View Full Version : Need For Speed.... and Grace

12-30-2013, 02:10 PM
Still hard to beat the magic warmth and grace of a wooden boat. Especially when she was the first in the world to break the 200mph mark back in the 1950's. What a sound too when she fires up. 3000 hp Griffon Spitfire MkXII aircraft engine.


01-01-2014, 11:40 PM
Holy crap this must fly. I'd like to here the sound of it on the lake with that engine wound up a bit. Nice POV.

Matt K.
01-06-2014, 10:07 PM
Love those boats .. remionds me of the speed boats Ferrari used to built in Italy ..... so nicely crafted ... sigh, what a lost art.

01-07-2014, 04:52 AM
Thanks Aub, and Matt. Yes, there is just something that can't be replicated with the fiberglass boats of today isn't there.

Fortunately Matt there are several wooden boat-builders in this area that have, and will, pass on the craft for generations yet. Couple to look at here.

Home - Tim Butson Wooden Boat Builder (http://www.timbutsonwoodenboatbuilder.com/)
Brackley Boats & Canoes, Muskoka - New, Repairs & Restorations (http://www.brackleyboats.com/)

01-07-2014, 11:57 PM
Great shot of an impressive craft. Thanks for sharing

01-08-2014, 12:24 PM
She's beautiful. I'd marry her!