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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: Apr 3, 2020 - 11:23am
Made the foot rails from Mahogany, with guidance from Jeff D pt103.com I followed a cross of his drawings & Dumas patterns. Given the fragile scale here I will soak in water then heat bend them in place. Being very careful not to snap them.

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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: Apr 11, 2020 - 2:47am
Smoke generator/w hold down straps& base

Need some advise 1) the foot stand on the bridge , from Jeff D the later boats after 123 had rubber mats , what did the early 103 class boats have , if anything ?? 2) control panel gauges again I know the type from Jeff, however its sizing a color image down to 1/30 scale to print that's the problem, I got with Gene Berger how he got a great result, he said copy ,resize , print very simple, OK Genes a professional builder, and kind of Tech smart, two things I'm not. Does anyone know what I'm missing here ? I know it's got to be a simple thing, At this point I'm down to I guess I need a very simple how to lesson. Thanks Grady .

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Hope all are well
Working on the window drain scoops, fabrication almost complete. Question If I’m reading Jeff Ds plans right there is not a drain on day cabin window starboard forward ??
Advise would be great



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Correct Grady, the drains were only on the windows that could be opened. The smoke gen looks good!



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That window is unique because there is a ladder there. Correct me if I'm wrong but it's the same window as the two on the forward side of the Chart House.
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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: May 7, 2020 - 3:32am
Lanyard pullies for the mast and start of cockpit rework , and my first shot at making the drains

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Grady

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Hello all, I hope everyone is staying safe , Looking at Jeff D site ABO MK 18 drawing provided by Al Ross, allot of great plans to sort thru, is there anything else out there I can also reference for working on the tubes, starting with the pads & turntables ??


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Dick has made his wonderful Elco drawing collection available for free download. You can get lost in them for months! Or years in my case. http://ptboatforum.com/documents.html There are detailed drawings showing pad dimensions, angles of tubes on the boats, etc. There is a text file list by subject that will help you find the drawing you are looking for.

The turntable should be in Al's tube drawing collection.

Have fun Mike and stay well.


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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: May 13, 2020 - 3:07am
Just wanted to take a moment to thank Dick Washichek, for allowing the use of his Elco engineer drawing. When I first decided to take a break from masted sailing ships I could never have imagined just how hooked I would become by the world of the PT boat, from the special breed of men who servered on them to beautiful decks the walked . I guess you could say the new guy is all in. Jeff D was right about the Dicks drawing, it’s like a kid at Xmas . Anyway just thought this needed to be said not only to Jeff, Ted, Dave and Dick, but to all who generously contribute there vast knowledge to the forum.
Mike



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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: May 13, 2020 - 4:28am
Without Dick, the knowledge of American PT boats we enjoy today would be a small fraction of what it is. For decades he has run this forum and footed the bill so we would have a stable place to call home. The drawings alone were well over a $1,000 that came right out of his pocket. My site for one of the PT types would not have been possible, at least not with the accuracy it now has thanks to his drawings. He even sent me a very expensive computer after learning of the issues I was having trying to render out my work. The list of all he has done to keep the memory of PT boats alive could go on for pages. What a guy! People like Dick make the world a better, and more knowledgeable, place. Every time I see a member like Charlie help someone looking for information on a family member with ties to PT service, I get a warm fuzzy feeling in my heart when I see how much it means to them.



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