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History and Restoration of the Margie

History and Restoration of the Margie (Ken Valk)

 margie_the_crew.jpgThe gasoline powered scale yacht “Margie” is one of the most unique and innovative models that was ever designed and constructed. Its hull was patterned after a World War II John L. Hacker Cabin Cruiser and was scaled down by Don Lyons. Master Craftsman Virgil Gustavino of The San Francisco Model Club originally built her in the early 1940’s. However, it was Ed DeGear, Margie’s first and only owner who is credited with giving Margie many of her advanced mechanical engineering components.

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