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by peterbo3
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Venting Battery Locker
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Re: Venting Battery Locker

I would suggest some ventilation holes lower down with a number in the lid so you get a through flow of air. If you are in an area that gets very hot you may need some small 12V computer fans to extract the hot air. A few years ago I wired up a boat with 112 circuits. House battery (250AH), 12V free...
by peterbo3
Sun May 28, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Happy Birhtday PeterBo
Replies: 1
Views: 640

Re: Happy Birhtday PeterBo

Hi Les.
Thank you & apologies.
I saw this the day after my birthday & forgot to reply.
by peterbo3
Sat May 06, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 26 custom cuddy dual stations
Replies: 8
Views: 1826

Re: 26 custom cuddy dual stations

A very nice looking boat. Ticks all my boxes............. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
by peterbo3
Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Somebody is older
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Somebody is older

Happy Birthday Lester.
Eva is on a plane between Dubai & Brisbane but she reminded me to wish you a BIG one. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
All the best for your special day. :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive:
Your friends,
Eva & Pete
by peterbo3
Mon May 30, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Worth getting fixed?
Replies: 5
Views: 972

Re: Worth getting fixed?

3/16" plate........................ just a deep scratch. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
A good alloy welder should fix that while you wait. You do not show show any inside pics but I cannot imagine any damage to stringers or framing.
by peterbo3
Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: My third AA boat
Replies: 4
Views: 1735

Re: My third AA boat

Nice boat. Down my way we do a lot of two night trips out to the reef so I have 2x7' bunks. But no table, seats or head. Coolers are tables & cheap butane stoves allow fillets to be converted into meals.
I could learn to appreciate that layout really quickly. :thumbsup:
by peterbo3
Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Coming to Brisbane
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Re: Coming to Brisbane

Mark & Carol arrived OK & decided that they did not need a sleep so we had a full day touring around. But they crashed out big time last night. Carol wanted to get up to see the 0530 sunrise but that did not happen. :beer: :beer:
More to come.
by peterbo3
Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Coming to Brisbane
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Coming to Brisbane

Two long time AAB members will be stepping off the plane on Wednesday morning for a much needed vacation. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Drumbeat should get a wet BACK SIDE. :scuba: :scuba:
by peterbo3
Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:22 am
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: Found this in yachtworld
Replies: 13
Views: 1899

Re: Found this in yachtworld

Down this way custom alloy boats have always been in high demand. Our company supplies heatshrink terminals to most of the main builders in Brisbane & surrounds. These builders have 12-18 months of paid up orders on their books plus people actually offering $$$ to jump the queue. There are 20 year o...
by peterbo3
Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: FiberRubber: Amazing new hull system
Replies: 10
Views: 1296

Re: FiberRubber: Amazing new hull system

I see.................................... :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :nutkick: :nutkick: :nutkick: :nutkick:
by peterbo3
Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Stray current/grounding question
Replies: 8
Views: 1029

Re: Stray current/grounding question

Sounds logical. I also have a Blue Seas switch panel & my leds do sometimes fade after powering off. I had never considered any power drain coming from my ICOM.
by peterbo3
Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:52 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Stray current/grounding question
Replies: 8
Views: 1029

Re: Stray current/grounding question

Is your AC power from an on board hard wired genny, a portable genny or do you just hook up to AC from marina shore power? You also mentioned capacitors. You do not usually find them on a standard 12V DC wiring circuit. How big is this boat? Could you please post some pics of your batteries plus swi...
by peterbo3
Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:01 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Stray current/grounding question
Replies: 8
Views: 1029

Re: Stray current/grounding question

"There is (as there should be) one single ground point on the hull where the main DC bus bar is tied to (marked with green tape on heavy guage yellow). I believe that this is all correct and ABYC." If I am reading this correctly (and that may not be the case) are you saying that that your main (-) c...
by peterbo3
Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Some pics of my boat, before and after
Replies: 3
Views: 1784

Re: Some pics of my boat, before and after

NO paint............. the only way to go. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
by peterbo3
Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Keep America Working Boat
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Re: Keep America Working Boat

That is just cosmetic. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: That boat will here long after we are all dead & buried. :soap: :soap:
by peterbo3
Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: French Dive Boat
Replies: 1
Views: 721

Re: French Dive Boat

^^^^

THIS................... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by peterbo3
Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: MetalShark Fearless 32 hull #1
Replies: 7
Views: 1528

Re: MetalShark Fearless 32 hull #1

That is very nice. :highfive: :highfive: Deadrise? Tankage? Beam?
by peterbo3
Tue May 20, 2014 1:41 am
Forum: Hauling Your Alloy Rig
Topic: Right hand control trucks
Replies: 1
Views: 944

Right hand control trucks

Morning all. Some years ago Ford used to export right hand control F250 & F350 trucks to Australia. These were right hand straight from the assembly line. There are a number of places in the US that will convert a LHD truck to RHD & meet Australian standards but I have heard a rumour that Dodge &/or...
by peterbo3
Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Take your kid/a service member fishing
Topic: It's Been Four Years.........
Replies: 5
Views: 2199

Re: It's Been Four Years.........

A really good guy taken way before his time.
by peterbo3
Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:56 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Transducer help and thoughts
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Re: Transducer help and thoughts

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m31/peterbo3/DSCN2777Small.jpg This is one way to do it. Centreline mounted through hull 600W ducer on a tab at base of transom with a 1KW TM260 mounted on a slide. You could tab mount a 12 or 20 degree offset ducer on your bottom/transom junction plate where ever...
by peterbo3
Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:12 am
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Who is this guy?
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: Who is this guy?

Hey Les,
Make sure ya got heaps of ammo in ALL calibers come November. :gunner2: :gunner2: :gunner2: :gunner2:

Jest sayin' :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by peterbo3
Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: What Have I Got Myself Into? Any Advice Is Welcome
Replies: 12
Views: 1645

Re: What Have I Got Myself Into? Any Advice Is Welcome

It is probably nowhere near as bad as it looks. Seeing that it had an Inboard with a leg at some stage, there is a good chance that the stringers & transverse frames will be beefed up. The corrosion/gunk appears to superficial. As the earlier replies suggest get the hull stripped out totally & start...
by peterbo3
Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Texas Heat
Replies: 12
Views: 976

Re: Texas Heat

Quit yer bitchin'...................... in 2011 Lester had me out on the lawn tractor in 112 degrees. It was so hot & so dry that my shirt was not even damp. Any sweat just vapourised instantly. :sarge: :sarge: And there was not a beer in the house because we had drunk em the night before. :beer: :b...
by peterbo3
Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:38 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: biggest boat for a single 200
Replies: 15
Views: 1584

Re: biggest boat for a single 200

Hi Papa, Drumbeat (in my sig pic) is around 23' & runs a 175 Zuke. Flat out with 75 gallons of gas & 2 guys plus coolers, rods, etc is around 35-37 knots. But to do that speed I need a really flat track. DB has 23 deg deadrise aft & a fine entry so with tabs down I can punch into mostly anything at ...
by peterbo3
Sat May 25, 2013 3:52 am
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUCKY LOUIE
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUCKY LOUIE

Hi Don,
If yer not "on duty" when we slide through, Don's Seafood Hut looks like a good place fer us to buy you a feed. But you are gonna need to arrange the forklift to get us out.
BTW, that little swamp ride you arranged was the coolest thing we have ever done in the US. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: