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by gandrfab
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Who made this boat
Replies: 6
Views: 72

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: 72

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: 287

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: 16645

Re: Pilothouse

Optomist :beer: Fabricator :thumbsup:
by gandrfab
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Pilothouse
Replies: 82
Views: 16645

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 in a hull) that ...
by gandrfab
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: 6063-t5 vs 6063-t52
Replies: 2
Views: 363

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: 363

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: 439

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."
by gandrfab
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Lower unit paint/corrosion issues.
Replies: 5
Views: 3907

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: 5
Views: 3907

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: 888

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: 788

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.
by gandrfab
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Twin jet outboards
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Re: Twin jet outboards

Thanks, Some how I missed this "I'd suggest building it as a flat top surfboard" where the deck to keel was done on a rotisserie then the topsides added after the entire below decks is completed and air tested." Before typing everything else. Sound promising to build like that, still have to work ou...
by gandrfab
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Twin jet outboards
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Twin jet outboards

Just thinking on line. How about a slight V barge like boat 22' X 8.5' to 9' with enough of a V to give it about a 5" rise from keel to chine. I'm thinking something along the bottom to help keep it from sliding in turns, be it angle or plate fins on the edges? both I don't know. (I do have airboat ...
by gandrfab
Wed May 20, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: New to Me, 1985 "one off" Hingham Marina
Replies: 10
Views: 4411

Re: New to Me, 1985 "one off" Hingham Marina

Welcome back.
by gandrfab
Wed May 20, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: WTB Pacific 2175
Replies: 10
Views: 1721

Re: WTB Pacific 2175

Get the 26 now and figure the other details out.
by gandrfab
Tue May 05, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: boating in MS
Replies: 4
Views: 1366

Re: boating in MS

I think he's bluffing.
by gandrfab
Mon May 04, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Corrosion too far gone?
Replies: 15
Views: 2514

Re: Corrosion too far gone?

I understand.
One way can be a great way. And in his postilion it is the only way.

The whole old dog and new tricks comes in to play, "always" never applies to a closed mind. It is what it is.
by gandrfab
Mon May 04, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Corrosion too far gone?
Replies: 15
Views: 2514

Re: Corrosion too far gone?

Bet he has many roads and streets named for him. ONE WAY

(Closed minds are always the best to work for and or deal with. They won't even understand why, it's great.) <--- is all sarcasm.
by gandrfab
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Corrosion too far gone?
Replies: 15
Views: 2514

Re: Corrosion too far gone?

I'm a welder. If I could weld it I would.

Your base material may not lend itself to welding seeing that it is riveted together.
by gandrfab
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Corrosion too far gone?
Replies: 15
Views: 2514

Re: Corrosion too far gone?

One of the guys may recommended a good cleaning product for the old pitted aluminum. Bolt it and clamp it together the same as laminating a glass hull. Might add an 1/8" transom plate between the old sheet metal and outboard. If it was a welded hull I would look into framing with extruded aluminum a...
by gandrfab
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Corrosion too far gone?
Replies: 15
Views: 2514

Re: Corrosion too far gone?

Are you replacing it wood with wood?
by gandrfab
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Aluminum Brazing with HTS-735-II rods?
Replies: 5
Views: 4323

Re: Aluminum Brazing with HTS-735-II rods?

Welcome to the forum.
by gandrfab
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: New guy here.
Replies: 12
Views: 5200

Re: New guy here.

Pretty.
Could be the angle but that motor looks like it could go up a hole or 3.