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Elsie

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YEAR: 1932

Louie Cares purchased this boat from a Muskoka family in 2007, and Breen Boats restored it between 2008-09. This is a very rare boat due to its high level of originality. This was during Ditchburn's second re-organizing, and the hopes were that models such as this would change the tides for the company.

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LENGTH: 23'

During the restoration process, 'Elsie' received a 'Encapsulated Plank' Breen Bottom, and was stripped to bare wood, and refinished throughout. Also re-wired and re-rigged as these systems become unsafe at a certain age.

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BUILDER: DITCHBURN BOATS

Powered with her original Grey Marine '150 HP Fireball', she is a remarkably fast boat for her age. Such an impressive boat that Breen decided to build a slightly larger boat, Sandsu, based off her design. She now calls Reeds Lake, Michigan home, where she is the Queen of the Cares fleet.

The Finished Product

The Work In Progress