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Old Sep 18, 2014, 12:47 AM
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Old Sep 18, 2014, 01:56 AM
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Aero,

Between work and getting my C-J prepped to race next weekend in Sacto, my Gort Maru project has been on the back burner. It's sitting in my living room where I can't ignore it, so hope to get back into it in a few weeks.

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Old Sep 18, 2014, 10:41 AM
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Interesting project. What became of the boat your grandfather built?
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Old Sep 18, 2014, 11:31 PM
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Cartix,

He sold the boat in the mid-1980's (actually traded it for a piece of land). Various family members saw the boat at Catalina Island for a few years after. Then no sign of her. She was always quite a maintenance chore, so I'd imagine by now she's been scrapped. I still keep my eyes peeled for her whenever I'm near a marina around here!!!

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Old Sep 19, 2014, 11:46 AM
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Between work and getting my C-J prepped to race next weekend in Sacto...
Have fun and good luck in Sacramento!

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I still keep my eyes peeled for her whenever I'm near a marina around here!!!
You never know! There are a lot of big marinas it could be hiding in in So-Cal!

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Old Oct 06, 2014, 12:59 AM
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Well finally got back into this project. Worked on adding the planing strips to the bottom. My Grandfather loosely based his hull on the "brand new" (at the time) Bertram 31. The Bertram had planing strips that ran the length of the hull and along the aft chines. Whether they accomplished much on the Gort Maru is debatable. So I used styrene angle strips that I trimmed down one "leg" so they sort of match the angle of the V-bottom. Trying to get the forward sections to look "right" where they curve up the bow was a challenge. Not sure they are still "right" but I think they'll have to do. I also ballasted the boat up and floated her in a swimming pool to see how she'll look. She's sorta close, not perfect, but at least she floats on her lines with a little "help".
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Old Oct 06, 2014, 01:02 PM
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...floated her in a swimming pool
Gort Maru sails again!

Looks great to me!!!

I'm enjoying this project!
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Old Oct 06, 2014, 06:14 PM
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Looking good in the water.


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Old Oct 06, 2014, 06:43 PM
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Beautiful tribute to the full scale cruiser. She is certainly one of a kind.

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