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by bigdogeh
Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: 23' custom aluminum pilothouse restore. Builder???
Replies: 8
Views: 1872

Re: 23' custom aluminum pilothouse restore. Builder???

not sure who the builder is but looks like an awesome fishing machine. the 225 dwarfs the original engine by the looks of things.
by bigdogeh
Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: bronze to stainless?
Replies: 18
Views: 1143

Re: bronze to stainless?

Chaps, bigdogeh, another way to solve the copper alloy issue in fitting on the hull is to create a SS seacock. http://www.nibco.com/Valves/Ball-Valves/Stainless-Steel-Ball-Valves/BM-590-S6-R-66-FS-LL-Three-Piece-Stainless-Steel-Ball-Valve-Butt-Weld-ISO-Mount/ By butt welding a short length of SS pi...
by bigdogeh
Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: bronze to stainless?
Replies: 18
Views: 1143

Re: bronze to stainless?

thxs for getting back to me Chaps, I'll see what I can come up with... in most installations do they try to isolate the thru hull with the hull? (skin) should there be no continuity between the thru hull and skin or does it not matter that much? edit, that sounds like what you mentioned earlier but ...
by bigdogeh
Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: bronze to stainless?
Replies: 18
Views: 1143

Re: bronze to stainless?

surprised to hear you've got a bronze thru hull on an aluminum boat. stainless would be way better as its fairly non-reactive (unlike bronze) Hi Chaps, sorry but I guess I'm gonna bug you again... you seem to be the only one with an opinion on this and I appreciate your time! In this post earlier y...
by bigdogeh
Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: bronze to stainless?
Replies: 18
Views: 1143

Re: bronze to stainless?

looks like I was asking my questions while you were still editing and adding pics... Thxs. I see the question about a flanged adapter seems to be answered. Hopefully I can find one that is stainless if stainless is acceptable...
by bigdogeh
Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: bronze to stainless?
Replies: 18
Views: 1143

Re: bronze to stainless?

thxs Chaps! well that makes sense now. So looks like maybe it wasn't put together properly to begin with. is there a reason all the seacocks I see online are made of brass? would it be OK to go with a stainless seacock? I may have a machinist make an adapter to go from straight thread to npt as I ha...
by bigdogeh
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: bronze to stainless?
Replies: 18
Views: 1143

Re: bronze to stainless?

ok, just got back to this project and it looks like the thru hull is stainless itself with all bronze components. the threaded thru hull is threaded stainless with a 2" straight thread. the thin jam nut that sandwiches it to the hull and backing plate is bronze. then a 2" to 1-1/2" reducing coupling...
by bigdogeh
Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: bronze to stainless?
Replies: 18
Views: 1143

Re: bronze to stainless?

Yes, it's a maxweld (love the boat!). Sounds like I should change over to stainless if it's less reactive. with the bronze at least the corrosion seemed to be concentrated on the bronze itself and not the aluminum. I would hope with stainless that the corrosion would be concentrated on the stainless...
by bigdogeh
Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: bronze to stainless?
Replies: 18
Views: 1143

Re: bronze to stainless?

good to know Chaps, Yes I have two bronze thruhulls/ seacocks... one for each engine. They have turned light blue with corrosion as most do. but that looks to be the only corrosion and doesn't seem at all serious. the aluminum itself doesn't seem to be reacting or corroding at all. that's why I was ...
by bigdogeh
Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: bronze to stainless?
Replies: 18
Views: 1143

Re: bronze to stainless?

thxs for the link gypseas.
Interesting idea. I actually tried shoving a hose that fit tight in the thruhull but unfortunately my trailer "hull support runner" covers about half the intake so it was impossible to get a good fit. if it wasn't in the way that would probably have worked though...
by bigdogeh
Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: 26' Seawolf repower/refinish
Replies: 36
Views: 2539

Re: 26' Seawolf repower/refinish

nice boat. looks like your well on your way with your project. and a good price to start off with sure helps! pays to shop around and be patient. took me a year and a half to pull the trigger on the one I got. waited till the price was what I was willing to pay. but it got there... thankfully!
by bigdogeh
Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: bronze to stainless?
Replies: 18
Views: 1143

bronze to stainless?

