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YEAR: 2000

'Gadfly' was commissioned by Allan Flye in 1998. It is an exact replica of "The Jeffrey", a 1939 20' Greavette Racer, that Peter had recently restored. Finished with black hulls typically, this tends to create contrast and make the varnished deck stand out more visually.


LENGTH: 20' 

Built for descendants of Harry Greening's family, 'Gadfly' was built more than 80 years after Greening had 

Ditchburn make him the original 'Gadfly' raceboat. Drag-link steering, side controlled mechanically controlled throttle, and throaty exhaust are just a few things that give this boat a sports car feel.




Although it is a '2-seater',  a covered forward cockpit gives space for toddlers or luggage. It removes with 2 thumb screws. These boats were typically powered with a 318 cu. in. Chrysler V-8, as these were the best power for the boats, while still fitting under the deck. She has become a fixture in Muskoka, a century after the Greening boats made their indelible mark.

The Finished Product

The Work In Progress

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