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by rocky_taco
Mon May 09, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New, to me, Boat; convert from work to fishing; stop corrosion
Replies: 25
Views: 2391

Re: New, to me, Boat; convert from work to fishing; stop corrosion

the tow bit is cut out. There were holes in the tow bit bottom plate where, I assume, it was screwed into another boat. Those had been sealed with silicone or some such caulk. But, there was still water between the plates. But, the corrosion wasn't bad and pitted like under the bottom paint. Still, ...
by rocky_taco
Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New, to me, Boat; convert from work to fishing; stop corrosion
Replies: 25
Views: 2391

Re: New, to me, Boat; convert from work to fishing; stop corrosion

I got to spend a bit of time on the boat this weekend and got the motor guards off. I used fiber cutting disks. Worked okay, but I can see how a cutting tool would be better. I’m not wanting to try cutting disks on the tow bit, as I really want to get the whole plate out so the deck is back to just ...
by rocky_taco
Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New, to me, Boat; convert from work to fishing; stop corrosion
Replies: 25
Views: 2391

Re: New, to me, Boat; convert from work to fishing; stop corrosion

Kevin,

I sent you 3 emails with the pictures attached. Sorry, I can't figure out how to get them to post directly into the body of the post.
by rocky_taco
Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New, to me, Boat; convert from work to fishing; stop corrosion
Replies: 25
Views: 2391

New, to me, Boat; convert from work to fishing; stop corrosion

I picked up a new, to me, boat. It's a 16' and 3/16" 5086 aluminum. It’s an interesting boat with high sides and a modified V of 12 or 13 degree. It has a tow bit and outboard guards. I think these will get in the way of landing fish, so I’ll probably cut them off. It has a welded in deck that looks...
by rocky_taco
Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Side mount rod holder suggestions?
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: Side mount rod holder suggestions?

I like tite-lok clamp on. Use them trolling steelhead.
by rocky_taco
Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Your thoughts and input on a 16 foot skiff for a noob.
Replies: 13
Views: 3259

Re: Your thoughts and input on a 16 foot skiff for a noob.

Has anyone purchased a boat from Canada lately? I was looking into this recently and the place I contacted said I would have to pay a 1500 (500 paperwork, 1000 freight brokerage). Then I still had to transport the boat the rest of the way home once it was delivered across the border. Alternatively, ...
by rocky_taco
Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Your thoughts and input on a 16 foot skiff for a noob.
Replies: 13
Views: 3259

Re: Your thoughts and input on a 16 foot skiff for a noob.

You happen to live on the right side of the country (the left) for thicker aluminum boat builders. I like the lee shore. Here are some others I'd like to see in person. Snow boatbuilding utility skiff. http://snowboatbuilding.com/utility-skiffs/ Crozier craft skiffs http://croziercraft.com/boats.htm...
by rocky_taco
Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Henley 17' & 18' hulls - opinions
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

Re: Henley 17' & 18' hulls - opinions

From what you have seen, would you say it looked like a quality boat? Welds? Ever talked to an owner? Do they like and recommend them, or long for something else?
by rocky_taco
Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Henley 17' & 18' hulls - opinions
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

Henley 17' & 18' hulls - opinions

This builder is in Canada and happens to be a 10 hr drive away from me. Most boats I seem to like are built 33+ hrs away on the west coast. Anyway, they make two smaller boat hulls. The 17 has 24" side and the 18' has a 30" side. Both with a self-bailing deck. Searching the internet doesn't find a w...