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by alumioforte
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 12v ‘marine’ coolers?
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: 12v ‘marine’ coolers?

Have you asked Fisheries Supply? Dave Smith works in that dept. They probably have them.
by alumioforte
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Kodiak 17 video
Replies: 0
Views: 11

Kodiak 17 video

Quick video of the Kodiak 17'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMThkbWWWKQ
by alumioforte
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Spare boat for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 114

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: 245

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: 209

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: 245

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: 292

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: 228

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: 3180

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: 488

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: 482

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: 3180

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: 3180

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: 415

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: 1213

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: 3180

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: 905

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: 597

Re: Custom CAD drawings

by alumioforte
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Custom CAD drawings
Replies: 1
Views: 597

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: 3640

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
by alumioforte
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Stretching a SAFEBoat
Replies: 24
Views: 3640

Re: Stretching a SAFEBoat

I tend to agree, there are lots of opensource free software forum programs that allow you to attach a jpeg image. On this site you basically have to convert the image to code to get the image to display. Not the end of the world but can be frustrating.
by alumioforte
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Post Manufacturer Links here
Topic: A place to post your LINKS
Replies: 15
Views: 9236

Re: A place to post your LINKS

www.SilverBackMarine.com is a small hull builder in Seattle.
by alumioforte
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Kodiak tender / skiff
Replies: 1
Views: 881

Kodiak tender / skiff

My buddy shot this neat drone footage for Silverback..thought you'd be interested.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwm9LHwUnBc

anyone that needs drone footage, let me know and i can send you Blake's contact info.
by alumioforte
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Pilot house window replacements
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: Pilot house window replacements

Unless you have lots of money, buy your own gasket from CR Laurence and have Tacoma Glass cut and polish and temper the panes. Savings of 50% + vs. using a "marine glass" company.