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by alumioforte
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Workboats Northwest | Silverback Shop Pics
Replies: 7
Views: 1063

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: 1063

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: 1650

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: 1094

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: 1094

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: 1094

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: 1094

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: 1650

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: 1094

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: 1650

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: 1650

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: 1094

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: 1650

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: 1063

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: 1094

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: 1094

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: 1094

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: 1094

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: 1094

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: 1094

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...
by alumioforte
Mon May 06, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Workboats Northwest | Silverback Shop Pics
Replies: 7
Views: 1063

Re: Workboats Northwest | Silverback Shop Pics

Commando 17, this is an aluminum chambered hull. Great for big water on a small budget.

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by alumioforte
Mon May 06, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Workboats Northwest | Silverback Shop Pics
Replies: 7
Views: 1063

Re: Workboats Northwest | Silverback Shop Pics

Powder coating a 22' river jet

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by alumioforte
Fri May 03, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Workboats NW used page
Replies: 0
Views: 300

Workboats NW used page

Hello everyone,

We've gotten a few requests from people wanting to list their trade ins on our website, so we've gone ahead and created a 'used boats' page. Feel free to add your own listings if anyone on here happens to have any workboats for sale.

https://www.workboatsnw.com/used-boats
by alumioforte
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Specmar 16' ORCA build
Replies: 17
Views: 1650

Re: Specmar 16' ORCA build

Sorry been slammed and couldnt get pictures to upload properly. Here's a few pics. Fire any questions over. The white boat in the photo is a different boat we built for the Bella Catherine in AK, thought you all might like to see it. https://ibb.co/LrjjxPn https://ibb.co/4dkvCYs https://ibb.co/sQRd1...
by alumioforte
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Historic Wooldridge Pictures
Replies: 173
Views: 29376

Re: Historic Wooldridge Pictures

Thank you for sharing Glen. Your dear father was an inspiration to many, and a man of unfeigned faith. I will never forget him.