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wclracer64

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Where are the fuel fillers on the 80 footers?
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Stuart Hurley

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Hello,
There were three filler caps, 1 each port and starboard just aft of the bridge wing steps, and 1 in the cockpit just port of the centerline in front of the day cabin.
Have a look here:
http://www.pt103.com/index.html


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Stu.





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  Jerry Gilmartin

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I have a photo (that I had on PB) of a crewman on Bill Skades PT143 actually pouring gas into the starboard fuel tank through a big funnel lined with cheesecloth. Standing by in the background is another crewman with a fire extinguisher. I would post it but I don't know how? I have the original copy on my home PC. Maybe when the new photo thing is up and running I can post it.

BillSkadeRON8PT143refuelingefbb1.jpg
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When photos are again able to be posted I will post an overhead view of my 1/20th Elco, the fuel fills are quite obvious.

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Daniele Klay

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Hi,
check this deck general arrangement plan, fuel filler caps labelled "32" http://www.pt103.com/images/asst/BureauOfShipsDeckArrangementPlan496544_Trimmed_Scaled.jpg

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Jeff D

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They sort of surrounded the forward part of the day room cabin, 1 in front and 2 to the sides. If you're building a model and need locations, here's some measurements to the center of the caps:

The front one was offset from the boat center line 8 to the port, and was 5 1/2 forward of the day cabin.

The side caps were 66 outboard of the boat center line port and stbd, and about 20 1/2 aft of the front of the day cabin.

I took the measurements from this image: http://www.pt103.com/images/PT_Boat_Elco_103_Class_Day_Room_Cabin_Trunk_Gridded_Top.jpg. I forget if they apply to the late boats also.



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wclracer64

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Thanks for the info all!
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