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Old 09-29-2007, 02:42 AM
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A bit of history for sale- I've heard them run before; quite an awesome sound!

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Old 09-29-2007, 05:36 AM
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I wonder why the Navy rebuilt it in 1969. Wern't many of the PT boats destroyed by then and the only people that had them were some of our asian allies that used them for costal patrol?
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I'm pretty sure the Navy did not have an PT boats in comission in 1969. That was the year my father retired from the Navy. As I recall, they had one PT boat that was conferted to what they called a "Crash Boat", when dad was stationed at the Mine Defense Lab in Panama City, Florida.
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I have a boat magazine from the late 70's or early 80's somewhere with an ad with 4 or 5 decomissioned PT boats for sale in San Diego . Someone I've met at that time here in Vancouver bought one of them .It was either a 75 or 85 footer . He converted the boat with a massive superstructure to a pleasure charter , and named it "Magnum Force" . He moored it at the Bayshore Inn marina for a long time . I've lost contact with the person and haven't seen the boat for a while either .
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Old 09-29-2007, 11:18 PM
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Didn't John Wayne have one (a PT) moored in front of his house on the water in Newport Harbor year and years ago ?
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there was a working pt boat in key west and was owned by bill baumfuk(i **** you not)he was on the history channel a few times but the bank ended up with it,was here last year doing tours,they had taken out the triple packards, and replaced them with two modern diesels,no one(local0 knows where it is now
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Old 09-29-2007, 11:37 PM
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ya i saw that boat in key west it was by the conc republic we spoke with the guy the boat was cool and in mint condition
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That is a cool piece of history!
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Jphn Wayne did own one that he had converted to yacht status- I had a picture of it once and will post it if I can find it.
These boats were movers for there time- check out the site I have posted below and you will see a familiar name to offshore powerboating- Sutphen!

http://www.ptboats.org/20-12-05-trivia-001.html
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