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by welderbob
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: aluminum prices????
Replies: 6
Views: 773

Re: aluminum prices????

My friend in a local machine shop was just quoted @3.89/lb for 3 sheets of 5052. He needed 100pc-9"x9" x 1/8" pieces. I told him I would cut my drop pieces for $2.00/ lb. Last weeks scrap aluminum actually went down a few cents a pound to .48 cent/lb. I'd be a little afraid to quote a new boat right...
by welderbob
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Black Water Tank Sending Units
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: Black Water Tank Sending Units

The sending units come with there fancy mounting ring. We weld a 1 1/2 NPT fitting in the tank and screw in. Generally they recommend a length about 3/4 of the depth of the tank. The sender with out the protective cover is a fuel sending unit, but the float is the same as the blackwater one. The gau...
by welderbob
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: aluminum prices????
Replies: 6
Views: 773

aluminum prices????

So today's quote for 5052 went from @1.80 last month to $2.89/lb. today. And they didn't have it. Its seem like everybody buying up inventory .
Sales person said there were shortages from the mill. Maybe the mill needs to turn up production.

Welderbob
by welderbob
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Black Water Tank Sending Units
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: Black Water Tank Sending Units

KUS /WEMA USA. I'll get a picture tomorrow, we have some in the shop.
welderbob
by welderbob
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Stretching a SAFEBoat
Replies: 24
Views: 2800

Re: Stretching a SAFEBoat

trying this again. saved pictures both ways, posting both?????????see what happens If you right click on top picture and "view image" the boat is right side up. ??
Welderbob
by welderbob
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Stretching a SAFEBoat
Replies: 24
Views: 2800

Re: Stretching a SAFEBoat

Sorry guys it will not turn right-side up
by welderbob
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Stretching a SAFEBoat
Replies: 24
Views: 2800

Re: Stretching a SAFEBoat

Time to move on the next phase of this project. The whole purpose of this project was to make the boat bigger and move the helm off of the bow. Yes there is a visibility issue at the very bow. There may need to be a lower row of windows. The customer should be around this weekend to OK what we have ...
by welderbob
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Stretching a SAFEBoat
Replies: 24
Views: 2800

Re: Stretching a SAFEBoat

Sorry, we added 9'6". Some of the challenges have been getting the fuel tank out and matching the custom extrusion that Safeboat uses for the running strake. We made something very close by cutting down a 2x2x 1/4 Tee.
We have a cabin extension planned, so more to follow.
Happy New Years,
Welderbob
by welderbob
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Stretching a SAFEBoat
Replies: 24
Views: 2800

Re: Stretching a SAFEBoat

inspired! We found the framing in the boat a little different. There are longitudinal stringers,cut the transverse frames go off on a 45 degree angle. We put it back together similar to there construction. We did use a transverse frame 90 degrees to the longs because we used it for the support for t...
by welderbob
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Stretching a SAFEBoat
Replies: 24
Views: 2800

Re: Stretching a SAFEBoat

I've reloaded the photo from my phone and with Les new magic ,the picture look like they are working. So the first step was to figure out where the fuel tank was. As a side note it is impossible to remove the fuel tank from a 25' SAFEBoat with out totally hacking up the boat. We were able to lift th...
by welderbob
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Stretching a SAFEBoat
Replies: 24
Views: 2800

Re: Stretching a SAFEBoat

lets try this again. this picture is the boat back together again.I'll have to try reloading the construction pictures, they still will not load.
welderbob
by welderbob
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Buiding an aluminum seine skiff
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Re: Buiding an aluminum seine skiff

I would think that Specmar would offer additional design services. I'm sure they could design you what your looking for.

Welderbob
by welderbob
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Stretching a SAFEBoat
Replies: 24
Views: 2800

Re: Stretching a SAFEBoat

If you think that pictures was cool, this guy was breaking 10" of ice. My poor boat. I'll try the safeboat pictures from my work computer. The reason to stretch a safeboat is because the customer wanted a bigger boat and he owns several of these surplus boats. The customer has the foam collar handle...
by welderbob
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Stretching a SAFEBoat
Replies: 24
Views: 2800

Re: Stretching a SAFEBoat

Ok, there is something about the pictures??????????? I have resize them and they still will not attach. This just proves to me that it works. I'll get it, maybe not today.

Bob
by welderbob
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Stretching a SAFEBoat
Replies: 24
Views: 2800

Re: Stretching a SAFEBoat

winstead 3.jpg
by welderbob
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Stretching a SAFEBoat
Replies: 24
Views: 2800

Re: Stretching a SAFEBoat

I went to attachments and hit "add file". linked a jpg. from my desktop. comes back as to big and will not download. I tried it at the smallest resolution . I've done this before, more than once???

Bob
by welderbob
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Stretching a SAFEBoat
Replies: 24
Views: 2800

Re: Stretching a SAFEBoat

I don't understand, I've made the file as small as I can.

Bob
by welderbob
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Stretching a SAFEBoat
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Stretching a SAFEBoat

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I've done this before, don't understand why I can't add a picture.
by welderbob
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Stretching a SAFEBoat
Replies: 24
Views: 2800

Stretching a SAFEBoat

trying again, sorry.
by welderbob
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Stretching a SAFEBoat
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Stretching a SAFEBoat

no pictures, trying again
by welderbob
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Stretching a SAFEBoat
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Stretching a SAFEBoat

I've lost this post twice after typing a big long narrative. So this time your getting a few pictures first.
by welderbob
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Attaching Cushions To Aluminum Seats
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: Attaching Cushions To Aluminum Seats

http://tacomarine.com/product/V15-0034/ ... ry-Welting

the welting is sewn into the cushion and one of the tracks on the bottom of the page is attached to the boat and cushion is slide in place.
Bob
by welderbob
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Time for virgin boat and bottom paint
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: Time for virgin boat and bottom paint

after blasting,
acid etch quick,
let dry,
three coats of epoxy primer.
I've had good luck with Interlux Pacifica.

welderbob
by welderbob
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Attaching Cushions To Aluminum Seats
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: Attaching Cushions To Aluminum Seats

The canvas guys have lots of tricks. 1. use a track along the back edge of the cushion and a few snap to hold the front down. (pop Rivet the track down with aluminum rivets) 2.if you need a backing in the cushion, use pvc board instead of plywood 3. watch what you use for foam, outside cushion shoul...
by welderbob
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Hauling Your Alloy Rig
Topic: Plastic Bunk Boards??
Replies: 7
Views: 2488

Re: Plastic Bunk Boards??

Try www.gatorbak.com .bunk covers.