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by Challenge
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Bilge keel / strake / anode identification question
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Bilge keel / strake / anode identification question

Welcome to the site and thanks for posting the photos! I'm not sure if those are anodes or not. However it looks like you might have carpeted bunks on your trailer. The pressure treated wood and salt water can cause corrosion on the bottom of you hull. There are some folks here who have experienced ...
by Challenge
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Bottom Paint ??? What are you using???
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Bottom Paint ??? What are you using???

WOW! Thanks Chaps :thumbsup: for going to all the trouble of running the test. I wish powerboat reports was still published, you could be one of their testers. I'm looking forward to hearing your findings! I will try the Flexdel Armor and it is actually a lot more affordable than the Petit Ultima Ec...
by Challenge
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Bottom Paint ??? What are you using???
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Bottom Paint ??? What are you using???

Hi Folks I did a search and I haven't found any current information... I need to repaint one my boats bottoms, I still have a little Pettit Ultima eco from a couple years ago. It has been to be a good two season solution for me in the north east, but my preferred supplier is not selling it anymore. ...
by Challenge
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: to windlass or not to windlass??
Replies: 12
Views: 592

Re: to windlass or not to windlass??

Since you are on the fence for a windlass, I would at least have Pacific run the wires for a windlass. Alternately, have you looked into the salt water trolling motors which can be connected to your GPS to hold your position. A friend of mine has one on a 22' boat and loves it! It is much easier and...
by Challenge
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Pacific Hand rail
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Pacific Hand rail

Hi Folks I want to add a vertical hand rail to the starboard side of my 20' Pacific to match the one on the port side and make rigging a towing bridle easier. the one on the port side 12" by 1 3/4" and and extruded aluminum. Does anyone know where I can purchase them or should I just call Pacific? I...
by Challenge
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Electrolysis
Replies: 19
Views: 2035

Re: Electrolysis

Hi Kevin The dealer said that he sees it occasionally that salt & corrosion builds up behind this plate where the lower motor mounts are and a quarter sized piece of the cover pops out or it cracks. here is a couple of threads about it from a different board: https://www.etecownersgroup.com/post/cor...
by Challenge
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Electrolysis
Replies: 19
Views: 2035

Re: Electrolysis

I don't think that my 115 is propped quite right I only get 5300 rpm... but it tops out at about 30 knots and gets on plane quickly. I have the full hardtop.
by Challenge
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Electrolysis
Replies: 19
Views: 2035

Re: Electrolysis

So it turns out that my mystery problem is just lower motor mounts. The motors catch salt behind the motor mounts and actually pop a hole in the mount cover. Now I'm thinking about upgrading to a 150hp since Envinrude is currently offering a 10 year warranty!

No Electrolysis!!!!
by Challenge
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 2007 115 Etec 25"
Replies: 0
Views: 409

2007 115 Etec 25"

Hi Guys I'm thinking about repowering to a 150hp and looking to sell my 2007 Evinrude it runs great and has around 700 hours, it needs lower motor mounts and it's next 300 service. I'll add photos soon. Asking $3500.

It is located in Westerly RI. Thanks

Rick W.
by Challenge
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: WTB CC
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: WTB CC

I Just resent the PM Thanks!
by Challenge
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: WTB CC
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: WTB CC

PM Sent Thanks!
by Challenge
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: WTB Pacific Skiff 19-21
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: WTB Pacific Skiff 19-21

PM Sent
by Challenge
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Electrolysis
Replies: 19
Views: 2035

Re: Electrolysis

Chaps Thanks for the reply, what you are seeing in the hull photos is the epoxy barrier coat and ablative non-copper paint which was pressure washed. Interesting about the Evinrude motor anode issue, I will replace all the anodes this winter and make sure that they all have a good connection. Is the...
by Challenge
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Electrolysis
Replies: 19
Views: 2035

Electrolysis

Hello All, So I was doing some work on my 2007 pacific V2025HT and noticed a mark on my engine.... https://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab255/Rick-W/Motor20Full20View.jpg close up: https://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab255/Rick-W/d4d45dd3-9aa6-47cb-aac0-0f96c055ef0a.jpg and there is some pitting belo...
by Challenge
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Pacific length on trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: Pacific length on trailer

Good Morning

I have a V2025HT (motor on a bracket) and my overall length is 27.5', but you could set up a folding tongue on my trailer and it would be closer to 25'
by Challenge
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 7.9 Meter Naiad Viking New Build
Replies: 12
Views: 2508

Re: 7.9 Meter Naiad Viking New Build

Hi Peter


Do the etecs have warranties? please reach out to me at attache@comcast.net I would like to learn more and maybe take a look,

Cheers

RIck
by Challenge
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 7.9 Meter Naiad Viking New Build
Replies: 12
Views: 2508

Re: 7.9 Meter Naiad Viking New Build

RSCO,

How much fuel does the boat carry? What year are the motors and how many hours do they have? Where is the boat located?

Thanks in advance

Rick
by Challenge
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: New Builder
Replies: 6
Views: 1769

Re: New Builder

Welcome to the site Brendan! Brendan has welded spray rails, repaired a corroded drain plug, replaced a bow eye and re-designed seating for my boats. His work has always been amazing and above my expectations. He is also very knowledgeable about the marine industry and why things work and why they d...
by Challenge
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: USS Gerald Ford Pics
Replies: 1
Views: 1629

Re: USS Gerald Ford Pics

That Ship Rules! I'm sure that the 35 knot top speed is very conservative! However it's scary that it took 12 years to build... Our tax $$$ at work! I've heard that big cruise ships (w/5K + passengers) are in the 24-48 month range to build...gotta love big government.

Cheers!
by Challenge
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Pricing new and used alumanim boats...advise
Replies: 3
Views: 1539

Re: Pricing new and used alumanim boats...advise

Yes I agree with Chaps... NADA takes the original MSRP and depreciates it (X% per year) like a glass boat or a car... Not very realistic with an AAB, Maybe depreciate the motor and trailer (after a few years and out of warranty) but the boat values seem to stay consistent. :thumbsup:
by Challenge
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Found this boat gov auctions
Replies: 3
Views: 2098

Re: Found this boat gov auctions

Did you buy it????
by Challenge
Sat May 06, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: WTB 19ft Pacific CC.
Replies: 2
Views: 1381

Re: WTB 19ft Pacific CC.

Hello I have a V2025HT which is the same hull as the 19 but with a bracket. It is a 2007 and has a 115 Evinrude with around 550 hrs. I haven't found a replacement boat yet but I might be interested in selling. If you think it might work for you, please contact me a Attache@comcast.net and I can send...
by Challenge
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Non Skid????
Replies: 6
Views: 1274

Re: Non Skid????

3f8,

It looks great! How did you prepare the deck before applying, did you use the Tuff coat primer, how many coats and how does it feel with bare feet???

Thanks in advance!

Rick
by Challenge
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Non Skid????
Replies: 6
Views: 1274

Re: Non Skid????

Hi Kevin, Thanks for your feedback I agree the surface prep was never perfect, Which 3M Buffing pad do you use? do you buff it by hand or with a machine? Do you think that there could be a problem using the hydro-tuff if I applied it correctly? I'm leaning towards using it since it will be easier on...
by Challenge
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Non Skid????
Replies: 6
Views: 1274

Non Skid????

Hello All, I have been using strips of the 3-M tape for non skid on my Viking and it keeps on peeling off, I have used the edge sealant. Since we use the boat mostly for water sports and as a beach bus I was thinking about getting a couple sheets of Hydro-Tuf: http://hydroturf.com/products/Sheets_of...