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by paulh
Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Motors: OB's, IB's, Diesel and Gas
Topic: gas or diesel?
Replies: 9
Views: 1616

Re: gas or diesel?

To really figure out what you want to power your boat with you need to look at fuel cost, fuel economy, maintenance costs and installed cost. The challenge is finding boats that have been configured closely enough to get useful fuel economy numbers to give an apples to apples comparison. For instanc...
by paulh
Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Rods, Reels, Line and Terminal Tackle
Topic: state of the art
Replies: 13
Views: 2191

Re: state of the art

My daughter got mad at me the one time I started dip netting before she woke up and had cleaned some salmon as that was he job! My daughter gets board if she's not catching, but it seems more often than not the girls end up with the "hot" rod. Need to find the pics from this summers trip.
by paulh
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Corrosion under flooring on Alumaweld Intruder?
Replies: 53
Views: 6606

Re: Corrosion under flooring on Alumaweld Intruder?

I'm pretty darn sure using a brass brush on aluminum that will see marine service is a huge no no! You'd basically be putting on a microscopic coating of brass and creating a nice setup for galvonic corrosion. I'd say scotchbrite bristle discs would be the ticket. http://images.jamestowndistributors...
by paulh
Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Rods, Reels, Line and Terminal Tackle
Topic: state of the art
Replies: 13
Views: 2191

Re: state of the art

I used to think fishing was fun, then I took the kids fishing. Well, when they were really little it wasn't so fun, I just untangled their lines. But once they got a little bigger, lots of fun! http://www.fishyfish.com/paulhail/img/quillback.JPG http://www.fishyfish.com/paulhail/img/yelloweye.JPG
by paulh
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: New member - looking to buy a 24' plate boat
Replies: 17
Views: 2968

Re: New member - looking to buy a 24' plate boat

I am thinking about a jet because we pull the boats right up on shore sometimes to blend into the shoreline. Not set on that yet as everyone around here just uses outboards and gets out of the boat once you are in 2-3 feet of water. I would be interested in used if the price was right, but I haven'...
by paulh
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 5052 Question
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: 5052 Question

I'm not an naval engineer but understand a bit about what goes into an engineers mind when considering a material. You need to consider not only the physical properties of the material, but also the working properties of the material and the processes you'll use to form the material into a hull. Als...
by paulh
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Rods, Reels, Line and Terminal Tackle
Topic: Any rod builders?
Replies: 5
Views: 1372

Re: Any rod builders?

I'll have to check out one of the Seeker Hercules, I've landed some nice fish on my blue lightnings and they make a nice rod. B&J's is walking distance to my office, so that can get expensive :thumbsup: On the other hand, if I walk there during lunch I limit how much damage I can do, er ah carry bac...
by paulh
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Another AK boater
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Re: Another AK boater

What I need to do is have my wife crawl through Patience with the Espar cranking so she'll have an appreciation of the advantage of a larger more nicely appointed boat. I definately want to spend some time with a tape measure and camera climbing through, over and around various alloy boats this summ...
by paulh
Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Another AK boater
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Re: Another AK boater

One limitation is I need to be able to pull the boat with a 3/4 ton diesel, I don't want to upgrade to a freightliner! Unfortunatley for all intents and purposes getting a slip in Whitier is a no-go otherwise I'd be looking at a 36-40' boat. On the flip side, living on a trailer allows me to hit dif...
by paulh
Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Another AK boater
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Another AK boater

I suppose I should have introduced myself instead of just jumping into the threads. You can blame spoiled one for me finding this forum :thumbsup: Slight background, I got into boating in AK by showing up at home one day with a trailer full of marine plywood and 15 gallons of expoxy. To my wife's sh...
by paulh
Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Rods, Reels, Line and Terminal Tackle
Topic: Any rod builders?
Replies: 5
Views: 1372

Any rod builders?

I know the last thing I need is another project, but I'm debating building a jigging rod this winter. I have a pair of seeker blue lighting inshore rods and a pair of shimano trevala 58's and am leaning towards the parabolic style of rod. The problem is there are so many blanks out there it is hard ...
by paulh
Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Wooldridge Pilothouse's under construction photos
Replies: 197
Views: 28263

Re: Wooldridge Pilothouse's under construction photos

That ladder is a slick setup! http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y403/timbush/2013218001ladder75_zps0f9addff.jpg My next boat is going to have a pod and a dive door, not sure if I'll be getting back into diving but I did have the pleasure of swimming to my boat this summer (not intentional :banghea...
by paulh
Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Fishing your Alloy Boat
Topic: How NOT to fishyour RIB
Replies: 7
Views: 2300

Re: How NOT to fishyour RIB

I need to have my wife translate "Hold my beer and watch this" into Russian.
by paulh
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Twin Yamaha 150's powerful enough?
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

Re: Twin Yamaha 150's powerful enough?

