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by Wantry
Fri May 06, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: Winninghoff boat for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 4568

Re: Winninghoff boat for sale

Jeffrey,

You've got mail. I received your images and information just fine, and sent you a reply e-mail with some questions. Thank you for taking the time.

-- Matt Snyder
Cicero, NY
by Wantry
Thu May 05, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: Winninghoff boat for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 4568

Re: Winninghoff boat for sale

Plate head can you please send photos and location information to snyder.matthew.r@gmail.com ... thank you!
by Wantry
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Aluminum Type and Flotation Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1771

Re: Aluminum Type and Flotation Question

What Fisherman said, about trolling config and wind-break forward on a DC boat. Even some kind of canvas curtain or dodger will go a long way. I agree that motor "looks" like the powerhead sits low to the water. I've had waves break right over the cowl going slow or beaching in a big following sea a...
by Wantry
Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Aluminum Type and Flotation Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1771

Re: Aluminum Type and Flotation Question

Thanks! Very helpful post. Lotta good info. Those welds look just like the other Stanleys I've been aboard. Not beauteous, but functional. I don't know everything to answer your questions (or anything else) but i have a few ideas. Correct motor height is from relationship of the cavitation plate to ...
by Wantry
Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Demoing Boat, Looking For Feedback
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Re: Demoing Boat, Looking For Feedback

VH: I've been onboard or around a few different Stanley boats (in recreational and commercial service) and I'm pretty impressed. I don't know what they put under the floors but they are solid and quiet. Overall the boats appear solidly built to withstand abuse. I'm thinking of buying one, eventually...
by Wantry
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Henley 17' & 18' hulls - opinions
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: Henley 17' & 18' hulls - opinions

Henleys cost more, but not as much more as I woulda thought before I started exploring. My interest lies more with boats in the 20' class and the bare bones basic 20' Henley is around $30K canadian before power. †he equivalent Lund (2000 Alaskan DC) is pushing $22K Canadian these days, closer to $17...
by Wantry
Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Henley 17' & 18' hulls - opinions
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: Henley 17' & 18' hulls - opinions

I have never been aboard one, but I've taken a look at some of them tied up at marinas and watched a few of them trade back and forth netting salmon in some of the places we duck hunt. The fishermen in their 18' Henley look like they are experiencing drier and more comfortable conditions than the du...
by Wantry
Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Duck boat plans
Replies: 6
Views: 2104

Re: Duck boat plans

The crowd over at www.duckboats.net have a few people who have experience doing exactly what you describe for exactly that kind of boat, modifying plans (mostly Devlin's various sizes of duck boat) to work in aluminum.
by Wantry
Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Robotics not all that far away!
Replies: 16
Views: 1939

Re: Robotics not all that far away!

(Big tin) apples to (little baby tin foil) oranges... but i wonder what robotics' effect to date has been on the big mass produced boat builders? Lunds and Starcrafts aren't getting any cheaper, but they sure do have the distribution channels and marketing to sell a whole lot more of them, if the pr...
by Wantry
Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Small, shallow-draft l/c?
Replies: 18
Views: 1605

Re: Small, shallow-draft l/c?

I went and looked at one of these a couple weeks ago. This is the Stanley Predator 18. 3/16" plate, spec weight 1200 lb., looks (to my untrained eye) to be about a 6* deadrise. It looks interesting but underpowered at max HP rating of 75. The 20 calls for up to a 90, which is also underpowered proba...
by Wantry
Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Small, shallow-draft l/c?
Replies: 18
Views: 1605

Re: Small, shallow-draft l/c?

Understood, and I think I need a 20' boat anyway to carry all the crap I want to carry. The 18 Specmar has enough "dance floor" but I don't imagine I could get one of those built right in this day and age of gummint intrusion. If I wanted an 18 tin boat with foam in it i would go buy another Alaskan...
by Wantry
Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Small, shallow-draft l/c?
Replies: 18
Views: 1605

Re: Small, shallow-draft l/c?

The hull on that 18 looks configured about like what i have in mind. The cockpit has too much lockers, benches, and other level-flotation compromises. I am hoping to find room for two, 8' gun/rod lockers (or one big one); pedestals (or perched on the side locker) seating for four; and at least a 9' ...
by Wantry
Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Small, shallow-draft l/c?
Replies: 18
Views: 1605

Re: Small, shallow-draft l/c?

