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by John@Ironwood
Tue May 10, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: New here and shopping for a boat
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: New here and shopping for a boat

It is good to look at aluminum thickness but panel size plays a big factor in things. Panel size is the length (longitudinals) and width (frames) of aluminum that is open (unsupported) in a hull. My $0.02 is that a .155" hull with a 10" x 40" panel size is better than a .188 hull with a 20" x 40" p...
by John@Ironwood
Mon May 09, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Aluma bright
Replies: 7
Views: 1235

Re: Aluma bright

FYI...Hydrogen is a byproduct of aluminum cleaner/brighter.
by John@Ironwood
Mon May 09, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Hauling Your Alloy Rig
Topic: Plastic Bunk Boards??
Replies: 7
Views: 2312

Re: Plastic Bunk Boards??

We use 3/8" plastic (1/4" radius on the top edge) with SS screws pilot drilled and countersunk into two layers of 2x 6 that are bolted together. The tail end and any joints in the plastic are bolted through the wood. Be aware: The boat will slide around like it is on ice....rollers go front to back ...
by John@Ironwood
Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New Build - 32' Ironwood CC
Replies: 9
Views: 1496

Re: New Build - 32' Ironwood CC

Hey Chaps It is for a Northwest customer but he is really great guy maybe we can talk him into a road trip http://www.aluminumalloyboats.com/posting.php?mode=edit&f=4&p=45293&sid=5096e44e1e8ee7ecd760e820b46de0c7# Power is 2-300s and possibly 2-350s We added an autopilot and I'm trying to fit a 24" s...
by John@Ironwood
Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New Build - 32' Ironwood CC
Replies: 9
Views: 1496

Re: New Build - 32' Ironwood CC

Some very nice chunks of Stainless.

These are 1 kw Furuno Transducers with "Chirp" technology

Each needs a 3 3/4" mounting hole in the hull. One is 50mhz and the other 200mhz

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by John@Ironwood
Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New Build - 32' Ironwood CC
Replies: 9
Views: 1496

Re: New Build - 32' Ironwood CC

The framing and longitudinals of the "THE BEAST" This all gets wrapped with 5/16" (8mm) 5086 plate. http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k374/ironwoodboat/Framing_zpsbe519739.jpg The longitudinal are "tacked". If needed the tacks can be broken in order to move the longitudinals in or out thus ensuring...
by John@Ironwood
Fri May 30, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New Build - 32' Ironwood CC
Replies: 9
Views: 1496

Re: New Build - 32' Ironwood CC

This is small pcs (33" with a 7/8" bow) of the 5/16"x 5' x 27' Plate that wasn't flattened properly.

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The rest of the plates are going back.
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by John@Ironwood
Fri May 30, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New Build - 32' Ironwood CC
Replies: 9
Views: 1496

Re: New Build - 32' Ironwood CC

Here is the Nesting File (done by hand) for the 1/4" and 5/16" hull components ready to be cut on our router table. We use both imperial and metric and prefer metric. This boat is metric 9.912 meters so 32'6". The 6" deep frames are actually 150mm http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k374/ironwoodboat...
by John@Ironwood
Wed May 28, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New Build - 32' Ironwood CC
Replies: 9
Views: 1496

New Build - 32' Ironwood CC

32' Center Console Designed to exceed the ABS structural design standards for high speed craft. 5/16" hull plate 2 - 5/16 x 18" x 192" Girders 12 - 1/4" x 6" Frames 10 - 5/16" x 3" Longitudinals 2- Watertight Bulkheads Fuel 360gal. 2 - 1/4" 5086 Tanks Side Power 7" Bow Thruster Trim Tab Pockets Side...
by John@Ironwood
Mon May 26, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 26' Ironwood Cabin
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Re: 26' Ironwood Cabin

John I have a 27 to transom and 29 to end of motor platform x 9.5 now, and thinking of going down to a 24 or 26 x 8.5 or 8.75. I love the boat I have, but thinking of a little smaller, and a little less tall. Present boat needs 14 foot shop door when it is on the trailer. Ruggit .......I posted pic...
by John@Ironwood
Mon May 26, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Ironwood 22-23' Cabins
Replies: 0
Views: 370

