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  RANDY SMITH

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The planking is complete.
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Installing the furniture in the officer's quarters.

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Building the test stand and cooling system to run the 3 Packards

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We actually turned one over yesterday, with the starter and the pre-oiler no ignition



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Dick

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. . . . . She's Looking good . . . . . . . .

Thanks Randy for keeping this message board up-to-date with your photos. It is very much appreciated.

Dick . . .


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What Dick said......

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  TED WALTHER

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Randy;
She is looking pretty sweet for a 71 year old lady!!!
Keep up the good work and Bravo Zulu to you crew!
Take care,
TED


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Looking really good Randy! Thanks for posting.
Pretty soon we can have our own Higgins RON patrolling the seas!

Jerry Gilmartin
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Portland OR

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  Andy Small

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Awesome! Beautiful Work!

Based on the progress, is there an estimate for completion?

Cheers,
Andy


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Hey Randy,
I forgot to tell you that we gave one of your crew a ride last month, during the trip to the St Helens Maritime Heritage Festival. while he was here for a Buick Car Show, and he spent the entire time (3 hours!) down in the engine room with Bubba and Ron and Bob Alton learning how to start up and operate those big Packards. From all the reports I heard, he is gunning for your job down there in Big Easy! I just wanted to let you guys know if there is anything we can do here in Portland to help you guys out feel free to let us know. Thanks Jerry

Jerry Gilmartin
PT658 Crewman
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RANDY SMITH

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YES JERRY JACK AND HIS UNCLE ENJOYED THE RIDE.

AS FOR A LAUNCH DATE THERE IS NOTHING IS DEFINITE. WE WILL SATRT THE 3 PACKARDS BEFORE THE END OF SEPTEMBER . THE NEW CRADLE WILL BA FINISHED IN OCTOBER OR NOVEMBER. THAT WILL ALLOW US TO LOWER THE BOAT DOWN AND WE CAN USE THE GANTRY CRANE TO INSTALL THE ENGINES AND FUEL TANKS THE 40MM AND OTHER HEAVY EQUIPMENT. AFTER WE COMPLETED EVERYTHING WE CAN AT THE MUSEUM. WE PALN TO MOVE TO THE OLD HIGGINS INDUSTRIAL CANAL YARD WHERE SHE ORIGINALLY OUT FITTED TO FINISH HER .



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RANDY SMITH

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We are going to make a lot of Noise !!!!!!!!!

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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Just make sure the flames coming out of those pipes wont catch the ceiling on fire! Just in case you were unaware, there will be flames until you get your carbs tweaked in especially while starting it up. I cant wait to see the video of your first startup!

Jerry Gilmartin
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