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Old 01-27-2011, 11:22 AM   #21
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Looks like Miss OSB has surface drives????
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:40 AM   #22
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dwhatty wrote:... it became the pace-setter for all PT boats built during World War II.
That statement is not correct, but thanks for the engine info.* Very impressive boat.* By the way, the V-12 Packard marine engine (4M-2500) used in the PTs in 1942 developed 1200 hp.* The output was raised later in the war to 1500 hp.

Unless Aphrodite is extremely light, I would be somewhat suspicious of that 60 mph claim.* Popular legend at the time had PTs going 70 mph with three of the 4M-2500s but the truth was that the boats when brand new out of the factory before being loaded down with military gear did about 45 mph tops.* They were much slower in the combat theatres, one reason PT crews were so afraid of Japanese destroyers.* The destroyers could chase and catch a PT fairly easiy, particulary one that had been in the combat theatre for awhile.
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:00 PM   #23
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RE: Miss OSB

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dwhatty wrote:... it became the pace-setter for all PT boats built during World War II.
That statement is not correct

Have no idea if it is or isn't. I merely quoted an article I found.

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Old 01-27-2011, 06:03 PM   #24
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Looks like Miss OSB has surface drives????
Big jet drives.* Rumor has it that she will do 50 mph.* You know how rumors are, no conformation.* Like Moonstruck she stays in the building until the owner comes down to cruise.* They*have to pull*Miss OSB*out on the trailer and lift it off with a travel lift.** Moonstruck scales at 34,000# loaded.* The marina's 40,000# forklift can barely lift it because of the weight of the big diesels amidship.

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Old 01-27-2011, 08:18 PM   #25
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Marin wrote:dwhatty wrote:... it became the pace-setter for all PT boats built during World War II.
That statement is not correct

Have no idea if it is or isn't. I merely quoted an article I found.



No worries.* I understood what you were doing.* I wasn't implying you yourself were wrong, I was just trying to correct the misinformation.
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