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by BCTony
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: aluminum prices????
Replies: 6
Views: 698

Re: aluminum prices????

Has Trump increased the second-hand value of my boat?
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by BCTony
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: My new North River Seahawk Offshore 24'
Replies: 57
Views: 11061

Re: My new North River Seahawk Offshore 24'

?1.why are hull anodoes mounted on studs suspended? I also see an anodoe flat against hull is that also a anodoe? ?2.why you have dual hull anodoes? ?3.why is lift eye so low? ?4.what are all your anodoes made of. I recentely found out my 2004 johnson 175HP has 3 anodoes one inside gearcase/powertr...
by BCTony
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: My new North River Seahawk Offshore 24'
Replies: 57
Views: 11061

Re: My new North River Seahawk Offshore 24'

3 plus years ago and how is is now? It will be five years this summer and almost 1000 engine hours from when I took delivery. I am very pleased with the boat. The bare aluminum - no-paint- finish is oxidising nicely. I had a bit of rampant corrosion in one deck fish box the cause for which I was no...
by BCTony
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: My new North River Seahawk Offshore 24'
Replies: 57
Views: 11061

Re: My new North River Seahawk Offshore 24'

Just seen the last three posts on my original thread. Very interesting!
by BCTony
Sat May 06, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Advice for Corrosion
Replies: 31
Views: 2960

Re: Advice for Corrosion

Having an electrical re-fit and some electronics upgrade has enabled me to have look at the bilge in area normally inaccessible under the battery floor. Well ‘look’ by photographs the electrician took and sent to me, one of which is a bit blurred. From what I could see - although I did ask him to ch...
by BCTony
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Best "value" suspension seat bases...
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: Best "value" suspension seat bases...

These are worth investigating:- https://www.suburbanseats.com/c/closeout-truck-seats I have had National air-ride seats in my permanently marine-moored pilothouse boat for four years now. They are extremely comfortable and even in the roughest conditions I simply forget about the ride. You are right...
by BCTony
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Advice for Corrosion
Replies: 31
Views: 2960

Re: Advice for Corrosion

I thought I would post some pictures of how I have treated the fish-box. Acid (Muriatic acid diluted 50%) washing was a first and an education! Despite the low temperatures and rain I managed to get the epoxy to harden pretty quickly by jamming a fan heater under the lid with a tarpoulin over (air s...
by BCTony
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Advice for Corrosion
Replies: 31
Views: 2960

Re: Advice for Corrosion / Maybe a glimmer .....

I have been racking my brains and I think I may have figured out what may be the cause of my corrosion. There is nothing leaching into the fish-box and nothing has been placed in the fish-box at any time that should be an issue. But through the fog of memory a light has been beginning to glow. My bo...
by BCTony
Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Advice for Corrosion
Replies: 31
Views: 2960

Re: Advice for Corrosion

Kevin - thank you for your comments which are very much appreciated. I did say I have doubts but I am not confident enough with all matters boat let alone corrosion to argue the toss with boat builders some distance from me. To try and get some help to separate the BS from the useful is why I detail...
by BCTony
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Advice for Corrosion
Replies: 31
Views: 2960

Re: Advice for Corrosion

Below are some photographs which might help.
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The soap I used undiluted.
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The soap I used undiluted.
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The deck with large centre fish-box and two side fish-boxes
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Port side fish-box (with corrosion) after sanding.
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Starboard side fish-box with no corrosion.
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Large centre-deck fish-box with no corrosion.
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Large centre-deck fish-box with no corrosion.
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Transom fish-box with no corrosion.
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Transom fish-box with no corrosion.
by BCTony
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Advice for Corrosion
Replies: 31
Views: 2960

Re: Advice for Corrosion

Thank you Kevin and JJ25. You highlight some doubts that I share. I referred the matter to North River who said to me that it looked to be purely saltwater corrosion. Let me run through a timeline of what has occurred. My boat went back to North River end of June and was away far longer than anticip...
by BCTony
Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Advice for Corrosion
Replies: 31
Views: 2960

Re: Advice for Corrosion

It is my belief that my issue relates to insufficient housework on my part. In other words that the fish-box became contaminated with saltwater that was not flushed out sufficiently and allowed to dry and/or the little water that gets left in the drainage pipe become acidic. That is the corrosion is...
by BCTony
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Advice for Corrosion
Replies: 31
Views: 2960

