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by Sea Lion
Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: 24 Almar S/R
Replies: 86
Views: 12299

Re: 24 Almar S/R

What are your thoughts on sealing off the box created under the swim step to add floatation? A pipe could run through this area to the rear to drain the old bilge, and a second plug installed to drain the air chamber. A hatch could be placed in the swim step for access.
by Sea Lion
Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: My new North River Seahawk Offshore 24'
Replies: 57
Views: 13122

Re: My new North River Seahawk Offshore 24'

Nicely done... You can be very proud of her. Have you named her? I certainly like the all aluminum look.
by Sea Lion
Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Meet & Greet
Topic: Alaskan's what a people 2012
Replies: 316
Views: 32842

Re: Alaskan's what a people 2012

Pete.. you look like you just got up... you a night worker? Maybe you could get pizza delivery in what was that coves name? I feel sorry you have to eat the way you do all the time... wait a minute I had spot shrimp tonight... dang. OH yes Bud Lite to go with the pizza, none of this foreign stuff in...
by Sea Lion
Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Meet & Greet
Topic: Alaskan's what a people 2012
Replies: 316
Views: 32842

Re: Alaskan's what a people 2012

At 2000' it sounds like time to break out the electric reels and target black cod, or smoke it for sable fish. Then your talking great FISH, But my sounder is only good for about a 1000'--- dang another few bucks OH and the the reel... HUM... could be an expensive fish?
by Sea Lion
Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: welding shop to do some modifications ?
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: welding shop to do some modifications ?

I agree with spoiled one. Lets see some pics....
by Sea Lion
Mon May 20, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Comparing Hulls
Replies: 103
Views: 20895

Re: Comparing Hulls

I'm all eyes... can't wait. :joecool:
by Sea Lion
Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: First PWS trip for 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1239

Re: First PWS trip for 2013

I'll second that!!!! Forts and Espars :beer:
by Sea Lion
Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Almost new boat and new to the forum
Replies: 83
Views: 11960

Re: Almost new boat and new to the forum

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These pics show the defroster bar. This is an experiment. It is a tube with a lot of holes angled to blow hot air onto the windows There is a fan above to help with air circulation. I'll let you know how it works.
by Sea Lion
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Almost new boat and new to the forum
Replies: 83
Views: 11960

Re: Almost new boat and new to the forum

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These show the hot air vent into the cuddy, the duct to the defroster bar for the front windows and the duct hooked to the defroster bar.
by Sea Lion
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Almost new boat and new to the forum
Replies: 83
Views: 11960

Re: Almost new boat and new to the forum

ducts.JPG duct3.JPG Here is the Espar install and duct work. Yes I know a "Y" is facing the wrong direction. I'll replace it with a "T", but I did not have one and town is 250 miles away. One pic shows the duct running to the cuddy. The lower duct covers the exhaust. I put the heat sleeve on the ex...
by Sea Lion
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Almost new boat and new to the forum
Replies: 83
Views: 11960

Re: Almost new boat and new to the forum

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I placed the fuel pump for the Espar in the locker and made a mount for the heater tucked along the side next to the rear dinette seat.
by Sea Lion
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Almost new boat and new to the forum
Replies: 83
Views: 11960

Re: Almost new boat and new to the forum

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Part of last year's project was a couple lockers built in to the side. One was for a kerosene tank for an Espar heater. These pics show the tank and how I will fill it the year.
by Sea Lion
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Almost new boat and new to the forum
Replies: 83
Views: 11960

Re: Almost new boat and new to the forum

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The davit will still swing to the center of the deck for a helping hand. I put a new opening window in the door. Air circulation was an issue at times while on the hook and cooking.
by Sea Lion
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Almost new boat and new to the forum
Replies: 83
Views: 11960

Re: Almost new boat and new to the forum

Lobo Hidey4.jpg[attachment=1]Lobo Hidey4.jpg This is an update on some new projects. When I lengthened the boat in March a year ago, I left the davit in its original position. I wasn't sure where I wanted it. After using it for a season, I moved it back to close to where it was. One photo shows it ...
by Sea Lion
Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Custom 21' Wooldridge offshore center console
Replies: 78
Views: 12797

Re: Custom 21' Wooldridge offshore center console

Glen What bottom paint was used? Great layout and awesome looking boat.
by Sea Lion
Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Lengthening a hull?
Replies: 6
Views: 1587

Re: Lengthening a hull?

Buck3

I spent the month of March this year adding 30" to my rear deck. Check out "Your Alloy Boat" about the 8th post down "Almost new boat and new to the forum". We built the transom box down last year. Anyway you might find the post of some use.
by Sea Lion
Sat May 05, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Almost new boat and new to the forum
Replies: 83
Views: 11960

Re: Almost new boat and new to the forum

Heavy loads and rough seas: Just got back from a 200 mile jaunt. Took off with 220 gals of gas, three people and enough food and gear to go on a long trip. First day out we hit 5' seas and took a lot of water over the top. At 22 MPH there was some pound falling off the back side of the third wave in...
by Sea Lion
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Almost new boat and new to the forum
Replies: 83
Views: 11960

Re: Almost new boat and new to the forum

Well I got the boat wet. It didn't leak or fall apart, knock on wood. When I first put the boat in PWS in 2010 and went out I opened it up and did 48 MPH at 5800 RPM and burned 35-37 GPH. Cruising at 22 MPH I burned 10.5-10.7 GPH at 3400 RPM. I now go 42MPH at 6000 RPM and burn 32 GPH. At 3400 RPM I...
by Sea Lion
Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Almost new boat and new to the forum
Replies: 83
Views: 11960

Re: Almost new boat and new to the forum

Kevin
Thanks for the tip I'll check it out. There is plastic between the carpet and the hull but it isn't continuous, I don't believe.

I just looked at the second photo on page two of the post. It shows about a 6" gap between the plastic strips.
by Sea Lion
Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Almost new boat and new to the forum
Replies: 83
Views: 11960

Re: Almost new boat and new to the forum

Thought I'd give a little idea of what this project took. I have about 300 hours over 5 weeks and another 3-4 days to get ready for the water, a lot of 10-12 hour days. I put the motors back on yesterday now it's finish up the wiring , etc.. There was at least 200 hours by 4 different people investe...
by Sea Lion
Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Almost new boat and new to the forum
Replies: 83
Views: 11960

Re: Almost new boat and new to the forum

Sculpin I believe the bunks are laminated all weather wood.
by Sea Lion
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Almost new boat and new to the forum
Replies: 83
Views: 11960

Re: Almost new boat and new to the forum

Last we replaced the bunks and I headed home to remount the motors and hook up the rest of the wiring. I'll let you Know how it performs after the 13th when I put it in the water.
by Sea Lion
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Almost new boat and new to the forum
Replies: 83
Views: 11960

Re: Almost new boat and new to the forum

Here is the new deck with the trim and hardware mounted.
by Sea Lion
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Almost new boat and new to the forum
Replies: 83
Views: 11960

Re: Almost new boat and new to the forum

We added a propane locker, a kerosene locker and a new compartment for the house batteries to the port side.
by Sea Lion
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Almost new boat and new to the forum
Replies: 83
Views: 11960

Re: Almost new boat and new to the forum

I painted the upper part of the boat where we modified it.