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by downline
Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Using Hull Stiffener Extrusion
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

Re: Using Hull Stiffener Extrusion

Looks like something that would work on my skiff Kevin. Unfortunately I don't know of any place on the east coast that carry it. D
by downline
Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Pilot House; Design-Build
Replies: 29
Views: 8560

Re: Pilot House; Design-Build

Kevin I have book marked this page. There is so much to grasp here on cambering the bottom of my skiff that I have to study for a bit. What I thought was going to be simple since I decided on flat bottom has become complex to some extent. I want it to be done so it performs correctly in the water an...
by downline
Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Mooring anchor barge
Replies: 12
Views: 1843

Re: Mooring anchor barge

Ha, a great rig for salvaging Cypress logs. I had a contract in Louisiana to clear one bayou of logs and debris and this would have been the ticket for breaking the suction with the bottom. I saw some strange and often time scary equipment doing that work and a clean durable rig like this would have...
by downline
Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: life of pooh and baby bear
Replies: 3
Views: 993

Re: life of pooh and baby bear

Great looking work boats Bob, Wish I could have seen them when I was in the area this summer. I needed them when I was doing Katrina work in Louisiana bayous. I'll finally get that first skiff cut out when the Hudson Valley thaws in about 6 weeks. D
by downline
Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Custom Skiff Build
Topic: Net Skiff Build
Replies: 56
Views: 9835

Re: Net Skiff Build

Kevin what is the advantage of a full displacement hull. They have a deep draft and are slow. I happen to like some of the designes like Kadey Krogan , but the fact that they are all so slow seems like a real detractor. D
by downline
Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Motors: OB's, IB's, Diesel and Gas
Topic: diesels
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

Re: diesels

Are there any updates to diesel outboards and how they are performing? My hope is this continues to grow amd mature into reality for other than military. Diesels and marine applications is such a natural fit. Downline
by downline
Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: 24' DYI alloy remodel
Replies: 504
Views: 31080

Re: 24' DYI alloy remodel

The back gouging tool Kevin showed with three 4 inch blades is interesting to me. I have a similar Makita but it is designed for one blade. I have never seen several blades mounted at once and want to make sure this tool is not designed for three before I mount three blades on mky Makita. Also are y...
by downline
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Set up MP350
Replies: 15
Views: 1512

Re: Set up MP350

I originally had the Magnum spool gun for my PM 350 MP and after a few beads called the company and arranged to send it back for a credit toward the Push Pull. It was a financial stretch but well worth it. I also went to spring loaded contact tips which made another big difference when welding .035 ...
by downline
Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Robotics not all that far away!
Replies: 16
Views: 1786

Re: Robotics not all that far away!

KEVIN, while taking several courses at Lincoln we had the chance to tour the manufacturing facility and see the various robotics in use. It makes sense that the technology will be used in the one man shop soon based on what I was seeing. I will probably be using something that is a combination of th...
by downline
Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: 16' aluminum skiff
Replies: 30
Views: 4157

Re: 16' aluminum skiff

I had the good fortune to visit Bob at his shop on Monday. I liked the 16 foot skiff layout, and obvious sturdiness, that I am looking at switching from the 16 I had plans for, and building his design. I took pictures but even after cropping they are to big for this forum, so until I figure that out...
by downline
Tue May 20, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: 16' aluminum skiff
Replies: 30
Views: 4157

Re: 16' aluminum skiff

Don't be concerned at times I am easily confused. I have wanted to find any quality aluminum boat builders that I could here in the North East, but they seem to be scarce as hens teeth. Now I bump into welderbob and wonder why I have struggled so to find anyone. Perhaps no one affiliated with NON AL...
by downline
Mon May 19, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: 16' aluminum skiff
Replies: 30
Views: 4157

Re: 16' aluminum skiff



How do I get your number? Makes sense about the amount of waste and I will do what is the best value at this point. I have only talked with Yarde because they were the only company I found with a water jet cutter. I guess I looked at something else in the video I saw. I appreciate your help. D
by downline
Mon May 19, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: 16' aluminum skiff
Replies: 30
Views: 4157

Re: 16' aluminum skiff

This 16 seemed smaller to me than 16 when I viewed the video. I just had a 16 plan from MBK get re-quoted by Yarde metals to supply materials and cutting and they went from 1800 to 2900 dollars. Perhaps they misquoted the first time but this seemed excessive for inflation. Are there plans for this ...
by downline
Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: mig welding
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: mig welding

John I took two courses at Lincoln Electric that apply to any welder. I wanted to use the PM 350 MP on AL to see if that welder made sense to invest in, and to start to get a handle on Al welding. weldingtipsandtricks.com is a source that has helped a lot because I can refer back often for what I ma...