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by kmorin
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Deleted

Thanks Alumio', "boats for sale" category is open for boat listings.

Cheers,
Kevin Morin
Kenai, AK
by kmorin
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Skiff / sled for sale

alumio' there is a category to accommodate offers for sale, please observe AAB's categories? You should delete this post (here) under "Alloy Boats", and move it to the Boats for Sale category, this is just plain Rude- to ignore the site's categories. Please move your post. Cheers, Kevin Morin Kenai,...
by kmorin
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Electrolysis
Replies: 12
Views: 560

Re: Electrolysis

yes, Krisinak, I have made more mistakes in welded aluminum boat building that the average guy since 1977 when I started building, and I have seen many fastener issues, so I "am experienced". But overall, I've seen SS gall to itself, calk up, twist off, elongate and lose torque.... and corrode the a...
by kmorin
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Hauling Your Alloy Rig
Topic: Cracked Trailer frame repair ideas
Replies: 22
Views: 1139

Re: Cracked Trailer frame repair ideas

Tfitz, my only question is about the new liner 4" channels- did they bolt in above the repair welds- or did you have to round the outside of their web to flange corner to allow for the increased curvature of the repair welds? Not that is makes super critical difference, just curious? I'd have left t...
by kmorin
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: RockSalt 34 Re-born
Replies: 4
Views: 1164

Re: RockSalt 34 Re-born

100% of the credit goes to Bill Lincoln of Response Marine for this fabulous design! IMO Classic lines, perfect proportions and an elegance of use of aluminum; in keeping with the nature of the material. Bill is "about as good as it gets" among designers/marine architects/engineers who provide us al...
by kmorin
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Electrolysis
Replies: 12
Views: 560

Re: Electrolysis

funny that you think hot dipped with zinc coating - the former "only material" used in anodes! is not acceptable for aluminum work! Why could it be used as an anode for the last 70 years? Since the Galvanic differences are about as minimal as found between any two metals? http://roofhelp.com/galvani...
by kmorin
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Electrolysis
Replies: 12
Views: 560

Re: Electrolysis

Krisinak, generally aluminum threads- of almost all types are unreliable. I'd say that only the most rare mechanical circumstances justify aluminum thread fasteners- my experience with them has shown them to be Fragile, at best. IF you torque an aluminum bolt- it will elongate and tear at a point in...
by kmorin
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Electrolysis
Replies: 12
Views: 560

Re: Electrolysis

Krisinak, Challenge, Chaps, another item that has come up in my recent inspection of a really new, name builders' very costly boat is the way the 'zincs' are mounted to the hull. Many believe- and I think they are in error(?) that bolting on anodes (regardless of alloy) with SS bolts is the "best pr...
by kmorin
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Lincoln 350mp vs miller 350p?
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Lincoln 350mp vs miller 350p?

Just a last note: you may not be seeing "what's in front of you?"

Have a nice sales call with Lincoln.

Cheers,
Kevin Morin
Kenai, AK
by kmorin
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Lincoln 350mp vs miller 350p?
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Lincoln 350mp vs miller 350p?

somewhere here, I've detailed the contact tip issue, the liner and drive rolls issue and the gun drive rolls replacement kits for the Python guns. All these are performance issues and must be addressed with the MK Products Co. if you're using those guns? If you have the Miller made torches? I'm not ...
by kmorin
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Lincoln 350mp vs miller 350p?
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Lincoln 350mp vs miller 350p?

the two power supplies were not designed for any where near a comparison. The Lincoln, according to my telephone conversations with some in the design and support staff for this power supply was not intended to be sold to a 'one man shop' or to small businesses for multi-phase welding use. This powe...
by kmorin
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 250 outboard install
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: 250 outboard install

So it appears to be a quite common practice from the boat manufacturers. yep, those guys do what they want, and repair shops see "used" boats prematurely devalued; penalizing owners for these many erroneous decisions. Its been happening for a long time..... Most manufacturers skip : etching (leave ...
by kmorin
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 250 outboard install
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: 250 outboard install

That may be worth a try on the outside between the motor and the transom It won't work on the inside though as the transom is hollow and if the outside leaked it would simply fill the hull with water. Tim if a transom, bulkhead or other mount is doubled/hollow/honeycombed... IT MUST BE welded bushe...
by kmorin
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 250 outboard install
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: 250 outboard install

