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by jrogers
Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Bottom Paint on Aluminum Boat
Replies: 29
Views: 3485

Re: Bottom Paint on Aluminum Boat

What sort of prep would you recommend for a bare aluminum boat that has been in and out of the water for 6 year? Do you recommend painting the outdrive? I think Volvo says not to do that, but the outdrive does get some growth on it, although this may not effect performance since it is all out of the...
by jrogers
Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Bottom Paint on Aluminum Boat
Replies: 29
Views: 3485

Re: Bottom Paint on Aluminum Boat

Bob, Thanks for the advice. I looked at this product, and I see that it comes in colors. Have you done anything except black on a bare aluminum boat? I was thinking something like their 4 white / 1 black may look stealthy, like the natural gray of the aluminum, but Black would probably be the defaul...
by jrogers
Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Bottom Paint on Aluminum Boat
Replies: 29
Views: 3485

Bottom Paint on Aluminum Boat

I did a search, and didn't really get an answer to my question, so here it is. Should I bottom paint my boat, and if so, with what? What are the impacts from bottom paint in regards to performance? My boat is a 2009, and currently is bare aluminum everywhere,including the bottom. I am contemplating ...
by jrogers
Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Is this fixable and what should it cost
Replies: 31
Views: 2842

Re: Is this fixable and what should it cost

Yea, I think your best stance is 'Sorry, it is in the hands of the insurance company, nothing I can do' and let them deal with him. As for the cost, it can be really hard to match paint and blend in on something like that. To make it like new where there is no complaining wife at the repair company ...
by jrogers
Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Seawolf Boats
Replies: 6
Views: 1242

Re: Seawolf Boats

Old thread, but I can confirm that Seawolf is still in business and building boats. He delivered one to Cordova very similar to mine this summer.
by jrogers
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Sliding VS Hinged Doors
Replies: 11
Views: 1526

Re: Sliding VS Hinged Doors

I like my hinged door, but I have lots of room for it. It seems like most people like whatever they have if it is designed and installed correctly.
by jrogers
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Comparing Hulls
Replies: 103
Views: 21622

Re: Comparing Hulls

I agree. Kevin must really have a hard time when people quote their transom deadrise as they reason their boat is the best in rough seas. It is almost like we should be paying him for a class here or something.
by jrogers
Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: acid washing your Alloy...
Replies: 29
Views: 11362

Re: acid washing your Alloy...

I don't even have bottom paint and I am in a slip most of the summer. Maybe it is unique to our cold waters, but I just pull the boat a couple of times a year and spray bleach on it. You don't even have to power wash it, just drop it back in the water and all growth is gone.
by jrogers
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Almost new boat and new to the forum
Replies: 83
Views: 12462

Re: Almost new boat and new to the forum

Very neat project. Thanks for sharing. Hopefully I will see you out in PWS this summer.
by jrogers
Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Cold Water 3500 Walk Around Build
Replies: 21
Views: 2720

Re: Cold Water 3500 Walk Around Build

Russ,

What is the power going to be on this boat? Good job at selling into Homer. This is Bayweld Boats home turf!
by jrogers
Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: acid washing your Alloy...
Replies: 29
Views: 11362

Re: acid washing your Alloy...

I think a bare aluminum boat will look and sell better after 10 years of real use than a painted boat. With painted boats you always have to worry about crevice corrosion anywhere you get a scratch or crack in the paint.
by jrogers
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 36' Cold Water Boat Pilothouse (SOLD)
Replies: 7
Views: 2889

Re: 36' Cold Water Boat Pilothouse

Was this the boat Coldwater had at the 2009 Seattle boat show?
by jrogers
Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Fishing your Alloy Boat
Topic: First time back in the water
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: First time back in the water

By this time we should be seeing a Cody video.
by jrogers
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: MPG?
Replies: 18
Views: 3931

Re: MPG?

