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by MacCTD
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Welding Around Fuel Tank
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Welding Around Fuel Tank

If Mainiac's Pacific is pre 2005 it probably has a plastic tank
by MacCTD
Sun May 31, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Pacific 1925 and 2025 rigging ?
Replies: 5
Views: 863

Re: Pacific 1925 and 2025 rigging ?

Looks great, sure is a lot neater.
by MacCTD
Sat May 30, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: WTB Pacific 2175
Replies: 10
Views: 1222

Re: WTB Pacific 2175

2175 is a really cool boat, it is basically a shortened 2325, has the same beam, side height and dead rise as the 2325. I do not think they have made too many of them, pretty rare, be tough to find used.
by MacCTD
Mon May 25, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Pacific 1925 and 2025 rigging ?
Replies: 5
Views: 863

Re: Pacific 1925 and 2025 rigging ?

Cool, be interested in seeing some pictures of your new motor and hearing how it performs. I am hoping for 50mph on mine, I do not have a T-Top which will help. The 1925 is rated for 150hp, I spoke to Julie years ago and she said they increased the rating to 150 on the 1925 when they increased the t...
by MacCTD
Sun May 24, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Pacific 1925 and 2025 rigging ?
Replies: 5
Views: 863

Pacific 1925 and 2025 rigging ?

IMG_1043 copy.jpg Noticed from the sale threads of several Pacific 1925s and 2025s there is a lot of variation in how the rigging gets from the console to motor, just curious what differences are out there. I am repowering my 1925 right now and switching from a Honda 90 to a Mercury 150 so I had to...
by MacCTD
Sun May 17, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 2000 Pacific skiff v1925
Replies: 18
Views: 7417

Re: 2000 Pacific skiff v1925

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by MacCTD
Sun May 17, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 2000 Pacific skiff v1925
Replies: 18
Views: 7417

Re: 2000 Pacific skiff v1925

Crabisle wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 10:32 am
I still have this available...if anyone could help me post some photos I would really appreciate it
Email me the pictures I will post them for you, bertram65@hotmail.com
by MacCTD
Fri May 01, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Pacific 2025
Replies: 1
Views: 861

Re: Pacific 2025

Looks great, nice write up!!
by MacCTD
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Pacific boat fuel tank, lasted only 11 yrs.
Replies: 23
Views: 9394

Re: Pacific boat fuel tank, lasted only 11 yrs.

Given the difficulty replacing or repairing the tank you might consider just using an above deck tank, Moeller or similar makes a 24 gallon that would work well. The last few years I have been using a 12 gallon portable tank just so I don't have to worry about fuel going bad. I also believe it could...
by MacCTD
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: Pacific 2025V for Sale $ 29,500
Replies: 9
Views: 1745

Re: Pacific 2025V for Sale $ 29,500

Looks nice, is the motor a 150? What is the top speed, how does it sit with the kicker on it?
by MacCTD
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: New guy here.
Replies: 12
Views: 4560

Re: New guy here.

Looks great, is that a screen on the rear bulkhead? if so how big which model?
by MacCTD
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Anode zinc magnesium or aluminum ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1973

Re: Anode zinc magnesium or aluminum ?

Thanks for the info, so I guess I should get the aluminum anode
by MacCTD
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Anode zinc magnesium or aluminum ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1973

Anode zinc magnesium or aluminum ?

Here is a picture of my 15 year old zinc from my Pacific 1925, I do not have any corrosion but the anodes on my outboard show some wear, I want to replace this zinc, I use the boat 80% salt water and 20% fresh. What type of anode should I be using, I have read aluminum is better for an aluminum boat...
by MacCTD
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New Stanley 17
Replies: 1
Views: 2429

Re: New Stanley 17

Do you need to bottom paint in the Great Lakes? I have used my Pacific in a lake in Maine and did not bottom paint it just pressure washed it at the end of the season, just had a thin coat of slime that came right off. If you can avoid it I would not bottom paint it. When you attach stuff like rod h...
by MacCTD
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: WTB 19’ / 23’ Pacific
Replies: 12
Views: 3184

Re: WTB 19’ / 23’ Pacific

I recall reading something about the fill collapsing on the plastic tanks or something similar, they also tend to permeate fuel oder, I think they made the change to aluminum in '05 or so. Not surprised they will not work on older boats, plenty of good shops that can do the type of work you are look...
by MacCTD
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: WTB 19’ / 23’ Pacific
Replies: 12
Views: 3184

Re: WTB 19’ / 23’ Pacific

Yes, that is the one. I bought mine from a guy in CA and I am in MA, had it shipped, it was a 6 years or so ago, think it was around $0.75 a mile.
by MacCTD
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: WTB 19’ / 23’ Pacific
Replies: 12
Views: 3184

Re: WTB 19’ / 23’ Pacific

There is one near me for sale, this is the info from the add.
2002 DV2325 Pacific Skiff very clean.
2006 Honda 150
Light use Nextrail Aluminum Bunk
35 K OBO
508-789-6383
by MacCTD
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Twin engines vs motor plus kicker
Replies: 18
Views: 5346

Re: Twin engines vs motor plus kicker

IMO I think a single is better, so much easier to and cheaper to maintain, plus unless you are going to have two separate fuel systems I do not see twins as a huge safety advantage over a single, performance wise I believe on that hull single will be better as well.
by MacCTD
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: pacific
Replies: 1
Views: 2338

Re: pacific

Saw that one on the hull truth, looks good for the year, curious what changes Pacific made since that year, I believe this one has a plastic tank for example.
by MacCTD
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: how to test for Electrolysis with multimeter
Replies: 17
Views: 14918

Re: how to test for Electrolysis with multimeter

I believe it is impossible to isolate the hull as the outboard is grounded and and attached to the hull, my Pacific is the same way. Just make sure you have the correct anodes installed on the engine and hull.
by MacCTD
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Adding 5 feet to a Pacific 22...
Replies: 21
Views: 6347

Re: Adding 5 feet to a Pacific 22...

Based on the year was the original tank plastic? are you keeping the tank or putting in something different?
by MacCTD
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Adding 5 feet to a Pacific 22...
Replies: 21
Views: 6347

Re: Adding 5 feet to a Pacific 22...

Wow, that is cool, who is doing the work?
by MacCTD
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Motors: OB's, IB's, Diesel and Gas
Topic: Suzuki DF150 vs. Yamaha F150
Replies: 3
Views: 4379

Re: Suzuki DF150 vs. Yamaha Y150

If Mercury is an option I would take the Mercury 150, probably the cheapest of the three, great dealer network and warranty and made in America by an American company. The motor also has a great reputation. If your only choices are Suzuki or Yamaha I would take the Yamaha over the Suzuki, better war...
by MacCTD
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Shrink wrap concerns
Replies: 1
Views: 2108

Shrink wrap concerns

I may have to store my Pacific outside this winter, thinking of shrink wrapping it down to the chine or just to the rub rail, I am concerned the shrink wrap could trap water and discolor the aluminum on the sides of the hull. Has anyone had this happen or is it something I should not be concerned ab...
by MacCTD
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: New guy here.
Replies: 12
Views: 4560

Re: New guy here.

Great choice for the motor, I have been researching that motor as I want to repower my 19' Pacific from a 90hp Honda which is carbureted to the ProXS115, with my Honda I can run 36mph, I think I would see low 40s with the 115. My boat is also rated for max 150hp but I was thinking the same about bei...