From the Owner

This Sunflash was built by Greavette in Gravenhurst in 1964, hull number 15 for the year. Records in the Archives at the Muskoka Discovery Centre in Gravenhurst confirm that is received its final coats of varnish in Augusts, 1964.

Construction was typical of runabouts of the time with a mahogany plywood hull on oak frames with mahogany plank decks. Finish was simply stain and varnish.  It was originally powered by a MerCruiser 120 inline 4 cylinder with a Model 1 Sterndrive.

In 2009 the boat was acquired by Rich and Linda Hughes in what is known as a grey state. The boat was determined to be beyond repair so plans were made to construct a new boat based on measurements taken from the old model.

A new hull was constructed using cold mold construction with plywood frames and encapsulated in epoxy. The deck is mahogany plank epoxied on marine grade plywood. The hull is finished with Interlux Brightside with 3 coats of varnish.

Original hardware and controls have been restored and utilized except for the windshield. Upholstery is all new marine grade vinyl with detailed pleat and roll and French seams with bucket seats vs. a bench.

Power was upgraded to a 1988 MerCruiser 4.3LX with an Alpha One drive.

We purchased the boat in July 2014, having discovered her in the “Field of Dreams” at the ACBS-Toronto  Vintage Boat Show. She became our introduction to the world of Classic and Vintage boating.

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Specifications

Year:

1964

Make:

Greavette

Model:

Sunflash

Hull:

Wood

Length:

18

Beam:

7

Builder:

Greavette-Hughes

Builder Location:

Gravenhurst, Ontario
Engine

Year:

1988

Manufacturer:

MerCruiser

Model:

4.3 LX

Cylinders:

V6

Speed:

50 mph
General Information

Boat Name:

For Now IV

Home Port:

Victoria Harbour

Owner:

Mike and Lisa Gridley
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