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 Author  Topic: ELCO 80" Refuelling
steve

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Jan 18, 2007 - 10:43am
Hi
Can anyone tell me please where the fuel filler is on the ELCO 80 PT boat for when you are refuelling her.
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Steve


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of alross2   Send Email To alross2 Posted on: Jan 18, 2007 - 3:19pm
Steve,

There are three fuel fillers - one on either side of the day cabin and one on the boat centerline just forward of the day cabin. I've uploaded a drawing to:

http://coastalforcesplans.com/id21.html

Al Ross


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steve

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Jan 19, 2007 - 5:53am
Many thanks Al for your reply, the reason I was asking is that I've just got the 1/35 Italeri ELCO 80 and I'm planning to use it in a diorama that will hopefully be finished for the UK IPMS show in Novemeber.
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steve

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Just one more question if its not to much trouble, what length is the whip aerial?
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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Steve Tuhy   Send Email To Steve Tuhy Posted on: Jan 22, 2007 - 7:58am
MY DAD KEPT REFERING TO THE WHIP ANTENNA AS A TELESCOPING 40 FT'ER.

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That's interesting. I guess I had it in my mind that it came in sections and they would perhaps screw them together. Do you know if it telescoped automatically or was this done manually?
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MY GUESS IS MANUAL, BUT ITS JUST A GUESS.

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The whip antennas did not telescope automatically.

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steve

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I've been reading the USN manual "Know your PT boat" and in there it say's the whip aerial is made up from sections and looking at some photos off the web it looks like two. The other thing thats in the manual is the refuelling routine, it mentions making sure that the refuelling hose is grounded properly, does anyone know where the gound wire clipped to on the boat.
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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of alross2   Send Email To alross2 Posted on: Jan 29, 2007 - 1:37pm
The parts book for the ELCOs lists two antennae, a telescoping and a rigid, both being government supplied and interchangeable. The rigid is listed as a two-piece unit. Unfortunately, there are no dimensions or photos of either.

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