Links to other PT Boat related sites      T. Garth Conelly's website      The restoration of PT-309   The restoration of PTF-19 Nasty Class PT  Houses PT-617 and PT-796 The PT Boat Forum  Where are the last of the PT Boats  Haze Gray and Underway PT Boat lists   THE PT Boat Museum and a great place for original drawings and details Gene Kirklands PT Boat website, photo's and booklist A great modelling site Alan Zulberti's model  Another good link source  Mystic Seaport -records of the Elco Boat Company  Pat Matthews fantastic PT model and PT magazine ad site  Some interesting stuff  PT Boat Training Ops  Without question the finest static model around  Some good information  The Restoration of PT 658  1/350 scale 80' Elco resin casting  Model building information on PT's  A great site with some good photo's, some great reading and about the only Australian MTB/PT story! A Site dedicated to PT31 with some great models.  Huckins website and drawings  A good modelling site  US Navy Documents online A great site dedicated to British Military Powerboat History 

Geoff Dixon's smoke generator - - A good article on Merlin and Packard engine development


Schnellboote Links - Excellent S-Boot site includes some stunning photo's - reference site - a very fine Revell Model - Martin Davis's build of the Robbe S130 Model - German reference site - German S-Boote book list


Parts Suppliers

(that I have used and I recommend) - K&S metals - the best source of high quality brass tubing on the planet, USA. - Brushless motors, controllers, Li-Poly batteries, chargers (airplane based), HK. - Batteries (NiMH), chargers, marine esc's, USA. - IB4200, GP4300 NiMH and huge high performance Lipoly batteries - 12,000 mAH, USA. - The best model propellers, Netherlands. - who sells which brands internationally, a great reseller finding tool! - Specialists in everything for airplanes and some stuff for boats, AXI, Kontronic motors etc. also good info on batteries, chargers etc, Australia - Adrian Brewer's great boat shop in Ringwood Victoria, sells Raboesch props and many many scale boat fittings, Australia - High tech brushless motor stuff, USA. Midwest products supply some great materials - Makers of scale props and shafts, UK. - Hyperion Brushless Motors and other performance stuff, USA. - Hyperion Brushless Motors and E-Meters, Australia.


Suppliers that I have not yet used but look very interesting  Model Sailboats - Find the most stunning model ship online at discount prices. Our all Model Sailboats are laser cut throughout and are produced in Italy. - Frank Ricucci's gas powered torpedo's - Simon Higgin's great propellers - A fantastic modelling supplier in St Petersburg, Russia.


Zenoah Engine Links  - Dyno testing with many different tuned pipes


Fast Model Boat Links  - NAMBA Fast Electric Straight Lines - 100 mph is possible!


Question: I happened to be watching the old movie PT-109 the other day and the Australian coast watcher in the movie stated in his radio transmissions the words "Peter Tare." I always thought this was his name, but someone told me that "Peter" and "Tare" were part of the old phonetic alphabet. Do you know?

Answer: In researching the answer to this question, we found there are dozens of phonetic alphabets used by many different groups. The words "Peter" and "Tare" were part of the pre-1954 Navy radio alphabet. Here is that complete alphabet: Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog, Easy, Fox, George, How, Item, Jig, King, Love, Mike, Nan, Oboe, Peter, Queen, Roger, Sugar, Tare, Uncle, Victor, William, X-ray, Yoke, Zebra.

Courtesy of:  The Experimental Aircraft Association, SOWELA Barnstormers, Chapter 541 of Louisiana, Inc.


Lilydale Model Yacht Club

A panoramic view of the 20 or so contestants and yachts at Lillydale Lake (Victoria, Australia) June 18th 2005, I had taken the new Hull-2 for it's first real swim and these guy's were going to be racing for another few hours, doh,  so I went to a smaller pond nearby.


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