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by kmorin
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Posting photo's from Photobucket
Replies: 13
Views: 146

Re: Posting photo's from Photobucket

welder, does this mean you'd prefer we use the Attachment/upload method over the image/link method to show images in our posts? If we edit them so they're all <600pixels tall, will it make any difference if we use online storage - cost wise to the site? If not, I'll keep my photobucket storage but.....
by kmorin
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Posting photo's from Photobucket
Replies: 13
Views: 146

Re: Posting photo's from Photobucket

welder, not sure I'm tracking, but more than willing to learn? The photos in my example post before this, were linked to my photobucket accnt? So is the site being "billed" for me linking these? Don't want to increase costs for the site! Not sure I understand, what's at issue? I do understand that y...
by kmorin
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Posting photo's from Photobucket
Replies: 13
Views: 146

Re: Posting photo's from Photobucket

not sure on that pjay9? I've posted some from my photobucket accnt and they've shown, but some of the larger one's don't show- or get stopped by the phpBB Forum app for size. Haven't tried editing down all the photobucket images to 600 tall? but maybe that's what I need to try? http://i383.photobuck...
by kmorin
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Searching for Back-Gouging Application Testers.
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Searching for Back-Gouging Application Testers.

AlphaProTools, I've built several back-gouging tools for my own use and will remark on what I see in the photographs and how those features compare with my past experience. I have no interest in testing this tool for several reasons that I hope to make clear below in detail. First, the tool's base i...
by kmorin
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Winninghoff Boat Builders
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: Winninghoff Boat Builders

Bill, If I were building full time, again, I'd take time to work on a rotisserie fixture too! I built a couple hundred skiffs keel down & flipped 180 and I don't think I'll ever do it again after building the simple rotisserie (Davis Jig) to roll the skiff's for access to weld, fit and clean. I have...
by kmorin
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Posting photo's from Photobucket
Replies: 13
Views: 146

Re: Posting photo's from Photobucket

Landy_Andy, I tried some images I've posted i the past- same thing!!! Got a red text string advising the "images may only be....."

So Welder and Co. may have invoked some "switch" or another that changed more than the photo re-sizing??

Cheers,
Kevin Morin
Kenai, AK
by kmorin
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Venting Battery Locker
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Venting Battery Locker

ehsvp, If the purpose of venting a locker is the potential of the gases present to combust??? I'd want to make sure there were no potential ignition sources in that locker! Some newer Batt. Selector Switches may be rated for Class1,Div1 (Zone 0) spaces but..... I'd sure want to check! That goes for ...
by kmorin
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Buiding an aluminum seine skiff
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Buiding an aluminum seine skiff

sandusk, I'd say adding 18" beam to any design creates a whole new design unless you make the entire table of offsets grow by a similar multiplication? Even then the wt&Bal. will shift so the work to rebalance is about the same as new design? Add to a jet bottom to get a keel and shaft? Yes that is ...
by kmorin
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, welder, thanks for an online home to those who prefer boats made from the Miracle Metal and thick enough to be welded!

Cheers,
Kevin Morin
Kenai, AK
by kmorin
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Stretching a SAFEBoat
Replies: 24
Views: 611

Re: Stretching a SAFEBoat

Bob, RCSO, just a couple of notes about phpBB software.... its not expensive, is used by lots of bulletin board type Forums, and allows a nice, manageable interface for users AND managers who have to keep the board or Forum operating! Welder, our host, is not posting from his new villa on the Medite...
by kmorin
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Hello new member
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Re: Hello new member

jseymournv, welcome to the AAB.com Forum and to Alaska (when you get here.) The first time builder in plate aluminum has several related challenges and I'll make a review more for readers of the Forum as you probably already know most of these points. First; the design/plans - some people draw their...
by kmorin
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Stretching a SAFEBoat
Replies: 24
Views: 611

Re: Stretching a SAFEBoat

Welderbob, I noticed in the first post you're text strings were the full word "image" where you typed [image] and the close string [/image]? If I'm not mistaken the text string used by the phpBB software is [ img] along with [/ img]? NOTE: I added a space before the img part of the string to stop th...
by kmorin
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Hello again.
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Hello again.

Hey Matt, I was asking about bending 3" and 4" oval the 'flat' way so the long tube would bend - hopefully without collapsing? Not the 'hard way' or across the widest dimension. Anyway, we'll see how the experiments show up the results? I hadn't seen the JettyWolf skiff since the top was added, I li...
by kmorin
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Hello again.
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Hello again.

G & R, welcome back, glad to hear about increased "room to move" in a bigger shop but... missing some photos of the latest pipe and tube work?? Captain Dave had a fuel tank issue not long ago- I think there's a post of some of the removal and replacement here somewhere? I was more interested in the ...
by kmorin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build
Replies: 34
Views: 2775

Re: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build

Sure hope you're making provisions to etch this pretty boat, preserving her for the long haul?

From the AAB.com Forum site "mill scale gnat-zee".

Cheers,
Kevin Morin
Kenai, AK
by kmorin
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Winninghoff Boat Builders
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: Winninghoff Boat Builders

Bill, the skiffs looked nice, Winninghoff is one heck of name to uphold, so: here's some links to consider - finish is important even in a work boat. Getting scale off is important, even if too few builders agree and even name production builders' skiffs show up with early "corrosion flowers" in jus...
by kmorin
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Miller 350 MIG systems
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Miller 350 MIG systems

On other forums, and here too we've heard a mixed bag of responses to the MK Systems manufactured Python MIG push pull system used on the Miller power supplies and seeing some level of wire feed problems on aluminum MIG? This same gun is (was??) sold on the Lincoln 350mp systems as 'their' push pull...
by kmorin
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: anode test
Replies: 9
Views: 396

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: 284

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: 284

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: 2
Views: 327

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: 8
Views: 1597

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: 8
Views: 1597

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: 171

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: 8117

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...