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by ehsvp
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Bilge Ventilation For Outboard Boats
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Bilge Ventilation For Outboard Boats

I'm curious to know if anyone has installed bilge ventilation (either natural or powered) for an under the deck gas tank of an outboard powered boat. If you have how was it done?

Bob
by ehsvp
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Attaching Cushions To Aluminum Seats
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Attaching Cushions To Aluminum Seats

Thanks Bob, can you post a link of what the tracks look like?

Bob
by ehsvp
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Attaching Cushions To Aluminum Seats
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Attaching Cushions To Aluminum Seats

I've fabricated the interior seating for my boat out of aluminum that was left over from the water jet cutting process. The seats will have storage under them with pullout drawers. I'm wondering what would be the best way to attach the seat cushions to the seat backs and bottoms. The seat backs and ...
by ehsvp
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Installed A Macerator Pump In A Bilge
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Has Anyone Installed A Macerator Pump In A Bilge

Hi, I'm interested in finding out if anyone has installed a macerator pump in the bilge of their boat. I have a fish box which is under the deck that I want to pump out as needed. The ideal place functionally would be close to the outlet of the box which is lower in the bilge. Can the pump be instal...
by ehsvp
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Installing Macerator Pump In Bilge
Replies: 0
Views: 114

Installing Macerator Pump In Bilge

Hi all, I have a fish box located in the floor of my aluminum boat. The box is 3' x 4' x 18" deep. Ideally, I want to install the macerator pump for the fish box in the bilge, the shortest distance from the outlet of the box. Can a macerator pump be occasionally submerged with water and still functi...
by ehsvp
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Blasting VS Sanding For New Paint
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Re: Blasting VS Sanding For New Paint

Thanks Kevin, good information.

Bob
by ehsvp
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Blasting VS Sanding For New Paint
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Re: Blasting VS Sanding For New Paint

Thanks Kevin, what do you like to use for cabin insulation? Do you paint the interior before installing insulation?

Bob
by ehsvp
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Blasting VS Sanding For New Paint
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Re: Blasting VS Sanding For New Paint

Chaps, thank you very much for that information. I was really struggling on deciding on a paint system for the interior. I have one more question about the sanding, If it takes more than one day to sand the interior of the boat could I still apply the etch primer or would I have to resand surfaces t...
by ehsvp
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Blasting VS Sanding For New Paint
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Re: Blasting VS Sanding For New Paint

Dear Kevin & Chaps, Thanks for the replies. Painting inside the cabin would be above the sole and the bilge would be completely sealed off from blasting material. I don't necessarily want to paint the hull sides, stringers and ceiling framing but my research indicates it should be painted prior to i...
by ehsvp
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Blasting VS Sanding For New Paint
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Blasting VS Sanding For New Paint

Hi everyone, I've extensively researched painting an aluminum boat in these forums and in other boat sites on the internet. There is a lot of information out there and more than one way to get satisfactory results. This boat is a home-build which for me limits some of the options for good paint prep...
by ehsvp
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Zolatone 20 & Preparation
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: Zolatone 20 & Preparation

Kevin, thanks again for all your good information that was posted here.

Bob
by ehsvp
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Zolatone 20 & Preparation
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Zolatone 20 & Preparation

Hi All, I'm trying to wrap my head around the correct sequence of paint and techniques for applying Zolatone 20 the interior of my boat. I've reviewed the website numerous times but I think there is some conflicting information there. One of their documents recommends a primer that I believe has bee...
by ehsvp
Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Runoff From Acid Wash Rinse Water
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Runoff From Acid Wash Rinse Water

Dear Chaps, Thanks for your painting advice. You discussed several problems that I was going to ask about which were bothering me regarding the paint job. I'm going to use Zolatone 20 on the inside of the cabin, the bridge and the inside of the back deck walls. The rest of the exterior of the boat i...
by ehsvp
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Runoff From Acid Wash Rinse Water
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Runoff From Acid Wash Rinse Water

