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 Author  Topic: 85' crash boat for sale on bay. sea scouts in CA.
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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank J Andruss Sr   Send Email To Frank J Andruss Sr Posted on: Apr 16, 2011 - 9:08am
I know there is one ASR for sale, but it is in Shelter Island in San Diego. This one is not an 85 footer, but a 63 foot Fellows and Stewart from 1944. They did a complete restoration on this boat, and I remember seeing photos of her. She was painted white, and as I recall it was beautiful. They also fiberglassed the while hull. Last I heard the asking price was $480,000, which to me is a great price on a full restoration WWII boat................


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Apr 16, 2011 - 10:28am
Thanks Frank,

I was posting this for Glenn of the Avr site as he had asked for any info or pics of any AVR"s.
There all amazing to look at. I would like to someday ride on one of these amazing boats or even a PT. Perhaps the boats up in Kingston N.Y.

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Steve

The boats in Kingston are in need of restoration, and the guys there are doing all they can to see that this happens. The one boat they have running is fun to ride on, but not really a PT BOAT. The hull is actually a Vosper Hull ( I think), and the rest was made up to simulate a PT BOAT. The real deal is PT-658, which is the only boat known that operates under three original 4M-2500 Packard Marine Engines. This is a Higgins PT Boat and one beautiful boat. If you were going to take a trip, take it to ride on this baby. I understand it is a ride of a life-time. I would love to go myself, but being deathly afraid to fly, I don't go. Have you been to Battleship Cove in Fall River.


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Hey Frank! You should check into riding the train! They make trains that go all the way to Portland you know! Then you could check out the PT658 Chart Board with your donated chart on it! No seriously, when are you going to come out here? We want to impress you with our PT Boat engines. We started them up last weekend and ran them just to get them lubed up for the upcoming season. They started right up. Bubba wanted to run them for 15 minutes to make sure they got good and warm. I get chills down my spine whenever those 3 Packards are purring. Jerry


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Jerry

Your right, I should check the train out, close my eyes, and head out to see the only boat in the world under her own Packard Marine Engines. I think I might just cry if I hear them fire up. I bet I would not be the first to shed a tear or two on that boat.



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I have been to battleship cove.. The boats are incredible to look at, they look straight from the factory and i was sadly not able to board them. we did board the battleship which was incredible since it was my first time.. I have been in subs but nothing compares to the girth and magnitude of the battleship.

god bless

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The Battleship is a wonderful place to visit. When my boys were small (around 1989) I would get a room at the Days Inn, and we would spend a couple of days at the Cove. I can still hear them complaining about having to carry my Video Camera Case through the USS Massachusetts. In those days the Cameras weighed a ton and were big and bulky. Still we had a great time. I have been in and on both of the boats there many times over the years. Now, like Jerry Gilmartin has said, I need to get up to see PT-658. Hey, Jerry, can I steer the boat. Don't worry, I have owned boats since the age of 14.


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Frank,
If you come here we will let you steer the boat. I will have tell our skipper, Chuck Kellogg just who the boss is! But yes absolutely you will be allowed to drive the boat. Just mind the deadhead logs floating in the river! Jerry

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Hoo-boy, deadhead logs! Painful memories!

Years ago transiting Buttermilk channel off of Governors Island, NY on our Sea Scout AVR, I hit one that was just below the surface.
After the triple thump the engineer on watch flew out of the engine room pale as a ghost screaming 'the port shaft is gone!'
Quickly throttling down we found we also lost steerage.
The port shaft had been puled from the coupling, prop lost a blade and hit the rudder and bending it against the hull.
Water was leaking in from the shaft log so we took one of the oil fill caps off the 8-71 and installed at the log.
Disconnecting the cross tie between the rudders restored steerage with the starboard rudder.
Limped on one shaft to Bayonne and dove to asses the damage, prop destroyed beyond repair, rudder post bent 45 degrees and cracking, 2" monnel shaft out of aliment at the prop taper.
Total one new rudder and post, one new prop, and a re-aligned shaft.
Good thing Dad ran a machine shop!

Ah the memories!
V/R Glenn


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