Live From The Minneapolis Boat Show

1938 hacker triple

Fellow Woody boater Andreas Rhude reports in from the big show. take it away Andreas. Andreas…Are you there? OK, seems like our live feed is down . But we have images.

Hackercraft 22 ft utility called?

Some sort of old sailboat. OK we need to work on this show.. A sailboat?


Fay Bowen launch from mm lakes maritime museum "Stella"

Thanks for that report. It’s small, but IT’S A BOAT SHOW! Woohooo, I can already feel the sun burn! Made my day!!!!

8 replies
  1. Rabbit
    Rabbit says:

    I’m sure others will reply that know much more about Miss Minneapolis IV than I do, but it was my favorite boat at this year’s BSLOL show at Lake Minnetonka. I believe it’s a 1948 and was originally used for boat rides on Minnetonka. The owner even had the original signs. The BSLOL show was held on the site of the Excelsior Amusement Park where (I believe) the boat would have originally been based. And, to add another twist to the story, I was told by one of the living nephews of Gar Wood that Winfield Wood also converted one of the Miss America boats to give rides from the same amusement park. But as I said, I’m sure there’s someone out there that knows a lot more than I do.

  2. andreas
    andreas says:

    Yes, the 28 ft. Hackercraft is Sea Flow II.

    Yes the 1948 Hackercfart 22 ft. utility Miss Minnepolis IV was a ride boat at the Excelsior Amusement Park on Lake Minnetonka. Purchased new for that purpose and used as a ride boat into the 1960s. They had two 22 ft. ride boats and two 24 footers. Not sure if they were all Hackers. Miss Mpls IV won something at the International ACBS show at Geneva Lake last autumn.

    Stella won best launch at the same event.

    And yes, the Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous is held at the same site as the old amusement park on Lake Minnetonka.

  3. Texx
    Texx says:

    Good point Jacob. Welcome back, we have missed seeing your comments from beautiful downtown Holland, MI…

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