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 Author  Topic: 80' PT-103 Class props = 3 in the same plane?
PeterTareBuilder

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of PeterTareBuilder  Posted on: Apr 22, 2012 - 8:12pm
Can't find my references right now.

When viewed from either side, are the three props on the Elco 80' PT-103 Class boats in line with one another? Or is the middle prop further aft or forward of the other two?

Also since I'm asking about props. Is the middle prop deeper in the water than the outboard props? I seem to recall hearing that it was and that it was one reason the middle engine alon was used when quiet patrolling wa wanted.

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David Buck

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Hi Peter,
Useing Allied Coastal Forces by John Lambert and Al Ross as a referance the centre Prop appears to be slightly to the rear and lower to the Port and Starboard Props.

So in this position it would be easer to run on this Prop as it would not require the wheel to be held constanly to one side to counteract the swing that a side Prop would give to the Boat.

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David Buck

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of David Buck   Send Email To David Buck Posted on: Apr 23, 2012 - 5:53am
Hi Peter,

I would just like to add that Al would proberly be the one to have the final answer on your question.

It is also interesting to note thah both the 70' and 77' boats had the centre prop a bit further back than the side props.

Well good night mate.

D.buck

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PeterTareBuilder

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Thanks all. ThanksAl. That drawing shows exactly what I wanted to know.

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