In general terms -- as far as i can tell from the drawings and descriptions -- my sweet spots for hull weight, cargo capacity, deadrise and power requirements fall somewhere between these two hulls: http://www.specmar.com/media/2087/21-ft-outback-pdf-website.pdf http://www.specmar.com/media/1933/18-...
by Wantry
Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Small, shallow-draft l/c?
Replies: 18
Views: 1605

Re: Small, shallow-draft l/c?

18 and 20 Alaskans... which we use for all of the above, as well as fishing and camping. I will need to replace my 18 at some point in the next few years... It's still a sturdy craft but it won't take too many years of ice breaking and rock pounding, so it'll be time to move it on to someone that do...
by Wantry
Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Small, shallow-draft l/c?
Replies: 18
Views: 1605

Re: Small, shallow-draft l/c?

The couple of PACs I've been on are overkill for my application. Granted they are really nice, but that's not really the hull config I'm after, after all. If all I did with it was fish, it would be! Local office of USDA Wildlife Services had a ThunderJet that worked real nice for the waters around h...
by Wantry
Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Small, shallow-draft l/c?
Replies: 18
Views: 1605

Small, shallow-draft l/c?

What are the collective thoughts of the forum on the merits, drawbacks, and leading builders of the small (20' class, 115hp o/b propulsion) landing crafts and similar open skiffs, like the Stanley Predator/Pulsecraft series, Metalcraft bullnose series, etc.? Who else is making them in the NE US? As ...
by Wantry
Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Foam OR No Foam?
Replies: 37
Views: 3507

Re: Foam OR No Foam?

I don't think I put it too clearly last night, sorry. We came back one night and the boat behind us, trying to put it on the trailer in a cross current, he missed, ran it up on top of a steel pier at about 3/4 throttle before backing off and rolling back into the water. Eventually we got him on the ...
by Wantry
Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Foam OR No Foam?
Replies: 37
Views: 3507

Re: Foam OR No Foam?

I've yet to find a Cold Water/Pacific/S'Streak/Woolrich/Specmar/Munson Mfg/Winginghoff/Rocksalt/Glaciercraft or even any home built with actual holes in the hull? I have. Winninghoff. Not the owner's or capt's fault. But a real bad docking that led to a crease that led to a wee leak that led to a s...
by Wantry
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Winter punch list
Replies: 10
Views: 940

Re: Winter punch list

Additions to the list ... -- Fix the steering that broke on the last day of duck hunting ... 15 feet from the dock at the end of a spectacular week of the best diver-duck gunning the Atlantic Flyway has to offer. -- Re-repair the freezing lower unit issue. -- New sneaks for the trailer to replace th...
by Wantry
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: considering buying lund cc 1998 need help
Replies: 19
Views: 1929

Re: considering buying lund cc 1998 need help

Illgotoo ... to what did you upgrade? We have run lunds for years and years. The small size/shallow draft/weight and volume capacity work very well for us in most situations but I am contemplating upgrading to a boat that is about the size of the 20 Alaskan but with fewer flaws including those you m...
by Wantry
Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Winter punch list
Replies: 10
Views: 940

Re: Winter punch list

Let's see ... January: -- Buy lots of gas. -- Tow back and forth to the Finger Lakes a bunch of times. -- Clean ducks. -- Buy more ammunition. -- Pay mechanic for fixing prop shaft seals on the Yamaha. Resume breaking ice with the prop-wash to make holes big enough to launch boat into. Send mechanic...
by Wantry
Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: How's everyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: How's everyone?

I put off raking my leaves, and now I don't have to.

The duck blind on the little island is still there.

I have a bunch of extra gasoline now.

& 60+ winds have a way of making ducks show up.

Most important all my people in Jersey and RI are OK. Hope everyone else is in the same boat!
by Wantry
Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Greetings from Oneida Lake, NY
Replies: 20
Views: 1796

Re: Greetings from Oneida Lake, NY

Bob I haven't talked to Bill, but I'm going to talk to him and to you too. This is next year's project, right now I'm busy wearing out what's left of my current boat, and in the meantime I'm going to learn as much as I can. No bass at least not your kind, but the ducks are flying here, and the pheas...
by Wantry
Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Greetings from Oneida Lake, NY
Replies: 20
Views: 1796

Re: Greetings from Oneida Lake, NY

I have -- they're all jon boats, aren't they?
by Wantry
Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Greetings from Oneida Lake, NY
Replies: 20
Views: 1796

Re: Greetings from Oneida Lake, NY

The two styles in heaviest use on my home lake are the big jon boats and Lunds/old starcrafts/crestliners or other riveted V hulls. On the bigger waters we hunt, more of the same. There are a couple Metalcrafts and one Winninghoff running around but they have their limitations at the launch site and...