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by Shark Bait
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Why is the windshield tilted that way
Replies: 7
Views: 1401

Re: Why is the windshield tilted that way

I have been that told one of the main reasons for the "Pilot House" windshield, which is tilted in at the bottom, is if you take a bunch of water over the bow a Pilot House windshield is less likely to be broken. Don't know if this is really true - I have taken a lot of water over our bow with no ef...
by Shark Bait
Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Batteries
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: Batteries

I changed out my original, lead acid engine, batteries after 8 years of use with NorthStar AGMs. Lots of research - they seem to be one of the best, if not the best, AGMS available. Not cheap - but you get what you pay for.
by Shark Bait
Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: New to forum and bottom paint question
Replies: 15
Views: 1396

Re: New to forum and bottom paint question

Good thoughts Kevin but in addition to longer life the US approved bottom paint yields much better performance. With the original Canadian approved bottom paint on my boat it was difficult to see any protection, especially with the build up of slime.
by Shark Bait
Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: New to forum and bottom paint question
Replies: 15
Views: 1396

Re: New to forum and bottom paint question

GK1 I agree with Chaps assessment of Canadian Trilux. When I had my boat built by Daigle Welding in Campbell River BC I had bottom paint put on. Steve Daigle has been building aluminum boats for a long time so I did not do any research on the bottom paint. If I had it to do over again I don't think ...
by Shark Bait
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Support AAB
Replies: 13
Views: 1459

Re: Support AAB

DUH!!!!!

Thanks John!!

P.S. Any of you Washington boys going to the Seattle show?
by Shark Bait
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Support AAB
Replies: 13
Views: 1459

Re: Support AAB

Hey Lester

I'm getting old and senile. Refresh my/our memory on how to send you some operating money. If I don't do it now I will forget

SB
by Shark Bait
Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Glacier Craft Boats
Replies: 5
Views: 988

Re: Glacier Craft Boats

Flyer: PM Sent
by Shark Bait
Sun May 11, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Drain plug?
Replies: 10
Views: 1930

Re: Drain plug?

"Its not a stupid question. Some boats don't have threaded holes for a pipe plug so those owners need to use some type of expanding rubber plug. Those of us who have threaded holes use either stainless or aluminum pipe plugs." Another option if you have a threaded drain hole is to use a heavy duty p...
by Shark Bait
Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Biased BS
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Biased BS

Hey Welder - What the hell are these guys in Texas drinking and/or smoking? What a biased piece of B*** S***!! You need to EDUCATE THIS GUY!

http://www.valleymorningstar.com/coasta ... 0f31a.html :skillet:
by Shark Bait
Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Sliding VS Hinged Doors
Replies: 11
Views: 1387

Re: Sliding VS Hinged Doors

Sliding Door!
by Shark Bait
Thu May 02, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Take your kid/a service member fishing
Topic: It's Been Four Years.........
Replies: 5
Views: 2273

Re: It's Been Four Years.........

Mark: Great thoughts and comments - Thanks for posting!

Has anyone heard from Cody? Anyone know how he is doing?
by Shark Bait
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Need a welder.
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Need a welder.

Recently I bought a Miller 211 MVP with Auto Set. I has about the same specifications as the 212 with the additional capability of being able to run on 120V or 240V. I don't care for the Auto Set, it works but it is more for beginning welders. The machine is a nice size and welds wonderfully. It can...
by Shark Bait
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Unpainted alloys...black hands?
Replies: 21
Views: 2097

Re: Unpainted alloys...black hands?

Another reason some manufacturers insist on painting their boats is to hide the Bondo or other plastic filler they use to hide crappy welds. I have personally seen this on several Kingfisher boats.

SB
by Shark Bait
Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Patience Saves a Crew
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Patience Saves a Crew

Spoiled One - You did a good job!

Watch the entire video and you will understand http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4iBoL-KxS8

All joking aside there are some good lessons for all of us here.

