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 Author  Topic: PT-196 Auxilary fuel tank and alternate exhaust routing?
PeterTareBuilder2

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of PeterTareBuilder2  Posted on: Jan 20, 2013 - 3:59pm
Where did the exhust go on PT-196 after it was fitted with the auxilary fuel tank at the stern? Please do not tell me to look at an image in a book as I don't have any on PT boats and can't afford one now and the local library has virtually zilch on PT boats.

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TGConnelly

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That was one of the reasons why that experiment was ended. It was found that "trailer" was too close to the exhausts and caused the engines to overheat.

Unfortunately ... the man who could talk to you about that "trailer" died last summer. Alex Johnson.


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PeterTareBuilder2

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Mr. Connely.

Are you saying that the exhausts were in the same position on the stern and were between the stern and theforward face of te auxilary fuel tank?

Thanks and cheers.

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TGConnelly

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That's my understanding, Peter. Maybe people like Wayne Traxel could answer you better.

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Peter you may want to check out this posting on the message board. May have some of the answers you are looking for. http://www.ptboats.org/cgi-local/sitenetbbs/netboardr.cgi?fid=102&cid=101&tid=2375&sc=20&pg=1&x=0
Gary


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TGConnelly

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Jan 21, 2013 - 7:10am
May I ask a stupid question?

That "trailer"? Was that for carrying cargo and supplies to a forward base type of thing or was it for fuel? I was never clear on that point and have never gotten a direct answer to.


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