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Donald Shannon

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Hello;

On behalf of Ron Sinn of Cape May, New Jersey and the owner of PT 486 I would like to share these images of Ron Sinn's progress on PT 486. Ron is restoring PT 486 to represent PT 109. These images were sent to me on December 18, 2008.

Thanks Don Shannon










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Drew Cook

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Wow!

Looks pretty darn good so far, particularly the charthouse and the hull...


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Don;
She looks great!!! Ron still has a long way to go. What kind of engines will he be using? Does he have an estamated completion date?
take care,
TED


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Wow, nice. My hat's off to you Ron. Need a turret gunner?



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I call dibs on the 20mm...


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Drew Cook

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I'll take the wheel (well, I had a lot of small-boat experience, years ago)...


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Donald Shannon

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Hello Ted:

Spoke to Ron today the 486 boat has two V-12 Detroit Diesel motors. He estimates he will be able to do about 25 knots. He hopes to have the boat in the water and underway by middle to late June that is if the rain ever lets up. He will do the best he can with the armament and hardware for now and probably improve it as he goes along.

Don


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Don:

Super job thus far on the old gal. She really looks good. Ron has done an outstanding job, and I for one can't wait to see more. That sure looks like an original Bullnose on the Bow...........


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Drew, you'd better double check the depression rail on the 20mm...



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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Hi Don,
I would be really surprised if it could do 25 knots with 2 of those Detroit 3V12's. I say this from having seen the P520, an 85 foot AF Crash Rescue Boat powered located in Long Beach Ca and owned by Bud Tretter. He has installed those same engines and it tops out at about 18-20 knots. They are great engines but they arent that fast and they are also pretty heavy. I sure wish the 486 /109 could get some Packard V12's instead!
Jerry PT 658 Portland

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