The Zipper, built 1934, consider a fast hydroplane
of category 225. John Hacker designed this
wonderful boat for the 125 racing class.
Zipper had a 47-horse motor and overall weight of
750 pounds. She illustrates the sobriety and
the elegance of the runabouts of competition of the
20s & 30s. Her planing hull was made to increase
speed and to increase stability in tight turn. Since
category 225 racing competition allowed only one
person on board, the architect placed the cockpits
one behind the other and the aft one can be easily
closed for the competitions.
This ziper super model features:
- 1:8 scale.
construction (very important).
Heartwood Honduras Mahogany. This best
mahogany type is used by real boat builders.
Deck is made of real individual thin strips of
planks, not a large piece of wood with faked lines,
NOT good looking vinyl on cheap wood below the
- Precisely duplicates the real boat's elegantly
curved hull and wealth of detailing.
Realistic gauges, switches...
x 10" W x 9" T (including base's dimensions.)