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 Author  Topic: PT658 Update: Launch date and new home and new pics!
Jerry Gilmartin

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Hello Message Board!
For all of you who have been following the progress of the PT658, I have some good news. We are launching the boat this coming Tuesday, 17 Sept 2013. We also have reached an agreement with a local shipyard, Vigor Industries, located just across the Swan Island lagoon down towards the boat ramp at pier 208. Mr. Alan Sprott, the Shipyard GM, has been extremely cordial and helpful to our organization, and we will be entering into a month by month lease with the shipyard while we still keep other possibilities open.We are planning to move our boathouse this coming Sunday. We are busy getting the boat ready for the "Big Splash". We have been cleaning and painting the bilges and moving all kinds of stuff off the base down into our boathouse. Here are some recent photos so you can see what is going on. I will try to post more photos aftere we launch on Tuesday. Wish us luck!
Jerry Gilmartin
PT658 Crew,
Portland, OR

Forward Crew Qtrs Bilge ready for paint



Eng Room fwd bulkhead shows new rubber gas hoses



Aft tank room bilge newly painted, notice center engine shaft



New planks being shaped for installation to port side bow



New transom log and new aft stbd chine log



Repaired rotten planks just aft of port side center engine muffler



New planks on both Port and Stbd Bow after priming with epoxy sealer



New 40mm trapezoidal foundation, made per specified PT Boat drawings



Closer view of new 40mm foundation



New port side chine copper sheath



4 rotted Port side outer hull planks removed



Port side planks removed showing inner diagonal planking repairs



Port side inner diagonal planks from inside of crew galley storage area



New port side inner planks from inside of CO's bunk



Sign on stbd side bow for jetboat visitors



Newly painted camo showing port side bow



Newly painted port side center engine muffler plank repairs




Newly painted Stbd side bow



We sure have come a long way!

Jerry Gilmartin

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Jeff D

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 - 1:32am
Very very nice Jerry, I thank you and the all the others that supplied the time, labor, and funds needed to get her fixed up and back in the water. That 40mm mount looks just like wartime photos of the originals.



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  Frank Andruss

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Jerry what a great job you and all the guys are doing. In case no one has ever owned a wooden boat, they require plenty of attention, so imagine this 78 foot wooden boat and all the work that goes into keeping her Sea Worthy. I love seeing the photo's Jerry, I sure wish someone would deep pockets would be willing to send a bundle of Cash to help out with all of the cost's. I have asked Will to part with some of his Millions, but he is saving it for me and The Mosquito Fleet Exhibit. GREAT JOB JERRY...............


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Bob

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Jerry, the boat looks fantastic. You guys have done such a wonderful job especially with so much adversity thrown your way. Way to go!!

Bob

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Stuart Hurley

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Jerry,
Congratulations. Fantastic work. Can't wait to see her in the water.


Best Regards,
Stu.





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Bob Butler

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Jerry, Wonderful News!


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Roy Forbes

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She looks great Jerry. Sure wish we could make it up there to video the big splash. She is going to look so awesome back in the water as well. Glad you guys have a new home and that's all I'll say about that. However, I'm not sure how Dallas is going to like that color red on the hull. I caught a lot of flak over the color I used on the 623 that is darker than yours until I explained it was the white balance setting in the camera. You might try that as well.


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Will Day

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BRAVO ZULU....

Will

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David Waples

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Congratulations to you and your team Jerry! Great work! Looking forward to seeing her in the water and glad you have found a new home for now.
Dave

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David Buck

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To you and all the team well done and will be looking forward to the big day the 658 looks GREAT!!

The photos show not only the way she looks now but what it took to remove all the pieces that needed replacing and that was some work.

Looking forward to seeing her in the water.

D.buck

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