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 Author  Topic: So, Jerry, I didn't know 658 was an ELCO...
alross2

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of alross2   Send Email To alross2 Posted on: Dec 31, 2012 - 3:59pm




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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Dec 31, 2012 - 7:54pm
Aha, you figured it out!
This was a test to see how much you guys were paying attention! (or alternatively, the PT658 really is a cleverly disguised 80 foot Elco, and now you have exposed the secret we have been keeping all of these years!) I think it is kind of funny dont you? Al you win the award for being the first person to notice this faux pas on the part of the Documentary DVD producers. It is still a pretty good documentary, although they interviewed some WW2 vets in the movie that we have never actually met while restoring the PT658. Mr Lee Jeans is extensively interviewed yet nobody ever saw him around the PT658. We think he was a buddy of the cameraman maybe, who lives down in Eugene Oregon. Also they are always interviewing some other "expert" (Pat somebody?) that I can't recall his name right now. (He looks younger and a little heavy and is listed as a "historian") yet nobody has ever heard from him either. It wouldnt bother me except he makes a few glaring mis-statements about PT Boats that I think are slightly innaccurate or misleading. All in all, we at the boat were just happy to recieve the free publicity of the film. We also got a 10% discount to sell the DVD from the publisher, but have lately recieved hardly anything from proceeds from them since it is sold for $5 on Ebay, and that price greatly undercuts what we are able to get it for. But still, any publicity is better than no publicity at all! Thanks for noticing the error. Jerry

PS Happy New Year!

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Will Day

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Pretty sharp for an old guy, Al! Also makes you wonder if there really is a Jerry Gilmartin, doesn't it? Could this all be a Frank Andruss/Ted Walther prank?

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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I hate to admit it here, but because Al brought it up, the guys who made this documentary and I are old friends. I put the bug in their ear to put up a few photos of PT Boats on the cover. As they had none, they asked if I could help and provide them a few. I gave them an Elco photo, just because I love them so much. I wonder if Jerry will ever forgive me, lol.........


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Hmmmm. I'm thinking of using this on the cover of my Higgins book:



Maybe use the title SPITFIRES OF THE SEA.
Whaddayathink?...


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Frank,
You could have given them at least one photo of a Higgins!

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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I'm sorry Jerry, I was drunk with power, Al love the title, but maybe you could use a B-17 instead, it's my favorite Aircraft........


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Will you may be onto something? I am actually the ghost of PT boats crews you neglected to build a model of and donate to FRANKs collection! Clink clank. (That is the chains I am rattling) woooo! Jerryyyyyyyyyy (ghostly wail)

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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LMAO, Keep haunting him Jerry, sooner or later the pressure will get to him, and he is going to donate that model he has promised me for years now, Woooooooooooo.


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Will Day

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I will send the boat the day Frank shaves his head. . .

Will

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