I'm in the same 'boat' as Cody, with a Volvo Diesel. I can get right at 3 mpg at 26kts. Of course those are apples and oranges numbers. I have to use statute miles to squeak over the 3.0 mpg marker.
by jrogers
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: CIZMO - 32' Glaciercraft
Replies: 9
Views: 3080

Re: CIZMO - 32' Glaciercraft

Hey Doug, I hope to run across you in Seward or Whittier, or out on the water somewhere this summer. I am adding a bunch of garage space, but not tall enough like yours so the boat can stay inside. It should be pretty polished each year by springtime!
by jrogers
Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: For Sale Aerohead 2586 Price Reduced
Replies: 22
Views: 8260

Re: For Sale Aerohead 2586

Beautiful Boat. Do you have any interior pictures?
by jrogers
Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Take your kid/a service member fishing
Topic: RIP Marty. You WILL be missed...
Replies: 8
Views: 5064

Re: RIP Marty. You WILL be missed...

Pete, You have the same problem I do. Spare motors, spare anchors, but no spare captain! I have been trying to get the wife into it as well, with limited success. At least my oldest daughter is picking up some things. I went ashore this summer to pick blueberries for a few hours and left her on the ...
by jrogers
Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Bottom Paint Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1463

Re: Bottom Paint Help

It's my dad's boat which is now mine. The bottom paint that is on there is Trilux. The boat is to wide to be trailered so it will be in the water all season. I know my dad and i repainted the bottom before every season to avoid lots of growth and barnacles slowing us down. Thanks for the help guys ...
by jrogers
Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Bottom Paint Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1463

Re: Bottom Paint Help

I thought of a couple more questions after I posted. It would be helpful to know what type of bottom paint is on it. Some are designed to be painted over, and other need to be sanded. I think most of them don't need to be sanded bare before adding new paint. Are you sure it needs to be redone? If yo...
by jrogers
Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Bottom Paint Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1463

Re: Bottom Paint Help

Cody, I can't give you any advice on the bottom paint, hopefully someone else here will chime in. I left mine without paint and it is doing well. How much time will you be spending in the water (slip) vs. on a trailer? Also, are you talking about your Dad's boat, or something else? Where will you be...
by jrogers
Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Winterizing
Replies: 16
Views: 1516

Re: Winterizing

I have never heard of storing with the tank empty, but that does not mean it won't work. I always store full so I don't have a condensation issue. I run diesel, so I think I have less old fuel issues than with gasoline.
by jrogers
Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Bottom Cleaning
Replies: 11
Views: 1525

Re: Bottom Cleaning

I was in the water most of this summer as well. I think I started in Whittier on May 15th. I moved to Seward in mid June where I was in a slip as well for about a month and a half, and then back to Whittier where I just pulled a week or so ago. I saw more growth in Seward. I am not sure if that was ...
by jrogers
Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Bottom Cleaning
Replies: 11
Views: 1525

Re: Bottom Cleaning

Sharkbait, Did you get this buildup while using the boat much? I did not scrub mine at all, I just sprayed the bleach twice in the summer and than ran the boat. I figure moving a boat that size at 30kts is way more force than I can put on it with a brush. The only place it was anything less than shi...
by jrogers
Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: PNW Boat builders
Replies: 65
Views: 7633

Re: PNW Boat builders

I never got video of the sea trial. I was down there by myself for that, and was busy learning about the boat and all the systems. They took a full day with me and went through everything which was nice. The word I heard from Stennar (the owner) was that he was taking orders for spring of 2011 deliv...
by jrogers
Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: PNW Boat builders
Replies: 65
Views: 7633

Re: PNW Boat builders

Waterdog, I have a 2009 Seawolf 31' with a D6 Volvo Penta IO. It is a flush deck and self bailing. Seawolf will build them with either an IO or with outboards, the choice is yours. It is a great boat, and everything is very well engineered to last and it is easy to work on. I love the boat, and am h...