History and Restoration of the Margie Print E-mail

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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Last Updated on Saturday, 23 July 2016 01:00