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by gandrfab
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 14-18 Deep Vee with a Self-Bailing Deck
Replies: 5
Views: 128

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: 5
Views: 128

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.
by gandrfab
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Lower unit paint/corrosion issues.
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Lower unit paint/corrosion issues.

Mercury 4 stroke, 300+ hours, guess 4 years old. Shhhh Don't tell welder this is on a glass boat. Spends it's life on a trailer when not in use. Almost exclusively used in Florida salt water. After each use it receives a running flush and a nice wash down then stored under a pole barn. What can we d...
by gandrfab
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Building an offshore aluminum duck boat. What material?
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Building an offshore aluminum duck boat. What material?

I understand.
And I obviously haven't jumped in to the boat building game.
by gandrfab
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Building an offshore aluminum duck boat. What material?
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Building an offshore aluminum duck boat. What material?

Have you seen the mark up builders put on boats these days?
If one can do it one can save a few bucks.
by gandrfab
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: First-time build Questions and thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 313

Re: First-time build Questions and thoughts

The line between saving a buck and ending up with junk is hard to find. Like a electric guitar, You can get a very expensive one with all sorts of controls and options and still not be able to play the guitar. I have a thread on that subject here. kmorin saved the day for that machine and myself. Or...
by gandrfab
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: First-time build Questions and thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 313

Re: First-time build Questions and thoughts

And welding is easy, the metal does not fight you. Just a misunderstanding or miscommunication.
by gandrfab
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: First-time build Questions and thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 313

Re: First-time build Questions and thoughts

From the hands on welder side, a pulse machine makes welding easier but does not make a non welder a welder. Many boats have been built without pulse and it would take more then a skiff build or 3 for me to upgrade the millermatic 251 W/spoolgun I have. But if you are shopping and building a nice bo...
by gandrfab
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: WTB Pacific Skiff 19-21
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: WTB Pacific Skiff 19-21

Welcome to AAB
by gandrfab
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: finding cans and nuns
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: finding cans and nuns

Do you have a link for this green machine ?
by gandrfab
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Flashlights.
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Flashlights.

Over the last few years the small hand held light industry has been changing. Bulbs to LEDS, multi LED, Single LED and a bunch of lying about brightness and lumens. I have had a few low dollar small LED lights and they worked for close up and indoor use. A few years back I got to try a nice small br...
by gandrfab
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New Boat Owners: Notice
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: New Boat Owners: Notice

Does not sound like a fun fix.
by gandrfab
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: Merry Christmas

Right back at you and everyone else.
by gandrfab
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Deleted

by gandrfab
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Lincoln 350mp vs miller 350p?
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Lincoln 350mp vs miller 350p?

The "art" of aluminum mig is in the hands of the welder. Once you make the tools to difficult for hands to operate the art is lost.
Bring in the engineers and it becomes designed and executed.

Robots can make a better painting then any human. Same with welding.
by gandrfab
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: STOLEN NJ: 2005 Pacific 205 CC Suzuki 140
Replies: 1
Views: 576

Re: STOLEN NJ: 2005 Pacific 205 CC Suzuki 140

A facebook link would be useful. Picture and information posted publicly.
I'll click share I know 5 or more others that hate thieves that will share. 2 of then are in NJ.
by gandrfab
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Pacific length on trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: Pacific length on trailer

Trailer tongues have been made to fold to same space.
by gandrfab
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Heading sensor on alloy boat
Replies: 8
Views: 1077

Re: Heading sensor on alloy boat

Next question (because I don't know) does the unit have or need a magnetic compass? I haven't helped install, set up a autopilot in years they were Tr-1's. The compass/gyro, heading sensor was a ball we mounted low on the hull CL mid ship. cough-cough glassboats Setting them up even in semi rough wa...
by gandrfab
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Iguana Yachts - Luxurious Amphibious Boats - Iguana Yachts
Replies: 0
Views: 430

Iguana Yachts - Luxurious Amphibious Boats - Iguana Yachts

I didn't have time to look at this but it looks cool, even though I'm against more moving parts.

https://www.iguana-yachts.com/
by gandrfab
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Heading sensor on alloy boat
Replies: 8
Views: 1077

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: 407

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: 22
Views: 1965

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: 22
Views: 1965

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: 543

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.