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 Author  Topic: Hand rails on day cabin
Gravman

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Feb 11, 2014 - 7:31pm
Did the hand rails on the day cabin roof of late war boats have round cross section or were they square? Were the supports for the rails cone shaped?


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Stuart Hurley  Posted on: Feb 12, 2014 - 6:58am
Hi,
It seems that the rails on the turrets and cockpit sides were square section with conical supports from PT139 on.
Where fitted, photos show that the roof rails were the same
Some excellent drawings here on Jeff Davidsons' site.

http://www.pt103.com/images/PT_Boat_Elco_103_Class_Day_Room_Cabin_Trunk_Gridded_Top.jpg

He states that the roof rails changed also after 138 He has all the drawings, so I would think it's a pretty safe bet.








Best Regards,
Stu.





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Gravman

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Feb 12, 2014 - 11:16am
Thanks very much. I will see if I can duplicate them. He gives the measurement of the bar but I wonder what the height of those cone shaped supports are supposed to be? Anyway thanks again for the information.


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Feb 12, 2014 - 12:47pm
Check the top center of the day room cabin trunk starboard view for more details. The teak stanchions are 1 1/2" diameter at the base and 1" at the top. Height is 1 3/8". The railings are rounded rectangular oak, 1 1/4" x 1". The exception is the rail found on the port side of the chart house roof. It is 1" O.D. pipe like the earlier boats with slightly taller conical teak stanchions 1 3/4" diameter at the base and 1" at the top.



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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Feb 15, 2014 - 10:55am
Thanks very much. That is just what I needed to know.


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Feb 16, 2014 - 4:32am
You're welcome. Nice build you have going on at http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1642718. Especially since it's R/C! Don't forget some chunks of foam for flotation, I sunk a boat once. Thank God for diver friends.



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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Feb 16, 2014 - 8:34am
Forgot to mention, the short starboard chart house roof rail was round also. Unlike the port rail, t had the cast stanchions on both ends. The boss on both the starboard and port forward stanchions were drilled for the lifelines.



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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Feb 16, 2014 - 12:19pm
Thanks Jeff for the info. I see from your drawings I am going to have to make some changes to what I have already built. Some items that I used from the Dumas kit are not correct for a late war boat.


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Jeff D

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Feb 17, 2014 - 3:20am
Have you narrowed down which boat you're building? Stu Hurley asked in the ill fated boat hook thread, maybe before you had a chance to see it. Changes tended to be according to the series. Here's the list of them going by hull number:

103-196
314-367
372-383
546-563
486-545
731-760
565-624

Does anyone know why the hull numbers don't match the sequence of the boats?



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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Mar 9, 2014 - 8:12pm
Jeff, I believe it will be either the 593 or 596. I looked at your mounting drawings for the boat hooks for the 103 class. Do you know if the late war boats used the same mounting set up. I mean different mounts on either side of the day cabin. Thanks very much


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