Re: Advice for Corrosion

noexcuses2 wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:47 pm
BCTony wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:05 pm

Perhaps I should have bought a Clorox...........
not unless you like buffing, waxing, gel coat repairs, fiber glass repairs and oh yeh buffing and waxing some more :banghead: :banghead:
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
by BCTony
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Advice for Corrosion
Replies: 31
Views: 2960

Re: Advice for Corrosion

JJ25 I did not intend my reply to your post to be 'snotty' in any way. I had a trailer with purchase but I do not have a truck and the boat on trailer were too heavy for my SUV. Also I have nowhere to store a trailer. So after a year I sold it. Boat has been back to NR three times now. First courtes...
by BCTony
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: SIMRAD BSM-3 Broadband Sounder SOLD SOLD SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 453

SIMRAD BSM-3 Broadband Sounder SOLD SOLD SOLD

Designed for professionals and serious sport-fishing enthusiasts, the BSM-3 is a high performance, dual-channel broadband sounder with CHIRP technology. Its 3,000m (transducer dependent) working range means you can venture further offshore, with the confidence to find the fish you’re looking for. Th...
by BCTony
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Barrett marine
Replies: 12
Views: 1400

Re: Barrett marine

Looks a pretty impressive boat; great specification!
by BCTony
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Almar 22 sounder advice
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: Almar 22 sounder advice

The Almar Sounder was the forerunner to the North River Seahawk Offshore (North River bought Almar) and both have a good reputation.
by BCTony
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Advice for Corrosion
Replies: 31
Views: 2960

Re: Advice for Corrosion

Thank you for your suggestion. But no - I do not have a trailer and nowhere to store the boat. The whole point of having the boat is to have it in the water in the marina and ready to go fishing. I am interested in fishing not boating.
by BCTony
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Advice for Corrosion
Replies: 31
Views: 2960

Re: Advice for Corrosion

Thanks Kevin. I am not sure if I understand everything properly but I am a reading and re-reading everything I can. It has been suggested to me elsewhere that it might be a difference in alloy grades with a lessor grade used for the fish-boxes or some of them. While the fish-box on the starboard sid...
by BCTony
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Advice for Corrosion
Replies: 31
Views: 2960

Re: Advice for Corrosion

Well I have left the fish-box to soak for a few days in vinegar. It definately is pitting with pits all over. I guess that after rinsing the next step should be to sand but I would be grateful for any and all suggestions. It is strange the fish-box on the starboard side is fine and the aluminium smo...
by BCTony
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Advice for Corrosion
Replies: 31
Views: 2960

Re: Advice for Corrosion

Thanks Bob - I was hoping either you or Kevin or both would comment. Referring to the fish-box I don't think its oxidisation. If I touch or rub the 'pinnacles' they all dust up white powder. The fish-box on the other side and the big centre fish-box do not look like this and are just smooth tarnishi...
by BCTony
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Advice for Corrosion
Replies: 31
Views: 2960

Re: Advice for Corrosion

Do what - install an anode to the fish-box(es)?
Not intending to be rude just seeking clarification.
by BCTony
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Advice for Corrosion
Replies: 31
Views: 2960

Re: Advice for Corrosion

This is the report 05/10/2016:- TEST HULL POTENTIAL SERVICE CALL TO THUNDERBIRD MARINA SLIP C-14 ELECTO GUARD MODEL 125A IS READING INTO THE OVER PROTECTED ZONE ON THE METER TEST HULL POTENTIAL TO CONFIRM HIGH READINGS ARE DUE TO ALUMINUM ANODES AND NOT ACTUALLY OVER PROTECTION CONFIRM POTENTIAL IS ...
by BCTony
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Advice for Corrosion
Replies: 31
Views: 2960

Re: Advice for Corrosion

I think there is pitting in the fish-box. I do not think there is pitting in the bilge - but please tell me what you think. Yes - the boat is moored all-year in saltwater. When moored it is connected to shore-power with galvanic isolator. I have aluminium anodes and an ElectroGuard Monitor fitted. T...
by BCTony
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Advice for Corrosion
Replies: 31
Views: 2960

Re: Advice for Corrosion

Yes - I do have shore power and I do have a galvanic isolator. I also have had the readings on and surrounding my boat tested and everything is at should be. I am surprised by your 'Wow' reaction - are you seeing definite signs of corrosion other than in the fish-box? What I am saying is that I am n...