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by buck3
Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Non-Alloy boat Repower
Replies: 15
Views: 2678

Re: Non-Alloy boat Repower

A few more
by buck3
Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Non-Alloy boat Repower
Replies: 15
Views: 2678

Re: Non-Alloy boat Repower

I guess I haven't checked in for a few. We are Making progress. The motor mounts didn't work. So we had to lower the motor to aline the shaft. I like the way the motor is sitting in theregards much much better. Everything is bolted down and the alinement is withing 2thousandths. I'm just waiting on ...
by buck3
Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Non-Alloy boat Repower
Replies: 15
Views: 2678

Re: Non-Alloy boat Repower

It is computer controlled.

I was worried about it for a while, but there is a few around now and they have been doing ok.


*Edit- it does have a coolent after cooler though instead of raw water.
by buck3
Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Non-Alloy boat Repower
Replies: 15
Views: 2678

Re: Non-Alloy boat Repower

A few pictures from yesterday. The motor in waiting for final a linemen so that it can get bolted down.
by buck3
Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: For you Cummins and Duramax fanboys
Replies: 8
Views: 1734

Re: For you Cummins and Duramax fanboys

That dmax looks interesting. My boss was trying to buy one last year. Remember who marinized it?
by buck3
Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Non-Alloy boat Repower
Replies: 15
Views: 2678

Re: Non-Alloy boat Repower

How about a dog on my last boat? She didn't make it out on this one yet. http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t153/joshbuck_88/B2F18C56-068B-420E-9033-B873AEA94C99-6080-000001BAABD76002_zps3103a25d.jpg A pic from summer. http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t153/joshbuck_88/5782FB9C-870D-4793-9777-C7E5F...
by buck3
Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Non-Alloy boat Repower
Replies: 15
Views: 2678

Re: Non-Alloy boat Repower

It's a semi dsiplacement, so I'm hoping for a 14-15kt cruise with a top end somewhere around 18-20kts. I ended up going with a different yard, Hatton came out to look at my boat and we agreed to the number of man hours to complete it. Then I recieved their written quote back and it was still $70k, t...
by buck3
Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: what do yo guys think
Replies: 6
Views: 1650

Re: what do yo guys think

Chaps, isn't your Laconner the same as this Laconner?

http://www.alaskaboat.com/boat.php?bid=gn438

They make some of the best looking commercial boats around
by buck3
Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Non-Alloy boat Repower
Replies: 15
Views: 2678

Re: Non-Alloy boat Repower

Motor showed up yesterday. My anticipation just went up ten fold. http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t153/joshbuck_88/dodge%202011/07AFDFBC-CD3A-473B-8356-DE79CA9B1274-1164-0000014F8E1F9CF9_zpsa37b90fc.jpg http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t153/joshbuck_88/dodge%202011/71A2BB62-8DFC-4EB2-A778-7FF66...
by buck3
Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Marlon Utility boat?
Replies: 9
Views: 2777

Re: Marlon Utility boat?

If I could stretch my budget to $6,500 I would just order one of these.

http://croziercraft.com/boats.html

He builds some good looking skiffs.
by buck3
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Marlon Utility boat?
Replies: 9
Views: 2777

Re: Marlon Utility boat?

Chaps wrote:Josh, have you seen these at PA Powersports?

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bod/4747376570.html
skiff.jpg

Yeah, I was there today looking at them. That is where I seen that Marlon. I also talked to chad crozier about building a skiff, but i think I would get into trouble from the wifey.
by buck3
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Marlon Utility boat?
Replies: 9
Views: 2777

Re: Marlon Utility boat?

Not sure, I'd guess somewhere in there though. Felt fairly solid pounding on the sides and bottom. The floor was covered so I could see any of the bracing on the hull though.
by buck3
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Non-Alloy boat Repower
Replies: 15
Views: 2678

Non-Alloy boat Repower

I know it's Glass boat, but I still have a different aluminum so I'm still part of the club. It's a 29' Dyer raised deck offshore model. I picked it up in July and put Over 400hrs on it, it takes the weather amazing BTW. Anyways it had a ISUZU 6 BD1 125hp which topped out at 14kts at 3000rpm. The ho...
by buck3
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: 26' Seawolf repower/refinish
Replies: 36
Views: 5203

Re: 26' Seawolf repower/refinish

Nice looking boat. What are your numbers? I talked to the seller about it, but he was FIRM at $59k so I passed.
by buck3
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Marlon Utility boat?
Replies: 9
Views: 2777

Marlon Utility boat?

