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by Rob

Our newest listing: a charming Dispro: 18 ft., 1920s.

May 3, 2020 in Uncategorized


Notes from the owner below

This is a 1920s Dippy with 1916 Waterman K2 5 hp twin cylinder engine
Manufactured in Tonawanda, New York
Details as follows:
New tires including spare
Keel well supported with 13 rollers
Two launching walk boards with cleats
Winch and strap in Dippy for pulling on rather than stressing stem
Two boat guides are at rear of the trailer
Bearing Buddies
Spring leafs removed for softer ride –  added shock absorbers
New stern post, all new white oak ribs, 2 new garbord planks, all seats are new., new engine box all with good cypress.
Original (impossible to find) running light with both lenses
Correct rear light and correct Wilcox Critden Muffler
Engine rebuilt with new rings and wrist pins. Much scraping of main bearings for good crankcase compression.
4 auto greasers ( not original)
Correct 4 blade prop,new universal, including a spare. Also includes expensive wire starting drum, spring, ratchet and cast bridge.
2 6 volt batteries with built in charger and selector switch
Fire extinguisher and bilge pump with switch
Two new spoon billed oars with oar locks made in Maine.
Correct device for 2 cylinder twin (drum brake)
Custom water temp indicator and water flow sight gauge
3 coats of Epiphanes varnish inside and out.
Custom canvas boat cover with great hold down ropes


Price: $15,000  CAD. (about $10,400 USD at the current exchange rate,  as of May 4, 2020)

For further details, photo and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb899

Check out the video below to see the Dispro in action!

by Rob

Our newest listings: two environmentally friendly human powered craft

April 25, 2020 in Uncategorized

What a great way to celebrate Earth Week! Enhance the Covid-19 quiet with even greater silence on the water with these two “human propelled” water-craft.

Vintage double-ender lapstrake rowing skiff: 16 ft.

Sixteen foot. wooden double-ender row boat, constructed using clinker (lapstrake) style planking. Similar to Matinicus Peapod but no provenance. Was obtained on Manitoulin Island in Ontario. Stripped by current owners and ready for refinishing. Some repair needed (possibly keel-strip) Four oars available, two original with oar locks and two without oar locks. Please inquire by email initially.

Price: $1,200    For further details and contact information, please click on the link.
Ad number pb897

Additional photos below:

Custom canoe (below)
Ed note:  Sorry, the canoe was sold on May 5, 2020

Custom canoe: 16 ft., 1972

Sixteen foot, cedar-strip canoe with caned seats in meticulous condition. Built in 1972 by a master carpenter in Goderich, Ontario  Always stored inside. One owner. The canoe was finished with a clear polyester or epoxy resin. (No paddles available).  Please contact the owner by email initially for further information.
Price $800.00    For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb898

by Rob

New price on Lyman utility: 20 ft. 1967

April 21, 2020 in Uncategorized


We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price on this classic Lyman utility, 20 ft. 1967
Please see the owner’s notes below:
Lyman Utility: 20 ft., 1967.

“GREAT WINTER (or Covid-19) PROJECT;  $5000- 1967 20′ Lyman Runabout with a 289 ci 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.
All safety equipment is included; ladder, buoyant heaving line, anchor with rode, hand an powered bailers, sound signalling device, fire extinguisher, navigation lights, and some pfds.

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!”

Original Price: $6,500 CAD
New price April 2020,  $5000   WOW!
For further details and contact information,  please click on the link.
Ad number pb887
Additional photos below

by Rob

Our newest listing; a 26 ft. W.G. Noble sloop

April 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

Ahoy mateys! If you’re looking for a beautiful, reasonably priced sloop, look no further!

(Notes from the owner below)

G.W Noble Sloop; 26 ft., 1966


Beautiful 26’ sloop built in 1966 by G.W. Noble in Thornbury Ontario. Mahogany planked over laminated oak ribs; all bright work is mahogany except Sitka mast/boom. Cabin construction seems to follow 1949 drawing of “Tradewinds” by Crocker except for squaring off of the forward cabin end. Meticulously maintained with yearly re-varnishing of all bright-work, mast and boom. 6 cyl. Renault diesel engine with low hours. Bathroom available but unused by current owners. Forward bunk and 2 side seat/bunks in main cabin with cushions. Small sink in main cabin and electrical capabilities but no stove. There are cushions for the front berth. Inside winter storage yearly. 3 sails with newer storage bags, dock-box, bumpers and trailer included.

Length 25’ 9/10

Breadth (beam)  8’ 9/10

Hold depth 3’ 4/10

Depth deck top mid-ship to keel bottom 5’ 2/10

Engine room length 3’ 5/10

Notes from the family:
“The engine is a two cylinder Renault with very low hours as it was only used for entering and leaving the dock The engine has only required routine maintenance.
My mom has no idea about time on the engine but I think if it had 100 hours I’d be surprised. As my parents aged they only did short sails and used it more like a cottage. The trailer is used yearly to take it to and from storage and looks sturdy but there’s no name on it. Looks very much like custom built for the boat itself. The boat is located in Goderich, which is where it went in 1980 when my parents bought it.”

(Editor’s note: The sloop’s owner died in 2018  The sale is being carried out under the auspices of the family. The boat has not been in the water since 2017 but was always very water-tight. The sloop is now ready for a new home).

(Please send an email before communicating with the seller by other means)
Price: Asking $9,999   For additional photos, details and contact information, please click on the link.  Ad number pb896
. Additional photos below.

by Rob

New prices on two classic Shepherd boats.

April 12, 2020 in Uncategorized

We have been instructed by the owners to reduce the prices on the two classic boats featured below.
Shepherd runabout: 16 ft, 1961
Notes from the owner:
“Immaculately maintained 1961 Shepherd for sale. We’ve had this boat in our family for over 40 years. It is in top condition. No mechanical or boat damage.”
The Shepherd seats five comfortably.
(Ed note: Power comes from an oil injected 115 Mercury outboard engine. Maximum speed is close to 50 mph. The gas tank is a  built-in  stainless steel unit. The trailer, in very sound condition, offers newer tires and wiring.  The sale includes a full mooring cover, two paddles, a bilge pump, six life jackets and bumpers.)

Original price: $12,500 New Price:, April 2020. $7,500 WOW! WOW! WOW!
For further details and contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb843

Shepherd runabout: 22 ft, 1957

This beautiful Shepherd features a newly restored bottom and a solid mahogany interior. The boat has been refreshed with 26 coats of marine varnish, newly upholstered seats with marine fabric and re-chromed hardware. The engine has been serviced and winterized.(Fall (2015)
Price: Original Price.   $39,000
New Price: April 2020.   $35,000
For further details and contact information, please click on the link.  Ad #pb683

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