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by gandrfab
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Heading sensor on alloy boat
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: Heading sensor on alloy boat

Just because I haven't seen the addressed.
Are you calibrating the compass on the water underway?
by gandrfab
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Happy Birthday!

Welder :shocked:

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by gandrfab
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Hauling Your Alloy Rig
Topic: Cracked Trailer frame repair ideas
Replies: 18
Views: 452

Re: Cracked Trailer frame repair ideas

Thanks for the ideas! I did talk to the manufacture and they said anything i do to fix the frame would just be a band aide and would happen again sooner or later. Bottom Liine was they were more interested in selling me a new trailer. I would be a little pissed off about that. Not going into detail...
by gandrfab
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Hauling Your Alloy Rig
Topic: Cracked Trailer frame repair ideas
Replies: 18
Views: 452

Re: Cracked Trailer frame repair ideas

Just a guess, that cross brace is holding the bulk of the hull weight and only has 2 bolts on each side holding it in place. If so and as fun as it does not sound. I would through bolt the inside of the I beam to the cross beam. Then jack up the front bunks some to help even the weight out. If those...
by gandrfab
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Welder / fabricator for hire, $35 to $50 / hr DOE
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: Welder / fabricator for hire, $35 to $50 / hr DOE

I might be interested in a change up for a few months at a time. It would have to be in the summer.
I would stay a Fl resident, I'm not sure how that would go over with state rules and regulations.
by gandrfab
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 12v ‘marine’ coolers?
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: 12v ‘marine’ coolers?

Interesting.

Am I assuming wrong that you want to solar power this cooler on board?
The sailing community should have this application dialed in.
by gandrfab
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 12v ‘marine’ coolers?
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: 12v ‘marine’ coolers?

I don't know much of anything about 12v coolers.
I will say this I want as few electric gadgets on a boat as possible.

What is your need for a power cooler that ice can't take care of?
by gandrfab
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Holy C_ap
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Re: Holy C_ap

Welcome.
by gandrfab
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 3 Day Weekend!
Replies: 2
Views: 647

Re: 3 Day Weekend!

May I suggest self adjusting rear air bags if hauling with that pick up regularly, or possibly manual air shocks for trips like this.
by gandrfab
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Difference in 26 to 28
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Difference in 26 to 28

kmorin touched on the scale/scope/quality.
Having a new boat built you can discuss fit and finish in negotiations with the builder.
by gandrfab
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Pilots at Wooldridge Shop
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Pilots at Wooldridge Shop

Looks great.
by gandrfab
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: IT help, please
Replies: 0
Views: 343

IT help, please

I'm having a hard time finding this :shocked: in a shareable code.

I would like to be able to post it in other places. Thanks.
by gandrfab
Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Welder needed
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Welder needed

The Lincoln turned out to be a wire feed problem, this post was the shining moment of the machine working properly. Thanks again.
http://aluminumalloyboats.com/viewtopic ... 473#p37777
by gandrfab
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Welder needed
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Welder needed

I never welded with a Miller 350P I do weld rather well with my millermatic 251.
If we could make this mean red machine weld well http://aluminumalloyboats.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4473
I don't see why we couldn't make a blue one work too.
by gandrfab
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Aluminum hartop frame
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Aluminum hartop frame

I do custom work if you could come to me that would be great.
This might be who you are looking for http://www.atlantictowers.com/
Give it a shot.
by gandrfab
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: 5052 H32 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1605

Re: 5052 H32 ?

Sadly, I never got around to doing this simple test.

My bender reservoir is holding up great.
by gandrfab
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: 5052 H32 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1605

Re: 5052 H32 ?

Solutions, This'll happen.
by gandrfab
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: 5052 H32 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1605

Re: 5052 H32 ?

I don't have any Simple Green. I always have lacquer thinner in the shop. I might make some test trays, it does have my interest. But lazy will most likely win. One of the 1st places I worked a guy was making a drop in roof pan for a van that couldn't leak. He kept taking the box outside and filling...
by gandrfab
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: 5052 H32 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1605

Re: 5052 H32 ?

I can't feel or see pitting, I'll assume it's just discoloration.
As far as tests go they will have to wait, the pipe bender is going back together.

Thanks, every time you post I learn something.
by gandrfab
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: 5052 H32 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1605

5052 H32 ?

I'm replacing the cracked plastic tank on my hydraulic bender. I cut, DA'd, welded and filled the bottom 5 pieces of 1/8" aluminum with water last night. i come in today to check for leaks and dump the water to find what looks like the start of pitting. It is city water. I wasn't expecting to see th...
by gandrfab
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Hello again.
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: Hello again.

I still haven't been much for taking pictures. Mostly repair since moving. I have bent 1" x 1.5" and 2" oval with the 3/4" pipe dies up to 90° making tower steps. I have never tried bending 3" or 4" oval. I saw a picture of Jettys boat with a half top on facebook. I was thinking a T-top would be a m...
by gandrfab
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Hello again.
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Hello again.

Feels like I should start over it's been so long. 1st WTF did Jettywolf do to his boat? I'm still doing the boat T-top and tower work. Had to relocate my shop from Sanford Fl and I moved to a small airport hangar in Edgewater Fl. Last shop was 25'x100' with a 13'wX14'tall door new shop is 50'x50' wi...
by gandrfab
Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Zodiac RIB
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: Zodiac RIB

So I'm selling R of the RIB and a decent steel painted trailer .
I guess it's 16' OA inflated.
by gandrfab
Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Zodiac RIB
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Zodiac RIB

Is it worth repairing the inflatable or getting a new inflatable for the hull.
It is leaking at the seems.
by gandrfab
Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Random humor thread
Replies: 39
Views: 6714

Re: Random humor thread

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