Thanks for the reply Kevin. So, if I understand your response correctly, the acid used for etching will be diluted so extensively with the rinse water that it will not be a problem. And with the Allodyne, if you are using it correctly, very little of the chromium will be released into the rinse wate...
by ehsvp
Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:25 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Runoff From Acid Wash Rinse Water
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Runoff From Acid Wash Rinse Water

I'm interested in preparing the interior of my alloy boat for painting by using the acid wash, Allodyne, primer, paint method. I've read the methods used by Kevin and others on the forum. My question is about the rinse water runoff used for the acid wash-Allodyne portion of the preparation. This is ...
by ehsvp
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Shutoff Valves For Aluminum Gas Tanks
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: Shutoff Valves For Aluminum Gas Tanks

Kevin, thanks again for the information. I will research the composite plastic panels.


bob
by ehsvp
Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Shutoff Valves For Aluminum Gas Tanks
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: Shutoff Valves For Aluminum Gas Tanks

Kevin, thanks for the reply and information, much appreciated. I have a few more questions. What would you use for insulation inside an alloy boat cabin? I'm struggling to come up with best solution. I'm thinking about Armaflex SA or possibly sprayed in foam. Also, what do you like to use for cabin ...
by ehsvp
Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Shutoff Valves For Aluminum Gas Tanks
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Shutoff Valves For Aluminum Gas Tanks

Does anyone know if shutoff valves are required on an aluminum fuel tank at the suction point for the fuel lines? I don't have much room between the top of the tank and the deck. The tank will be used with outboards and the hose will always be higher than the top of the tank.

Bob
by ehsvp
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Brass Fuel Fittings With Stainless Steel Bushings In Aluminum Fuel Tank
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Brass Fuel Fittings With Stainless Steel Bushings In Aluminum Fuel Tank

Dear 3f8,
Thanks for sending the pictures and for the ideas,

Bob
by ehsvp
Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Brass Fuel Fittings With Stainless Steel Bushings In Aluminum Fuel Tank
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Brass Fuel Fittings With Stainless Steel Bushings In Aluminum Fuel Tank

HI,
I'm checking to be sure it is ok to use brass fuel line fittings installed into stainless steel bushings in an aluminum fuel tank. The price of stainless steel right angle fuel line fittings is beyond comprehension.

Bob
by ehsvp
Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: What Are You Using For Cabin Wall Surfaces
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: What Are You Using For Cabin Wall Surfaces

Thanks for the information, nice looking boat.
by ehsvp
Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: What Are You Using For Cabin Wall Surfaces
Replies: 2
Views: 418

What Are You Using For Cabin Wall Surfaces

I'm in the process of planning the framing for walls inside the cabin of my alloy boat. What have you been using for the wall covering? I'm leaning toward using King Starboard XL in 1/4" thickness. Would probably use the same material for the ceiling as well. I've read that some people are using FRP...
by ehsvp
Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Recommend Tig Welding Rod For 356 Alloy
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Recommend Tig Welding Rod For 356 Alloy

Gandrfab & Kmorin,
Thanks for the information and recommendations. I will be welding them with 5356 alloy tig rod.
The cleats are 10" long, pretty beefy from Frasier Foundry. I will preheat and bevel them. Am using a Miller Dynasty 300 tig machine.

Bob
by ehsvp
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Recommend Tig Welding Rod For 356 Alloy
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Recommend Tig Welding Rod For 356 Alloy

I'm going to be tig welding my cast 356 alloy boat cleats directly to the boat which is made of 5086 H-116 aluminum. What do you use as the tig filler rod alloy in this type of application?
by ehsvp
Wed May 07, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Help Bending 6061 T-6 Tube & Pipe
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

Re: Help Bending 6061 T-6 Tube & Pipe

Kevin and Bob, Thanks for your replies. Kevin, you were correct in that I'll be using a 3 die pyramid roller for the rub rails and a die bender for the hand rails. I'm going to purchase a small amount 6061 for the hand rail material and experiment with my die bender to be sure I can get the results ...