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by gandrfab
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Deleted

by gandrfab
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Lincoln 350mp vs miller 350p?
Replies: 6
Views: 173

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: 358

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: 290

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: 662

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: 234

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: 662

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: 237

Happy Birthday!

Welder :shocked:

Image
by gandrfab
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Hauling Your Alloy Rig
Topic: Cracked Trailer frame repair ideas
Replies: 22
Views: 1135

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: 1135

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: 323

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: 571

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: 571

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: 404

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: 925

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: 453

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: 573

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: 467

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: 577

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: 577

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: 631

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: 1888

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: 1888

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: 1888

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: 1888

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.