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by Rob

A classic cutter laps up some TLC!

October 15, 2019 in Uncategorized


Many thanks to Peter Code, a Toronto based restorer, for the story below..
“These three photos are of a rescue boat named Bittersweet, one of the last Ladies of the Lake Ontario Cruising fleet from the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. I am sleeping down on her this weekend (earlier this fall) before mast is pulled in the morning, and the cutter hauled the following weekend.
She was designed by Phillip Rhodes in 1934 as Dog Star. Bittersweet was built in Nova Scotia in 1964 for Mac and Thelma Murdoch at the  RCYC and delivered by rail.She sails beautifully and also has a Volvo Diesel auxiliary engine. The accommodations sleep 4, and she comes with an ice fridge, head and stove.
Bittersweet may come on on the market for the right owners but for now a shipwright and his family are enjoying the  fun of restoring and sailing this beautiful yacht.

Bittersweet is currently lying in Port of Newcastle, Ontario and will be worked on over the winter by Peter Code and family under cover only  60 feet from the shores of Lake Ontario

For the wooden  boat warriors out there Bittersweet is planked with Alaskan yellow cedar on white oak frames.  This is about as long lasting a pairing as you could find .   The Mahogany on the cabin is where Peter has found rot and ripped that out immediately. The decks are ply but good and strong . The  mast is a 44 foot long Sitka Spruce.

I (Peter) admit that I am more of a Wooden Boat Magazine armchair sailor, as my father subscribed from issue 1, but this yacht is a treat to any wooden boat owner ,
Cheers, Peter and helpers Annie and Jessie”

by Rob

Our newest listing. a Lyman utility; 20′, 1967

October 11, 2019 in Uncategorized

Lyman Utility: 20 ft., 1967

Please see the owner’s note below.
“GREAT WINTER PROJECT;  $6500- 1967 20′ Lyman Runabout with a  289 Ford Interceptor engine. The sale includes a heavy duty single axle trailer. Comes with all required safety equipment, (ladder, buoyant heaving line, anchor with rode, hand and powered bailers, sound signalling device, fire extinguisher, navigation lights, 3 – 8″ Taylor Made fenders, any PFD’s I have, a full canvas cover including transom flap (new in 2014), and a  heavy duty marine battery (new 2014). Also included is a new Mallory electronic ignition in 2015,and a  carb kit and rebuild in 2017. The trailer has been re-fabricated to accommodate keel and skeg.

Although the boat is fully functional as is, it is in need of a few structural repairs. As is evident in the photos, either side of transom at waterline has moisture infiltration. As well, keelson at bow bilge has some dry rot, and butt joints in mahogany ply decking on either side of windshield have some delamination due to moisture, I’ve done a temporary repair with 3M Marine Caulking.

The Lyman is presently stored in Campbellford, Ontario. I’ll be happy to provide any additional information or photos upon request to any SERIOUS INTERESTED PARTIES!”

Price: $6,500 CDN, (about $4,875 USD  at current rates)     For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb887

 

by Rob

New listing: an Esco cabin cruiser; 35′

September 18, 2019 in Uncategorized

Please see notes on this beautiful vintage cruiser from the owner below

Esco cabin cruiser; 35 ft., 1949

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Boat Description
“Pudgie was built in Essex, Ontario, by James Whitson and his crew at the Esco Boat Co. I am the third owner of this well cared for boat. She turns heads every where we go. She is a custom boat, with her own Good looks. Something different!! Many interesting details in her construction. Simple and roomy, down below. This boat has seen many ACBS shows in the area and gets used regularly. I have owned and enjoyed “Pudgie” for 12 yrs, including a 2 week Honeymoon, among the Erie Islands of western Lake Erie, 2015.
The Chrysler Marine 383, engine was installed new in 1963. The heads were done in 2003, new exhaust manifolds, Petronix ignition, 2015. The engine has had meticulous care. She purrs like a kitten. The windshield was completely rebuilt and the bottom re-caulked ( with cotton, the old fashion way) and re-fastened in 2014-15. New toilet and flooring in the head, 2019.”
View a brief video and more photos of “Pudgie” below,
Price:  $34,000 CDN. (about $25,500 USD at current exchange rates.)  For further details, photos  and contact information, please click on the link.    Ad number pb885

by Rob

Gentleman’s Racer “Bug Bite” hits the water!

September 11, 2019 in Uncategorized

Congratulations to master builder Kevin Fitzke of Minnesota, USA,  on the creation of his Gentleman’s Racer “Bug Bite.” We have featured Kevin’s work in an earlier post when the boat was under construction in his shop. Since then, Kevin has launched Bug Bite successfully.  Enjoy the photos, his comments and the brief video  below.

Additional notes from Kevin:
“Bugbite is a little under 17′ in length and is 5′ on the beam. It’s has a pretty dramatic chamfer on the chines and step which create an illusion of a small free-board. As for speed, I’m not entirely sure how fast this boat will be. From what I’ve been able to find in the old Motor Boating magazines and such is I believe this boat broke the speed record at 69 mph in 1940. However, it’s a little confusing if it was this actual design or if it was a early Ventnor three-pointer design. Either way I’m not looking to try to break any speed records, I just think it’s got some great lines to the design and I’ll have plenty of fun at cruising speed.

For a very brief video of “Bug Bite” in action, please click on the link below.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JRNUp2EmhlM4_rA0z7I_vzQh84uUGK0i/view

by Rob

Drastic price reduction on a Century Raven, 22 ft.

September 8, 2019 in Uncategorized

We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price on this classic Raven from 25,000 to $9,000 USD. Please see notes from the owner below.

Classic Century Raven: 22 ft, 1958

“This classic Century Raven has had only two owners,  the second having owned the boat for the last thirty-five years. This versatile  Raven is an excellent rough water family boat.  All the original accessories are included. The engine has only 60-80 hours running time.  The sale includes a tandem axle trailer with disc brakes in good condition. (The bottom of the Century needs work).”

Original price:  $25,000  New price: $9,000 USD  or best offer.  WOW!.  For further details and contact information, please click on the link.  Ad number pb820

More photos below:

 

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