I was looking a cheap used skiff and came across a Marlon welded utility skiff for ~$5k and was wondering if anyone knows anything about them.

It was the SVW15 model which is 15'x80"
by buck3
Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: 24 Almar S/R
Replies: 86
Views: 17801

Re: 24 Almar S/R

After installing a 15.25x19P on the main and not getting more than 5000(barely)RPM at WOT, returned it and switched to a 14.25x17P which passed the WOT test with 6000RPM. Yamaha calls for 5000 to 6000 WOT. It is not the speed demon all my friends suggested it would be, and coming from the former 49...
by buck3
Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Deere dealer?
Replies: 2
Views: 725

Deere dealer?

I am looking to Repower my boat with a John Deere, and I am looking for a "honest" ( I know) dealer who I can get a few bids from. I got my first quote back from Hatton in Ballard, but they came up with 250 hrs at $109 per so $27,250, which doesn't include machine work or the $10,000 worth of "consu...
by buck3
Thu May 08, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Drain plug?
Replies: 10
Views: 2812

Re: Drain plug?

Yeah. I usually use the brass t-handle pug, I have just been over thinking the whole thing I guess.

Just got done going over my insurance and realized how much money that $1.99, made in Taiwan, plug keeps floating.
by buck3
Thu May 08, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Drain plug?
Replies: 10
Views: 2812

Drain plug?

All right I am getting ready to launch my boat for the summer and I am probably over thinking this.

BUT, what is the best drain plug to use for a aluminum boat.

I need a expanding 1" plug, not threaded.

I have looked around and see that they make them out of stainless, brass, and aluminum.
by buck3
Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Going to wire in a house battery, but have a question.
Replies: 7
Views: 1264

Re: Going to wire in a house battery, but have a question.

I didn't think about the compatibility of lead acid and agm with a relay charger. I guess I better look into that.
by buck3
Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Going to wire in a house battery, but have a question.
Replies: 7
Views: 1264

Re: Going to wire in a house battery, but have a question.

Yes that's the plan. Kind of. One of my agm's is bad. So I was going to replace it with a deep cycle for a house battery. I figure that I can keep the 4pos battery switch(powering the motor only) with #1 being a AGM and #2 a D8. Then I was figuring that I can add a second 2pos battery switch off of ...
by buck3
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Going to wire in a house battery, but have a question.
Replies: 7
Views: 1264

Re: Going to wire in a house battery, but have a question.

I was just figuring it was going to be like the fuel tank in my truck. As long as I don't let it get too low then it doesn't hurt as bad to fill it up.

Maybe not though.
by buck3
Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Going to wire in a house battery, but have a question.
Replies: 7
Views: 1264

Going to wire in a house battery, but have a question.

Alright. I am going to be working on the boat in the morning and a new house battery and charging relay. I currently have two agm with a battery selector switch, but want a dedicated house battery for this season. But Is there any reason not to put a d8 in? I left the switch on and the stereo on so ...
by buck3
Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 16' Skookum
Replies: 2
Views: 1800

Re: 16' Skookum

Alright I have put a few hours on this boat going up and down the skagit and countless slews in Everett duck hunting. I have come to realize that I need a bigger boat for 3 guys a dog and a few dozen decoys duck hunting. I am going to keep the motor and sell the hull and trailer. Boat and trailer wi...
by buck3
Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Welding tips or tricks?
Replies: 1
Views: 850

Welding tips or tricks?

Well I finally picked up a spool gun (30A) for my welder (Miller 252). I don't ever plan on doing projects as big as John. But look forward to bein able to fab some rigging or little things hopefully.

Is there anything that you guys can offer to help shorten the learning curve?