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by alumioforte
Thu May 03, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Welders at the ready
Replies: 0
Views: 171

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: 25
Views: 1546

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: 25
Views: 1546

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: 139

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: 696

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: 25
Views: 1546

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: 581

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: 451

Re: Custom CAD drawings

by alumioforte
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Custom CAD drawings
Replies: 1
Views: 451

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: 2668

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: 2668

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: 14
Views: 8191

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: 629

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: 578

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.
by alumioforte
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build
Replies: 54
Views: 7039

Re: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build

I gotta ask..you dont have to tell..whats this hull likely to cost all said and done? (the aluminum & welding portion only). Looks like a fantastic boat..but looks like over $100K to me (out of my budget!!
by alumioforte
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: skiff for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 596

skiff for sale

Feel free to take a look if interested.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/6304989620.html
by alumioforte
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Miller 350P Aluminum Welder for rent...
Replies: 0
Views: 627

Miller 350P Aluminum Welder for rent...

Beautiful machine! I realized i posted my other ad in the wrong section.. Miller 350 with pulse, big argon bottle, 25' push pull gun for rent. $550 per month. Thats enough time to build yourself a pretty sweet hull if you spend several hours a day after work on it..! Professional grade machine makes...
by alumioforte
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Miller 350P Aluminum Welder for rent
Replies: 0
Views: 615

Miller 350P Aluminum Welder for rent

I have a Miller 350p and 25' push-pull gun. It is a beautiful machine. Includes pulse for less heat distortion..beautiful dime welds that look almost like a TIG weld are easy! I am willing to rent it for a reasonable fee to any trustworthy guy on here that has a project. Lots of extra tips, wire, ar...
by alumioforte
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Sandblasting small aluminum parts
Replies: 6
Views: 953

Re: Sandblasting small aluminum parts

powder coat em.
by alumioforte
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: BBQs survey
Replies: 1
Views: 427

BBQs survey

How many people on this forum use a built in BBQ, or would consider? Check this out.. http://torridwaterheaters.com/products/ ... -stainless
by alumioforte
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: The pros and cons of powder coating
Replies: 2
Views: 608

The pros and cons of powder coating

This is a helpful article i thought I would share, being that this is a highly discussed and often controversial topic...

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cons-pow ... le-publish
by alumioforte
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: 25' Wooldrige gets powder coated
Replies: 4
Views: 745

Re: 25' Wooldrige gets powder coated

Its called Epoxy DuraPrime, Marine Grade. It has the zinc omitted from it, a lot of prior powder coated stuff had zinc in the primer (that helps conductivity for spraying) but obviously zinc is like an anode..hence failure at sea. I'm convinced it will last well, SafeBoats has done it for years and ...
by alumioforte
Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: 25' Wooldrige gets powder coated
Replies: 4
Views: 745

Re: 25' Wooldrige gets powder coated

Seattle. RMC is doing it.
by alumioforte
Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Wanted: an old hull / project boat
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Wanted: an old hull / project boat

I am looking for a project boat- prefer a good brand like a Wooldridge. Interested in all sizes- max 25'. Even if the hull is close to scrap aluminum phase, I am still interested..please let me know what you have..
by alumioforte
Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: 25' Wooldrige gets powder coated
Replies: 4
Views: 745

25' Wooldrige gets powder coated

Some pictures of my 25' Wooldridge in various phases of the powder coating. Stem to stern refit- absolutely amazing what a transformation the powder coating does. Major corrosion- sandblasted and re welded bottom plates. Silver hammertone interior and blue hammertone exterior sorry this is my first ...