Before restoration - still in extremely good condition - shown here at the Association's September 2006 Rendezvous on Clear Lake, outside Dobbins' (old) cottage
Photo at left, getting a few new coats of varnish at John's Little Boat Shop in July 2007
Photo at right, beautiful 1959 Johnson
Photo at left, fully restored. Looking great!
Ready in time to enjoy the Gravenhurst boat show ... taking Prez. Murray for a ride around the bay
Photo a right, displayed at Lansdowne Place mall - May 2008
Dave and club member Doug Barrett enjoy the Thursday portion of the High Point Tour
What a find this was! This Seabird had been owned by a local dentist, and had been kept in a boathouse on Sturgeon Lake for many years. After the owner passed away, the family decided to sell the boat, as it was no longer being used.It will need a complete restoration, but it comes complete with all its hardware, and is quite a sound boat, making much of the original wood reusable. It will be started this summer by John Hendren.
See progression, and more pictures by visiting Johns Little Boat Shop.