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by alumioforte
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: What's happening at the Wooldridge shop
Replies: 196
Views: 29100

Re: What's happening at the Wooldridge shop

Beautiful!! :thumbsup:
by alumioforte
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Free guest passes for Pacific Marine expo
Replies: 0
Views: 42

Free guest passes for Pacific Marine expo

Hello everyone,

Silverback Marine was given guest passes for the show that is happening this weekend at Centurylink Field.

This link will allow you to get your guest pass. Enjoy, and see you there hopefully! We are at booth 1172.

https://www.xpressreg.net/register/pmex ... PME1837669
by alumioforte
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Your thoughts and input on a 16 foot skiff for a noob.
Replies: 13
Views: 3280

Re: Your thoughts and input on a 16 foot skiff for a noob.

I dont like to toot my own horn but i cant help reccomend you check out our site, www.silverbackmarine.com In addition to our stock, hulls, we can build a boat from a sketch on the back of the cereal box if needed. We're in Seattle and our welders are old veterans of the trade... hit us up. I'm sure...
by alumioforte
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Welder / fabricator for hire, $35 to $50 / hr DOE
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Welder / fabricator for hire, $35 to $50 / hr DOE

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mnu/ ... 22785.html

Here is a link to the job ad, look forward to meeting you!
by alumioforte
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 12v ‘marine’ coolers?
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: 12v ‘marine’ coolers?

Have you asked Fisheries Supply? Dave Smith works in that dept. They probably have them.
by alumioforte
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Spare boat for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 419

Spare boat for sale

We used this boat for a video production, so we cant sell it thru the dealers as "new."

Here is a link to the craigslist ad. Our shop is in Southpark. (Seattle)

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/ ... 98737.html
by alumioforte
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Welder needed
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: Welder needed

For some reason I cant get pictures to upload properly on here. I'd love to share the drawings.
by alumioforte
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Interior Paint For Alloy Boats
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: Interior Paint For Alloy Boats

I would encourage anyone interested to talk to RMC in Seattle. They coat the interiors of Safeboats and some wooldridge boats.
by alumioforte
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Welder needed
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Welder needed

If you are able to weld a nice run of dimes with a Miller 350P and are interested in helping on a small skiff project, we need part time help for this boat as it is a specialty project. PM me for details.
by alumioforte
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Clean edge paint removal
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Re: Clean edge paint removal

Have you seen the work at RMC? I was just commenting on the zolatone question. RMC sandblasts and powder coats entire boats. Do it once and for all.
by alumioforte
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Primer For Zolatone
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Re: Primer For Zolatone

I would bring it to RMC and have them do a sandblast, epoxy duraprime, and topcoat powder coat.
by alumioforte
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Recent Chine Extrusion Experience
Replies: 28
Views: 3765

Re: Recent Chine Extrusion Experience

Well written, Kevin. Good points.
by alumioforte
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 5x10 CNC router for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 716

5x10 CNC router for sale

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/tls/ ... 91331.html

has open ends, so by indexing you can do unlimited length.
by alumioforte
Thu May 03, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Welders at the ready
Replies: 0
Views: 639

Welders at the ready

My friend Doug Thompson has a crew of 4 guys, they have a metal fab shop just outside of Bremerton. All of his staff are retired from Safeboats, Armstrong, Kvichak and Lee Shore. They are a little light on work at the moment for the off-season of the fish pen work they do, so if anybody needs great ...
by alumioforte
Thu May 03, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Recent Chine Extrusion Experience
Replies: 28
Views: 3765

Re: Recent Chine Extrusion Experience

Good points Kevin. I would far rather pay for an extra hour or 2 to get it welded. I know that some production builders like Alumaweld prefer the cleaner look of an unwelded exterior chine, but what looks nice in the showroom must stand the test of mother nature..and she dont care about looks. I agr...
by alumioforte
Wed May 02, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Recent Chine Extrusion Experience
Replies: 28
Views: 3765

Re: Recent Chine Extrusion Experience

I have found that most manufacturers weld only the 2 inside "seams" of the chine, and leave the outside bare. They do this to save weld time. It irks me that they dont AT LEAST seal the chine with a marine grade sealant, because even after a good rinse down, some salt will remain in this area. Also,...
by alumioforte
Tue May 01, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Miller 350P setting chart?
Replies: 1
Views: 474

Miller 350P setting chart?

Has anyone made a chart of indications of settings for a 350P? For example, today I found that on a 1/8 to 1/8 fillet weld, 5052, i found that 3/64 wire Arc Length 25, Arc Sharpness 20, wire speed 340 made very pretty, Safeboats looking weld. I was thinking it would be cool if someone made a chart b...
by alumioforte
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: aluminum prices????
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Re: aluminum prices????

If you think Aluminum is bad, check out steel. Its jumped bigtime already. Its great all the jobs coming back to America and stuff getting more expensive, so profit margins can increase, but now try finding quality workers who are willing to use their hands and do all this hard, non-techy non comput...
by alumioforte
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Recent Chine Extrusion Experience
Replies: 28
Views: 3765

Re: Recent Chine Extrusion Experience

kmorin, Just like Yelp, i think it would be best if you did mention the make. Your description paints a perfect picture i can clearly envision it. But as boat builders, we are all aware that submitting our product to the public eye (consumer) yields scrutiny. Perhaps this was a one off mistake on th...
by alumioforte
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 22' offshore hull for sale, hull only
Replies: 0
Views: 1094

22' offshore hull for sale, hull only

I can never get pictures to work here so here is the link to the craigslist ad.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/ ... 67656.html
by alumioforte
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Custom CAD drawings
Replies: 1
Views: 696

Re: Custom CAD drawings

by alumioforte
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Custom CAD drawings
Replies: 1
Views: 696

Custom CAD drawings

Greetings aluminum boat gurus, I wanted to make my CAD drawing / lofting services available to anyone who needs some help with design / drawing / visualizing your design. I can do "unroll" for hull sides, factor in brake press K factor, and other nifty things to help speed up your build. We also hav...
by alumioforte
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Stretching a SAFEBoat
Replies: 24
Views: 4238

Re: Stretching a SAFEBoat

Also yes-instead of stretching a SAFE, have Inventech (life proof boats) make you a new one. They are amazing boats and priced very well when you look at how they're built. www.lifeproofboats.com It is owned by the owner of SAFE boats