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by ReelSong
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Why is the windshield tilted that way
Replies: 7
Views: 1630

Re: Why is the windshield tilted that way

It just looks Cool!
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by ReelSong
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread
Replies: 38
Views: 7341

Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Nope, doing the math, I think I have to stick to the 300 Yammies, just dont want to deal with the 350's economy and issues. I think 600 hp will be plenty now that my holds are down to 3800 lb. capcity with the RSW and Hydraulics, I think will still be under 15,000 Loaded weight. If I can cruise at 2...
by ReelSong
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread
Replies: 38
Views: 7341

Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Well, Still plugging away when I have time, here's current pics, not a lot changed pic wise, but all internal house structure complete, some railing and trim done, ect. getting ready to install Kohler 3 cylinder diesel and hydraulics over the next month or two, then paint, glass, wire ect. She'll th...
by ReelSong
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Vinyl wrap
Replies: 1
Views: 990

Vinyl wrap

With todays new high tech vinyl wraps, has anyone had any expieriance with wrapping an alloy boat? pro's, Con's , any idea what prep needs to be. I know most of you like to keep them raw, but I really liked the paint on my last build, and it still looks great 6 years later, but after almost killing ...
by ReelSong
Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Aluminum Extrusions
Replies: 3
Views: 2087

Re: Aluminum Extrusions

Steelhead, While I aprreciate and respect everything Mr. Morin has to say and have gleaned much from him, Iwill add my two cents, If I were building an open river sled like a few I have built, I believe extrusions defintley simplify the process and have there place as most all of the big production ...
by ReelSong
Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: deleted
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

Re: painted hull back to no paint

TJ, welcome to the forum, you can ask dave, but I'm sure he used metelloc epoxy primer, base coat clear coat, prolly need Chaps to media blast , acid wash and get the battle ship look.
by ReelSong
Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: build question????
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: build question????

I'm running two four inch conduits and two two inch conduits on the new build, my two 2" pipes on the last build filled up fast
by ReelSong
Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Anyone build a trailer?
Replies: 21
Views: 3181

Re: Anyone build a trailer?

Shes just a little thing huh?
by ReelSong
Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Anyone build a trailer?
Replies: 21
Views: 3181

Re: Anyone build a trailer?

You mean this one?
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by ReelSong
Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Paint
Replies: 8
Views: 989

Re: Paint

Sorry, here's picture
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by ReelSong
Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Paint
Replies: 8
Views: 989

Re: Paint

I know most agree that your better off to not paint, but to each his own,I LIKE PAINT. The following pictures is at 4 years old, being Moored 6 months out of the year, being used as a commercial boat and charter boat. With a little care, paint can last a long time. I sand with 120 scotch bright , wa...
by ReelSong
Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Seattle area cnc cutting/aluminum supplier?
Replies: 6
Views: 1394

Re: Seattle area cnc cutting/aluminum supplier?

K&K industries have cut three boats for me now, and I know there agreement will be made with the designer. I asked to have an additional bulk head cut sometime into my build do to some modifications and they had to approve it with designer before they would cut it a second time. I think there pretty...
by ReelSong
Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: metal boat kits.com?
Replies: 8
Views: 2470

Re: metal boat kits.com?

The original boat I built , Reel Song II was a modified version of an MBK kit. Rick was very good to deal with during the build. My 2 cents
by ReelSong
Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: New unproven design question
Replies: 10
Views: 1867

Re: New unproven design question

I say if you feel confident in you welding abilities, and your willing to do and re do a few things then pic a proven design or designer and go for it. There's no better Way to learn something then to do it . With the information available through sites like this and others, anything is possible if ...
by ReelSong
Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: New unproven design question
Replies: 10
Views: 1867

Re: New unproven design question

Kevin, not to sound like a butt kissing idiot, but you are amazing , I'd Love to sit in the shop and just pick your brain for about 10 years, I've been around off shore boats for about 40 years , been a mechanical cantractor for 31 years and a boat builder for only the last 7 or 8 years, but I'm con...
by ReelSong
Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: New unproven design question
Replies: 10
Views: 1867

Re: New unproven design question

Lots of great designers out there, many on this site. Id chose to build design by a proven designer with lots of experience . I'm on my 5th build and happy to say the first four ran and handled flawlessly and I'm sure the one I'm building now will be the best one yet. I'd look at designs by Cope, Sp...
by ReelSong
Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread
Replies: 38
Views: 7341

Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

A few more pic s
by ReelSong
Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread
Replies: 38
Views: 7341

Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

After bottom paint, I rolled her over set her on the trailer and dropped the pilot house in place
by ReelSong
Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread
Replies: 38
Views: 7341

Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Inquiring minds want to know, so just letting some of you know I'm finally back to welding on this build and hope to post of some progress pics in a week or two.
by ReelSong
Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Is it just me?
Replies: 7
Views: 1802

Re: Is it just me?

I hope that buddy wasn't my brother, I still havn't gotten my crab from him yet.
by ReelSong
Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Pilot House; Design-Build
Replies: 29
Views: 10297

Re: Pilot House; Design-Build

Great thread and subject as usual , thanks again Kevin

Welcome to AAB astglenn there is an incredible wealth of info here not to mention a great bunch of guys
by ReelSong
Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Pilot House; Design-Build
Replies: 29
Views: 10297

Re: Pilot House; Design-Build

Agricultural maybe, but I love the work boat look and design.
by ReelSong
Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread
Replies: 38
Views: 7341

Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Yes it's looking like 350's at t his point, it Will have a 3 cylinder Mitsubishi to run hydraulics for refrigeration, bow thruster, tuna pullers and or girdles, also some plug and play ports for maybe a winch , or crab pot puller, trying to make her very diverse
by ReelSong
Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread
Replies: 38
Views: 7341

Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Havnt updated pics in awhile, so here's a few. I havnt been able to stay on the project to much due to the blessing of being to busy at work, but I'm getting a little done onthe weekends