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by alumioforte
Tue May 19, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Hiring aluminum welders & boat outfitters!
Replies: 0
Views: 839

Hiring aluminum welders & boat outfitters!

We have multiple positions available with excellent wage packages.

If you are an aluminum welder or electrician / plumber, we have a position for you!

Call 206 335 7383
Workboats Northwest / Silverback Marine
by alumioforte
Tue May 19, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Looking for a 17-20 foot boat design or manufactured boat that is a little unique
Replies: 5
Views: 1725

Re: Looking for a 17-20 foot boat design or manufactured boat that is a little unique

I would be interested in this project!
Workboats Northwest-206 335 7383
by alumioforte
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 2003 Coldwater Boat History
Replies: 7
Views: 6212

Re: 2003 Coldwater Boat History

Whatever the case may be, nice boat, and nice design. :thumbsup:
by alumioforte
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Zinc Chromate Primer
Replies: 11
Views: 5225

Re: Zinc Chromate Primer

Kevin Morrin is correct, whatever you do, take the effort to sandblast first and you will not be sorry. :thumbsup:
by alumioforte
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: 24 foot boat build for Northwest
Replies: 6
Views: 3155

Re: 24 foot boat build for Northwest

We would love to give you a tour of our factory in Seattle..Silverback Marine.
by alumioforte
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Pacific Rubber Bumpers
Replies: 12
Views: 5655

Re: Pacific Rubber Bumpers

As an OEM we've used Tessilmare, its reasonably priced and easy to install. Regards the fastening issues with galvanic corrosion, its worth tapping the hull sides so you can thread in an aluminum fastener to avoid dis-similar metals. Another way you can reduce corrosion, is paint a strip exactly the...
by alumioforte
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Personal items For Sale or Trade
Topic: Evinrude Etec 115HP w prop & controls
Replies: 1
Views: 2145

Evinrude Etec 115HP w prop & controls

700 hrs and in pristine condition. Was twins on a Wooldridge, has binnacle twin controls, there is only one left. 25" shaft. includes prop. Text me at 206 335 7383 serious inquiries only, first to show up with $3600 cash gets it.
by alumioforte
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Fixing severe pitting and holes on alu boat
Replies: 24
Views: 10939

Re: Fixing severe pitting and holes on alu boat

Why not weld instead of glue?
by alumioforte
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Smoothing curves in SketchUp
Replies: 1
Views: 2454

Smoothing curves in SketchUp

Kmorin, I was intrigued by your brief comment about smoothing curves in sketchup, changing them from faceted "segmented curves" to smooth curves. What method have you found most successful for this? I've exported DXF's from Sketchup into Rhino and essentially traced over them, but thats time consumi...
by alumioforte
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Landing craft build at Workboats
Replies: 1
Views: 1350

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: 16
Views: 7558

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: 2369

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: 2531

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: 4658

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: 4658

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: 5559

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: 7198

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: 7198

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: 7198

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: 7198

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: 5559

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: 7198

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: 5559

Re: Specmar 16' ORCA build

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this shows the color better, pearl candy mettalic sky blue. Powder coat of course.