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by gandrfab
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: "27 Lifeboat from Denmark
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: "27 Lifeboat from Denmark

Very interesting project. Nice that it's not so big it requires a yard or special equipment to move and work on.
by gandrfab
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 10 Days in the salt
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: 10 Days in the salt

Thanks
by gandrfab
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Anyone ever built a hull bottom to change the shape of an existing hull?
Replies: 12
Views: 2452

Re: Anyone ever built a hull bottom to change the shape of an existing hull?

"Welding steel is SOooo much easier than working with that miracle metal..." I'll fight you, but alas my muscles have been weakened from years of easy work with the lightweight aluminum. It cuts fast with wood working tools, when the hot bee bee's hit flesh they cool far faster than the ev...
by gandrfab
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Aluminum Watercraft Project- Sealing Compartments
Replies: 10
Views: 1513

Re: Aluminum Watercraft Project- Sealing Compartments

I would have to look to know for sure. If I remember correctly Ernest Sims talks about riveting.
by gandrfab
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Aluminum Watercraft Project- Sealing Compartments
Replies: 10
Views: 1513

Re: Aluminum Watercraft Project- Sealing Compartments

May I suggest some reading.

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by gandrfab
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: lazergriesana.lv
Replies: 1
Views: 1329

Re: lazergriesana.lv

Welcome to AAB.
Do you have pictures of the metalboatkits build?
Please post some, thanks.
by gandrfab
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Lower unit paint/corrosion issues.
Replies: 6
Views: 5913

Re: Lower unit paint/corrosion issues.

Update: May have been the wrong anodes and a broken jumper wire.
Sanded, painted, replaced anodes and jumper wire.
Seems to be doing well, I haven't looked at it.
by gandrfab
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: How serious is this corrosion?
Replies: 13
Views: 3255

Re: How serious is this corrosion?

I'd like to see how the exhaust is routed on the inside.

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by gandrfab
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: How serious is this corrosion?
Replies: 13
Views: 3255

Re: How serious is this corrosion?

Is it pitted, rough, chalky, flaking metal away?
by gandrfab
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Wooldridge and Fronius USA
Replies: 0
Views: 1172

Wooldridge and Fronius USA

Scrolling down my Facebook feed and I see an add.
What does Wooldridge think of their welding equipment?
I'm still welding along with my old Miller syncrowave 250 but I am getting an itch for a new inverter machine to tig this anodized aluminum.



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by gandrfab
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Using Solution Welding Rod For Boat Fabrication
Replies: 3
Views: 1623

Re: Using Solution Welding Rod For Boat Fabrication

The price point alone says no way.
by gandrfab
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Who made this boat
Replies: 6
Views: 2157

Re: Who made this boat

The one picture's gone
by gandrfab
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Who made this boat
Replies: 6
Views: 2157

Re: Who made this boat

What is the stamped number? is it a HIN
by gandrfab
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 2018 Wooldridge 26' Super Sport Offshore Pilothouse
Replies: 2
Views: 1168

Re: 2018 Wooldridge 26' Super Sport Offshore Pilothouse

This is assuming you have the pix saved to your computer??? Click full editor !aaa.PNG Click attachments !aaaments.PNG Click add files !aaadd.PNG Pick your pix !aaapickphotos.PNG Click Place inline then click preview. Make sure it looks like you expect, if not adjust the code and spacing click previ...
by gandrfab
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Pilothouse
Replies: 82
Views: 23922

Re: Pilothouse

Optomist :beer: Fabricator :thumbsup:
by gandrfab
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Pilothouse
Replies: 82
Views: 23922

Re: Pilothouse

1/8" wall 1"x2" box tube can be rolled or arched manually. Bump bending between blocks of wood anchored to a stout table or vice. wood shoes in a vice to save scratching the metal. 1st try if you haven't done this before make a template (line on the floor, table or part of the curve i...
by gandrfab
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: 6063-t5 vs 6063-t52
Replies: 2
Views: 1524

Re: 6063-t5 vs 6063-t52

Thanks Eastern metal is my regular supplier for anodized material, I try to buy what I can from them. https://www.easternmetal.com/ Alro metals when I need steel, stainless or metals eastern doesn't carry. https://www.alro.com/ Both have minimum orders for one of their trucks to stop by, but both ha...
by gandrfab
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: 6063-t5 vs 6063-t52
Replies: 2
Views: 1524

6063-t5 vs 6063-t52

I'm going to make a flounder gigging pole for my father in law out of aluminum. Almost all of the locals use a wood pole of some sort or a NON ALLOY push pole. It's main use will be for stabbing flat fish in shallow water then lifting up in a fashion to keep them from sliding back off the barbed tri...
by gandrfab
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Wiring Advice Please...
Replies: 3
Views: 1670

Re: Wiring Advice Please...

And that right there helped marine wiring click in my grey matter. "D) The DC negative Buss is correctly BONDED to the hull in ONE (single) location with a silver clad 'lug' onto a dedicated and sacrificial aluminum lug or padeye, with a bolt; and that location is shielded from being wetted.&qu...
by gandrfab
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Lower unit paint/corrosion issues.
Replies: 6
Views: 5913

Re: Lower unit paint/corrosion issues.

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by gandrfab
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Lower unit paint/corrosion issues.
Replies: 6
Views: 5913

Re: Lower unit paint/corrosion issues.

gandrfab wrote: Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:16 pm What does AAB recommend for paint?

Back to the top. This still could still use cleaning and painting.
by gandrfab
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Pacific Boats Facebook Group
Replies: 3
Views: 1958

Re: Pacific Boats Facebook Group

Helpful, engaging, hurtful, misleading, informative and full of false information. Facebook was originally intended for college students, but today anyone can join the network. Although the site's scope has expanded to include more than just students, its purpose remains the same -- giving people a ...
by gandrfab
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Welding Around Fuel Tank
Replies: 9
Views: 2238

Re: Welding Around Fuel Tank

Remove all combustibles, happily weld clean metal. Possibly fill with argon.

Ventilate, circulate, positive air flow taking any fumes away.

1/4 full fuel tank, pressurize tank wait till you smell fumes and (make yourself right with Jesus) then strike an arc.