The Sailfish Deck Grill

Those who have looked at the pictures that are posted, will probably have noticed the grill that was built into the deck. This grill was the center piece of every swim call. Once in a while, Capt. Steckler would give us a beer. (Once in a great while!) I am not completely sure who fabricated it, but it was probably an auxilliaryman because they can all weld. My guess, (and it’s only a guess) would be Hoot Gibson.

I heard through the grapevine that the grill is in one of the crewmembers possession. This is a great example of crew modifications that were made to the Sailfish. I would love to hear from anyone with details about the grill.

DBF!!! Ronnie

 

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Author: Ronnie Slack

My friends call me Ronnie. I’m a master woodworker, house builder, musician, writer, husband, dad, grampa, former submarine sailor, artist and mostly crazy. I love the natural world, kids (cute ones, not ugly ones), designing and building stuff, Rock and Roll, fishing and camping, watching SpongeBob Square Pants and Samurai Jack,...... Jack Daniels, Guinness, Sushi and Connie’s meatloaf (Lanny’s better half). I hate bullies, morons, douche bags, jerks, liars, thieves and mosquitos.

4 Replies to “The Sailfish Deck Grill

  1. Ronnie & Lanny the deck grill was fabricated by the master himself Hoot Gibson. Good news the grill was salvaged before Sailfish made her graveyard voyage. The grill in all her glory and memories is in the possession of COB Herb Welch in Missouri. Last reunion in Branson he was wondering if anyone wanted it.

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