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Cabinaire, Canadaire, Carryaire, Convaire, Corsaire, Debonaire, Nordaire, Sireco, Skyliner, Speedaire, Travelaire
Vessel Name
Miss Colleen
Home Port
Great Slave Lake, Yellowknife NT
Convaire Ragttop
Mfgr Serial
?? 23411 ?
Year Mfgd
1963 ?
DOT Serial
Boat License
5F 6135
Motor Brand/HP/xS/YR
Mercury 65/ss/1963
Trailer Brand / YR/Type
Doug D.

Photos courtesy of Doug D. Jul 2014

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August 2015 New Canvas Top
Bow view - Aug 2015
Side view
Interior view - August 2015
“Miss Colleen” is essentially finished. Thought I would send a couple additional pictures for the site. My wife made the top and you can see the boat name on her now. Wiring has been upgraded and 2 new bilge pumps installed. The original is midships and would only be useful in the event of a catastrophic leak, so I installed a pump and float switch at the stern as well. Also sounder, GPS and compass. Weather has been crappy so haven’t been out for a few days but will hopefully get a few more cruises in this year. Boat runs well (25-30 MPH in flat water) and is comfortable and dry. In rougher water it is necessary to slow down to about 12 MPH. It’s been a fun project and your website provided motivation to get this old girl in shape and in the water.

Doug Doan
Sep 2015

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I previously sent you a couple of photos of the old Aeroliner I got from southern Alberta and took up to Yellowknife to use on Great Slave lake. I have almost finished refurbishing the boat and have had it out a few times so thought I would send you an update.

I took the old 1963 Mercury 650 into a marine mechanic in Yellowknife and he got it stated with no problem and it is running well. (no work required) Hard to imagine.

I am enclosing a couple of pix.

Aug 2015

August 2015
Interior - Aug 2015
Side view
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2013 July - Before TLC
Interiort view
Stern view.. before TLC

2013 July - Motor - Before TLC
2013 seats before TLC
Side view..

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