1947 Greavette Custom Runabout named No Golf Today
This is the information supplied to us by Moss Cartwright about this 1947 Greavette 19 ft Custom Runabout:
No Golf Today was built in Gravenhurst, Ontario in 1947 as a custom runabout. Unfortunately two days after the boat was restored…it sank! I struggled most of the day to get it back on the trailer. Watching this activity from the dock, an Amish woman walked up and said that if the boat was fiberglass, this would not have happened….leaving me to ponder the irony of this statement and the challenge of my day! One year later the boat was totally restored by Ramsey Brothers Restoration of Toledo, Ohio. T
he boat is used about 50 hours each summer by family and friends..water-skiing, tubing or just enjoying the one of a kind spin around the lake.
The boat is restored back to original except the engine (I wanted a hot rod) so it has a 350ci crusader . we bought the boat in 2005, found it in bad shape in north Carolina. We have had a lot of fun taking the boat back to lake Muskoka and running thru the lakes putting on about 100 miles in a day..
The calendar pin-up? No Golf Today is the featured glamor boat on March in the Classic Boating Calendar.
Photography credits go to Jim Wangard,Classic Boating Magazine.
This picture was published in the book, “SPIRIT OF PLACE: MUSKOKA THEN & NOW” by John Robert McQuarrie.
Being manufactured in 1947 places No Golf Today early in the Classic age classification with boats made 1943 through 1975. These are the ACBS Age Classifications:
- Historic: A boat built up to and including 1918.
- Antique: A boat built between 1919 and 1942, inclusive.
- Classic: A boat built between 1943 and 1975, inclusive.
- Late Classic: A boat built after 1975 through the year 25 years prior to the current year.
(In 2017, the Late Classic period ends with boats built in 1992.)
- Contemporary: A wooden boat built within the last 25 years.
The description of judging classes may also be found under the About Us tab in “ACBS Age Classifications and Judging Classes“.
Share with us a picture, or pictures, of your boat and tells us the story that makes her unique. It’s easy to submit the information right here.