a beefier, new and (dare we say it?) reliable power plant!

Curtis Hillman’s recent projects include several smaller watercraft, soon to shine again under his care and skill. Photos below.

Stay tuned for more photos and videos of the 2019 ACBS Toronto Chapter Spring Tour!

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