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Frank Andruss

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank Andruss   Send Email To Frank Andruss Posted on: May 18, 2015 - 8:27am
I was curious as to where the torpedo cranks were stored on the 77 Foot Elco PT BOATS. To tell you the truth, I have never seen a photo of them on one of the boats, except the 80 footers. Stan made two of them for our PT-61 project, but we are not sure where to place them............


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Will Day

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Will Day   Send Email To Will Day Posted on: May 18, 2015 - 11:27am
Probably a question for Al. I looked through "Early Elco PT Boats" that he and Bob Ferrell wrote, but didn't see anything obvious.

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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: May 18, 2015 - 11:34am
Hi Frankie . . .

The torpedo cranks were evidently stored in the Chart room and Engine room, where they were attached to extension tubes extending from torpedo training bracket and the crank bearing installed in the sides of the cabin walls. The extension tubes were stored on the exterior cabin grab rails (as shown in a photo from earlier post). In one of the photos posted by Jerry, shows the hand crank and installed bearing in the mid-lower right side of the Chart room photo. Much of this can be seen in photos and sketches made in an earlier post from October 2014.

Earlier torpedo crank discussion:
http://www.ptboatforum.com/cgi-bin/MB2/netboardr.cgi?fid=102&cid=101&tid=3708&st=0&nd=10&pg=8&sc=20

Dick . . . .

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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Wow Dick good memory! I had forgotten that post myself! Thanks for reminding us it was there!
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  TED WALTHER

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I remember it!


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Will Day

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Will Day   Send Email To Will Day Posted on: May 18, 2015 - 10:05pm
You the man, Dick!

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Frank Andruss

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank Andruss   Send Email To Frank Andruss Posted on: May 20, 2015 - 8:35am
Thanks so much Dick, great thread with great information which has been passed along to Stan.


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