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    Elco's Bayonne, N.J., plant, PT construction was started with the boat upside down; when bottom and side planking was completed, the hull was turned over in a special sling, WW2.
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    Throw two or three Packard V12s in and you're ready to go...

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    Having read through about 4000 boat plans in the 1930's decade of Popular Mechanics in Google Books, that was the standard way boats (versus ships) were constructed. (seriously...boats were to the 1930's Pop Mechanics readers what airplanes were to the 70's...)

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    Which one is #73 .

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    Which one is #73 .
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdurand View Post
    Which one is #73 .
    Entertainment reference! Your era is showing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce.desertrat View Post
    Having read through about 4000 boat plans in the 1930's decade of Popular Mechanics in Google Books, that was the standard way boats (versus ships) were constructed. (seriously...boats were to the 1930's Pop Mechanics readers what airplanes were to the 70's...)
    Yes. I wonder how many carefully plotted loft lines never saw a drop of water. At the same time, I'd guess a few remain extant.
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    Workers assemble the drive gear of an Icelandic coast guard ship.

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    Workers assemble the drive gear of an Icelandic coast guard ship.
    How does one know when there really is a place for you in a particular machine shop...? Lots of gear boxes and pumps are just like this.
    When called down to a 5 or 6" boring mill, and a set of those castings are sitting there on a pallet. Not even doweled yet...aside from a long straight bore, it'll have a pair of thrust faces inside with location, spacing and width specs. The bar is usually shop made, with HSS bits and a support bearing. Between set-up, roughing and finishing, that top half might get unbolted and opened 3-5 times. Good times!
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    I’m wondering what the planetary gears are for in this application? It’s not a differential as it’s a single drive.

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