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by Crowsridge
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!
Replies: 18
Views: 2168

Re: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!

This section is the center beam of the pilot house. 6'6" headroom there.
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by Crowsridge
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!
Replies: 18
Views: 2168

Re: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!

20151031_142910_opt(R2).jpg Put up the side panels to finalize the height of the walls and the angle of the front windshield. I have 6' 2" at the sides of the cabin. Im 5'11" and middle son is 6'2". He might have to duck a tiny bit with his hat on. 20151129_180840_opt(R2).jpg That rear post adds lo...
by Crowsridge
Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!
Replies: 18
Views: 2168

Re: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!

This piece is the forward bulkhead/dash. It will hold the windshield up and keep the water out. It is formed to create a small trough just below the front hatch in the front deck. Water entering the bow will drain to the trough and out the scuppers on the sides. 20151022_174025_opt.jpg I call these ...
by Crowsridge
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!
Replies: 18
Views: 2168

Re: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!

The jury is still out on that. I was going to, but there is zero corrosion under it and having some flotation seems comforting.
by Crowsridge
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!
Replies: 18
Views: 2168

Re: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!

So I took my measurements from the templates I had made and drew them out on paper and took them and the metal to a shop I knew had a big press. You have to wear gloves and sun glasses when working with this stuff outside. Its worse than a mirror, pretty nasty. Gary (owner left)and Jason were great ...
by Crowsridge
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!
Replies: 18
Views: 2168

Re: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!

By now, my creative side was spinning out of control. I wanted to do more. I had a big Lincoln TIG but knew that want going to fly. I bought a new Miller 210 and a Spoolmate 150 and brought it home and practiced the daylights out of it. I melted about two pounds of wire just practicing, breaking and...
by Crowsridge
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!
Replies: 18
Views: 2168

Re: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!

It was my intention to strip the boat inside and out and then take it back to the builder. The more I sat in it after work, the more I wanted to see what the possibilities were. I bought some bending plywood and cut out some parts to see what it would look like, get a sense of scale and proportion. ...
by Crowsridge
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!
Replies: 18
Views: 2168

Re: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!

Started playing with paint removing trials. Nothing seems to be the silver bullet. Too hot for liquid. Gel was better, but flashes off before it worked completely. Mechanical removal SUCKS! It turns out that a combination is the key. Whatever they used at FishRite for a primer was intended to bond!!...
by Crowsridge
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!
Replies: 18
Views: 2168

Re: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!

Sat in the boat every day after work to envision what I wanted the end result to be.
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by Crowsridge
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!
Replies: 18
Views: 2168

Re: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!

Hmmm. Can no longer add photos. Haven't changed anything, but now they are all too large.
by Crowsridge
Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!
Replies: 18
Views: 2168

Re: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!

I took the boat to another boat builder to have him spruce this one up to sell and maybe build a new one. He looked it over and said just build this one into what I want. Now, I will state right off. I know its a jet sled hull. I know it will not be an ocean boat. This is more of a "See if I can do ...
by Crowsridge
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!
Replies: 18
Views: 2168

Re: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!

Since getting this boat, our situation has changed. We will be moving up north and when we tried the boat on last New Years (2015) and 15 degrees, we decided an open boat is no longer the right fit. Hence the title, build a pilot house.
by Crowsridge
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!
Replies: 18
Views: 2168

Re: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!

Did some surgery on the old motor compartment. Made storage and a new deck to cover the floor opening behind the center console.
by Crowsridge
Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!
Replies: 18
Views: 2168

Re: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!

They had removed the Chevy 496 and the Hamilton pump, but I liked the size and overall condition. More importantly, my Wife LOVED it and couldn't get over how safe she felt with the sides ans the added rail. Brought it home, stripped off the swim platform and had a local builder add the offshore bra...
by Crowsridge
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!
Replies: 18
Views: 2168

Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!

I searched for a guide style boat for two years and stumbled upon this boat.
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So I dragged her home.
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by Crowsridge
Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New Power Cat Build
Replies: 21
Views: 3044

Re: New Power Cat Build

Only the attachment is visible. The image links are not clickable. What am I doing wrong?
by Crowsridge
Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Window type??
Replies: 3
Views: 804

Re: Window type??

This is actually what I was thinking
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at first.
by Crowsridge
Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Window type??
Replies: 3
Views: 804

Re: Window type??

Wow, I had not thought of doing it that way. I need to look at that closer.
by Crowsridge
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: just arrived
Replies: 4
Views: 1517

Re: just arrived

I like it!
by Crowsridge
Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Window type??
Replies: 3
Views: 804

Window type??

Hello all, I am rebuilding my boat into a pilot house. I'm wondering what type of windows to install? I have long side sliding windows that slant forward to match the front angle of the house. Then 3 windows across the front. The center window is actually a door that lifts up gull wing style. (hinge...
by Crowsridge
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Paint
Replies: 8
Views: 903

Re: Paint

I like it! But Im in the same paint question for my build as you.