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by kmorin
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: anode test
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: anode test

Garfield101, do you remember Kenny Roger's hit 'The Gambler" and the lyrics: "you've got to know when to walk away and when to Runnn~!"? Well, I'll advise you to be in a similar situation? Why? if you're considering a 40'welded ANYthing that floats, and you don't have a competent metal qualified and...
by kmorin
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Video links
Topic: One3 Powerboats new Center Console Promo
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: One3 Powerboats new Center Console Promo

1-3, should have seen Bill Lincoln's hand -(Rock Salt anyone?) in the sheer- looks good when she runs pitched up a bit, but all the rest of the time I can't get enthused. Finish and fit is 2nd to none- nice job.

cheers,
Kevin Morin
Kenai, AK
by kmorin
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Video links
Topic: One3 Powerboats new Center Console Promo
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: One3 Powerboats new Center Console Promo

sure has a nice level of finish- clean, simplified design; a "droop nose" sheer but great looking design features - nice build.

Cheers,
Kevin Morin
Kenai, AK
by kmorin
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Bilge Ventilation For Outboard Boats
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Bilge Ventilation For Outboard Boats

ehsvp, not sure if this is applicable as a reply but I've included sealed voids in welded aluminum construction since the 1970's in boats of various sizes I've designed and built. A sealed void in metal will provide some tremendous forces in the boat's structure if not vented to allow daily temperat...
by kmorin
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 2006 23 Pacific Skiff for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: 2006 23 Pacific Skiff for sale

welder, I realized that wasn't used pricing and was new build w/ all the turnkey options but it still sounds like the higher end - to me. I figure an old welder could make wages if those are the market prices? Anyway, another old guy, like me, has decided "he and me" (we) is gonna build his new 32'e...
by kmorin
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 2006 23 Pacific Skiff for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: 2006 23 Pacific Skiff for sale

welder, Wow $100k is almost enough to convince me to begin building skiffs again! That's one pricey skiff! do I understand from the 2325 that the LOA is 23' - 3" or is that how the nomenclature works? (EDITED) went to site and confirmed numbering scheme. Sure is a pretty penny for an open skiff!! An...
by kmorin
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: New member here.
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: New member here.

Northwest 1, welcome aboard the AAB.com Forum we always enjoy pictures of members boats? Please post when it is convenient, so others know more about your experience with welded aluminum boats? Thanks for posting, hope your enjoy the Forum, and please let us know if there are specific questions you ...
by kmorin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: My new North River Seahawk Offshore 24'
Replies: 53
Views: 7208

Re: My new North River Seahawk Offshore 24'

forward raking windscreen; some history for the record. This is not definitive but its all fact, even if it was many years ago that I worked on some of the original converted halibut 'schooners' from Seattle's fleet. The design of the cabin of ocean going commercial fishing boats follows several pat...
by kmorin
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Pacific boat fuel tank, lasted only 11 yrs.
Replies: 6
Views: 251

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

Capt'n Dave, many interesting items in your post. First, it appears there was some alloy shift- strain hardening/crevice cracking of the tank bend- not positive on this but.... if the corrosion started outside and worked in? AND it was localized to the bent outboard corner(s) the only reason to atta...
by kmorin
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Pacific boat fuel tank, lasted only 11 yrs.
Replies: 6
Views: 251

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

I'll follow up on my post in reply the Capt's tank failure to list an action item that similar skiff owners may want to explore? Video bore scopes are so cheap today https://www.amazon.com/video-borescope/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Avideo%20borescope that no boat owner can claim they're unable...
by kmorin
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Pacific boat fuel tank, lasted only 11 yrs.
Replies: 6
Views: 251

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

Captn Dave, thanks for the video update and report on the tank failure. I for one, wouldn't have minded if the tank failed areas' were a little more focused in the video? Meaning if anyone in the forum has a similar install they may want to learn what they could do to avoid such a developement or ho...
by kmorin
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: skiff for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: skiff for sale

alumioforte what is this type of skiff's purpose? Not sure of use?

