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by ehsvp
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Through Hull Transducer Mounting For Aluminum Alloy Boats
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: Through Hull Transducer Mounting For Aluminum Alloy Boats

Thanks for the replies everyone, much appreciated.
by ehsvp
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Through Hull Transducer Mounting For Aluminum Alloy Boats
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Through Hull Transducer Mounting For Aluminum Alloy Boats

I'm trying to decide what is the best way to install a through hull, flush mount transducer for my boat. It has 1/4" bottom plates and is very sturdy. I'm a little reluctant to drill over a 3" diameter hole in the hull for the transducer. I was wondering if anyone that has installed one strengthened...
by ehsvp
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Corrosion Protection For Aluminum Hull Boats
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: Corrosion Protection For Aluminum Hull Boats

These are all somewhat good ideas if not a little over the top in some cases, particularly since you don't have intention to leave the boat in the water. For instance your shore power isolation transformer would come in handy if you were planning on long term mooring in a decrepit marina full of po...
by ehsvp
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Corrosion Protection For Aluminum Hull Boats
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Corrosion Protection For Aluminum Hull Boats

It's very fortunate that there are a wealth of contributors on this forum who have solutions for the questions I have posed. I'm in the process of designing the corrosion protection system for my 31' aluminum boat. The hull is made of 5086-H116 1/4" aluminum and the boat will be used exclusively in ...
by ehsvp
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Black Water Tank Sending Units
Replies: 13
Views: 538

Re: Black Water Tank Sending Units

Thanks Kevin
by ehsvp
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Black Water Tank Sending Units
Replies: 13
Views: 538

Re: Black Water Tank Sending Units

Thanks Kevin
by ehsvp
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Black Water Tank Sending Units
Replies: 13
Views: 538

Re: Black Water Tank Sending Units

Bob, It looks like the float type with the stilling wells installed over the float- to allow liquids only into the well solves the black water challenges of mixed solids in the measured column? So that looks like a simple and easy to install solution? But, on a related topic as a note about sensor ...
by ehsvp
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Black Water Tank Sending Units
Replies: 13
Views: 538

Re: Black Water Tank Sending Units

Perfect, thanks Bob.
by ehsvp
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Black Water Tank Sending Units
Replies: 13
Views: 538

Re: Black Water Tank Sending Units

The sending units come with there fancy mounting ring. We weld a 1 1/2 NPT fitting in the tank and screw in. Generally they recommend a length about 3/4 of the depth of the tank. The sender with out the protective cover is a fuel sending unit, but the float is the same as the blackwater one. The ga...
by ehsvp
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Black Water Tank Sending Units
Replies: 13
Views: 538

Re: Black Water Tank Sending Units

I did find some electronic capacitance units made by Gill which might work but the WEMA units seem to be used by lots of people. Kevin, thanks for the response, I will look into these as well.

Bob
by ehsvp
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Black Water Tank Sending Units
Replies: 13
Views: 538

Re: Black Water Tank Sending Units

Thank you to everyone for the replies. My Icon Touch 7.0 displays have analog inputs for the sending units. This rules out the ultrasonic units unless I want to buy a separate display for the sending units. I've researched the WEMA units and was curious to see if anyone had used the SHS holding tank...
by ehsvp
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Black Water Tank Sending Units
Replies: 13
Views: 538

Black Water Tank Sending Units

Hi All,
What are people using for black water tank sending units? My digital displays only accept analog inputs for tank sending units. I'm looking for good quality sending units that won't malfunction in a black water tank.

Bob
by ehsvp
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Venting Battery Locker
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: Venting Battery Locker

Kevin,
There will be a battery management panel, charging relays and cables inside the cabinet. I could possibly isolate that area from the rest of the cabinet but it would take some work to make it "air tight".
by ehsvp
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Venting Battery Locker
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Venting Battery Locker

I need to properly vent my battery locker which is located at the stern of the boat above the deck. The battery selector switch panel is also in that locker and there will be other electronics installed there as well. There will be two starting batteries and one house battery inside the locker. Woul...
by ehsvp
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Bilge Ventilation For Outboard Boats
Replies: 2
Views: 655

Re: Bilge Ventilation For Outboard Boats

Kevin, thanks for the reply, sorry it took so long to get back to you. My question was answered perfectly and I will do the venting of the bilge area of my boat as you have suggested. I will post some pictures of the boat when the painting is done in spring. Thanks again,
Bob
by ehsvp
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Bilge Ventilation For Outboard Boats
Replies: 2
Views: 655

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: 542

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: 542

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: 496

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: 608

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: 907

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: 907

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: 907

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: 907

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: 907

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...