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  • Calling all Glas-Ply historians

    Thank you Binford for setting up this thread! Its great to have a central location for the die hard Glas-ply enthusiasts to provide some input on this project.

    I am currently looking for on camera interviews with some really knowledgeable Glas-Ply historians that live in Western Washington.

    I have done several interviews with former employees, as well as Kathy Alderman-Smith, and am in contact with Ken Hopen's family and Jerry Caldwell. I want to capture stories of what it was like to work for Glas-Ply, assumptions on why the company closed their doors for good, some of the intricacies with the different hull models, for example when did they change the hatch on the cuddies? What are some of the rarest models? The most common? and anything else this hive mind thinks could be interesting for future and current Glas-Ply owners.

    This is a documentary for you all, Glas-Ply owners.
    I'm just making it as I learn as much as I can about my grandpas fishing boat.

    Tight Lines,
    Andrew


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    Here are some photos from today's interview with Glas-Ply boat owner Mark Mcbride who owns an unsold 1978 Coast Guard 21 foot runabout. He is the third owner. The first owner kept it at the Narrows Marina, sold it to a boat restorer and fellow boathouse owner, who then sold it to Mark after restoration.
    The boat remains at the Narrows Marina to this day but has been loaded full of tuna 78 miles off the coast of Westport.
    The original marketing material remains with the boat and includes the sales receipt for just over $15,500 in 1978 dollars and the lifetime fiberglass warranty.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Andrew_73_Cuddy View Post
      Here are some photos from today's interview with Glas-Ply boat owner Mark Mcbride who owns an unsold 1978 Coast Guard 21 foot runabout. He is the third owner. The first owner kept it at the Narrows Marina, sold it to a boat restorer and fellow boathouse owner, who then sold it to Mark after restoration.
      The boat remains at the Narrows Marina to this day but has been loaded full of tuna 78 miles off the coast of Westport.
      The original marketing material remains with the boat and includes the sales receipt for just over $15,500 in 1978 dollars and the lifetime fiberglass warranty.
      That's a great story! Talk about a fishing machine, that is an awesome looking GP! He just uses it for sport fishing? I assume?
      Here's to swimmin' with bow legged women!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Yukon View Post

        That's a great story! Talk about a fishing machine, that is an awesome looking GP! He just uses it for sport fishing? I assume?
        He does! Mark and Cass take that boat out of Tacoma, Sekiu, BC, and Westport.

        Yesterday we interviewed former owner Jerry Caldwell aboard his 1978 28' Glas-Ply. We chatted about his short time with Glas-Ply, the first rendezvous in 1994, and the legacy of the company.
        You may only view thumbnails in this gallery. This gallery has 2 photos.

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