Cheers,
Kevin Morin
Kenai, AK
by kmorin
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Pricing new and used alumanim boats...advise
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Pricing new and used alumanim boats...advise

dflorea, my remarks are not about the market surveys or listed market prices just about welded aluminum boats in my area. Many of the open skiffs used in commercial net fishing have not only retained value but end up being priced with current replacement value- or the current cost of the new version...
by kmorin
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Floatation Foam in an Aluminum Boat used in Saltwater
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: Floatation Foam in an Aluminum Boat used in Saltwater

KenO, a couple of considerations regarding foam in your hull. #1 if the hull is longer than 20'LOA even 20'-1"; then foam is not required for level flotation, as near as I understand the CFR? #2 (if you need the foam for your own reasons or circumstances?) you mentioned coating your hull inside (?)-...
by kmorin
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Work boat and paint over a soildly bonded existing but worn paint surface
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Work boat and paint over a soildly bonded existing but worn paint surface

Chaps, that is what the primer droplets on the old paint looked like- paint remover- the old paint "crinkled up" just like stripper- it kind of bubbled around the rivet heads- so it was probably the thinning/solvent component of the primer that reacted with the little rings of old paint? Makes sense...
by kmorin
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Work boat and paint over a soildly bonded existing but worn paint surface
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Work boat and paint over a soildly bonded existing but worn paint surface

Chaps, a question and one that Sobie2 might want to consider testing? I was told by a friend who shoots automotive and airplane paint for a living that he's seen some reactions between newer paints and older films already on - that weren't fully removed? The issue was a PPG series (don't know the ty...
by kmorin
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Hi From Palmer, Alaska
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Hi From Palmer, Alaska

Akguy, the only time this condition of an unbonded hull is a problem is when it's in the water. So if you remove the engine leads regularly when afloat- not on the trailer- then make the bond to the hull from DC neg terminal of the battery or the DC NEg bus bar. Skip the engine bond to hull from its...
by kmorin
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Oil as corrosion prevention in bilge?
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: Oil as corrosion prevention in bilge?

Mac, reading the ACF-50 Boeing 'oil' lit and talking with an A&P mechanic who introduced me to the compound; all indications are this material will work on totally corroded aluminum- with dirt and dust and junk coatings- it follows by capillary action- the contour of solid metal and interacts at tha...
by kmorin
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Sandblasting small aluminum parts
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Sandblasting small aluminum parts

solar, the parts do look corroded but the depth was not clear as I couldn't get to full screen images- add blocker- and can't reflect beyond that. I did see what looked like some fairly advanced corrosion so if the parts are adjacent and wet then you're conclusion seems valid to me? I understand abo...
by kmorin
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Hi From Palmer, Alaska
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Hi From Palmer, Alaska

AKguy, welcome to the AAB.com Forum focused on aluminum boats; we're all interesting in pictures of project boats. Formed skiffs like the Gregor, Lunds and Starcraft offer some challenges unique to their construction process and they're often made of alloys not used in welded plate boats. But we'd l...
by kmorin
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Its all new to me grounding vrs. Bonding???
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Its all new to me grounding vrs. Bonding???

Took, I'd 2X all that Chaps said and add a few notes to those remarks. Hot dipped galvanized bolts with large hot dipped fender washers is a good way to make the hull bond to DC NEG. The reason being that while passivated SS has a good surface stability with aluminum- unless wet all the time- zinc h...
by kmorin
Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Sandblasting small aluminum parts
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Sandblasting small aluminum parts

sun, not enough exact info to reply. What parts, pics? what use? application? and how do they function or fit in the overall scheme? not intended as flack- but context does make a difference! Aren't you kind of asking " what's the cause of this " without any information to form an opinion? Someone m...
by kmorin
Thu May 25, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: 24' DYI alloy remodel
Replies: 500
Views: 18060

Re: 24' DYI alloy remodel

Tfitz, as usual your project encourages others to see what can be done with a metal boat! Lots of very well thought out details- I think you've packed more into a boat that size than I've seen in boats much larger? I am glad to see the gas bottle on the after deck, not that your gas lines would leak...
by kmorin
Sun May 14, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: need avice on priming/paint exposed bare aluimin under water level
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: need avice on priming/paint exposed bare aluimin under water level

Steve, There is a thread on painting prep still active, might want to give that a read? it discusses some of the aspects of this work. Many of your other questions' answers could also be found in archived posts- some of them many times- so the site's Search function would probably provide at least f...
by kmorin
Sun May 14, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Boat leaks, hull structure on 22 foot north river.
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Boat leaks, hull structure on 22 foot north river.

dflorea, I don't have tons of photos of welding errors, mainly cold laps or crater cracks; to show as examples. Those are the most common welding flaws you'd find visually inspecting a welded boat. One post, or anecdote about a leak in one bracket is kind of thin to base any assumption there will be...