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 Author  Topic: RON 5 PT 105
Grady

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Grady   Send Email To Grady Posted on: Jan 6, 2020 - 3:39am
Recently while doing some research for my PT 105 build I come across an article where Dick Keresey skipper of the 105 stated all the RON 5 boats were painted a shade of grey, possibly gunship grey, I know colour pics are very scarce, so does anyone have any more thought on this ? Also on the engine room companion way 103 class boats was there handles or latches on the lid ? any help ,advise would be great


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Gerry McGovern

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Are you asking about the factory delivery color or in service? The 103 class boats were factory painted in Navy Gray (No. 5) hull with Dark Gray (No. 5-D). Later, Measure 13 paint scheme.



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Gerry McGovern

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Gerry McGovern

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Grady

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Grady   Send Email To Grady Posted on: Jan 6, 2020 - 9:03am
thanks Gerry, looking for in theater paint scheme, I know there were allot of variations as you use what ever you can get your hands on at the time. There's no mention of colour in Dick Kersey's book, so I don't know the time frame he said the boats were Grey. anyway good advise thanks


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Stuart Hurley

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Grady,
Some boats were repainted in overall ocean grey 5-0 which was darker than the factory greys. Below the waterline they retained the copperoyd coating.
The engine room hatch had two latches which were locked by turning them 90 degrees similar to a door handle.

Try here http://pt103.com

Stu





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Jeff D

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Here are some details of the hatchway showing the handle placement, from Dick Washichek's collection. He has generously decided to put them up for free download, see the "Documents" link. The first shows where the holes should be drilled in the forward cover for the handles:

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Grady

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Grady   Send Email To Grady Posted on: Jan 7, 2020 - 3:44am
Thanks Stu, The paint is a real Grey area, no pun intended the hatch hinges and latch's was something I could not find
Jeff D has been a great help during my build, The outstanding information on his site has been the main stay of my work. I kind of feel guilty emailing him all the time with simply questions, however as in his last post he's always there to help Thanks Jeff



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Stuart Hurley

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Grady,
The greys are certainly variable depending on the time frame. The paints issued at the time were not always pre-mixed and utilised a tinting colour which could be added to produce the various shades. Personally i think 5-D is too dark tonally looking at period photos, and i think 5-0 is more likely. 5-D was reckoned to be too contrasty . The use of 5-0 on small craft was known as measure 14 IIRC

Best Regards,
Stu.





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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: Jan 7, 2020 - 8:18am
lol thanks Grady it's always nice to be appreciated!

I forgot about the hinges. The covers were attached with a full length 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 piano hinge with a rubber strip inderneath that appears to stick out a little past the ends of the hinge. Photo (cropped) of PT 127's Motor Mac Hank Amority courtesy of http://pt127.org/. It looks like they added an air scoop to the hatchway's forward cover:

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