Trent Severn Antique and Classic Boat Association

Our Mission is to promote the preservation and use of Antique and Classic Watercraft by providing our members with information & guidance through workshops, boating events, and social gatherings.

Trent Severn Antique & Classic Boat Association
Member Boats - Jeff Hughes
2007 18ft. 225 Hydroplane Zipper
Hacker Design

2007 18ft. 225 Hydroplane Zipper
Hacker Design
(Owned by Jeff Hughes)

Jan. 2007

Very fitting for one of our newest members to be building a new wooden boat! The first wooden hydroplane in the Association, this promises to be quit an interesting project for Jeff!

Construction has started. Frame numbers 1 through 12 have been machined out of 1/2 Baltic Birch. Each frame is continuous with no joints. Frames 4,5,6, and 7 are shown in the pictures below. Each frame is machined with a 1/4 round to remove all sharp edges and allow for more glue surface. The frames have been notch for the stringers. Next step is to machine the stringers and begin assembly. Batten and lightning hole will be cut into the frames once the assembly begins.

Sample of the plan

May 2007: The frames are fastened and glued to the stringers

Displayed September 22, 2007 at the Association's Guys in Their Garages Tour

Started to take a beautiful shape

March 2009 - Staining

Really coming together!

Working on the Engine (V6 275 hp built by Bullet Engines)

2 Coats of Varnish, and Upholstery started by sister-in-law Linda Hughes

Getting reeeally close to water ready!