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by tazmann
Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Comparing Hulls
Replies: 103
Views: 21565

Re: Pipe Design job

Tom, how are things in the land of "oranges & almonds" ? I'd think you were looking to immigrate to some more work oriented piece of geography with all the crazy things in the news there? Cheers, Kevin Hello Kevin surviving , I still have a few good customers that keep me going so it makes it hard ...
by tazmann
Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Comparing Hulls
Replies: 103
Views: 21565

Re: Comparing Hulls

dang Kevin
I thought some of the filter stations I plumb in got confusing but after looking at yours they are a walk in the park
Is that for gas/ oil ?
by tazmann
Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Hauling Your Alloy Rig
Topic: Spare Tire Mounting Bracket
Replies: 13
Views: 3434

Re: Spare Tire Mounting Bracket

The best setup I had when I trailering a long distance was I welded a spindle off the side of winch-Vblock post, it kept the setup out of the water when launching and I had complete spare hub and bearings ready to go
by tazmann
Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: 19 ft cuddy
Replies: 13
Views: 1710

Re: 19 ft cuddy

Thank you, Yeah this is not mine. The keel is the part I need to find how it works and I wanted to know if this was standard. I found out its not, problem is getting a extruded keel and chines. The Keel bar like that would be cut from plate, I would think you would need a strong back to firmly hold...
by tazmann
Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Welding machine help?
Replies: 23
Views: 5250

Re: Welding machine help?

Yep it would be nice if lincoln would give some basic welding charts with there AP welders. I run the invertec 350 AP model and it took a bit to figure it out. I found for a quick way to get it running right in pulse or pulse on pulse mode is just set it at 300 or 400 output at machine and the set t...
by tazmann
Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Pipe bender
Replies: 47
Views: 5448

Re: Pipe bender

Hello Kevin I am wondering if wrapping the pipe in news paper basically does the same as sanding and lubing ? The bender I have is like the orange one from HF in a previous post, there not bad for the money but the dies are on the cheap side "spread out after being used a bit " that's where the inte...
by tazmann
Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Pipe bender
Replies: 47
Views: 5448

Re: Pipe bender

Sweet looking. Try that with 6063 Aluminum. With the 6061 you did not crack it? I have so I use the 6063. Thanks The 6063 was not readily available, would have had to special order so I tried the 6061. worked better than I thought it would. I did a couple test bends first, one I heated and let cool...
by tazmann
Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Bulwark Cap
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: Bulwark Cap

Here is one idea small scale compared to what your doing but its broke up in halves
Tom
by tazmann
Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Pipe bender
Replies: 47
Views: 5448

Re: Pipe bender

Doing a sweep bend like that without a roll bender is a bit tricky and time consuming. What I usually do is put a mark every 6" and run it through the bender doing ever so slight bends at each mark then back through between marks and if more is needed back through again between bends. Rather than od...
by tazmann
Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Might have to build barges.
Replies: 25
Views: 3763

Re: Might have to build barges.

I'm a self employed welder myself " not on boats" and I would not touch this job unless it was engineered. If the customer gives you drawings and spec's everything that would be one thing but just giving the size he wants and the rest is up to you means you are 100% liable should anything happen. Bi...
by tazmann
Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: More Fabrication Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: More Fabrication Questions

Without seeing it
I would think starting at the bow and working toward the back would give you more leverage with the long piece to twist and curve it, clamping it in position as you go, have to watch that you don't dent or crease the side panels, wedging 2x4's across on the inside if needed
Tom
by tazmann
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Hawse Holes For Bulwark
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Hawse Holes For Bulwark

Bob
I think what I would do there is use 1/2" or 3/4" solid round aluminum bend it to the shape you want then cut holes to match slip it in half way and weld it up unless your running chain through then I would do it out of stainless with flange that bolts in
Tom
by tazmann
Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: DOING IT RIGHT......check this out.
Replies: 18
Views: 1877

Re: DOING IT RIGHT......check this out.

Well Jetty
I would say they use boats like in the picture because they are cheap and simple and you don't need to blast through shallows just trim up and run slow or drift and scull but I sail so might not mean much.
Tom
by tazmann
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Pacific 1925 shaft length issue
Replies: 16
Views: 1066

Re: Pacific 1925 shaft length issue

I found some Jack plate’s with 6" setback from http://www.hydrodynamics-usa.com/rapid-jack.html . These are adjustable and will get the motors back and down and hopefully make a difference. I took some measurements and came up with 26" from top of transom to keel, the motors are 25" apart so 12.5 e...
by tazmann
Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: meat eater
Replies: 30
Views: 6623

Re: meat eater

Yes I probably do have a tendency to over oil air tools, I also give them a good dose of oil when I am finished with them, I have had them freeze up when not used for a while, mostly that came from moisture from compressor Kevin recommended using an arbortech for back gouging with the 2 blade cutter...
by tazmann
Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: meat eater
Replies: 30
Views: 6623

Re: meat eater

I am curious with the air grinder with front discharge, do you have problems with it blowing oil on the work ?
I have a little 4" like that and it is messy .
Tom
by tazmann
Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Mig welder woes
Replies: 6
Views: 2879

Re: Mig welder woes

Gentlemen A question to the welders and boat builders on the forum. I have a CIG brand 275amp mIg 3phase, that i use with a spool gun for my aluminium welding. Lately I have had all sorts of wire speed feed dramas. I cannot get enough wire speed and at times fluctuates. I have checked the circuit b...
by tazmann
Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Stollen Al Plate sold for scrap
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: Stollen Al Plate sold for scrap

WOW
All I can say is 4 years aint enough for the worthless lowlife
Tom
by tazmann
Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Contaminated Welds
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Re: Contaminated Welds

Hello NTGeorge New poster here. I am no expert at aluminum but when I back chip I run dry for fear of contamination, when I was working with thin gage I was using aluminum grinding wheels and wire brushing after with no issues. Now I am building frames form 1/4" material and using an arbor-tech with...