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    Default 1969 LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel)


    I hope I don't regret this one...
    36ft LCVP, fiberglass not wood.
    IMG_0603.jpgIMG_0601.jpgIMG_0607.jpg
    and it came with a bridge truck too.
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    Anyone got any advice?
    I see a couple overwidth permits in my future. And a hefty tow bill.
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    You know what B.O.A.T. means? Bust Out Another Thousand... LOL Congratulations
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    Marine construction companies use those, military museums are often looking for them, movie rental deals? I pulled one of those around behind my M880 on a tandem axle boat trailer for a while, they are not that heavy.


    Now your big International bridge truck, that is heavy.

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    LST 1190 was one of the newer Newport-class of LSTs

    Would be neat to know the story of how it got to where it is at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDT View Post
    Marine construction companies use those, military museums are often looking for them, movie rental deals? I pulled one of those around behind my M880 on a tandem axle boat trailer for a while, they are not that heavy.



    Now your big International bridge truck, that is heavy.
    That must have been a good workout for the 880. I've read the wood versions were about 18,000lbs, not exactly sure the weight of the fiberglass ones. The 6-71 diesel is currently out of it as well so that lightens it a little bit.
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    LST 1190 was one of the newer Newport-class of LSTs

    Would be neat to know the story of how it got to where it is at.
    Not quite sure how it ended up where it sits now. The owner passed away last year and his son wasn't sure of much if any history on it. LST 1190 carried 3 LCVPs as well as an LCPL. There are a couple pics of one of the other LCVPs (1190-4) online, and a post from about 10 years back where someone spotted 1190-3; both of which located over in Maine.
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    I'd like to have one of them!

    Plenty of use for it here.

    Congrats.
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    I don't have a use for it and I'm really not into boats either, I just had to have it I guess.

    Looks like we'll head up this weekend with the m756a2 to get a few things done with the boat and truck, maybe load out the 6-71.
    It's only about 25 miles away so not a long move for it all. Hopefully since we're right on Lake Champlain I can get someone who knows what they're doing to haul the boat without a lot of hassle.
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    Would love to see more details of your boat. Data plate? Engine, drive, steering. The Higgins' boats have a marvelous history about them. At the start of WWII we had very, very limited capacity for amphibious warfare. The Marine Corps realized before the war they would be fighting the japs. They knew amphib ops were the key to winning a war with Japan. The Higgins Boat Co. was instrumental in winning that war. A very interesting read.

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    Very cool find.
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    Here's a shot of the engine sitting in the shop.
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    I'll get some more pics of it all when I go up there on Sunday.
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