Easy to build plywood and wooden boats with an emphasis on lightness and excellent performance. our plans teach you all the methods needed. you become a knowledgeable boatbuilder while building your own boat!. This is pt-728, a 66 1/2 year-old restored patrol torpedo boat from world war ii. with a keel laid on august 10, 1945, she is one of 12 remaining pt boats in the world. she is “armed” (all weapons are deactivated) with a single .50- and two twin .50-caliber browning machine gun stations, an aft. The model pt boat site. reference books on pt boat’s. i see slight criticism of some pt boat books on other websites that i think are the best books that i have, so i guess what you may be looking for depends on your interests and whether you are looking for riveting stories or research on the people, the companies, the armament, general world.