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Forum Name: PT Boats - General
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Topic: So, Jerry, I didn't know 658 was an ELCO...
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Al



Posted By: alross2 | Posted on: Dec 31, 2012 - 3:59pm
Total Posts: 993 | Joined: Oct 30, 2006 - 8:19pm



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!

Jerry Gilmartin

Posted By: Jerry Gilmartin | Posted on: Dec 31, 2012 - 7:54pm
Total Posts: 1463 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 11:16pm



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?

Will

Posted By: Will Day | Posted on: Dec 31, 2012 - 10:25pm
Total Posts: 1955 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 4:19pm



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.........



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Jan 1, 2013 - 4:07am
Total Posts: 3497 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am



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

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Maybe use the title SPITFIRES OF THE SEA.
Whaddayathink?...[:-devil-:]



Posted By: alross2 | Posted on: Jan 1, 2013 - 1:07pm
Total Posts: 993 | Joined: Oct 30, 2006 - 8:19pm



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

Jerry Gilmartin

Posted By: Jerry Gilmartin | Posted on: Jan 1, 2013 - 1:16pm
Total Posts: 1463 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 11:16pm



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........



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Jan 1, 2013 - 2:10pm
Total Posts: 3497 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am



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)

Jerry Gilmartin

Posted By: Jerry Gilmartin | Posted on: Jan 1, 2013 - 11:32pm
Total Posts: 1463 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 11:16pm



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.



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Jan 2, 2013 - 4:41am
Total Posts: 3497 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am



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

Will

Posted By: Will Day | Posted on: Jan 2, 2013 - 10:04am
Total Posts: 1955 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 4:19pm



Not my hair Will, that's the one thing I have at my age, and not many of us still do. How about i shave one of my Wife's Cats.



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Jan 2, 2013 - 11:03am
Total Posts: 3497 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am



Will
WHOA!!! How the H! Did I get roped into this? Frank is on his own here, everybody here knows while I tried with PT 308(LA DEE DA)RON 22, and Bob Savage took over in Deleware, everyone here KNOWS I am an ELCO man, and if it really be know a 77" ELCO MAN!!!! Will I am shocked! are you bored? Dont ever lash out at your older evil brothers again, or me and Al are coming over!
TED
P.S. I have always maintained my feelings here, A Higgins IS and ALWAYS will be the BOX the ELCO came in! Yes I tried to save one box, PT 308.



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Jan 2, 2013 - 10:26pm
Total Posts: 3044 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am




Bold words, Ted. I just hope Jerry doesn't know where you live. . .

Will

Posted By: Will Day | Posted on: Jan 3, 2013 - 11:55am
Total Posts: 1955 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 4:19pm



Strange talk for somebody who wants for me to sponsor them to come out and drive this "one of a kind" big box at 45 knots! Do you treat all your freinds so good Ted? Jerry

Jerry Gilmartin

Posted By: Jerry Gilmartin | Posted on: Jan 3, 2013 - 5:19pm
Total Posts: 1463 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 11:16pm



Tell em Jerry!!!!

Bob

Posted By: Bob | Posted on: Jan 4, 2013 - 5:49am
Total Posts: 181 | Joined: Jun 8, 2010 - 6:21pm



Jerry;
I have "Driven" in a soapbox derby, so I am qualified. come on man!
All in fun.
Take care,
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Jan 4, 2013 - 5:58am
Total Posts: 3044 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am



Ted a Soapbox Derby driver? That may explain his AARs in Mk-V's. . .

Will

Posted By: Will Day | Posted on: Jan 4, 2013 - 11:05am
Total Posts: 1955 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 4:19pm



Will;
Really?
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Jan 4, 2013 - 5:04pm
Total Posts: 3044 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am



Ted in defferance to Jerry that must have been a bloody big soapbox, but the question is did you win or were you only an also ran.

D.buck

Posted By: David Buck | Posted on: Jan 4, 2013 - 6:13pm
Total Posts: 332 | Joined: May 4, 2008 - 2:59am



of course I won, and I still have the trophy too!



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Jan 5, 2013 - 5:55pm
Total Posts: 3044 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am



One can only say "Well done Ted"

Maybe you can arrange a trade, you let Jerry hold your Trophy while he lets you pilot the 658 mind you if you ding his boat he may use the trophy on your head!

Good luck with that and remember to post photos for us meer mortals to see

D.buck

Posted By: David Buck | Posted on: Jan 6, 2013 - 10:06pm
Total Posts: 332 | Joined: May 4, 2008 - 2:59am