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 Author  Topic: Higgins Detail and Specifications
alross2

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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 19, 2012 - 5:19pm
I'm looking for one of these books for the 78' Higgins. They exist for the 80' ELCO, but I've yet to find one for the Higgins. Anyone hoarding one?

Al


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Dec 19, 2012 - 5:47pm
Al,
What kind of book you are looking for?
Victor

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alross2

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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 19, 2012 - 7:20pm
One of these, Victor: http://www.hnsa.org/doc/pt/specs/index.htm

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 19, 2012 - 7:21pm
Hey Doctor Al! Last year when I went to the National Archives, I found the original contract for the PT625-PT660. In the contract on page 2 in the 3rd paragraph on the 6th line, it lists the Name of the book listing the criteria the factory must build the boats according to. It is called "Detail Specifications for building Motor Torpedo boats PT625 class....." I think this is probably the official name of the book you are looking for? Jerry









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alross2

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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 20, 2012 - 4:18am
That's it, Jerry; thanks. At least I now know it did exist. Now to find one...

Al


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Hey guys,
Did anybody notice the cost of a single PT625 class Higgins PT Boat when brand new? $132,762.44 each, pretty cheap for such an awesome boat! I bet Randy and the guys in New Orleans wished they could get that same deal today...Jerry

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Jonathan Eno

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Jerry,
You are write. A great price, in today's dollars , around $1,721,928.
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  Frank J Andruss Sr

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Maybe I'll go to the bank on Wednesday and make a check out for that amount to have an Elco built. Hey, what else am I going to do with my money............


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Frank,
Just make sure to sign your name as W-I-L-L D-A-Y on the check. Hah hah!

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Will Day

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Oh, I guess you didn't hear, Jerry. I spent all of my extra cash buying the 658 boat. I'm having her moved to Arizona.

Will

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