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    Right on, I'm definitely looking forward to some pics! You can also add them to the '58 pic thread! Cool!
    1958 Skagit 20 Express Hardtop
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    Hi and nice Skagit ! Definitely have it gutted and ready to plan the reconstruction. Kelly has the offshore all mapped out, definitely one of those. They seem to have only offered it in 58-60. Not sure if they ever made an inboard offshore. Overall in the 20 series (express, offshore, thee, utility) am guessing one in ten was an inboard. I digress, that's a nice 20 offshore with built in fuel tanks.
    From your auto restoration experience, the boating industry has had many issues with ethanol fuel as well. Combined with being exposed to fuel and it's additives/chemicals over the years, the factory fiberglass tanks start degrading and dissolving and ethanol accelerates that. Bottom line, they have to go. Some folks have found a source to have aluminum tanks that look like the factory,(expensive) or placed plastic side tanks, covering them with wood boxes. Or go with portable tanks, my choice. Using two 6 gal tanks as footrests below helm area moves weight forward and maximizes floor space.

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    My tanks are in great shape don't think they have any gas in them since the 90's but I know I can't use as is. I have a couple friends in the aluminum boat business that will help, but I still have to purchase the material.... still lots of time for that decision.
    I haven't figured out layout yet, many possibilities.

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    I know at least one of mine will keep the integrity of design and color from the factory with some mods, but still look like it was something the factory could have produced. The thing I've learned from Bruce and Helmar is almost no two 20s were the same, at least aft of the cabin. I'm still undecided on the other 20 I have but may do the same thing, original feel.
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    Hello, name is Jim and I'm on my fourth GlasPly, a 1982 28' LC. Grew up on Eld Inlet in Olympia and later ended up in California. Bought the LC in Edmonds in 2009 and trucked it to Southern California, (Huntington Beach) where it is now the only 28 GP in Southern California. I'm on the GlasPly.org Forum. Interested in the brand's history. I met Ken Hopen at the GP Rendezvous at Port Townsend in 2009 and Jerry Caldwell at a later Rendezvous in Bellingham. The daughter of Ken Smith, GP founder has joined us at several meetings and is contemplating a book on the company.
    We have created a GP Registry, primarily looking for the first and last hulls built, and now have over 400 entries many with descriptions and HIN data. The boats are spread from Alaska, along the West coast of Canada and the US and as far east as Florida.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWSocal View Post
    Hello, name is Jim and I'm on my fourth GlasPly, a 1982 28' LC. Grew up on Eld Inlet in Olympia and later ended up in California. Bought the LC in Edmonds in 2009 and trucked it to Southern California, (Huntington Beach) where it is now the only 28 GP in Southern California. I'm on the GlasPly.org Forum. Interested in the brand's history. I met Ken Hopen at the GP Rendezvous at Port Townsend in 2009 and Jerry Caldwell at a later Rendezvous in Bellingham. The daughter of Ken Smith, GP founder has joined us at several meetings and is contemplating a book on the company.
    We have created a GP Registry, primarily looking for the first and last hulls built, and now have over 400 entries many with descriptions and HIN data. The boats are spread from Alaska, along the West coast of Canada and the US and as far east as Florida.

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    Welcome Jim.
    I know we have a few folks that check in time to time that might have some information for you about them..
    Got any pictures to share ?

    Enjoy
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    You might already know everything that was in it, but Katherine Smith Alderman (Ken Smith's daughter) had an article printed in the 7-29-13 Everett Herald. Search heraldnet.com for "The origins of Glas-Ply boats" and you'll find it.

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