Yes, it's true. After years of folks down at the marina saying, "Hey man, your boat looks like the PT-109" (never mind the Japanese destroyer following close behind) - we have discovered the truth: The 1938 PT-8. And yes, it is made out of aluminum (just what grade the owner wont say). Still, it has to be the very (very) oldest USN combatant afloat made out of beer cans, what with twin Allison 2,000-hp engines and another Hall-Scott 550-hp engine for "trolling" she's available for sale today at a mere $1.2MN: http://www.ablboats.com/74741 Just not sure that Capt. Binghamton would have approved, much less McHale's crew. ENJOY! -Eric PS - Do NOT call this guy unless you have a spare ear.