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Old Nov 12, 2010, 11:31 PM
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World War II PT-boat restoration reaches milestone, PT-305


Good to see another one of the few PT boats being restored...

http://www.wwltv.com/news/World-War-...107315153.html
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Old Nov 13, 2010, 08:37 PM
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Interesting to see how many PT hulls, etc. survive. Kinda sad to see how few have been or are being restored. I was a bit surprised to see that Higgins survivors outnumber ELCO survivors; somehow didn't expect that.
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Old Nov 14, 2010, 07:51 AM
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What a great story, now that is some good news for a change!
Old Nov 14, 2010, 11:04 AM
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Nice post ken...Thanks
Old Nov 16, 2010, 09:12 AM
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Interesting to see how many PT hulls, etc. survive. Kinda sad to see how few have been or are being restored. I was a bit surprised to see that Higgins survivors outnumber Elco survivors; somehow didn't expect that.
Jeepers, it may be that the Higgins boats were built a bit more robustly than the ELCOs. I read somewhere that they were designed to be beached for repairs in a pinch, and if you look at the hull lines, they did have a wide, flat keel.


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