The first, a head turning Clarion Gold Cup gentleman’s racer, was originally offered at $79,500. Also offered at a reduced price is a great winter restoration project:a 1939 Port Carling SeaBird, originally priced at $4,000, now available for $2,999. Finally…stayed tuned for some video and photographic highlights of the ACBS International Boat Show held this past weekend in Gravenhurst Ontario. Many thanks to our secret sleuth for discovering this recent wooden boat activity on the Muskoka Lakes. Had some fun up on Lake Rosseau and Lake Joseph dodging the rollers thrown up by 30 to 50 ft race boats with various engine configurations. This runabout is a Giesler hull, attractively finished by Blackbird Boatworks of Port Sydney, Ontario in 2014 in the classic Muskoka style. Every single detail truly was addressed and well documented, from re-manufacturing missing parts, re-chroming all original hardware, custom upholstery, electrical, fuel systems. This unique Ditchburn is powered by a rebuilt Buchanan Flathead 6 and offered with a custom single axle trailer. In honour of the Dippy, we’ll feature this iconic vessel periodically over the next few months. We have been instructed by Michael Claudon of Snake Mountain Boat Works in Vermont to reduce the prices on two beautifully restored runabouts.
Until the advent of outboard motors, peapods were often the “entry level” fishing and lobstering boat in Maine, and were often rowed off shore in the morning with the expectation of returning under sail courtesy of the typical afternoon seabreeze.
While they are seldom used for work anymore, peapods represent the ultimate in a seaworthy open boat with their double-ended hull form, considerable beam, and tremendous buoyancy.
To our way of thinking one of the best things about a peapod is that they are pretty much impossible to outfit with an outboard motor. A peapod would represent an excellent day-sailer or beach cruiser and would tow on a very light trailer. Joel White’s peapod, like many of his small boat designs, seems to take everything good about the type and combine it in one, very beautiful design that represents the ultimate evolution of the type to date.
The current owner of the boat replaced one transom plank in 2013, repainted the bottom and had the engine tuned. Equipment included: hand made spoon oars to fit, 2 custom upholstery cushions, automatic bilge pump, solar battery charger, tarpaulin cover. We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price on this stunning 27 ft, Shepherd Commuter, (1955) to $79,000. Gravenhurst Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Show Coming…and the value of hand lettering on your wooden boat.
If you haven’t yet made arrangements to be in Gravenhurst, Ontario this coming Saturday July 5th, plan now!
Whether on the transom or free board of your vessel, it’s surprising the effect hand painted lettering can have on the appearance of your vessel.
For the past year I have been struggling with leaving my mahogany planked hull stained and varnished or wondering if I should add some distinctive graphics and lettering on the boat. We have been advised by the owner to reduce the price on this classic 1949, 17 ft Shepherd runabout from $4,900 to $3,499. Last August, Rob and his wife crossed the Canadian border into Michigan over the Blue Water Bridge to check out a 1963 Thompson 18.5 ft.
After a cursory inspection, the Thompson was ruled out as a buy, although at first blush the boat appeared tight and sound. Dragging the boat 350 miles home to Huntsville, Ontario, Rob is told that the out-drive is so primitive, it has no hydraulics to raise it. PS: Wouldn’t you have been tempted by the photos had you had a chance to bid on this runabout at $1500? Like many of the cabins on Lake of the Woods, boats can also have a long history with the area.
We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price on the beautiful Greavette Streamliner (below) from $147,000 to $135,000.
This unique vessel offers a very rare opportunity to own one of the most sought after, iconic gentleman’s racers in existence.
L’Aiglon is currently powered by an eight cylinder, 225 horse power engine for reliability.


