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
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.