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by alumioforte
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Landing craft build at Workboats
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Landing craft build at Workboats

One of our Kodiak landing crafts coming along nicely.. :clap:
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by alumioforte
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: Pacific Boat for Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 2078

Re: Pacific Boat for Sale

also interested- PM me pls.
by alumioforte
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New to aluminum boats
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: New to aluminum boats

who made this one? looks nice!
by alumioforte
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Custom build in China....Does this look like right..?
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Custom build in China....Does this look like right..?

I wouldnt have my boat be built in china.

The sweetness of low price dissipates much sooner than the remaining bitterness of poor quality!
by alumioforte
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Workboats Northwest | Silverback Shop Pics
Replies: 7
Views: 1264

Re: Workboats Northwest | Silverback Shop Pics

Ran a Wooldridge SuperCub today. Definitely a notably stable, deep, wide and good performing skiff, very beamy yet less than 14' long. No wasted space on the mothership, yet lots of room in the skiff. LOVE IT! :beer:

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by alumioforte
Thu May 30, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Workboats Northwest | Silverback Shop Pics
Replies: 7
Views: 1264

Re: Workboats Northwest | Silverback Shop Pics

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custom tender for an expedition yacht
by alumioforte
Thu May 30, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Specmar 16' ORCA build
Replies: 17
Views: 1965

Re: Specmar 16' ORCA build

LOA: 19 Feet (5.8 Meters) Beam: 7 Feet (2 Meters) Draft: 8 Inches (20 cm) Displacement at DWL: 2240lbs (1000kg) Freeboard Bow = 22.7 inches (.577 meters) Freeboard At Stern = 2.9 inches (.530 meters) Horsepower: 30-40HP Transom Height: (motor notch) = 22″ [555mm] (Long Shaft) Max Persons: 8 + Operat...
by alumioforte
Sun May 26, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration
Replies: 23
Views: 1420

Re: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration

Here is also Umpqua boats, who powder coats. There are many others.

Im certainly not saying everyone should powder coat - just that there are many highly reputable builders in the industry who are very happy with the results that have switched over from wet paint.

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by alumioforte
Sun May 26, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration
Replies: 23
Views: 1420

Re: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration

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Wooldridge also extensively powder coats.
by alumioforte
Sun May 26, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration
Replies: 23
Views: 1420

Re: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration

Here is another pic of a RIB for LifeProof, silver polyethylene

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by alumioforte
Sun May 26, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration
Replies: 23
Views: 1420

Re: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration

Il send some pics Tuesday. We have 2 jobs in the shop right now from you guys for the Tacoma yard.

Also Life Proof does it a lot here's a pic of a recent one that was coated stem to stern top to bottom. Also we do their 10/18 Ribs.

https://www.lifeproofboats.com/23-25centerconsole
by alumioforte
Sun May 26, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Specmar 16' ORCA build
Replies: 17
Views: 1965

Re: Specmar 16' ORCA build

This one is intended primarily for anyone with general utility / commercial needs- could certainly be handy at a lodge or cabin as well. 12 degree deadrise, can be customized. Available as a kit or we build.
by alumioforte
Wed May 22, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration
Replies: 23
Views: 1420

Re: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration

All good thoughts. I'd say the Tracker Boats and SafeBoats, who do powder coating right, are the answer for me, because they not only have the volume of boats, but the length of time theyve been doing it. Companies that big must take their coatings seriously.
by alumioforte
Tue May 21, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Specmar 16' ORCA build
Replies: 17
Views: 1965

Re: Specmar 16' ORCA build

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this shows the color better, pearl candy mettalic sky blue. Powder coat of course.
by alumioforte
Tue May 21, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Specmar 16' ORCA build
Replies: 17
Views: 1965

Re: Specmar 16' ORCA build

another photo.
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by alumioforte
Tue May 21, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration
Replies: 23
Views: 1420

Re: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration

Any Tiger Drylac or Cardinal brand powder coat meets AAMA 2604 standards, which is a salt spray / south Florida UV exposure test. Zolatone doesnt meet AAMA 2604, I'm not familiar with other paints. Oh one more case in point. Did you know BMW and Tesla car bodies are powder coated? There is powder co...
by alumioforte
Mon May 20, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Specmar 16' ORCA build
Replies: 17
Views: 1965

Re: Specmar 16' ORCA build

The 16' specmar is now powder coated!
Like the color?
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by alumioforte
Mon May 20, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Workboats Northwest | Silverback Shop Pics
Replies: 7
Views: 1264

Re: Workboats Northwest | Silverback Shop Pics

16' fresh out of powder coat
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by alumioforte
Sun May 19, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration
Replies: 23
Views: 1420

Re: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration

At the end of that video, you can see that even at 1,400 PSI of pull on the powder coat on the aluminum peice, it still doesnt come off.

Therein is the difference of sandblasting the substrate vs. chemical cleaning.
by alumioforte
Sun May 19, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration
Replies: 23
Views: 1420

Re: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration

Like anything, powder coating is only as good as the prep work. Powder coating is basically micro ground particles of plastic, that you put in an oven and it melts. If you see powder coat peeling or flaking, it is simply because they didnt sandblast the substrate. Imagine bolting a peice of UHMW pla...
by alumioforte
Fri May 17, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration
Replies: 23
Views: 1420

Re: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration

https://photos.app.goo.gl/hLA5SPu9zERH5G1E7
Here is a picture of an entire sandblast on a Specmar boat today.
by alumioforte
Wed May 15, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration
Replies: 23
Views: 1420

Re: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration

Typically the cost for a single tone ( one color) inside and out costs $85 per boat foot, so an 18' skiff, for example would be $1,530.00. That cost is strictly a sandblast, duraprime, and topcoat. Repairs etc would happen after sandblast but before prime. A couple notes of import: 1. Its important ...
by alumioforte
Wed May 15, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration
Replies: 23
Views: 1420

Re: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration

Kmorin, I'm referring mostly to hulls that have paint on them already- yes if its bare aluminum, no need to sandblast. In terms of powder coat- it depends which shops you talk to. In Seattle, powder coat is very definitely half and sometimes better than half, the cost of wet paint. In terms of water...
by alumioforte
Mon May 13, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration
Replies: 23
Views: 1420

Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration

With today's aluminum pricing, we get so many people sticker shocked at the thought of a new boat. Some food for thought, your old hull may not be so bad. A good thorough sandblast, will reveal any corrosion or cracks. From here you have a totally workable surface to perform replacement welds or mod...