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by goatram
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Fixing severe pitting and holes on alu boat
Replies: 24
Views: 2292

Re: Fixing severe pitting and holes on alu boat

You cant weld Corroded Aluminum. You need to Clean it with a Burr Bit mad to cut Aluminum. Amazon has them. EVERY SPOT OF BROWN HAS TO BE REMOVED. Then Acid wash it. Then Depending on Construction; Plate or Thin Riveted metal. There are WAYS to repair. Chaps Said Light Sandblast but that will put sa...
by goatram
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: welding aluminum
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Re: welding aluminum

I disconnect the Batteries Most Times. I remove the grounds. If you can put the ground clamp as close to the area to be welded you have less chance of frying the electronics. I have done that on my boat before and had no issues BUT I don't do that all of the time. I ensure that anyone elses boat in ...
by goatram
Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Bow Thruster 40'
Replies: 4
Views: 2411

Re: Bow Thruster 40'

On my wish list in the next year or two.

Thanks and welcome.
by goatram
Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: North River Seahawk Drain Holes?
Replies: 8
Views: 3064

Re: North River Seahawk Drain Holes?

Kevin I was sure you had said that. I just did a search but could not find any reference of that. You have always advocated either baking soda or ammonia to neutralize acid. My take on the subject is soap is a mild base that will clean and neutralize mild acidic water in the bilge. If used on a regu...
by goatram
Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: North River Seahawk Drain Holes?
Replies: 8
Views: 3064

Re: North River Seahawk Drain Holes?

Kevin is the one that has talked the most about adding soap to the bilge. He also has talked about using water test strips to test the water. Most of us have Lemon Joy dishwashing soap on the boat to wash our gear after fishing. The LJ soap does not upset the fish, they kinda like the smell. Congrat...
by goatram
Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: North River Seahawk Drain Holes?
Replies: 8
Views: 3064

Re: North River Seahawk Drain Holes?

Kevin got it right those holes are in short sections of pipe or tube on the Swim Step. The holes are installed to stop the welds from Blowing out. The Big hole in your first picture is of your Kicker Bracket for water drain. Good to go. No worry if it was mine. :thumbsup: An welcome to the site and ...
by goatram
Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Hello From Central Washington
Replies: 3
Views: 1638

Re: Hello From Central Washington

Welcome :beer: :thumbsup:
by goatram
Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 2010

Re: Merry Christmas

Same to you Les I am home, Walking and Back to work. I did say I will work over the Christmas Break. Need to make some Money. Wife is in Thailand and I will go fishing on the days I am not working if I can find someone to go and it ain't storming to bad. Life is good Merry Christmas and A happy New ...
by goatram
Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Dock Cart
Replies: 3
Views: 2023

Re: Dock Cart

Looks great, John. How has your leg healed up? I am walking now. Still having Nerve pain in the foot and pain in the Knee but the leg is healing and Physical Therapy is working on my strength. 23 years ago I broke my right leg in Nov "92" on my "87" Yamaha RM 250 In Jun "93" Said I was healed and I...
by goatram
Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: New unproven design question
Replies: 10
Views: 2914

Re: New unproven design question

As a first time builder myself I had the help and assistance of a few people in the industry. If I had to do it over again I would go with a builder to weld out the basic hull.ready for rigging. Reason is you will have way less issues of how things fit and work together. Mistakes are made by the nov...
by goatram
Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Dock Cart
Replies: 3
Views: 2023

Re: Dock Cart

The cart is used to transport ice from my insulated tote to the boat. It also transport the fish and gear back to the truck at the end of the day. tmp_28912-IMG_20151106_191400882-1360344784.jpg tmp_28912-IMG_20151106_191234295155464838.jpg tmp_28912-IMG_20151106_191441076-1467544116.jpg tmp_28912-I...
by goatram
Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Dock Cart
Replies: 3
Views: 2023

