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by gandrfab
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Ally boat repairs - am I worrying about nothing?
Replies: 19
Views: 133

Re: Ally boat repairs - am I worrying about nothing?

Pitting holes on thin aluminum are usually not worth fixing. If trying to spot repair the welder starts an arc and instantly starts chasing metal blowing away. answer cut, grind back to good metal. Cutting out bad metal and replacing becomes a problem with warping and chasing the hours in repair aga...
by gandrfab
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Ally boat repairs - am I worrying about nothing?
Replies: 19
Views: 133

Re: Ally boat repairs - am I worrying about nothing?

I'll try something.

Tried one of the links inside the [img <CODE>/img] and this is what I got.


It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image. Please verify that the URL you entered is correct.
by gandrfab
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Ally boat repairs - am I worrying about nothing?
Replies: 19
Views: 133

Re: Ally boat repairs - am I worrying about nothing?

Facebook is a little easier to share pictures here than photobucket. http://aluminumalloyboats.com/download/file.php?id=10136Is an easy way to attach photos. Another way is to click on attachments bellow in the bottom of the full editor field and download the file from your computer. I'm still looki...
by gandrfab
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Ally boat repairs - am I worrying about nothing?
Replies: 19
Views: 133

Re: Ally boat repairs - am I worrying about nothing?

Tried shutting my add blocker off and still not loading
by gandrfab
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Ally boat repairs - am I worrying about nothing?
Replies: 19
Views: 133

Re: Ally boat repairs - am I worrying about nothing?

They are cycling, blinking but not loading.

Try copying one of the other IMG codes.
by gandrfab
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Ally boat repairs - am I worrying about nothing?
Replies: 19
Views: 133

Re: Ally boat repairs - am I worrying about nothing?

The photo link is not working for me.
by gandrfab
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Twin engines vs motor plus kicker
Replies: 18
Views: 1008

Re: Twin engines vs motor plus kicker

Many commercial boats run singles.
by gandrfab
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Anyone knowledgeable in concrete removal?
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Anyone knowledgeable in concrete removal?

I thought about asking him for one block to set in the yard but it might be more convenient to frame and pour it myself if I really wanted it.
by gandrfab
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Anyone knowledgeable in concrete removal?
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Anyone knowledgeable in concrete removal?

Or have creative ideas for removal? My cousin in-law has to remove 50'x50'x18" slab of concrete from inside a building. He wants a couple of these but the manufacturer is too far out on back order to have the concrete removed in the time frame it needs to be done. Do you know of other tools or techn...
by gandrfab
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Twin engines vs motor plus kicker
Replies: 18
Views: 1008

Re: Twin engines vs motor plus kicker

Relativity new outboards approximately 700 hours, brand shouldn't matter for the point, you can have a bad day with 3 motors. The owner bought and rigged that boat to fish the other side of the gulf stream out of Port Canaveral Fl. normal trips of 80 to 120 miles offshore. When he sold the boat it h...
by gandrfab
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Twin engines vs motor plus kicker
Replies: 18
Views: 1008

Re: Twin engines vs motor plus kicker

I was on a triple 250hp outboard boat, the planned trip of the day was yellowfin tuna fishing around 100 miles offshore. About 15 miles out we spun a prop hub no one felt like swimming that early in the day so we made the call to swap props back at the boat ramp. About 5 miles from the ramp on the w...
by gandrfab
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Twin engines vs motor plus kicker
Replies: 18
Views: 1008

Re: Twin engines vs motor plus kicker

Arguing what is safe is more of an opinion that has exceptions.
Single engine an powerless boats have crossed oceans.
Sport fishers have gone down in inlets and within sight of land.
by gandrfab
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Be careful,
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Be careful,

I saw jettywolf post his on facebok. Not his boat. Anyone have more information? The drain plug was stuck in the boat so the owner used a torch to heat up and loosen it when all of a sudden the boat exploded. Besides the deck being blown apart the bottom of the boat is puffed out, the stringers blow...
by gandrfab
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Adding 5 feet to a Pacific 22...
Replies: 18
Views: 1900

Re: Adding 5 feet to a Pacific 22...

A real life example of why the teachers wanted to see the process in math class. :)
by gandrfab
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Adding 5 feet to a Pacific 22...
Replies: 18
Views: 1900

Re: Adding 5 feet to a Pacific 22...

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by gandrfab
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: total noob needs advice on 3 boats
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: total noob needs advice on 3 boats

The retirement-induced procrastination can be a killer in itself. Keep active of fade away.
by gandrfab
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: total noob needs advice on 3 boats
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: total noob needs advice on 3 boats

Thank you, for doing your part in keeping all of us safe. Yes. I have been welding for 27 or so years and went on my own in 2000 with my main stay in various custom anodized aluminum pipe work on boats and/or anything I can get my hands on to weld. T-top smaller.PNG cameraboat.PNG 735 Air Park Rd. B...
by gandrfab
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: total noob needs advice on 3 boats
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: total noob needs advice on 3 boats

"thought I'd like to be a boat guy to play around the waters of central Florida"
"currently have 10 boats/watercraft"

You are well past the "thought" part unless you acquired all of them at once.

Welcome to AAB, neighbour.
I'm Matt and have a welding shop in Edgewater Fl.
by gandrfab
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Happy New Year!!
Replies: 0
Views: 280

Happy New Year!!

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by gandrfab
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Corrosion on anode
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Corrosion on anode

photobucket got cocky and is not our friend anymore.
by gandrfab
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: Merry Christmas

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by gandrfab
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Newbie introduction
Replies: 25
Views: 1463

Re: Newbie introduction

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by gandrfab
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Newbie introduction
Replies: 25
Views: 1463

Re: Newbie introduction

May I suggest some reading?

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