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 Author  Topic: PT 305 PORT ENGINE
RANDY SMITH

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WE PULED THE PORT ENGINE YESTERDAY TO REPAIR THE GEARBOX . THE BEARING IN THE PLANETARY IS SLIDING FORWARD CAUSING IT TO SICK IN FORWARD. PULLED IT AND STRIPED IT DOWN IN ONE DAY THE BOX IS GOING TO THE SHOP THAT REBUILT IT.

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RANDY SMITH

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We dissembled the gear box the engine drive thrust bearing failed allowing the shaft to slide forward locking it up and vibrate. hope to have one ready to reinstall this weekend.


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keep her running!!


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RANDY SMITH

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HERE ARE SOME PICS OF THE INSIDE OF THE GEARBOX WHERE IT FAILED. WE HAVE REPLACED IT AND WILL REINSTALL THE ENGINE TOMORROW 11 AM.

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RANDY SMITH

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The ENGINE IS BACK IN THE BOAT.

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Jimbo Melanson

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Any oysters left in that there bilge anymore? LOL! Doubt is. Looks like you could eat off the floor!

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Randy when you start taking tour passengers , to be WW2 realistic you could serve them a plate of fried spam and powdered eggs or a plate of weevilly pancakes and orange marmalade (no syrup) along with a canteen of grapefruit juice.That is what we had at Vella La Vella. Ha

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C.J I will suggest that to the museum but I still work a 50 60 hour week and I do not cook.


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John Kennedy ETC USN

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Mr Smith. I am attempting to ascertain the PT305's radio status. I noticed there is no HF whip mounted. I am coordinating with the JARC for the USN museum ships fleetwide event the first weekend in June via amateur radio.

I am also attempting to get any information on replacement HF whips for the Higgens 78 ft. PT boats. I have a USN HF whip in stock here at ESI in New Orleans to donate, but it is for destroyers and not "whippy" enough for PT duty

Any info or photos you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Are there any radiomen or ET's in your crew I could contact?

DE N5PGO.


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David Waples

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Randy when you start taking tour passengers , to be WW2 realistic you could serve them a plate of fried spam and powdered eggs or a plate of weevilly pancakes and orange marmalade (no syrup) along with a canteen of grapefruit juice.That is what we had at Vella La Vella. Ha

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C.J. That's a great idea! Realistic and it didn't seem to slow you down a bit!
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