Burn at cruise should be a touch over ~6.5 gph per 150, 13gph combined. Double that for WOT. The proper way to size power for twins IMHO is to take gross weight hull, engines, fuel, gear, passengers et al in pounds and devide by 20 for total power. Conversley a pair of 150's is suitable for a gross ...
by paulh
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Rods, Reels, Line and Terminal Tackle
Topic: Essential Tackle For Alaska
Replies: 18
Views: 3488

Re: Essential Tackle For Alaska

The spot I took that ling was maybe 40 miles from port, but a few hundred yards from shore. The shallowest point of the ridge is 50' but it drops down to 2000' I've taken lings anywhere from 50' to 450' but prefer fishing in under 200' when possible. It just comes down to structure and current. Just...
by paulh
Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Rods, Reels, Line and Terminal Tackle
Topic: Essential Tackle For Alaska
Replies: 18
Views: 3488

Re: Essential Tackle For Alaska

You'd have to work hard to find a jig a ling won't hit! Can't wait until July 1st! This jig http://forums.accuratereloading.com/evefiles/photo_albums/6/0/5/605102271/2371046201_B9FA17D60779D6B9F598A98781EA6B80.JPG took this ling http://forums.accuratereloading.com/evefiles/photo_albums/4/8/1/4811013...
by paulh
Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Meet & Greet
Topic: Alaskan's what a people 2012
Replies: 316
Views: 35175

Re: Alaskan's what a people 2012

Pete, My Friend, What is it with you & cracked windshields???? :rotfl: :popcorn: Hey, I could replace them, but they just get cracked again. In fact, I have been driving the wife's rig all week (she is working in Honolulu) and added a new ding this morning. :thumbsup: Might be time to replace it, e...
by paulh
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Rods, Reels, Line and Terminal Tackle
Topic: Essential Tackle For Alaska
Replies: 18
Views: 3488

Re: Essential Tackle For Alaska

Pete, Thanks for the welcome, this seems like a great forum, especially as it seems to be devoid of a paticular homeroid :nutkick: I feel like I'm at the drinking through the firehose stage looking at all the features that people are incorporating on their boats. It's good I'm at least a year away f...
by paulh
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Specmar
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

Re: Specmar

We got really spoiled 4 years ago during 4th of July weekend. We were there for 4 days, every day was blue bird skies with temps in the 80's. Hiking back to the glacier the vegitation was crunching under foot it was so dry. Somehow we've only been able to make it there every other year as something ...
by paulh
Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: The Long Road Home
Replies: 28
Views: 4134

Re: The Long Road Home

Nice boat! As far as hp, the best advice is figure out what your typical gross weight will be in pounds, i.e. hull, engine, fuel, passengers, gear et all then devide by 25 and that will be the ideal power for the hull. Also figure out how fast you want to go. I don't think a 90 would be anywhere nea...
by paulh
Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Hauling Your Alloy Rig
Topic: Do I really need x4 wheel drive?
Replies: 16
Views: 3114

Re: Do I really need x4 wheel drive?

It's alot easier to pop it into 4L than chain up, especially if you find yourself on the ramp needing more traction and a line of boats waiting to launch or retrieve.

I've got a 2500 ram 4X4 w/ the 5.9 cummins. More than enough truck for my current boat and enough truck for my future boat.
by paulh
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Specmar
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

Re: Specmar

Not many sandy beaches in the sound!

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by paulh
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Specmar
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

Re: Specmar

It's a toss up between the GA and the Specmar but I don't want to go through fairing/sanding, fairing/sanding, fairing/sanding, priming/sanding and painting on another boat :skillet: When we have a wet summer you might have one or two weather windows to paint outside and that is incredibly frustrati...
by paulh
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Rods, Reels, Line and Terminal Tackle
Topic: Essential Tackle For Alaska
Replies: 18
Views: 3488

Re: Essential Tackle For Alaska

How near to Anchorage and what species? My tackle starts at 1/4 oz spoons and goes up to 24 oz leadheads. These are a few of my favorites for bottom fishing, and the lighter jigs are great for salmon. http://forums.accuratereloading.com/evefiles/photo_albums/3/4/4/344100033/4841088231_9C0059F23508B0...