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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 31, 2010 - 1:53am
Actually that's a scan from a plan bought from HQ. A similar plan minus the Elcoplane parts can be found on the DVD as ELCO_Roll_5535-1_72SCAN_00177.pdf & 78. But you're right Dave, the plan collection is a "must have".



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Frank J Andruss Sr

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I have an original Repair Training Unit book for the Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons Training Center, which lists the many types of wood used on the ELCO BOATS and the many different measurements. Planking was 6 inches according to this training Manual. The Manual deals with the Keel, Stern, Knee, Frames, sawn frame, laminated frames, gusset plates, intermediate frames, chine, inner chine guard, outer chine guard, gunnel, clamp, inner gunnel guard, outer gunnel guard on beading, the shelf, covering board, stringers and battens, diagonal struts, girders, the strongback, transom, tank room and lazerette planking, interior framing, towing eye, hatches and watertight doors,canopy and gun turrets and compatments. It even has the information of the HIGGINS PT BOATS as well............


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Dick

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Jeff . . .

You're really putting the DVD microfilm drawing to great use by constantly referencing the various drawings to questions and comments. Keep up the great work, I do mean work, because it is no small task.

Dick . . . .


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  djwhite

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Feb 1, 2010 - 6:56am
Wow!

I can't thank you guys enough for all youhave already helped me with.

I have requested the information to order the DVD's. Looks like I will be pulling the styrene I have on the hull off and be replacing it. Better now than when I have bulkheads and battens in place.

These PT's were amazing feats of engineering! Light, manuverable and fast.

Mr. Andruss, could you contact me at
djcewhite@juno.com I have some questions concerning information I might be able to get through your organization. As I said I am very new to this forum thing and don't know if this is even the right way to ask this question. I really could you some advice so that I don't step on anyones toes here.

Denny White


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brian in denver

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heres some pics of my first prototype
http://news.webshots.com/photo/2571527770042481296SqDTBN][IMG]http://inlinethumb32.webshots.com/46431/2571527770042481296S425x425Q85.jpg[/IMG]

or

http://inlinethumb30.webshots.com/22941/2945411220042481296S425x425Q85.jpg

(I think this forum format is in severe need of an up grade, to the G503 type.)

BB


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Dick

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Dick   Send Email To Dick Posted on: Feb 1, 2010 - 1:17pm
If you don't like this message board you don't have to visit it. Most all members are happy with it ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Sorry for any inconvenience it has given you. It is also simpler to use for those many on this website that arent as proficient using computers and surfing the net as yourself may be.

Oh yes, I corrected your links above, they are now clickable. The first link goes to a "Moved Page" error note. The second link works.

Dick Washichek
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  Jerry Gilmartin

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All,
After dealing with all the overwhelming chinese spam this site suffered a few short years ago, (has it been that long?) I think this site is among the easiest to use and user friendly that I have ever seen, while also preventing the server numbing overload that the spammers live for. I would like to thank Dick W for doing such a fantastic job of keepoing this message board open to everyone, including a few real WW2 PT Boat veterans. Great job Dick! Keep up the good work! and Thanks again. Jerry PT658 Portland OR

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CJ Willis

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Dick: I am pretty illiterate computer wise. About all I know is how to turn it on and off. I have no idea what G503 means. I came up from the slide rule era. However I do know that I enjoy very much reading the posts you guys put on the board concerning PT's and it is very easy for me to post a message if I want to add my 2 cents. Dick I thank you for providing this website. It's a pleasure for me to check in on everyday.

C. J. Willis

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  djwhite

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I would also like to thank you for keeping the site running well.

I have gained a great deal of knowledge and even more respect for the people who put it all on the line for our country in these boats.

Thank you all for your passing on info here to us who were not out there.

Denny White


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Will Day

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DRIVE ON, DICK...YOU ARE THE MAN!

Seruiously, we all (or I guess most of us) appreciate your time, effort and talent...


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