Sorry Tim, the word " board " is an synonym for wood! You know what I mean ? "how many board feet of that wood do you need?" That is how.... I don't recall mentioning wood I am having difficulty sealing the mounting bolts and it was suggested to use a backer board. They are made of various types of ...
by kmorin
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 250 outboard install
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: 250 outboard install

tim, lots of fallacies in the idea that wood will isolate the engine! the bolts will provide a path to the hull of low if not very low resistance! So the wood may act to insulate some of the mount- that wood will be 'shorted' by the bolts! Wood is a poor choice- why is the wood suggested? Why a pad?...
by kmorin
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Hauling Your Alloy Rig
Topic: Cracked Trailer frame repair ideas
Replies: 22
Views: 1139

Re: Cracked Trailer frame repair ideas

Whats the best way to weld this crack and make this area strong again? you asked, I just replied to that question. The crack completely compromises the side to side (lateral moment resistance) of the beam's lower edge. So the doubler is to address that- alone. Yes, I realize you're sistering/fishpl...
by kmorin
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Hauling Your Alloy Rig
Topic: Cracked Trailer frame repair ideas
Replies: 22
Views: 1139

Re: Cracked Trailer frame repair ideas

Tfitz, the weld shown is cold lapped. the lower edge is not fused to the flange top surface- but the top is fused to the vertical web surface; although the start and stop need work. I'd suggest grinding this out, gouging the weld metal out and using run-in blocks. This is a piece of 3/16" or so plat...
by kmorin
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Hauling Your Alloy Rig
Topic: Cracked Trailer frame repair ideas
Replies: 22
Views: 1139

Re: Cracked Trailer frame repair ideas

Tfitz, the point-load on the bottom flange would also be reduced by the cross member-to-top-flange bracing as that would re-load the I-beam in the full section- not solely the bottom flange. By triangulating the load- so the cross member pulls down on both top and bottom in a fixed triangle- the fle...
by kmorin
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Hauling Your Alloy Rig
Topic: Cracked Trailer frame repair ideas
Replies: 22
Views: 1139

Re: Cracked Trailer frame repair ideas

Tfitz, the top of the bent beam is flexing in and outward (reference the centerline of the trailer) or the break failure wouldn't be at the bottom of the inverted T of the I beam. So, gouge out- weld and then put a gusset from the box cross beam up to the top flange with a or a V brace (looking down...
by kmorin
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Difference in 26 to 28
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Difference in 26 to 28

trout, I don't think the 2' is a matter of life and death - nothing un-seaworthy in a well designed and built 26' that a 28' will survive over the shorter hull! I was (more focused) discussing what gets stuffed into the extra 2' - $ in electronics and fitting out/finish is where the changes usually ...
by kmorin
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Difference in 26 to 28
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Difference in 26 to 28

/trout, I guess I'd have to ask if you're equating LOA with some linear pricing or performance? LOA, when combined with the other dimensions give the displacement and that is definitely NOT a linear proportion in boats. Next, accommodations often shift in scale/scope/quality at different LOA's so; a...
by kmorin
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Maine downeasters vs. PNW aluminum boats
Replies: 9
Views: 952

Re: Maine downeasters vs. PNW aluminum boats

Pilgrim, this post is about solar panels on welded boats, and using them North of the Puget Sound, general remarks. First mounting the panels is kind of a rodeo- UNLess the entire cabin roof/top were designed for the installation? By this I mean that panels' mounts are usually in the corners and inv...
by kmorin
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Maine downeasters vs. PNW aluminum boats
Replies: 9
Views: 952

Re: Maine downeasters vs. PNW aluminum boats

Pilgrim if you want to keep to the slow lane in regards hull speed? AND you want to do work on the fit out and finish- why not consider exploring commercial fishing boats of welded aluminum? I think there'd be a few around that need some work? Buy one that is a decent hull, and strip her out and ref...
by kmorin
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Maine downeasters vs. PNW aluminum boats
Replies: 9
Views: 952

Re: Maine downeasters vs. PNW aluminum boats

Pilgrim, your first question about designers is valid so I'll try to reflect on the circumstance in the PNW. The relative time of market acceptance of recreational use welded aluminum planing boats in the >20some' to < 40' range LOA, means that designers haven't had the two to five generations to be...
by kmorin
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Maine downeasters vs. PNW aluminum boats
Replies: 9
Views: 952

Re: Maine downeasters vs. PNW aluminum boats

Pilgrim, I'll note #7 too. With thrust outboard of the keel plane the turning moment arm is greater than on centerline- add to this fact the ability to go forward on one and reverse on the other engine and outboard steerage can be described as in its own class compared to a single screw inboard rudd...