WWII LCVP Project - Free to a good home - Tacoma WA

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WWII LCVP Project - Free to a good home - Tacoma WA

Post by wanderingwillys » Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:58 pm

Came across this in the yard while doing work for the company on one of their little tugs - missing the engine, prop shaft, shaft support, rudder assembly, and the ramp; no one seems to know to where the parts wandered off...

Keel cooler and lifting eyes are still in place - original 6-71 exhaust outlet is still there as it the packing gland for the rudder and shaft; it had a modified deck house that has been cut down

But it is a reasonably solid hull and the price is right - probably won't see another free one anytime soon...

As seen there is some damage to the skeg tip where it got pulled out of the strut; but nothing catastrophic, she’d need lots of TLC but these are getting pretty scarce...

If some one is looking to restore this I do also have two HN-9 6-71 Detroit packs with crash boxes that would have been in these (can make you a really good deal on these as they are cores but have all the marinized, period correct parts) - just leaves sourcing the rudder system and shaft with propeller. Didn't see a fuel tank as well, so that would need to be replicated or found...

Message me here or email - Located in Tacoma WA and there is no road trailer for it - Hope some one can save her; I am already working on a USCG 83 footer so I am full up on big boat projects!

Matt
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Post by wanderingwillys » Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:25 pm

Steve even has a set of prints with the ramp details listed below - happy coincidence

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Post by NZM305 » Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:27 pm

Man that's cool, hope she gets saved. I wonder what the shipping cost is to NZ? :)

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Post by 17thAirborne » Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:45 am

Have you contacted the D-Day museum in New Orleans?

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/about-us/contact-us
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Post by GUNNUT in Iowa » Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:06 am

wanderingwillys wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:58 pm

Keel cooler
packing gland
skeg tip
HN-9 6-71 Detroit packs (I think that might be a motor?)
crash boxes
Please don't take this wrong and I am certainly not making fun of anybody, but . . . .

living here in flyover country where the biggest body of water is a 10 acre lake . . .

you "water guys" sure use a bunch of funny words. :D


I think around here a "packing gland" and a "skeg tip" would require a call to the veterinarian. :lol:
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Post by Rustman » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:58 pm

GUNNUT,

I get your drift. I hate when my dog expresses his packing gland :mrgreen: Dad was USCG and I grew up along the water.

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Post by martinjod65 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:12 pm

Hi Mat .I see you came across a landing craft I was always looking to get one to restore . I collect ww2 dodge trucks and rebuild them with my friends and my son .I am working on a Carryall now .we just picked up a Ducw 1942 this weekend, I would be interest in the boat if you could give me a call or send me you number I call you.my number is 917 2176892 hope to hear from you soon thanks again Martin .

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Post by wanderingwillys » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:17 am

Just to update everyone - she has been spoken for and will be going to a new home on Mon Aug 3rd 2020

I'll leave it to the new caretaker to add anything additional

Best Regards

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Post by Rustman » Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:28 pm

That's great news!!! I hope the new owner shares updates here or on Facebook. I follow the USCG-11/Tiburon page there.

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Post by wanderingwillys » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:20 pm

I need to start putting up more progress on the Cutter - there are definitely some changes that have not made it to facebook yet - was just glad to see it avoid the excavator

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