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by Fisherman
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Hewescraft 29 adventure
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Hewescraft 29 adventure

I like the shearline. What numbers are you comparing that make you attracted to the Hewes over the Weldcraft?

Keep in mind the #1 influencing factor of fuel mileage is weight. Hull form and other factors come in after that.
by Fisherman
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Motors: OB's, IB's, Diesel and Gas
Topic: Outboard brand question for 115hp
Replies: 6
Views: 2603

Re: Outboard brand question for 115hp

Thanks Fisherman. Can I ask what size your boat is and approximate weight? I keep wondering about jumping from the 115 4 cylinder up to the 135HO six cylinder and if the weight difference and likely somewhat increased fuel usage of the six is warranted. I know we all load, and use our boats differe...
by Fisherman
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Motors: OB's, IB's, Diesel and Gas
Topic: Outboard brand question for 115hp
Replies: 6
Views: 2603

Re: Outboard brand question for 115hp

ETEC 135HO will give you 148 HP. It is a good motor...I have one on my current boat. 115-150 should be sufficient.
by Fisherman
Thu May 31, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build
Replies: 60
Views: 13388

Re: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build

Looks good in those waters! Thanks for sharing...
by Fisherman
Tue May 08, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Hauling Your Alloy Rig
Topic: trailering a pacific 23?
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Re: trailering a pacific 23?

I trailer a 20' aluminum on a galvanized trailer...4,300 lbs with a F150. I just purchased a new boat that combined boat and trailer is 5,300 lbs. Not a problem.

Go get yourself that 23' boat and put an aluminum trailer under her and have fun.
by Fisherman
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 5
Views: 2201

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, everyone!
by Fisherman
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Finally have my own aluminum boat
Replies: 7
Views: 1573

Re: Finally have my own aluminum boat

That's a cool boat!
by Fisherman
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Post Manufacturer Links here
Topic: A place to post your LINKS
Replies: 15
Views: 11055

Re: A place to post your LINKS

Here's another manufacture I just found in Canada: http://walkerboats.com/
by Fisherman
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 2000 Pacific 22'
Replies: 1
Views: 1599

Re: 2000 Pacific 22'

That is a very good deal. Too back it doesn't have a cuddy, otherwise it might be following me home!
by Fisherman
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Pilot house window replacements
Replies: 4
Views: 1289

Re: Pilot house window replacements

Diamond Sea Glaze or Wynne.
by Fisherman
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Post Manufacturer Links here
Topic: A place to post your LINKS
Replies: 15
Views: 11055

Re: A place to post your LINKS

Just ran across this one: http://www.rivalmarine.ca/
by Fisherman
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Need help from the gurus...
Replies: 20
Views: 2904

Re: Need help from the gurus...

I feel the 135 HO on that hull will work fine, as long as you're not looking to be the fastest guy out there. I have that same motor on my 20 aluminum and I push 37 mph and need to make a prop adjustment and I think I'll get a few more hp out of it.
by Fisherman
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Why is the windshield tilted that way
Replies: 7
Views: 1949

Re: Why is the windshield tilted that way

Speed (wind) + gravity will drive water down/off the window.
by Fisherman
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Duckworth Offshore
Replies: 8
Views: 2669

Re: Duckworth Offshore

Sitkaspruce -

What size of boat do you have? I have heard of some others having the same issue.
by Fisherman
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build
Replies: 60
Views: 13388

Re: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build

Looking good! I was just at Chad's shop the end of July and saw your boat in cut-pieces form...I think they had just unloaded the truck before I had arrived.
by Fisherman
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Floatation Foam in an Aluminum Boat used in Saltwater
Replies: 6
Views: 1673

Re: Floatation Foam in an Aluminum Boat used in Saltwater

I know some guys who used a lot of pool noodles...not sure if that's a good idea or not but thought I'd throw it out there...
by Fisherman
Tue May 02, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 26 custom cuddy dual stations
Replies: 8
Views: 2457

Re: 26 custom cuddy dual stations

I take it this boat must currently be in Canada? What location is it?
by Fisherman
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 22' Aluminum Abbott fishing boat
Replies: 5
Views: 2130

Re: 22' Aluminum Abbott fishing boat

If it were 6-8 ft longer I might take it off your hands. There are people looking for project boats, so I don't think you'd have a problem selling it...but it comes down to what price you're willing to part with it for.
by Fisherman
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Barrett marine
Replies: 12
Views: 2356

Re: Barrett marine

Never heard of them before. I like the powderhorn shearline. Will be interesting to keep an eye on. Thanks for posting.
by Fisherman
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: looking for new boat , Brand/model advise
Replies: 15
Views: 2420

Re: looking for new boat , Brand/model advise

Maybe you are looking for a boat similar to this? Modify your walk-around pilothouse as needed.

https://leeshoreboats.com/boatmodels/re ... rettyPhoto
by Fisherman
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: What's happening at the Wooldridge shop
Replies: 202
Views: 35995

Re: What's happening at the Wooldridge shop

The performance date from the 29' SS is very interesting. Not much difference in fuel mileage from 11 mph up to 37 mph. Seems like there is usually more of a curve than that in most boat/motor setups. Very good economy for trolling too with the G2's.
by Fisherman
Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: just delivered: 36' Cat
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

Re: just delivered: 36' Cat

Hi Jim, thanks for taking the time to post. You guys have done some wonderful work. Is the cat a planning or displacement hull? I don't know much about cats...
by Fisherman
Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Motors: OB's, IB's, Diesel and Gas
Topic: Propeller Selection
Replies: 3
Views: 1718

Re: Propeller Selection

Thanks, Bob! And welcome to AAB!
by Fisherman
Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Extended Transom
Replies: 11
Views: 1997

Re: Extended Transom

These projects are always fun to watch...thanks for posting. Just think what you would end up with if you sold your 16' boat and bought a 20'. Think about all that extra deck space...