Trent Severn Antique & Classic Boat Association
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Transport Canada is proposing to introduce a fee structure for Pleasure Craft Licenses (PCLs). There is a short time period where you can make comments and this article gives you the link where you can do that. It also outlines what TC is proposing and why. Take a few minutes to read the aticle and then make your comments if you wish. Deadline to comment is January 15, 2021. PLEASE NOTE: This change refers to your Pleasure Craft Licence for your boat NOT TO the Pleasure Craft Operator Card, which is good for life from Transport Canada. There is no change being proposed to that card. It's that time again to renew your membership in the TSACBA. This could be the best $25 you have ever spent. Renewals are due by December 31, 2020. This is also an opportunity to update your boat information for our annual Directory issued in the new year. Don't miss out, renew your membership now! If you wish to pay using Interac e-transfer please see the directions further down this page or on our member page.
Due to the Covid 19 virus your Board of Directors has opted to cancel the annual Christmas Dinner and Annual General Meeting (AGM). Plans are to formulate a plan for holding a special event or the AGM in the spring of 2021. You will be informed by email of what format will be used for this meeting. As you are aware the TSACBA was required to cancel all seasonal events originally planned to take place over the 2020 season. If any events are planned in the future a Safety Protocol will be in place and we would ask everyone participating to follow it closely.
Due to the cancellation of the Toronto ACBS Annual Boat Show in Gravenhurst because of the Covid 19 pandemic, the 2020 Awards Presentations were handled "virtually" via You Tube. Our very own Murray Parnell received the Spirit Award. View the Presentations.Read the Summer 2020 newsletter. For your convenience you can pay your membership (and any registration for our various events throughout the year) via Interac e-transfer through your bank...no secret code required! Here is the procedure:
Login to your on-line banking
Select e-Transfer option
Set up a new recipient – Trent-Severn Antique and Classic Boat (this needs to be done only the first time you send money)
Specify how much money you are sending
Select Trent-Severn Antique and Classic Boat as recipient
Specify email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Number not required
Attach a message describing the nature of your payment
The boat club is set to auto-deposit so a secret code word is not required
Different banks will have different processes but this is the information required for any e-Transfer. Our Treasurer will receive an email telling her money is in the boat club account, who sent the money, and the message from the sender. Our team of members worked hard on the Half and Half Restoration Project that has become a feature attraction at any TSACBA events. View photos from work in 2018 and a 2019 update.
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.