For further information please see ad number pb587 on the Reproduction Wood Boats page of the website, or click on the link. Of special interest to our viewers in the Western United States and Canada, this beautiful 1920’s Crouch design runabout was completed in 2002 by renowned master builder David Berg. For further details, please visit ad number pb587 on the Reproduction Wooden Boats page, or click on the link. We have been instructed by Berg Boats to significantly reduce the prices of four of their beautifully constructed, reproduction vintage vessels.
We have been instructed by the owners, to adjust the price on a beautiful Greavette Streamliner from $149,000 to $118,950! For further details, please see ad number pb542 on the Classic Antique Wooden Boats page, or click on the link. CLAYTON, New York (June 9, 2015) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today its free summer sailing and rowing opportunities for 2015. Beginning on Tuesday, June 23, the ABM will kick-off its popular Tuesday Night Sailing & Rowing program. Also, the ABM will again host a wide-range of sailing courses throughout the summer including adult, junior, teen, and advanced courses. We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price of this lovely Seabird from $9,500 to $6,500. The SeaBird comes fully loaded, with a fire extinguisher, many spare parts and an electric boat lift system. We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price of this 18 ft, 1929 Seabird from $3,500 to $2,000.
Originally priced at $37,000, we have been instructed by the owner to reduced the price on this fully restored Seabird to $27,999.
Visit our Boat Parts For Sale page to inquire about this opportunity to build your very own Herreshoff skiff. Book matched deck planking and many customized features add to this beautiful boat’s lustre, as does vintage re-done chrome. The boat has undergone a complete restoration over a period of three years to restore it to its original showroom condition. We recently received some interesting anecdotes from Ashlyn Ecelberger Brown and his mother on the history of their family’s involvement with the Pigeon Boat Company. This all started because the Maritime Museum in Newport News VA has a runabout from the 1950’s that said it was a hydroplane. The sale includes a single axle trailer, canvas cover, spoon blade oars, electronic ignition, fitted cushions and a glass aquascope (to examine the disappearing propeller mechanism).
They were developed by Native Americans before the arrival of Europeans, for use on salt water, and could be described as a canoe adapted for rough water and heavy carrying capacity, rather than light weight and portability. They will live, on the end of a towline, when many dinghies would swamp, and this is a good thing because they are too large to bring aboard the typical cruising yacht.
I do not know what they did to it over the years as they had passed away when I bought the boat.
It’s difficult to imagine the funds, patience and creativity to pull off a custom build like this! This show promises to be just as satisfying and exciting as shows past, with oodles of beautiful wooden eye candy, music, food, antique autos, a wooden boat auction, field of dreams and vendor’s market. One of Port Carling Boat’s premier supporters comments on the application of paint to his race boat below.
There is a strong mouldy odour coming from the floor and side wall carpeting, which will have to go. In true wooden boat fashion, Vixen breezed through the waves driving smoothly and calmly from the new Cameron Bay marina to the docks in front of Q104.
This masterpiece is the work of Keith Brayer, who worked long and hard with very skilled hands to produce such a wonderful mini replica of this twelve cylinder engine. Currently has a new transom installed white oak frames installed, ready for new ribs, keel and plank bottom. Designed in 1905 by the famous builder of wooden boats, the skiff is 11.5 ft in length, with a four foot beam. This triple cockpit runabout has had all of its mahogany hull and deck planking replaced using traditional brass clench nails.


Originally constructed in the traditional manner using birch bark as a hull sheathing material, Europeans soon adapted them to plank-on-frame construction and for propulsion by oar and sail. Despite their size, they tow with minimal resistance, and are thus one of the few yacht tenders that are usually capable of carrying a yacht’s entire crew, plus a lot of gear, in complete safety. As a rowboat, peapods are easily propelled by one person, but they have the advantage of accommodating two pairs of oars and two oarsmen, when desired.
The ABM staff are the boat with visitors teaching you and guiding you through basic sailing technique. Lawrence Skiff rowing is free daily at the Museum with paid admission, in addition to the Tuesday evening events. However, we have made two modern day additions by treating all bottom planking with CPES (clear penetrating epoxy sealer) and using 5200( a rubber-like bedding compound) on all laps. The “Rockin Strawberry Motorcycle Gathering proves that some people just have too much time on their hands! For decades they were the typical tender for Maine cruising boats whose owners could afford something more than a minimal dinghy.
You can cover a lot of ground quickly and with surprisingly little effort, with two people rowing.
We hope the site will satisfy your love of wooden boats, cottaging and the holiday lifestyle. He is conveniently located in Milford Bay in Muskoka and he has a wonderful shop to work in. Throwing caution and common sense to the wind, Rob sent a deposit of $500, and a promise to buy…no survey, no chance to run or test the boat or engine (which had lain idle for four plus years). Copernicus is powered by a four cylinder Mercruiser engine which produces a speed of 20 mph. For more information or to check availability, contact Julie Broadbent at 315-686-4104 ext 235.
Peapods are typically absolutely symmetrical, fore and aft, and traditionally require a “peapod rock” consisting of a round beach stone, to weigh down the end designated as the stern, thus making the boat track straight. A peek and feel under the floor boards at the transom reveals black wood and at least one rib that doesn’t pass the finger nail test for hardness. Most of the hardware is complete, except for the windshield brackets and front docking cleats. I love this picture because if you look carefully at the hull you can see the other side of the lake reflected on the side of the boat; Now that is a mirror finish!!
As a sailboat, peapods are traditionally built with neither a rudder nor a centerboard, depending on a long, shallow keel for lateral plane, and being steered by shifting crew weight forward and aft.
Johnson engine received a new impeller in 2013, and the points, condenser and timing were reset. A rudder introduces a fair amount of drag in any boat, so its absence contributes to speed.
I gave him some sample pictures of what I had in mind and he designed and executed the work perfectly on time and on budget.
A rudder serves as much to prevent a boat from turning as to cause it to turn, and many people have been surprised to find how easy it is to make a rudderless peapod turn, tack, and jibe, and how easy it is to hold them on course with only subtle movements of the helmsman. The long, shallow keel makes this easier by tending to track straight and by causing strong shifts in balance, for steering, when weight is shifted in the boat. You could call it Down East windsurfing, good for less athletic sailors and for cold water. The spritsail rig has no boom, so one can easily row out of a tight spot without taking the sail down and without being hit in the head by the boom.
Also the sail can be tightly furled against the mast by winding the halyard around it, a great convenience when tying the boat up at a dinghy dock or when she lies astern of a larger boat, ready to use.



Dredge boat for sale alaska fairbanks
Pontoon boat rental stuart fl studio