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17 Feet 1924 Disappearing Propeller Company (Dispro)

17 Feet 1924 Disappearing Propeller Company (Dispro)

$15,500 (USD)

Boat ID: 36721

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Boat Summary
$15,500 (USD)
Boat ID: 36721

Found in Toronto without engine and in a partly stripped down condition in 1986. The owner had collected the correct engine, device and all other parts for a re-build. Bad health forced a sale. I stripped boat completely ready to start a restoration. Business and a farm prevented this until in 1999, I had it then restored completely, then rebuilt the engine, controls, and installed the device. Launched in 2002 and was at many Dispro regattas and finally on Georgian Bay at mouth of 12-mile Bay. Many happy hours on the Bay until about 2009, when she (Penelope) was brought home for some minor repairs. Has been is a shed on the property since 2010.

Location:
Caledonia, ON
Views:
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Boat Details
Year:
1924
Manufacturer:
Disappearing Propeller Co
Model:
John Bull
Length:
17
Beam:
Engine Details
Year:
1924
Make:
Dispro D1 3916
Cylinders:
Single
Hours:
Approx. 50
Max Speed:
Fuel Type:
Trailer Details
Year:
1980
Manufacturer:
Unknown
Axles:
Single
Capacity:
3000 lbs
Brakes:
Comments:
Rebuilt with bunks to fit Penelope. All wiring renewed. Carries this boat with no issues whatsoever.
Other Information
Boat Cover:
Yes
Stereo:
No
Tonneau:
No
Spotlight:
No
Side Curtain:
No
Convertible Top:
No
Fume Detector:
No
Fire Extinguisher:
Yes
Comments:
Not many John Bulls of this vintage with all the correct vintage accessories (Device, engine, fuel tank, controls). Minimal new cypress required in restoration. Varnish in very good condition, needs a bit of work on stem (sanding and a new 15" copper stem piece, plus varnish.