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 Author  Topic: Need help with the life raft support on PT 302
Bob Butler

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Here is a photo of the life raft mounted to the charthouse of PT302. Has anyone got a photo of the whole support?


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Hi Bob,
Frank already asked me for this and sorry but I don't have anything like that one shown. My guess is that it was a field expedient part made at the forward operating area by the boat crew or the Base Force? I have no other examples or drawings or photos. The ones we have on PT658 are two rounded edge blocks and nothing like the rack shown in the photo. Sorry I could not be of more help.
Jerry PT658 Portland

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Bob Butler

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Thanks Jerry, I figured I'd try again. How did you guys make out with the stolen tools Do you need tool donations?


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Bob, it looks like a simple field modification to me. In the drawings that I have from Al Ross, I don't see it as part of a factory item. Simple piece of wood attached the the charthouse, lashed down and off they went. Arthur does not remember how it was attached, but they did loose it one day.


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Bob Butler

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Took a guess and went for it this morning, pic's on the update post.


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