Just had a question regarding the main water intake in my boat (intake for cooling water to heat exchanger). most as you know are made of bronze that i've seen. mine included. I wanted to plumb in a tee where there is an elbow and have one end plugged. the reason for this would be to make it easier ...
by bigdogeh
Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: MMSI List
Topic: MMSI Info.
Replies: 9
Views: 7844

Re: MMSI Info.

MMSI number assigned to the Northern Blackfish is: 316027491
by bigdogeh
Sun May 11, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: interesting 24 almar
Replies: 24
Views: 2719

Re: interesting 24 almar

thxs, I've never been to Sooke, but hear they have great fishing out from there. I'll have to go there sometime and see for myself. boat looks great! looks good without the stickers. looks really clean!
by bigdogeh
Sun May 11, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: interesting 24 almar
Replies: 24
Views: 2719

Re: interesting 24 almar

I'm jealous,
you got a screamin deal. whereabouts is the marina the pics are taken in? looks like a nice marina system.
by bigdogeh
Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: more alaskan alloy
Replies: 0
Views: 752

more alaskan alloy

not a bad price and looks like some nice craftsmanship.

http://anchorage.craigslist.org/boa/3946825187.html
by bigdogeh
Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:26 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: stiff steering
Replies: 1
Views: 204

stiff steering

hi guys. I've got a 2003 30' aluminum pilothouse with twin d4.2L merc diesels (cummins) it has teleflex steering and comnav autopilot. It has fairly stiff steering. I've installed toggle jog levers to the autopilot so I can steer that way fairly effortlessly from both steering sations but I would li...
by bigdogeh
Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: Motors: OB's, IB's, Diesel and Gas
Topic: oil change
Replies: 6
Views: 949

Re: oil change

good idea. maybe I'll pull the plug and see if |can plumb a valve into the oilpan with a hose.... there is no hose atm...
by bigdogeh
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Motors: OB's, IB's, Diesel and Gas
Topic: oil change
Replies: 6
Views: 949

Re: oil change

I don't like starting motors with out a water source. Will the oil drain or do you pump/suction it out? Oil should drain, even in cool weather, just takes a little longer but ALL of the oil will be in the Pan because you have not run it. hi welder. the drain is at the front of the oilpan and I can ...
by bigdogeh
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Motors: OB's, IB's, Diesel and Gas
Topic: oil change
Replies: 6
Views: 949

Re: oil change

Hi boatpoor, I have an inboard/outboard... mercruiser cummins diesels with bravo1 and bravo3 legs. but cooling water comes in via 1.5 or 2" seacock.... (have to have a closer look next time to verify size) interesting idea on flushing with onboard freshwater supply... have to give that some thought ...
by bigdogeh
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Motors: OB's, IB's, Diesel and Gas
Topic: oil change
Replies: 6
Views: 949

oil change

hey guys, it's time to do an oil change on the twin d4.2L cummins diesels in my maxweld. the boats out of the water right now so it can't get any water for the heat exchangers. and where it's parked there isn't a source of water. I was thinking of just starting the engines for a few minutes to heat ...
by bigdogeh
Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Hauling Your Alloy Rig
Topic: Help Identifying trailer Please
Replies: 13
Views: 1787

Re: Help Identifying trailer Please

finally got this all worked out. :thumbsup: Was a bit of a struggle with countless emails, letters, etc to different bureaucratic agencies.. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: Time to enjoy it a bit. Just in the midst of redoing all the brakes, calipers, rotors, hubs, bearings, etc... may have been ch...
by bigdogeh
Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: New Wooldridge Owner in Alaska
Replies: 8
Views: 1209

Re: New Wooldridge Owner in Alaska

I have to ask... What is AOD forums? nice boat btw.
by bigdogeh
Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: CLIST Alloy
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Re: CLIST Alloy

Some nice boats shown there! thxs!
by bigdogeh
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: Video links
Topic: Cool WCVI fishing vid with a nice alloy boat
Replies: 13
Views: 1702

Re: Cool WCVI fishing vid with a nice alloy boat

Awesome video. Can't wait to get back on the water chasing springs! I'll be sharing these youtube links with my friends. I'm sure they'll enjoy them. :beer: