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by OceanTrvlr
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Transducer inside hull
Replies: 6
Views: 2295

Re: Transducer inside hull

Great info. That midships transducer location did not work out so well.

I have to go back and try to get the transom transducer into better water flow.
by OceanTrvlr
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Transducer inside hull
Replies: 6
Views: 2295

Re: Transducer inside hull

Thanks for the info. I don't plan on worrying about the angle of the hull as I understand most transducers transmit a fairly wide beam. I guess that would effect the side-scanning features though, making the image lopsided. But, I don't really care. As you said, this is "bottom-only" usage...
by OceanTrvlr
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Transducer inside hull
Replies: 6
Views: 2295

Transducer inside hull

The transom-mount transducer on my 2018 North River RAIV loses bottom at any speed except slow ahead. I've lowered the transducer as far as it will go to try to reach clean water flow, without success. I've had a cheap transom-mount depth transducer siliconed INSIDE the hull of one of my fiber glass...
by OceanTrvlr
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Lubricant for rubber deck gaskets
Replies: 6
Views: 2123

Re: Lubricant for rubber deck gaskets

I have one of those hatches on my North River RAIV. The gasket is clearish/opaque and feels like silicone to me but I guess it could be rubber. Couldn't it simply be lubricated with a little silicone grease?
by OceanTrvlr
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Corrosion on anode
Replies: 9
Views: 5959

Re: Corrosion on anode

Now THAT's interesting. I had thought some about how clean to make the interface from the anode to the tab on the transom. But now that you illustrate the issue better, I feel that I may need to put some extra effort into making sure that interface is as low-resistance (electrically) as possible.
by OceanTrvlr
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Corrosion on anode
Replies: 9
Views: 5959

Re: Corrosion on anode

Good question. I had to go back and check.

The anode in my photos is a 6x12 hull anode (A-24779 alloy?) which I purchased from BoatZincs.com and cut in half.
by OceanTrvlr
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Corrosion on anode
Replies: 9
Views: 5959

Re: Corrosion on anode

Thanks for commenting. The anode is aluminum (1/2" 6x12 plate I cut in half and drilled for mounting), and I think it's working wonderfully. Yes, it's protecting the whole boat, as I think intended by North River Boats. I replace the anode twice a year and it seems to be moderately active. The ...
by OceanTrvlr
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Corrosion on anode
Replies: 9
Views: 5959

Corrosion on anode

I know my anodes are supposed to be sacrificial and all but, I haven't seen them look like this before.

Is this just funny looking corrosion or something else?

Ethan
2018 North River Boats Almar RAIV

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by OceanTrvlr
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Heading sensor on alloy boat
Replies: 8
Views: 11737

Re: Heading sensor on alloy boat

Just because I haven't seen the addressed. Are you calibrating the compass on the water underway? Yes, underway calibration. I tried the calibration procedure again yesterday with no better results. At this point it's just an exercise in futility since the autopilot is working reasonably well even ...
by OceanTrvlr
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Heading sensor on alloy boat
Replies: 8
Views: 11737

Re: Heading sensor on alloy boat

Here's the installation below the floor of the helm area, looking aft. I guess I have to admit that the course computer being only a few inches away from the bilge pump wires is probably not good.

Ethan

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by OceanTrvlr
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Heading sensor on alloy boat
Replies: 8
Views: 11737

Re: Heading sensor on alloy boat

Is it consistent or all over the place? I’m not sure, I’ll have to experiment some more. It’s primarily the Garmin autopilot Calibration Value in the Dealer Setup menu which concerns me. It’s gives a number from 0 to 100, with 100 being a magnetically perfect environment. Mine is somewhere around t...
by OceanTrvlr
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Heading sensor on alloy boat
Replies: 8
Views: 11737

Heading sensor on alloy boat

I have a Garmin GHP Reactor autopilot on my North River RAIV with the course computer (heading sensor) mounted below the deck, under the helm area. It works but I’m not able to get very good compass calibration values. Am I fighting a losing battle with a metal boat or should I be looking for other ...
by OceanTrvlr
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Happy 4th of July
Replies: 2
Views: 3959

Re: Happy 4th of July

Happy Independence Day. :thumbsup:

It was a great day on the water. Took my kids (and wife) for a ride on the Almar (North River).

Ethan


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by OceanTrvlr
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Winninghoff Boat Builders
Replies: 13
Views: 9105

Re: Winninghoff Boat Builders

Sweet looking davit!

Ethan

2018 28' North River (Almar) RAIV
by OceanTrvlr
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Recent Chine Extrusion Experience
Replies: 28
Views: 11817

Re: Recent Chine Extrusion Experience

Kevin,

Any chance you could draw a simple diagram of what you're referring? I'm trying to picture the joint you're describing.

Also, I sent you a private message on this site. Did you receive it?

Many thanks from a new metal boat owner.

Ethan
by OceanTrvlr
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: RockSalt 34 Re-born
Replies: 4
Views: 3583

Re: RockSalt 34 Re-born

I spent some time drooling over the RockSalt that was for sale here in MA when it was at South Shore Dry Dock. Impressive boats!

I wish you the best in bringing plate boats to a wider audience here in the Northeast.

Will you be at the New England Boat Show?

Ethan
by OceanTrvlr
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 23’ Pacific
Replies: 13
Views: 8228

Re: 23’ Pacific

Looks like a great project starting point.
by OceanTrvlr
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Finally have my own aluminum boat
Replies: 7
Views: 6510

Re: Finally have my own aluminum boat

Chaps wrote: Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:58 pmDon't be this guy!
Haha! Yep, seen that photo before. And to be honest, I HAVE gotten my own towline in my props. It's like one of those "It's not a matter of IF, but WHEN." kind of things in this business. :thumbsup:

Ethan
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by OceanTrvlr
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Finally have my own aluminum boat
Replies: 7
Views: 6510

Re: Finally have my own aluminum boat

clambo wrote: Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:20 am Ethan are u Sea Tow in Ma.?
Yes, I am. South Shore of Boston.

The build of this boat was super stressful trying to attend to every detail. But NRB was great to work with and I'm very pleased with the results. Next step for me is arranging bottom paint.
by OceanTrvlr
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Finally have my own aluminum boat
Replies: 7
Views: 6510

Finally have my own aluminum boat

I've been thinking, and dreaming, about aluminum boats for a long time and, I've perused this forum for a long time, learning and gathering information from this vast knowledge base. I thank you all for helping me get to the point of having a plate aluminum boat. I recently took delivery of this 28'...
by OceanTrvlr
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Found this little boat
Replies: 2
Views: 4949

Found this little boat

I'm still new to alloy boats but trying to learn as much as I can. I've been hoping to could find something small to start with, and stumbled across this little boat near me here in Massachusetts. Stopped and talked to the owner today and he is not interested in selling. But, he said the boat was bu...
by OceanTrvlr
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: RockSalt 275
Replies: 64
Views: 20592

Re: RockSalt 275

Longtime lurker, but first time poster here on AAB. I'll use my first post to ask, what happened with this thread? Any more details to share about this boat or any subsequent builds? Sadly, I only own NON ALLOY boats, though I've added a substantial aluminum pilothouse to one of my boats. I see alum...