Ironwood 22-23' Cabins

Hi Ruggit Here are some 22'-23' Cabins The pictures of the Blue and the White are both the same 22' hull shape with different cabins. http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k374/ironwoodboat/P8240015_zps01846cfd.jpg http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k374/ironwoodboat/22ftBluePortSide_zps83704b42.jpg ht...
by John@Ironwood
Fri May 23, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 25' IRONWOOD
Replies: 10
Views: 2273

Re: 25' IRONWOOD

Hello Ruggit I posted pictures of KAOS in a new topic of a 26' Cabin Boat. We usually use 5/16" 5086 or 5083 on the bottom on any boat longer than 24'. KAOS was done with 1/4" 5083 to save a little weight as it was being used in an area that it will rarely see waves larger than 3'. Take Care John
by John@Ironwood
Fri May 23, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 26' Ironwood Cabin
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

26' Ironwood Cabin

Hi Here is KAOS one of our cabin boat (26') designs. This one was built lighter rather than 5/16" we used 1/4" on the bottom http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k374/ironwoodboat/26ftCabin_zps6b8b2128.jpg http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k374/ironwoodboat/P1010099_zps0dad0d2f.jpg http://i325.photob...
by John@Ironwood
Tue May 20, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 25' IRONWOOD
Replies: 10
Views: 2273

Re: 25' IRONWOOD

Hi


Here's the finished 25'

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John
by John@Ironwood
Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 25' IRONWOOD
Replies: 10
Views: 2273

Re: 25' IRONWOOD

jj225 wrote:You really should up date your website. Some of those pictures look like they were from the last century. :roflmao: Even if you are busy building boats. :thumbsup:

I agree jj....been thinking about doing that for a few years.....but it is more fun building the boats.
by John@Ironwood
Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 25' IRONWOOD
Replies: 10
Views: 2273

25' IRONWOOD

Hi This is re-design of our 25' x 9' Console Sorry the console/seating are not shown. These were duplicated from previous models. It is just about finished so I'll send pictures soon. http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k374/ironwoodboat/25ftA_zps6607e043.jpg http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k374/i...
by John@Ironwood
Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: STICK-ON PAD
Replies: 12
Views: 1369

Re: STICK-ON PAD

Hi Gotram I should get that web site updated.......someday. Some of the post here regarding the info on the web site are nasty....too bad. I was reading the Comparing Hull post. The posts by Kmorin are excellent....always thought that I was building boats with bow flare. Now I know it is called flam...
by John@Ironwood
Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: STICK-ON PAD
Replies: 12
Views: 1369

Re: STICK-ON PAD

Hey Goatram

My typing teacher in high school didn't see eye to eye with me so at 15 I was skipping after noon typing class and hanging around the boat yards....more than 30 years ago.

The boats can speak for themselves...the good and the bad.

Take Care
John
by John@Ironwood
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: STICK-ON PAD
Replies: 12
Views: 1369

Re: STICK-ON PAD

Hi PJ

Rubber and aluminum should not go together and I'm never big on gluing strips or spaying thick coating on alum either.....seen too many things go on alum that cause electrolysis and then had to experience getting them off.


Take Care
John
by John@Ironwood
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Bulwark Cap
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: Bulwark Cap

Hi Square tube is used but if the boat has a swept shear line square tube needs to be formed in 2 direction. The causes it to twist as such the top of the tube does not like to stay flat side to side. Not impossible but I'd say it is 3 time harder putting square tube on a straight sheer line than a ...
by John@Ironwood
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Corrosion on floor
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: Corrosion on floor

Hey MIQ My quick thoughts. If you where able to lift the sheet up even 1" and take some pictures that would be great. 1.) The sheet may not be 5052. 2.) Is the console/deck in any way used as part of the boat electrical system. Disconnect the negative off the battery. With the 12volt power run a tes...