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Intersting NOVA movie on D-Day

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The movie is about the Leftover war machines in the ocean off Omaha Beach.

But a few seconds of the movie showed two guy slinging Frames into a Keel.
What a great setup for Machine like assembly.
at the rate those guys worked, they could have Framed the whole 30' boat in a few minutes.

I think after I'd been working on a Wood boat for a few days, I could have used an assembly plan like that.

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Higgins boats.
You can look these boats and the eccentric Higgins up.
New Orleans of course.
The ARMY bought a few of his boats and discovered the GI's had to jump off the sides, taking a whole minute to unload a boat.
Higgins says: "Come back tomorrow..." and he had the Drop down door on the front of the boat working.
It took less than 30 Sec to unload the boat. And...it could carry a Jeep.

His wood boats were made for the swamps and shallow rivers. They went ashore on D-Day powering above the Mines the Germans had laid.

I knew there were lots of reasons we have wood boats. :lol:

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:lol: they are still used today but modified they are made of steel or aluminum and called papa boats we carried 3 of them on the Lst I was on they are Just big John boats with a drop down front. :wink:
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