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 Author  Topic: Smoke Generator hardware
David Waples

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of David Waples  Posted on: Dec 7, 2011 - 5:04am
Greetings,
Now that I'm back building again I'm hoping somebody has some detail about how the smoke generator is secured to the deck on 103 class Elcos. I know it has a band around the top and the photos I've seen show it secured with a square turnbuckle affair with hook. I'm okay there. I'm wondering how it's secured on the outboard side.
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Dave

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Dave, Have you checked out this site?
http://www.pt103.com/PT_Boat_Components_Depth_Charge.html
Oops didn't notice the smoke gen section still under construction.
Gary


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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: Dec 7, 2011 - 2:25pm
ELCO reel 3, image 146 shows the strapping arrangement for the smoke screen generator for 565 on. Essentially, each strap has a hook at each end. One is attached directly to the strap while the other is attached to a threaded coupler which acts much like a turnbuckle.

Al




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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Dec 7, 2011 - 4:30pm
Hi David,
I looked on the Historic naval ships Assocition website and found a manual about smoke generators. They even have a couple of photos of PT Boats carrying smoke generators. It may help to look it over. Jerry

http://www.hnsa.org/doc/smoke/index.htm

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David Waples

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Thanks Jerry! Buried in all that information was what I was looking for. Strap with hook on one side, with hook and turnbuckle on the other.
Dave

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