Trent Severn Antique & Classic Boat Association
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Our team of members working on the Half and Half Restoration Project have been busy for the past several months working on this boat to get it ready for display at the Toronto International Boat Show that runs from January 18 - 27, 2019. View the latest photos from work in 2018 and a 2019 update.
Needed: Donation of a trailer for a 1964 20’ Grew
A Lindsay I.E. Weldon Secondary School project, restoration of the Shirley Jean, a 1964 20’ Grew, is nearing completion and the boat needs to be moved from the school to storage locally in Lindsay. The plan is to have her at the 2019 Vintage Boat Show. The school would be grateful for a trailer in poor shape that the students can rebuild. If you can help out with a trailer contact Peter Tamilin by
Teacher Peter Hamlin explains that the boat landed in his shop three years ago when Sean Conroy (TSACBA and ACBS Toronto Chapter member) asked if he would be interested in restoring an old wooden boat. The 1964 Grew was left in a boathouse for many years. When the boathouse finally collapsed it put a 12-inch hole in the hull and smashed the windshield off. The boat was destined for the burn pile. We build canoes and do repairs in my senior construction class here at IE Weldon Secondary school in Lindsay and the ACBS Toronto Chapter give us a donation every year to help support the students who are building canoes. This project has been a challenge but well worth it with the expericene the students are getting. First we had to pull the engine out. Alan Stanley, our transportation teacher, had his students remove it and then did a service on it, got it running, and it sounds great. The students who did this work were extremely excited when we fired it up. I had to flip the boat over to do the repair on the hull so we had our students roll it over gently set it up on blocks and we went to work. A lot of hours went into the repair and then we fibreglassed the bottom to help reinforce the strength. We flipped it back over and the engine was installed. A bit of paint and we are ready to move her. This is where we are now. In need of a trailer. I have a truck so I can come and get it if nessecary. This project has been great for our students, being a cross curricular project means many kids took part in both shops. It will be used as an instructional aid to demonstrate repairs.
Download and read our latest issue of Mooring Line newsletter Summer 2018Offers for TSACBA Members
Nautical Traditions (Div. of Inmar Industries, Inc,) is offering for sale a wide selection of antiques and reproduction pieces. Please check out our web site. We have any model runabouts, sailing vessels, ocean liners, and our large selection of nautical décor items. 20% discount on most items offered to TSACBA members. Thank you for looking and for additional information please contact Wayne Robinson at 905-926-4808.Special Offer D114 - Ship's Wheel Clock
20” diameter premium dark hardwood ship’s wheel with brass inlay, brass hub is replaced with a 7” solid brass, hand polished porthole style clock. Japanese Quartz movement, AA battery required. Retail $249.95 - TSACBA member price $199.95
Long time TSACBA member Jim Walter, owner of Captain Jim's Antique & Classic Boat Hardware is offering all members listed in the TSACBA Directory a 10 per cent discount on any orders over $50 for items purchased from his website. If ordering from his website, add "Trent Severn" after your name when placing your order, or mention it either in a phone call to Jim at 705-887-3334 or if contacting him by .
Want to join our Association? It's simple. Visit our Membership page or download our Membership Application. On the Membership page information can be found on ordering Association regalia. For more information on the Association, read current and past issues of our Mooring Line newsletter. If you still need to renew your membership you can download the renewal form, fill it out, and send it to the Association.
Visit our Find Out How To... page where you will find links to information you need to know including Installing a New Wood Deck, How to Care for Your Inflatable, Transportation and Trailering, How to Licence an Antique or Classic Boat, and other information. You can also read about and link to videos about various "Classic Glass" restorations on classic fibreglass boats owned by some of our members.
This website is intended to promote the excitement and appreciation our Association feels for antique watercraft. We hope that it will encourage the ongoing preservation of these fine historical vessels.
To view photos and information on our various events visit our photo gallery. There you will also find archived photos and information on the Association's attendance at various boat shows and events.
Please do not direct questions pertaining to the value of your boat to this Association. We are not in the position to quote accurate appraisals due to the many variables such as market fluctuations, difficulty in assessing the condition of a boat through email descriptions and pictures, etc. However, with the diversity of knowledge of various Association members, we will be happy to answer any general questions if at all possible.