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by alumioforte
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Workboats Northwest | Silverback Shop Pics
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Workboats Northwest | Silverback Shop Pics

This is a great little workboat. This CUB skiff photo was taken at FIshermen's Terminal in Seattle and is available for sale.
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by alumioforte
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Workboats Northwest | Silverback Shop Pics
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Workboats Northwest | Silverback Shop Pics

Anyone needing some CNC plasma parts cut- our machine has excess capacity at the moment. Cuts fast and clean..
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by alumioforte
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Workboats Northwest | Silverback Shop Pics
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Workboats Northwest | Silverback Shop Pics

Landing craft coming along nicely, with a hardtop retrofit completed by Rudnick Mfg in the background..
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by alumioforte
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Specmar 16' ORCA build
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Specmar 16' ORCA build

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First image from Dominator's shop. Note how deep the boat is!!
by alumioforte
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Specmar 16' ORCA build
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Specmar 16' ORCA build

haha sorry. Coming shortly.
by alumioforte
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Specmar 16' ORCA build
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Specmar 16' ORCA build

Our shop is pretty busy right now so our vendors at Dominator Welding will be updating the feed with the SPECMAR build of the ORCA 16. Stay tuned for an exciting build! In case you guys havent heard of Dominator- they are a team of guys that left Safeboats and Kvichak and do aluminum welding and fab...
by alumioforte
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Specmar 16' ORCA build
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Specmar 16' ORCA build

Parts are all cut! As kmorin said, this design is built like an abrams tank. Super thick materials, logical structure. We cut this on a CNC router machine. The CAD file came with the pen marking lines on a separate layer, so the sharpie pen on the CNC makes it easy to find reference lines. We didnt ...
by alumioforte
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 14-18 Deep Vee with a Self-Bailing Deck
Replies: 14
Views: 590

Re: 14-18 Deep Vee with a Self-Bailing Deck

Perfect! Yes will do! We just finished cutting it, first pics coming shortly!
by alumioforte
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 14-18 Deep Vee with a Self-Bailing Deck
Replies: 14
Views: 590

Re: 14-18 Deep Vee with a Self-Bailing Deck

Kevin,
Right now we are cutting one of these for a customer who bought this Orca 16. We begin welding next week- would you like us to keep you posted on progress?
by alumioforte
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 14-18 Deep Vee with a Self-Bailing Deck
Replies: 14
Views: 590

Re: 14-18 Deep Vee with a Self-Bailing Deck

have you looked at the 16' ORCA by Specmar? we're building one at the moment.
by alumioforte
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Hewescraft 29 adventure
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: Hewescraft 29 adventure

I believe we could get you into exactly what you're looking for based on this boat, within 180K.

Stop by our shop sometime..?
by alumioforte
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Building an offshore aluminum duck boat. What material?
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: Building an offshore aluminum duck boat. What material?

Definitely at least do a Specmar or Metal Boat Kits kit. If you're in Seattle, I'd be happy to help mentor where we can. An experienced welder with $12,000 welding machine will cost you only $65 an hour. Where you can have a better chance at saving big bucks is if you do the rigging yourself- its ha...
by alumioforte
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Building an offshore aluminum duck boat. What material?
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: Building an offshore aluminum duck boat. What material?

Is this your first build? For the money and time, its DEFINITELY more sensible to have an experienced builder do it. The only reason to build yourself would be just to say you built it yourself.
by alumioforte
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: First-time build Questions and thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 480

Re: First-time build Questions and thoughts

another thing- pulsed machines put a lot less heat in to the metal. So you get less wavy potato chip effect on a hull side. In reality, a pulse machine is not that expensive. You can get a 350P with a push pull gun on craigslist for less than 5K. Would I instead spend 1K on a Miller 252 with a spool...
by alumioforte
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: First-time build Questions and thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 480

Re: First-time build Questions and thoughts

If you are in Seattle, stop by our shop and try out a pulse MIG gun on some scraps if you arent already familiar with those, as you will need one. A miller 350p is a good starter grade unit. If you feel comfortable with inside and outside welds etc, then get yourself a welder and go for gold! the re...
by alumioforte
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Feedback needed on a chambered boat design
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Feedback needed on a chambered boat design

Interestingly, this thing has been almost wildly popular so far. :clap: Today we sold a 14' version, so I guess smaller sizes in this design are appealing from a safety perspective. chtucker, if you want a 10' I think we can do that, would it be 20" or 25" transom? same width, or narrower? email me ...
by alumioforte
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: WTB Pacific Skiff 19-21
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: WTB Pacific Skiff 19-21

What is your budget? Have you considered building new?
by alumioforte
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Feedback needed on a chambered boat design
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Feedback needed on a chambered boat design

Ideally I wouldnt do foam, rather just an airtight chamber- but I'm within driving distance of the local Coast Guard inspector, and if I dont pass, we get it on our record-literally. We asked him why other builders get away with not having to have foam galore on the less than 20' boats- the answer w...
by alumioforte
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Feedback needed on a chambered boat design
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Feedback needed on a chambered boat design

Hey everyone, and especiall kmorin because of your experience- We've had a lot of people asking Silverback if they can make a 16' or so aluminum chambered boat with a 25" transom and foam filled chambers. We've come up with some drawings and renderings that will work on our CNC machines. However I'd...
by alumioforte
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Flashlights.
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: Flashlights.

Steamlight and Surefire are the 2 best options.
by alumioforte
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: Deleted

...maybe but maybe not! Never say for sure...
by alumioforte
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 4
Views: 612

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by alumioforte
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Lincoln 350mp vs miller 350p?
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Lincoln 350mp vs miller 350p?

That is helpful Kevin. I'll keep in touch with you, Lincoln has agreed to bring some demo machines to our factory a week from this Monday. I'll do some side by side passes against the miller and see how we go. Also gandrfab, I agree with what you say. Everyone's beads have their own unique touch. I ...
by alumioforte
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Lincoln 350mp vs miller 350p?
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Lincoln 350mp vs miller 350p?

Thanks Kevin, Thats good insight. We use the Miller 350P's in our shop, and our guys have become frustrated over recent times over the seeming changes in performance. For example you might be welding 1/8 on 1/8 fillet welds very happily and then suddently 10 minutes later its as if all the settings ...