'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.
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.