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I got to Long Beach today and shot the boat. I think my recollection of the boat was accurate.  It sure looks like the air-sea rescue boat on the first link.  I hadn't seen either of these sites before, you might find them interesting.  The boat isn't identical to the boats on the link but it is pretty close.  I'm only seeing detail changes that could have been easily made to the boat.  It is in excellent condition.  The last picture is of the transom and shows the reflections of near objects. Strange, the boat has no numbers and no name (required of "documented vessels").  It seems to me that any boat that is actually used would require one or the other.  This boat has neither and it's in fine shape.  I'm wondering why anyone would keep a boat like this in great condition if they can't use it.  I'll contact the boat yard where it's moored and see if they know anything about it.  They must, it's been there for years.

One other note of interest; the boat docked next to it is the boat the oil platform crews use for transportation.  It once rescued me when I was windsurfing a couple of miles off shore and the wind quit.

Alan

http://nobadlie.tripod.com/index.htm

http://www.ww2pcsa.org/pcsa.htm


PT520resto1.jpg (39191 bytes) Mvc-244s.jpg (42191 bytes) Mvc-246s.jpg (27410 bytes) Mvc-247s.jpg (41885 bytes) Mvc-248s.jpg (40915 bytes)
Mvc-252s.jpg (37187 bytes) Mvc-253s.jpg (43270 bytes) Mvc-254s.jpg (18641 bytes) Mvc-255s.jpg (29235 bytes) Mvc-258s.jpg (22886 bytes)

I keep looking at these pics, and I have to say, this is the most SERIOUS looking boat I've ever seen!  And I've seen them all!  Serious sailboats, serious race boats, all of them.  This boat is Frowning without looking unhappy!  Strange combination.  It's kind of like, when this boat approaches, all boats lay to.  I think  my mother generated looks kind of like this one.  Still does!

It seems strange that the time period between WWII and Vietnam was less than 15 years and yet we are nearly 30 years past our experience in Southeast Asia.

Hope you like the pics.  They were surprisingly easy to get.

Alan


Here is a photocopy of more info about this boat : PT520resto1.jpg (39191 bytes)