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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: 2872

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: 878

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: 759

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: 1406

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: 1406

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: 1406

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: 1406

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: 1406

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: 3603

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: 4229

Re: New guy here.

Pretty.
Could be the angle but that motor looks like it could go up a hole or 3.
by gandrfab
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Adding 5 feet to a Pacific 22...
Replies: 21
Views: 5878

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

will ~ way


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by gandrfab
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Inside of 1979 aluminum diesel tank
Replies: 2
Views: 2520

Inside of 1979 aluminum diesel tank

Tagged 5052 1/8th wall 110 gallon. I didn't see it in the boat but it has been epoxy repaired more than twice. Owner told me it cracked and he would jack the tank up 3" and get under with a dremel to clean it up and re-coat. He finally decided to cut the deck up last week and replace. I made him a n...
by gandrfab
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Ally boat repairs - am I worrying about nothing?
Replies: 21
Views: 4371

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: 21
Views: 4371

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: 21
Views: 4371

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: 21
Views: 4371

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: 21
Views: 4371

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: 21
Views: 4371

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: 5016

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: 2090

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: 2090

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: 5016

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: 5016

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...