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Forum Name: PT Boats - General
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Topic: 305 UP AND READY FOR PLANKING
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WE RAISED THE BOAT ON THURSDAYTHEN SPENT SATURDAY REMOVING THE CRADLE. NEXT IS INSTALLING THE WING ENGINE SHAFTLOGS THEN WE WILLI START THE INNER PLANKING.SOME PICKS OF HER FRAMING BEFORE IT IS COVERED.YOU CAN ALSO SEE THE CONTOUR OF THE HULL WITHOUT THE CRADLE. [IMAGE]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/241.jpg[/IMAGE]
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ENGINE ROOM THROTTLES
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Posted By: RANDY SMITH | Posted on: Apr 7, 2013 - 2:11pm
Total Posts: 182 | Joined: Jul 16, 2012 - 7:16pm



Really cool Randy, thanks for posting them. Beautiful workmanship...




Posted By: Jeff D | Posted on: Apr 7, 2013 - 2:52pm
Total Posts: 2044 | Joined: Dec 21, 2006 - 1:30am



Randy, thanks so much for sharing these great photos. I really appreciate seeing them. GREAT JOB by all of your people.



Posted By: Frank Andruss | Posted on: Apr 7, 2013 - 4:49pm
Total Posts: 3964 | Joined: Feb 9, 2007 - 11:41am



Randy;
STUNNING! I wish her sister, PT 308 could have also enjoyed this meticulous restoration. Keep up the good work!
Take care,
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Apr 7, 2013 - 7:03pm
Total Posts: 2932 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am



Looks Great you guys! She should be underway pretty soon I'll bet! Keep up the great work. Jerry PT658 Portland

Jerry Gilmartin

Posted By: Jerry Gilmartin | Posted on: Apr 8, 2013 - 2:51pm
Total Posts: 1290 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 11:16pm



Planking completion expected December 2013.

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National WWII Museum
PT-305 Restoration
Phone: 504-528-1944 Extension 375
http://www.nationalww2museum.org/see-hear/collections/artifacts/pt-305.html
Fb: PT-305 "USS Sudden Jerk"


Posted By: Higgins Fan | Posted on: Apr 10, 2013 - 4:53am
Total Posts: 128 | Joined: Aug 17, 2012 - 7:48pm