https://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/hacker.jpg 589 440 Matt http://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Woodyboater-Logo-White.svg Matt2012-01-19 18:12:212012-01-19 18:12:21Live From The Minneapolis Boat Show
Live From The Minneapolis Boat Show
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.
Thanks for that report. It’s small, but IT’S A BOAT SHOW! Woohooo, I can already feel the sun burn! Made my day!!!!
It’s 7 degrees in Hessel. Going to 5 below tonight.
What’s a boat?
Time to put the boat in a cradle with skids. Then hook up the Clydesdales and take her out for a spin.
Is that first Hacker ‘Sea Flow II’?
Who owns that now?
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.
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.
Is raising a sail indoors kind of like opening an umbrella?
Good point Jacob. Welcome back, we have missed seeing your comments from beautiful downtown Holland, MI…