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#106391 - 10/25/00 03:27 AM Anchor Bay Ships of the future?
rmkay Offline
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Has anyone heard about any new Anchor Bay Ships that may be coming soon?
What do you think about a suggestion of a WWII PT boat??????

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#106392 - 10/25/00 04:17 PM Re: Anchor Bay Ships of the future?
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I second that motion Sean. Sounds like a great idea! Got a retired WWII Navy vet. here who repaired those Higgins boats in Norfolk. Got a lot of great stories!

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#106393 - 10/25/00 05:12 PM Re: Anchor Bay Ships of the future?
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That sounds like a great idea. maybe they would do my old boat,503-3 boat 3 from LST 503.I would be sure to grab one of them.I have a plastic model of it complete with the coxswain with the tattoo on his arm.don't forget to put the two fifties on the gun rings on the stern .Bill O'Brien oseabee.
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#106394 - 10/25/00 10:55 PM Re: Anchor Bay Ships of the future?
rmkay Offline
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You learn something everyday! Thanks for the web site on Douglas Munro, someone should teach in our schools about real heros like him. I think that we need to send this idea to someone at Harbour Lights. My vote is for the Higgins Boat and Douglas. Great idea!
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#106395 - 10/25/00 11:45 PM Re: Anchor Bay Ships of the future?
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I'd still very much like an A/B model of the U.S.C.G. icebreaker Mackinaw (WAGB-83)

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#106396 - 10/26/00 12:17 AM Re: Anchor Bay Ships of the future?
Brent Offline
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Of course I'd love to see the "Mackinaw" but the idea of a P.T. sounds great as well!! My Dad served on a P.T. for the first half of WWII, and, before he died he shared alot of memories with me about his tour in the south Pacific.
Both the "Mackinaw" and anyone of the "Higgins" models would be a heck of an addition to my AB collection..... As a long-standing member of "P.T. Boats, Inc." I'm sure there would be a large number of members who would love to purchase one!
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#106397 - 10/26/00 04:31 AM Re: Anchor Bay Ships of the future?
rmkay Offline
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Brent,
I am interested in the group that you listed, the "PT Boats, Inc." do you have any other info on them? Please email or post this. Thanks!

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#106398 - 10/26/00 06:01 AM Re: Anchor Bay Ships of the future?
TD Offline
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I would like to see the most famous PT Boat done by HL, PT-109. I would include JFK in the boat as well.

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#106399 - 10/26/00 06:44 PM Re: Anchor Bay Ships of the future?
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I'd love to see HL do the Mackinaw, too.

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#106400 - 10/26/00 10:18 PM Re: Anchor Bay Ships of the future?
Bob M Offline
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The Mackinaw gets my vote!

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#106401 - 10/26/00 10:22 PM Re: Anchor Bay Ships of the future?
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Another thought would be that of a Coast Guard 180' buoy tender. They could have it with it's boom over the side picking up a lighted buoy from the water, and the ship listing to the port side. Just a thought.

Tim - Keeping the flame lit...

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#106402 - 10/26/00 11:21 PM Re: Anchor Bay Ships of the future?
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Tim I like the idea of a 180' buoy tender. They were also used to service lightships as well as aids to navigation.
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#106403 - 10/27/00 12:06 AM Re: Anchor Bay Ships of the future?
Brent Offline
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Russell.....you can see their web site at: www.ptboats.org
and their mailing address is:
P.T. Boats, Inc.
P.O. Box 38070
Germantown, TN 38183
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#106404 - 10/27/00 12:06 AM Re: Anchor Bay Ships of the future?
mghusge Offline
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I agree with Tim and Hal, the 180' Buoy Tender would be a great choice for another AB. I would also like to see a "RELIEF" Lightship modeled. Having had the privilage of serving on both of these type ships.
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#106405 - 10/27/00 07:27 PM Re: Anchor Bay Ships of the future?
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For those who are curious as to what a USCG 180' buoy tender looks like...

[img]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1027787&a=9605805&p=31666713[/img]

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#106406 - 10/28/00 04:26 AM Re: Anchor Bay Ships of the future?
RRohweder Offline
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Not much of a list there Tim. Is that one of those newfangled styrofoam buoys?

Rich

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#106407 - 10/28/00 05:02 AM Re: Anchor Bay Ships of the future?
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LOL Rich, I understand what you are saying. Actually, when she is boomed all the way out and has snatched the buoy, then there is a bit more of a list to her. Once they grab the buoy, they pull it against the hull of the ship to keep it stable and to allow the crew to place a tag line on it.

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#106408 - 10/28/00 05:05 AM Re: Anchor Bay Ships of the future?
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Our vote is for the Mackinaw. Being from Michigan we think this ship symbolizes a great part of our history in late fall and winter storms for the shipping industry.

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#106409 - 10/28/00 05:26 AM Re: Anchor Bay Ships of the future?
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Okay you "Big Mac" lovers. Here she is in all her glory!

[img]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1027787&a=9605805&p=31704426[/img]

Tim - Keeping the flame lit...

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#106410 - 10/28/00 06:12 AM Re: Anchor Bay Ships of the future?
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Here is a picture of the "Mac" with a slightly different paint job. I also have newspaper story from a West Michigan newspaper dated 2-14-00, thats says that the current budget proposal would have a new icebreaker built by 2005 to replace the Mackinaw in 2006. I don't know if it got any further than that.

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#106411 - 10/28/00 06:23 AM Re: Anchor Bay Ships of the future?
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While were on the subject of Coast Guard boats, Here is a USCGC boat I learned of while visiting Copper Harbor lighthouse on lake Superior this past summer. I am not suggesting HL should make this, but just found it an interesting story
USCGC Mesquite
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#106412 - 10/28/00 08:40 PM Re: Anchor Bay Ships of the future?
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How about the Hornbeam that used to operate out of Woods Hole Mass.oseabee
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