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by welderbob
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Attaching Cushions To Aluminum Seats
Replies: 3
Views: 129

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: 174

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: 129

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: 1478

Re: Plastic Bunk Boards??

Try www.gatorbak.com .bunk covers.
by welderbob
Thu May 04, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New Guy--Long Island Sound--Norwalk--who bottom paints around here?
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: New Guy--Long Island Sound--Norwalk--who bottom paints around here?

You could check withe the harbormaster (Capt. SAl) in New Rochelle NY. He should be able to point you in the right direction.Basically clean /profile the surface ,a quick acid ,and a few coats of epoxy and a non copper bottom paint.
welderbob
by welderbob
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Oil as corrosion prevention in bilge?
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: Oil as corrosion prevention in bilge?

try Corrosion X, they spray it inside airplane to prevent corrosion. You can buy it a gallon container.
welderbob
by welderbob
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Thomas Marine:End of an Era!
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Thomas Marine:End of an Era!

It is sad day in the aluminum boat building world. Thomas Carney the owner, designer and master craftsman at Thomas Marine was laid to rest today. Tom was my mentor, everything I do today is base on the principles I learn working with him. He took the time to teach me to step back and look. My guys ...
by welderbob
Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: New Instructor in Town
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: New Instructor in Town

Nice job Les!
by welderbob
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: 12ft Skiffs
Replies: 1
Views: 291

12ft Skiffs

We all surf the internet looking for small aluminum boat designs. A customer from St Thomas asked us to come up with something that was 12'. The problem in ST Thomas is anything over can not tie up at the free dingy docks. Instead of re-inventing the wheel, I recommended he look at Metalboat kits 12...
by welderbob
Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 2011 Curtis Marine 21' Aluminum Boat New Yamaha 150 4-Stroke Trailer
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

Re: 2011 Curtis Marine 21' Aluminum Boat New Yamaha 150 4-Stroke Trailer

Totally flat bottom. Builder is out of business. Probably has three watertight compartments.

Welderbob
by welderbob
Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Fishing your Alloy Boat
Topic: Gorgeous "bikini" Gals Gone Shark'n
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: Gorgeous "bikini" Gals Gone Shark'n

Nice to see you put a clean Tee-shirt fort the event. My friend is moving back to JAX. Will see you somewhere along the way.

Welderbob
by welderbob
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: aluminum suppliers?
Replies: 9
Views: 849

Re: aluminum suppliers?

on the eastcoast, Yarde Metals stocks 8 x24 in 5086, usually has 3/16 and 1/4.

welderbob
by welderbob
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: RockSalt Still For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1686

Re: RockSalt Still For Sale

not the most reliable engine Yamaha built. One we put on blew a powerhead @162 hours. Flywheels have to be changed every 350 hr. They have been know to suck the oil out of the lower units,but when tested they don't leak. They V-6 300 is bullet proof.
by welderbob
Wed May 18, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Fuel tank build
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Re: Fuel tank build

we have never heard of anyone acid washing the inside of a tank.There is no reason why you couldn't as its clean and dry when your done.
Bob
by welderbob
Tue May 17, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Fuel tank build
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Re: Fuel tank build

we make ones similar to this and use 1/2" sch pipe (7/8" od) we put a 1/2 x3/8 s/s bushing in the top and than a hose barb fitting.

welderbob
by welderbob
Sun May 15, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: Winninghoff boat for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 2969

Re: Winninghoff boat for sale

it could have been Jack Winninghoff ??
by welderbob
Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas,

Sorry I've been very lazy about posting new project, (not only here)
Off to the Caribbean for some fun in the sun. Will catch -up on posting when I get back

Merry Christmas to all,
Welderbob
by welderbob
Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: New unproven design question
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: New unproven design question

Talk to Bill Lincoln At Response Marine, he is just north of you in Massachusetts. I'm also close by on Long Island. Happy to talk to you anytime.
Welderbob
631-567-2996 shop
631-766-0461 cell
by welderbob
Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: New unproven design question
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: New unproven design question

with all of the money and work that is required to build a custom boat , why would you want to be the first one to build a new design. There are lots of designs on there website, but no pictures of real built aluminum boats.

welderbob
by welderbob
Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: How long?
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: How long?

when the time comes ,go to cardiac rehab!. It was worth the effort. Its all a lifestyle change,eat a little better, exercise regularly,You have gotten the wake-up call ,don't hit the snooze button
welderbob
by welderbob
Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Any idea what this pilothouse / cabin is worth??
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Re: Any idea what this pilothouse / cabin is worth??

the question not how much,but how much to made it work on my boat. Those are custom made aluminum framed window , there are 10 windows. the seller also claims that its 6061 aluminum. One would expect this to be made out of a 5000 series aluminum. There is a fair amount of work to build something lik...
by welderbob
Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Electrolysis on Pacific Skiff 22 DV
Replies: 13
Views: 1065

Re: Electrolysis on Pacific Skiff 22 DV

Kevin,
I'm shocked no one commented on this stuff. This stuff sounds like a great solution to internal corrosion. Looking forward to using Corrosion X on the customers boat this fall.

welderbob
by welderbob
Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Electrolysis on Pacific Skiff 22 DV
Replies: 13
Views: 1065

Re: Electrolysis on Pacific Skiff 22 DV

I just saw the same problem on a similarly constructed boat. The corrosion was from the inside. The boat was trailered on a roller style trailer so wooden bunks was not an issue. The boat is ten years old and has 560 hrs on it original engine. There is very little access to the inside of the boat.Wh...
by welderbob
Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Now he did it, the Goat is in the hospital
Replies: 14
Views: 843

Re: Now he did it, the Goat is in the hospital

Goats are suppose to be good at climbing, Hope surgery went well!! Sorry I'm to far away to help you use your boat. Keep us posted.
welderbob
by welderbob
Sun May 24, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Ranger 8 Welder/Generator?
Replies: 14
Views: 838

Re: Ranger 8 Welder/Generator?

A miller syncrowave is a transformer type machine it draws a 100amp to get the 250amp ac you need to weld 1/4" aluminum. Your ranger 8 will only put out 30 some old amps. A 300 amp inverter style machine will only draw 35-40 amps to get the same 250amp AC. There is no easy/cheap way.

welderbob