Hummingbird 12

   This is a 12 foot boat styled after the small 1950's runabouts that were common among the sporty crowd on the lakes. The underwater shape is, however, designed for low power and a stabl~ comfortable ride. Available as a five passenger two seat family model or a three passenger one seat fully decked sports model. Strip planked cedar hull and decks, marine ply bulkheads, with the hull covered with clear glass and epoxy for ease of maintenance, and no leaks. All fasteners are of brass, bronze or stainless steel, as required. Finished with your choice of colour for bottom paint and your choice of colour/varnish combinations for topsides, and varnished decks and interior. We only use the highest quality epoxy paints below the waterline and Epifanes yacht paints and varnish. Comes with chromed brass windshield frame and plate windshield in glass or lexan, fifties style bow light, stem light, wood centred steel steering wheel, Morse steering controls, four torpedo cleats, flagstaff and Cd n. pennant style flag, bow and stem eyes for mooring, authentic push/pull light switch, ammeter, and bilge pump.
   With any of the motors the Hummingbird 12 should have a cruising speed of 5 to 8 kilometres per hour and a range between charges of 25 to 75 kilometres, depending on the size of battery bank.

 Price for Hummingbird 12 (without power)  Prices soon to be posted
 Options- Installed  
 Bilge pump upgrade- extra capacity-not necessary,  
 Lower amp draw- desirable  
 Compass- Ritchie Explorer
 Speedometer- useful if you are travelling distances and want to calculate your range.  
 Voltmeter- (Super Accurate) allows monitoring
battery bank. Great for extended trips.
 Bow handle  
 Step plates- if you step on the side decks to get in or out, these protect the varnish.-each  
 Horns- Basic  
 Mooring Cover- fitted, your choice of colour  


   This boat is powered by inboard style (invisible) Minn Kota trolling motors, or for a more traditional fifties look- the Ray high thrust electric outboard.
Prices quoted are for the highest quality Exide golf cart batteries- good for 600 to 1000 cycles. This means that under conditions of 3 charges a week for 20 weeks per summer they should last 10 to 15 years. An automatic charger of the correct voltage is built into the boat. All you need is an outdoor receptacle with G.F.I. protection, and a good extension cord to your dock. You need only remove the batteries (65 lbs. each) when you store your boat for the winter.
   The Minn Kota motors are of suitable power to move the boat at hull speed (about 7.5 Kilometres per hour). If, however you plan to be dealing with strong currents, or winds I would recommend one of the higher thrust motors. Speed and forward/reverse controls are dash mounted.
   The Ray motors are built for serious thrust demands and are built to last a lifetime. They are also rated more conservatively, so their power is probably closer to what you could expect. Speed and forward/reverse controls as well as a battery condition meter are dash mounted.

 Prices- Installed Minn Kota  
 RT 70 24 volt- 4 batteries 70 lb. thrust
 EM 48 24 volt- 4 batteries 48 lb. thrust
 EM 96 24 volt- 4 batteries 96 lb. thrust
 Ray Electric Outboard
 Ray 20036 volt- 6 batteries 135 lb. thrust
 Ray 300 only available on 3 seat sport model
48 volt- 8 batteries 195 lb. thrust


Michael & Susan Butz
3503 Glamorgan Rd
Haliburton, Ontario
K0M 1S0


 3503 Glamorgan Rd
Take Hwy. 118 East from Haliburton,south on Glamorgan Rd (Cty. Rd. 3), 4 km to #3503

Open year round by appointment.