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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 20, 2020 - 3:08am
Thanks Jeff, its mahogany, same as the hull, except the hull has about 6 coats of primer on it. I have been working on an outside the box plan for the deck. This is the outcome of the plans you sent

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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 20, 2020 - 11:38am
Hey cool, the same wood the real ones were planked with!


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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 29, 2020 - 4:37am
I know the old saying “there are no stupid questions” so I will ask a simple one Does the 20 mm ready ammo lockers open inboard or out board on the early 103 class boats ?


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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 29, 2020 - 10:36am
The latches were inboard, hinges outboard on the 109. Note the 20mm signal horn hiding between the boxes:

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Are the heater units on the Elco 80’s all the same type? And does anyone if some of the boats removed them once in the Pacific theatre ?.


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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: Feb 1, 2020 - 11:57am
Unless destined for a cold climate, most likely the boat carried a very similar looking rubber boat stowage locker which was usually removed early on. It was located in the same place as the heater. See these 2 threads:
http://www.ptboatforum.com/cgi-bin/MB2/netboardr.cgi?fid=102&cid=101&tid=3993&pg=23&sc=20&x=0
http://www.ptboatforum.com/cgi-bin/MB2/netboardr.cgi?fid=102&cid=101&tid=3110&st=20&nd=30&pg=36&sc=20

Here's the drawing for it:

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Grady

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Thanks Jeff
I went back and looked at the links, about same size and shape as a heater unit, but no visible heating duct. Also I go along with if we don’t need it lose it theory, weight & space are critical. So if not a heater or raft locker, did anything go there??



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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: Feb 2, 2020 - 3:12am
Exactly, one thing PT crews weren't was pack rats! You'd have to check photos of specific boats but I've noticed nothing there for the most part except for the occasional ammo locker.

One thing that I found interesting on the early boats with heaters, the 103 - 162, was that they used the throttle rod housing that ran along the starboard coaming as a duct for heated air:

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Thanks Jeff I think I will go without the heater unit on the 105, Ok I see what your talking about that’s the duct flange cover on the throttle rod housing Aft end of the day room right. Would you listen to me I’m becoming one of you?


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lol you have fallen into the whirlpool and are being sucked down. Welcome!


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