Dock Cart

Well my old dock cart Doo-doo the bed after three years staying in Westport, WA on the boat. I bought the cart from Lowes on the way to launch the boat in July of 2013. Last year the tires were worn bare when it was dragged to the laundry mat weekly by a Commercial Fishing friend that had no car. He...
by goatram
Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Bottom Paint for Aluminum Alloy Boats in Salt Water
Replies: 11
Views: 4517

Re: Bottom Paint for Aluminum Alloy Boats in Salt Water

Wear your PPE. Chaps put the intial paint on my boat and it has held up real well. I raised the water line this spring and then put two more coats on it while I had it in my shop
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I used a DA sander and my creeper. Bob is under paid
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After sanding my bottom.
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by goatram
Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread
Replies: 38
Views: 11026

Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Yes Terry; This busy body with a inquiring mind wants you to continue the build. :thumbsup:

Standing By :popcorn:
by goatram
Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Seattle area cnc cutting/aluminum supplier?
Replies: 6
Views: 2182

Re: Seattle area cnc cutting/aluminum supplier?

Kevin As of yet I have not used K&K but I believe they uphold the Copyright laws and agreements. There are only so many designers and also just so many places to cut. Coldwater Bruce and Russ have their work done there and they are happy with K&K's quality. Alaska Copper ships the Plate to them and ...
by goatram
Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Seattle area cnc cutting/aluminum supplier?
Replies: 6
Views: 2182

Re: Seattle area cnc cutting/aluminum supplier?

http://kkindustries.com/

Coldwater uses these guys. You buy the aluminum from Alaska copper and brass and they ship it to K and K who will do the cutting and then it is delivered to you or you can pick it up.
by goatram
Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 24' Munson Landing Craft
Replies: 4
Views: 2767

Re: 24' Munson Landing Craft

Sharaken wrote:I put this knowledge to good use with things that led to it.
?? Post is hard to fathom what the poster means.
Sawaddee krup
by goatram
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: meat eater
Replies: 30
Views: 10215

Re: meat eater

I purchased the three blades to try. Thanks Kevin:beer:
by goatram
Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: meat eater
Replies: 30
Views: 10215

Re: meat eater

Kevin will you post a website showing the blade that you use.

I found this one but it does not show the 4" blade.
by goatram
Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: Meet & Greet
Topic: Hello from australia
Replies: 3
Views: 2710

Re: Hello from australia

I too look forward to some pictures and or a Build thread.

Welcome to AAB GoingFishing :beer:
by goatram
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: New to me 16' Alumacraft
Replies: 4
Views: 2923

Re: New to me 16' Alumacraft

Yes those Blue Crabs are good. Spent a bunch of time in DE and VA. Fishing and eating them.
by goatram
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: meat eater
Replies: 30
Views: 10215

Re: meat eater

Kevin here is another Grinder that has a brake so that once the paddle is released the blade stops in under 2 Seconds. it has autobalance as well. From Metabo; A safer option if one wanted to use a Meat Eater/Axe http://www.metabo.us/WEPBA-Instant-Brake-Angle-Grinders.51995.0.html When I cut my Left...
by goatram
Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Fishing your Alloy Boat
Topic: Need ideas on tackle organization
Replies: 2
Views: 2157

Re: Need ideas on tackle organization

The Plastic trays and a bag that they fit in. Plano makes them in a bunch of sizes.

http://www.planomolding.com/fishing/pla ... s.html?p=2

Zerust will protect your lures from Corossion.

https://www.flambeaucases.com/index.php ... ize/zerust
by goatram
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: New to me 16' Alumacraft
Replies: 4
Views: 2923

Re: New to me 16' Alumacraft

Welcome Fishernick :thumbsup:

Get your feet wet and have a pile of fun in her. :thumbsup:
by goatram
Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: A question for you all.
Replies: 17
Views: 3543

Re: A question for you all.

Kevin you are a true thinker that has a head full of Ideas that you are able to convey them to us. Your last post is epic in detail with lots of thought and time taken in typing out for all of AAB to understand just not the OP.
Thank-you Sir :smitty: