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by Chtucker
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat
Replies: 152
Views: 22011

Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

Great photo sent to us from Kevin of his 12’ Wooldridge DH(dual hull). These were great little multi use boats that with their duel-hull design offered incredible performance! Who would like to see us make these again? https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/d45wKo.jpg I would take a 8-9'...
by Chtucker
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: bow thruster install (aluminum hull)
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Re: bow thruster install (aluminum hull)

ACI Boats/Goldstar Marine in Port Townsend.
by Chtucker
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build
Replies: 57
Views: 9195

Re: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build

Jon, I just noticed and don't remember hearing you say anything about it. Lifting eyes? Planning on putting this on something bigger?
by Chtucker
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build
Replies: 57
Views: 9195

Re: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build

Jon, Why did Chad not run the heater exhaust straight out to the side. Even with the insulation, my DT40 exhaust gets warm enough to melt plastic (we left a plastic hanger close to it once) That wood is in danger of at least scorching if not worse.

Howard
by Chtucker
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: anode test
Replies: 12
Views: 1604

Re: anode test

Haul out is the only way to check the condition of the hull.
by Chtucker
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Kodiak tender / skiff
Replies: 1
Views: 897

Re: Kodiak tender / skiff

PM me Blake's info. Would like some drone footage of our boat, Almost in that video (we keep it in Elliott Bay)
by Chtucker
Wed May 03, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New Guy--Long Island Sound--Norwalk--who bottom paints around here?
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Re: New Guy--Long Island Sound--Norwalk--who bottom paints around here?

Most pontoon boats are made from salt water compatible aluminum. Prepping a pontoon boat for bottom paint has to be more difficult than a moohull boat, probably why they are reluctant. I have not lived in the area for a long time, but I grew up in Norwalk/Wilton. I still visit my parents a few times...
by Chtucker
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: BBQs survey
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Re: BBQs survey

I would consider a smaller one with a rail mount-

Or one with a base for my house. I just don't have the space anywhere for a built in that big.
by Chtucker
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: General opinion of Hewescraft Ocean Pro?
Replies: 13
Views: 2714

Re: General opinion of Hewescraft Ocean Pro?

You are in luck! I used to own a Hewescraft OceanPro, powered with a Yamaha F150. I also put a set of Doel Fin hydrofoils on the boat. It allowed the boat to maintain a planing speed of 12 or 12 knots. So in the really sloppy stuff I just slowed down to semi-displacement speed, and the boat perform...
by Chtucker
Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Barrett marine
Replies: 12
Views: 1785

Re: Barrett marine

I would say probably not- They started XTAERO boats
by Chtucker
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Barrett marine
Replies: 12
Views: 1785

Re: Barrett marine

Can you confirm who their designer is?

There is another builder or two using his designs. Interesting if you could compare the build quality while using the same designs.

Seems like they got their start in the fuel tank industry.
by Chtucker
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Barrett marine
Replies: 12
Views: 1785

Re: Barrett marine

http://conradyachts.com/past_projects.html

The Aerohead 30 looks very similar
by Chtucker
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Barrett marine
Replies: 12
Views: 1785

Re: Barrett marine

Wow that looks awesome!

Looks like the Aerohead/Conrad Marine/Jarek Kronois design.
by Chtucker
Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Narrowing it down
Replies: 9
Views: 1696

Re: Narrowing it down

Sleeping 4 in a 28' doesn't leave much room for a fishing cockpit. Can be done-but sacrifices must be made. Our deck is tiny-like 8'x6' ish. We did not compromise on cabin space and the deck suffered. If we went with a head below the V berth, and let the passengers not have the option of facing for...
by Chtucker
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Shhhhhh. New build coming shortly
Replies: 19
Views: 2293

Re: Shhhhhh. New build coming shortly

Numbers we want numbers.
by Chtucker
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Picked up a Bayweld Walkthrough
Replies: 12
Views: 2933

Re: Picked up a Bayweld Walkthrough

tough crowd in here today . . . Didn't intend to be in anyway!!!! I love the boat! I have no idea what a Bayweld costs, but every boat that I have seen pictures of shows how far that go. Epic boats. I wish i knew more about them and they were local when i was looking. That Alaska State Trooper boat...
by Chtucker
Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Picked up a Bayweld Walkthrough
Replies: 12
Views: 2933

Re: Picked up a Bayweld Walkthrough

hamachitoro wrote:Few more not very good pics.

That trailer looks miss sized for the boat.. How are your weights?
by Chtucker
Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Took a little longer than expected, but the trailer is "done"
Replies: 19
Views: 2003

Re: Took a little longer than expected, but the trailer is "done"

RTTUSM_BUN_C_L__97702.1422968941.1280.1280.jpg I avoided the top of I beam bunks because I was so unsure of the ride height/tire fender clearance. That was unknown till the trailer was assembled. There were many different options on axle angle, and I guessed on what would work. Luckily that part ca...
by Chtucker
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Took a little longer than expected, but the trailer is "done"
Replies: 19
Views: 2003

Re: Took a little longer than expected, but the trailer is "done"

Better get in the queue before his boat goes in for surgery.
by Chtucker
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Took a little longer than expected, but the trailer is "done"
Replies: 19
Views: 2003

Re: Took a little longer than expected, but the trailer is "done"

I'll suggest that you shorten the bunk brackets and weld them to the top of the main frame rails. It accomplishes three things, it moves the support outboard which would increase stability of the boat when making turns (or dodging crazies on the highway), it allows the bunks to easily clear the str...
by Chtucker
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Took a little longer than expected, but the trailer is "done"
Replies: 19
Views: 2003

Re: Took a little longer than expected, but the trailer is "done"

And here you can see the lifting strake dilema
by Chtucker
Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Took a little longer than expected, but the trailer is "done"
Replies: 19
Views: 2003

Re: Took a little longer than expected, but the trailer is "done"

Kevin and the interwebs: 1) Placement of the bunks on the lifting strakes- The V of the strake was dead center on the bunk. The bunks are lined with UHMW. The high PSI of the entire weight being placed on the on the pointy end of the strake made it very difficult to get on the trailer. I believe the...