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RANDY SMITH

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I HAVE NOT POSTED PICTURES IN A WHILE

FIRST CANVES AND DULPHNITE ON THE BOTTOM

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FILING SCREW
filling holes in deck photo DECKFILINGHOLESDEC13.jpg

CHART ROOM

chart house photo CHARTROOMDEV13.jpg

ENGINE ROOM

engine room shift lincage under floor photo ENGINEROOMFLOORFRAMINGampSHITLINCAGE.jpg

instaling rods & pistons photo ENGINE3RODSampPISTONSCOMPLEATE.jpg

engine 3 crankcase photo ENGINE3CRANKCASE.jpg

engine 3 crank photo ENGINE3CRANK3.jpg

PLANKING photo PLANKINGDEC13.jpg

PLANKING photo PLANKINGNOV13-6.jpg

aft fuel compartment bilge pump intake and strainer photo AFTFULECAMPBILGPUMPINLETLIMBERCHAINS.jpg

FINISHED THE STERN RIVETS

STERN RIVETS FINISHED photo STERNRIVETSDEC13.jpg

engine room under the floor photo ENGENEROOMDEC13-2.jpg

engine room photo ENGINEROOMDEC13-1.jpg

WATER INTAKE WITH BUTERFLYS

engine warter inlets with butterfly valves photo ENGINEWARTERINTAKEWITHBUTERFLYVALVES.jpg


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Dick

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Dick   Send Email To Dick Posted on: Jan 23, 2014 - 1:40pm

Thanks Randy . . .

We miss the update photos, thanks again.

Dick . . . .


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  Andy Small

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Incredible work!

The outside longitudinal planking ads great strength to the hull.

I can't tell, but are the frames solid or laminated with multiple layers? I heard the Higgins started with solid but may have later switched to laminated frames.

Cheers,
Andy


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Andy Small

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Andy Small   Send Email To Andy Small Posted on: Jan 23, 2014 - 2:04pm
I just took a look at a PT658 photo and noticed that the upper outer planing on the hull is also longitudinal instead of diagonal, were the earlier Higgins built with a diagonal outer planking?

Andy


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Frank Andruss

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Looks great........................


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Will Day

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Thanks, Randy....

Will

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RANDY SMITH

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ANDY ALL THE EARLIER BOAT WERE HAD DIAGONAL PLANKS BEFORE THE 600 SERIES.

THE RIBS ON THE BOAT IS A SOLID PIECE OF WOOD LAMINATER WITH A 1/4 IN PICE OF PLYWOOD TOO EACH SIDE.
I WILL LOOK FOR SOME BETTER PICTURES.

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TED WALTHER

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Randy;
The only thing that would be better would be to see PT 308 being restored right next to PT 305. Bravo Zulu to you and yur team! That 2015 date is right around the corner and you guys look like you will be ready, good luck!
Take care,
TED


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james melanson

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Boy I got to say....I worked on the 305 boat nearly 2 years getting it ready to go to the group in Texas before she came to you all in New Orleans. We had grandiose ideas of driving her down the inter coastal waterway a few test runs were done but the decision to drive her down on a truck was best. She just looks fantastic and nothing less than a stellar job is being done on her. You have the volunteers and financial support of one of the greatest museums dedicated to WWII.
Through my efforts I have been given a life long charter membership of the museum. It was a pleasure and an honor to save this boat. She was headed into harms way the Texas group had not taken her over.
God Bless you all God Bless the 305 boat. Beautiful work!!!!
Jim Melanson

Tell Jerry Strahan I said hello please!

jim

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Bob

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Jim,
Do you have any photos of when you worked on her? Could you tell us exactly what kinds of things you did while working on her? Perhaps a brief history of what you did. Thanks for everything that you did to save her. When do you think you might come to New Orleans?

Bob

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