SB
by Shark Bait
Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Aluminum Boat Depreciation
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

Re: Aluminum Boat Depreciation

Pete: Did you get any interest on the money you LOADED Scott during your 3 year build?

:mrgreen:

SB
by Shark Bait
Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New Custom "Bass" Jet Boat!
Replies: 13
Views: 2084

Re: New Custom "Bass" Jet Boat!

Thanks Glen: What alloy? 5086 or 5052?
by Shark Bait
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New Custom "Bass" Jet Boat!
Replies: 13
Views: 2084

Re: New Custom "Bass" Jet Boat!

Glen: A couple of spec questions. Overall length? Beam? Alloy and thickness of the bottom and sides? What is the MAX four stroke HP you would recommend for jet? For prop? The reason for the questions a couple of years ago we visited my wife's brother who has property and boats on Lake Toledo Bend in...
by Shark Bait
Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Do you wrap your boat for winter
Replies: 21
Views: 1668

Re: Do you wrap your boat for winter

Jetty: Good points. I have my trailer backed up on long boards in the driveway and I normally have tire covers on them but this year I had a mind fart and did not put the covers on. However where the boat is stored not much sun gets to the tires in the winter. We don't see too many problems with "Dr...
by Shark Bait
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Do you wrap your boat for winter
Replies: 21
Views: 1668

Re: Do you wrap your boat for winter

West Lake [quote][Out of curiosity, why drop the lower unit? /quote] I don't drop the LUs for winter storage. In the pictures, taken a couple of years ago, they had been removed because we encountered a submerged, uncharted, underwater ridge which dinged both the LUs and the props. Rebuilt them both...
by Shark Bait
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Do you wrap your boat for winter
Replies: 21
Views: 1668

Re: Do you wrap your boat for winter

No reason other than it keeps the sun off the cowlings for about 6 months. Willy at Busters built the covers for me and the cowling covers are lined with a plush lining that eliminates any chaffing or rubbing. Welder - Yep they were missing when the photos were taken - if you see them in TX let me k...
by Shark Bait
Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Do you wrap your boat for winter
Replies: 21
Views: 1668

Re: Do you wrap your boat for winter

I think the issue of whether or not to cover a boat in the winter depends on the boat and where you live. Spoiled One’s boat and mine are similar – welded aluminum. Pilot House and he does not cover his – I partially cover mine. I say partially because I only cover the aft cockpit. If some snow, rai...
by Shark Bait
Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Trilux 33 Vs. Alumacoat SR
Replies: 19
Views: 3089

FOLLOW UP -Trilux 33 Vs. Alumacoat SR

OK - Winter is just around the corner and Termination Dust is imminent so the Dream Catcher is bedded down in my driveway for the winter. I am VERY pleased with the way Pettit Vivid Free performed this year - far better than the Trilux 2 that was on the boat. A major portion of the bottom of the hul...
by Shark Bait
Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Stabi taking a hit!
Replies: 20
Views: 1770

Re: Stabi taking a hit!

Just think what the results whould have been if that were a Plastic boat! I will bet the owner was glad he had an Alloy Boat! :thumbsup:
by Shark Bait
Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Another trailer bunk question
Replies: 17
Views: 1426

Re: Another trailer bunk question

I had Rolls Axle put them on my trailer when I had it built. You can get UHMW plastic from any good plastic supplier. It comes in a variety of thicknesses and colors and is normally stocked in 4' X 8' sheets. Since most people do not need a 4' X 8' sheet they will cut what you need. Since UHMW works...
by Shark Bait
Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Another trailer bunk question
Replies: 17
Views: 1426

Re: Another trailer bunk question

One of the best things you can use on a bunk trailer is to cover the bare or carpeted bunks with 1/4" or 5/16" " pieces of UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight) plastic about the width of the bunks using counter sunk stainless steel screws to attach the UHMW to the bunks. http://i254.photobucket.com/al...