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by gandrfab
Thu May 23, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration
Replies: 23
Views: 339

Re: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration

Size of a company does not guarantee quality.
by gandrfab
Wed May 22, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Specmar 16' ORCA build
Replies: 15
Views: 957

Re: Specmar 16' ORCA build

That looks like a lot of hull packed into 16'
The motor bolt pattern is new to me, how does that work?
by gandrfab
Wed May 22, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration
Replies: 23
Views: 339

Re: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration

Th buyer beware part is easy to understand after seeing so many aluminum boat tops powder coated with inferior products and craftsmanship. Bubbling, flaking and chipping. If someone is buying a used boat, car, railing, fence...anything that has been powder coated is there anyway to tell the good fro...
by gandrfab
Mon May 20, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Specmar 16' ORCA build
Replies: 15
Views: 957

Re: Specmar 16' ORCA build

:joecool:
by gandrfab
Sat May 18, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Bow Hatch SUCKS, need drain mod
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Bow Hatch SUCKS, need drain mod

Hi, welder
by gandrfab
Tue May 14, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration
Replies: 23
Views: 339

Re: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration

From what I have seen sandblasting alone does not leave a clean weldable surface.
by gandrfab
Thu May 09, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Bow Hatch SUCKS, need drain mod
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Bow Hatch SUCKS, need drain mod

Right off the top of my head, fortress aluminum anchor.
by gandrfab
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Specmar 16' ORCA build
Replies: 15
Views: 957

Re: Specmar 16' ORCA build

Looking good. :thumbsup: Thanks for posting. :beer:
by gandrfab
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: heavy metal
Replies: 11
Views: 584

Re: heavy metal

In moderation lots of things are acceptable.
by gandrfab
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Personal items For Sale or Trade
Topic: 2.5 acre 1/2 cleared
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: 2.5 acre 1/2 cleared

Broken link fixed, Sorry.
by gandrfab
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Personal items For Sale or Trade
Topic: 2.5 acre 1/2 cleared
Replies: 1
Views: 322

2.5 acre 1/2 cleared

Nice 2.5 acre tract near SR 415 in Quail Roost Ranches.
Off the paved road, county living on Quail Nest Ln, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Contact Ocean Properties 800-521-9657
https://oceanprops.com/idx/mls-1039461- ... h_fl_32168

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by gandrfab
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Specmar 16' ORCA build
Replies: 15
Views: 957

Re: Specmar 16' ORCA build

Anything going on?
by gandrfab
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Windows defrost?
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Windows defrost?

Might look into some of the scuba diving goggles anti fog to put on the windows.
by gandrfab
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Removing Weld Induced Warping In Aluminum Panels
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: Removing Weld Induced Warping In Aluminum Panels

As always very well put. And it would be great if every customer could understand that. It would be even better if I was busy only doing work that I want to do the right way. Sure I could turn my nose up and say I'm going to do it right or not at all. But then the commercial fishing boat that has to...
by gandrfab
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Removing Weld Induced Warping In Aluminum Panels
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: Removing Weld Induced Warping In Aluminum Panels

Not knocking Kevin at all. I admire all the wisdom he has shared and may share in the future. In many situations customers can or will not pay for a lengthy process to have a job done correctly. I have seen this and been low or out of work at the time on various jobs leaving a customer and I in a po...
by gandrfab
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Removing Weld Induced Warping In Aluminum Panels
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: Removing Weld Induced Warping In Aluminum Panels

I wouldn't jump right to hammering on it 1st.
by gandrfab
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Removing Weld Induced Warping In Aluminum Panels
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: Removing Weld Induced Warping In Aluminum Panels

This is not my place and I don't recommend trying this on a fly bridge (show piece) for a first wack at it. My limited experience that may have been that size has been with airboat hull sides. The art of a hammer and dolly block. If I could put to words what I can see/feel I'd make a great writer. N...
by gandrfab
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: to windlass or not to windlass??
Replies: 12
Views: 840

Re: to windlass or not to windlass??

That fixes the ease of access issue.
by gandrfab
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: to windlass or not to windlass??
Replies: 12
Views: 840

Re: to windlass or not to windlass??

The boats I'm around salt is a killer.

Windlasses are usually hard to get to, out of site and out of mind, suffering from lack of ....
Maintenance, boating and electric in general seem problematic.
by gandrfab
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: to windlass or not to windlass??
Replies: 12
Views: 840

Re: to windlass or not to windlass??

Windlasses are great right until they are not.
It would be nice to have a replacement plan.
Make it easy enough to replace so it is not a major chore and replace every 2 seasons or so.
Sell the used one while it is still good and run with new regularly.

Just a idea.
by gandrfab
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Maintenance
Replies: 0
Views: 458

Maintenance

We needed maintenance :shocked:
by gandrfab
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Lower unit paint/corrosion issues.
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: Lower unit paint/corrosion issues.

What does AAB recommend for paint?
by gandrfab
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 14-18 Deep Vee with a Self-Bailing Deck
Replies: 14
Views: 1154

Re: 14-18 Deep Vee with a Self-Bailing Deck

That would be great. Show off your work and we can drool.

Crap, I missed that was more of a private message. Please include the forum.
by gandrfab
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 14-18 Deep Vee with a Self-Bailing Deck
Replies: 14
Views: 1154

Re: 14-18 Deep Vee with a Self-Bailing Deck

alumioforte wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:47 pm
have you looked at the 16' ORCA by Specmar? we're building one at the moment.
Would you please post build pictures?
Is this the designers page.
http://www.specmar.com/aluminum-boat-pl ... -orca-1327

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by gandrfab
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 14-18 Deep Vee with a Self-Bailing Deck
Replies: 14
Views: 1154

Re: 14-18 Deep Vee with a Self-Bailing Deck

To add, 4' of difference in LOA when talking 14' to 18' is a huge difference when on the water in a boat.